Fast Facts About Meridian

  • Meridian’s mission is to educate, enrich lives and secure economic futures.
  • Meridian offers courses in the following areas: Full-Time Career Training Programs, Short Courses, Online Classes and Business Solutions including customized training and entrepreneur services.
  • Meridian is part of a network of 29 Career and Technology Education centers across the state on 56 technology campuses. Collectively we support programs in 400 school districts, 13 skills centers located in prisons and three juvenile facilities.
  • Meridian began as Indian Meridian Area Vocational-Technical School in July 1973. In August of 1975, classes began with 13 daytime programs and staff of approximately 30. In 1994, the school was renamed Meridian Technology Center.
  • Dr. Douglas R. Major has served as Meridian’s Superintendent/CEO since November 2008.
  • A five-member Board of Education governs the school. Board members live in and represent the district they serve.
  • The Meridian Technology Center district covers parts of Lincoln, Logan, Noble, Pawnee and Payne counties, encompassing more than 900 square miles. The district includes residents in communities served by Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater.
  • From cabinetmaking to ceramic tile, floral design to first aid, and Excel to editing photos, Meridian offers nearly 100 Short Courses each semester, year-round.
  • In the area of Business Solutions Meridian offers customized training services through the Business and Industry Services team that includes computer training, health care training, leadership and staff development, safety training and industrial training; and entrepreneur services through the Center for Business Development that includes business incubation services, consulting, advice on how to start a business, business plan development and networking.
  • Meridian is governed by the State Department of Career and Technology Education (CareerTech). Oklahoma’s CareerTech agency is governed by the State Board of Career and Technology Education and works closely with the State Department of Education and the State Regents for Higher Education.
  • Nearly half of Oklahoma high school students – 82,561 – enroll in CareerTech classes.
  • Oklahoma CareerTech graduates annually add $3.5 billion to the state’s economy, according to a RegionTrack study, a nationally recognized economic forecasting company. The direct benefits are 10 times the direct costs to deliver training to those who complete CareerTech programs, the study revealed.

Meridian’s Full-Time Career Training Programs

  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Automotive Technology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business Technology
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electrical Technology
  • Facilities Management
  • Health Careers
  • Health Informatics
  • Information Support and Networking Systems
  • Interactive Media
  • Masonry
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Practical Nursing
  • Precision Metal Fabrication
  • Pre-Engineering Academy
  • Product Development and Machining
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Residential and Commercial Construction
  • Welding