Counselor's Corner

Welcome to Counselor’s Corner. We are pleased to have you as partners in educating high school students for the workplace. We hope the information here helps make your job of advising students easier.

Why Should Students Choose Meridian?

  • 70+ majors to choose from
  • Small classes, with hands-on learning
  • Student can learn skills to go directly to work or to land a better job while in college
  • Real-world learning projects in every program
  • Free classes for district high school students
  • Earn college credit
  • Free transportation for district high school students
  • Meet friends from 10 area school districts
  • Many self-paced programs
  • Leadership opportunities 
 

Campus Visit 

Each January, sophomores from Meridian’s district tour our programs as part of the MTC Showcase. At the end of January each year, Meridian hosts an Open House for prospective students and their parents. During the Open House, students will be able to visit programs and meet instructors. It is a great time to learn more about the opportunities at Meridian Technology Center. 

Enrollment 

Meridian Technology Center accepts high school juniors and seniors to most of our career majors. The pre-engineering academy is open to students beginning their sophomore year. Please see the individual career major descriptions for further information. 

While Meridian Technology Center provides the training, high school credit is transcripted by the partner high school. Please see our OCAS codes document for information on the courses we offer and the credit available for each major. If a course lists academic credit, that course is taught by a highly qualified teacher. 

High school students start the enrollment process by completing an enrollment form and turning it in to their counselor or to us. We ask that you provide us with a copy of the student’s transcript, attendance record and PLAN test (or similar assessment). We will come to your high school in February to interview applicants. If students turn in their forms after we have completed the interview process, please send us the enrollment form and supporting documents. We will set up a phone interview with the student. 

We continue to take applications as long as there is space in the program. Many programs take new students in January as well as in August. 

Some programs are very popular so encourage students to apply early. These include Cosmetology, Welding, Digital Media, Health Careers and Culinary Arts. 

Meridian Technology Center’s district includes Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater. 

Academics 

In order to help students meet their requirements for high school graduation, we offer academic credit for many of our career majors. In addition, we offer pull out classes in Math of Finance, Geometry and Algebra II. Please click here for more information. 

Career Services 

Just like you, we want students to make informed decisions about their future careers. We offer many services that can help students. Please click here for more information. 

Career Planning Center Staff 

Have a question or need to talk to one of us? Click here for contact information. 

College Credit

High school students can earn college credit at Meridian Technology Center and apply it toward an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree at Cowley College, Northern Oklahoma College or the OSU Institute of Technology. No extra assignments, just college credit for the work they’ll be doing already.

Students are responsible for meeting college requirements and completing the admission process before college credit is granted. High school students must have a PLAN score of 15, an ACT score of 19 or a 2.5 GPA. An $8 per credit hour administrative fee applies. There is no tuition fee for these college hours.

Student Organizations 

Students at Meridian Technology Center are encouraged to participate in student organizations. More information can be found here

Important Dates 

September 25 ACT Prep with Chad Cargill
September 26
Family Night
October 17 and 18
Fall Break
October 30 ACT Prep with Chad Cargill
November
Presentations to sophomores at their high school
November 27-29 Thanksgiving
December 4 8th Grade Career Expo
December 4
No school for high school students
January MTC Sophomore Showcase
January 3
Student Advisement Day (no school)
January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)
January 30 Open House for new students and their families
February 1 Priority Enrollment Date; applications accepted until major is full.
February
Interviews at partner high schools
February 17 Presidents' Day (no school)
March 17-21 Spring Break
April 24
Dinner With Teacher Event (newly accepted students and parents)
April 28-29
Professional Days (no school for students)
May 23 School Year Ends
"I want a life as a forensic anthropologist."
- Savannah Jenkins,
Biotechnology