Earn college credit while you’re at Meridian Technology Center.
Through a cooperative effort between the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, college credit may be available upon completion of a career major. The College and Career Transition Coordinator works with students to explain how they can earn college credit toward an associate of applied science (A.A.S.) degree. If you have questions regarding the process, please call 405.377.3333, ext. 228. (see attached information)
How do I connect my technical training at Meridian to college credit?
An A.A.S. degree is a great path for someone to follow who is planning on directly entering the workforce after earning the degree. Technical college courses are specific to the technical workforce degree and may not apply to other degrees designed to transfer to bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees.
Depending on your program, your Meridian coursework may connect to an Associate of Applied Science degree (technical workforce degree) at participating colleges. Upon completing 12-15 credit hours at an institution, students should provide a Meridian transcript and/or certifications to their college adviser. Please see the Transition Coordinator at Meridian first to be reviewed for possible college credit. College credit hours vary by college and Meridian programs.
Northern Oklahoma College in Stillwater, Tonkawa, and Enid offer an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management-Entrepreneurship option where students take their general education and business courses at NOC and use any technical occupational coursework from Meridian to satisfy up to 12 hours of elective credits. Students may seek college credit at NOC after full admission to the college and completion of 15 hours of college coursework, with successful completion of an approved MTC career major.
OSU Institute of Technology The knowledge and skills that students gain at Meridian may prepare them to earn prior learning credit toward a college degree at OSUIT. This can build toward an Associate of Applied Science or Bachelor’s of Technology. Click to view a list of prior learning assessments. (See OSUIT flyer to learn about Prior Learning Assessments).
Cowley College, Arkansas City, Kansas The Associate of General Studies degree at Cowley was developed for students who have obtained career major hours from Meridian Technology Center. To be eligible for Cowley graduation, students must complete the general education requirements and transfer at least 600 career major hours or 32 technical credit hours to complete the technical requirement of this degree. A minimum of 15 credit hours must be completed at Cowley College in order for a degree to be granted. Please contact the Transition Coordinator at Meridian’s Career Planning Center at 405-377-3333 or contact Brandon Burke at Cowley at 1-800-593-2222 or 620-441-5368. Students can also take advantage of Cowley College Fast Track dual enrollment program which lets you start earning college credit while still attending high school. For more information contact Stephanie.Hopper@cowley.edu. (See Fast Tract Flyer and Cowley Degree plan.)
ACT® Test Preparation
ACT Testing with Success workshop will be held on Oct. 3, 2019, at Meridian Technology Center for Meridian students only. Morning sessions are scheduled from 8-10:30 a.m. Afternoon sessions begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. All sessions are held in the Lecture Hall. Registration is required for attendance.
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