Hollywood’s tools of the trade can be learned through the Digital Video Advanced Technician program. If you have a creative eye and a sense of imagination you can learn how to apply technology combined with the newest media to create great media content! Whether it’s setting up the studio for a multi-camera shoot or preparing for a documentary in the field, training is designed to align with real-world experience as you prepare for success in this industry or continue your education.

Industry standard software such as Final Cut Pro and Premier Pro are used to bring your story to life. Massive explosions or fairy dust can add just the right touch to your story. By using special effects in After Affects you can transport your audience to Neverland or to a post-apocalyptic world. In this program you will use a variety of software tools including Final Cut X, Adobe Production Studio Suite and Apple Final Cut Pro Studio. You’ll work with high definition cameras, teleprompters and professional video switchers in both the studio and field setting to produce commercials, short stories and various other productions. No video/multimedia project is complete without the perfect audio. Through the use of Adobe Audition, Logic Pro and Pro Tools you can learn to edit audio files to get the best quality sound for your production.

Project-­based instruction and industry certifications will be utilized in this course to reinforce skills obtained within any business, marketing and information technology career major. You will select from various project options to finalize a portfolio that highlights your skills, and you’ll also have the opportunity to earn industry certifications. Content and specific application of skills and development will be driven on an individual basis according to the respective occupation, career major and/or pathway.

How You’ll Learn Hands-On

Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:

  • Producing in-house commercials and public service announcements
  • Developing a professional reel showcasing broadcast and video production techniques

Where it Can Take You

Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:

  • Production Assistant
  • Broadcast Media Video Editor
  • Audience Development Manager
  • Digital Movie Producer

What You’ll Learn



Fundamentals of Technology


Audio Production


Digital Media Production


Non-Linear Digital Editing


Career Major Capstone


Remote/Field Production


Broadcast Production


Multimedia and Image Management Techniques


Audio Tools and Techniques




Career Readiness Certificate

WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.

Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.

The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:

Applied Math – 4
Workplace Documents – 4
Graphic Literacy – 4

Graduation Requirements

In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.

Meridian’s Career Ready Credential

When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:

  • Completed all courses in a career major with a grade of “C” or above and achieved required industry-based certifications for the career major
  • Achieved WorkKeys® scores at or above the level required for the career major or earned an ACT® composite score of 19 or greater (Students may substitute equivalent scores on SAT, ACCUPLACER or other approved assessments.)

Additional Endorsements

Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).

Postsecondary Ready Endorsement

  • Earned, or was on track to earn, a high school diploma or GED at the time of Meridian graduation
  • Achieved a subscore of 19 or greater on the ACT® in math, English, reading and science (Students may substitute equivalent scores on SAT, ACCUPLACER or other approved assessments.)

Citizenship Ready Endorsement

  • Completed employment profile, résumé, job application, cover letter, mock interview and job search training through OKJobMatch.com
  • Documented active membership in a CareerTech Student Organization or professional association related to the program of study
  • Documented 20 hours of volunteerism or service in a community activity

National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)

  • Completed WorkKeys® assessments in Applied Math, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents and received a silver, gold or platinum National Career Readiness Certificate through the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

Get Started

Apply for admission as a high school student. Apply for admission as an adult. Contact the Career Planning Center with questions at 405.377.3333.