Meridian News
New Year, New You – Variety of New Short Courses
January 19, 2017

Meridian has recently announced new personal and professional development short courses.

“We have a wide variety of new classes for people to explore in the next few months. Whether they simply want to have fun or if they are interested in enrolling in a short course to prepare for a full-time career, we have several new classes to choose from,” said Titus Lester, Meridian’s Coordinator of Short-Term Courses.

Some of the new classes for 2017 include Survival Basics and Medic First Aid CPR, Basic Balloon Art, Backyard BBQ, Residential Code Inspector and a variety of Unmanned Aerial Systems courses.

In addition to offering full-time career training for high school and adult students, customized business solutions for local industries, and assistance for budding entrepreneurs, Meridian also serves as a place where district residents can expand their skills and explore their interests.

“It’s a new year and the perfect time to set a goal to learn a new skill. We’re always looking for new course offerings and ways to improve the classes that we teach on a regular basis. We try to make coming to Meridian for classes as easy as possible,” Lester said.

Each semester Meridian offers hundreds of courses. Many of the professional development short courses have classes during both the day and evening hours, and often meet one or two times during the week. If time is a factor, online training is also available.

Meridian has a new set of classes each spring, summer and fall. For a complete listing of this semester’s courses visit If there is a short course that you would like to see offered at Meridian, contact Titus Lester at or (405) 377-3333.

Photo caption: Misty Husted blends ingredients for a sweet treat in one of Meridian’s Culinary Arts short courses. Each semester the school offers hundreds of short courses that range from cooking to computers.  For a complete listing of short courses visit

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