Adult Career Majors

Nearly 800 high school and adult students enroll in more than 70 career training courses each year. Whether college or career bound, Meridian Technology Center trains high school and adult students for success. You will experience small classes, hands-on learning, self-paced programs and real-world learning projects.

Programs take between one and two years to complete. Adult students may attend either a half or whole day at Meridian, depending on how quickly they wish to complete their studies. Morning classes are held from 8:10 - 11:00 am while afternoon classes are from 12:40 - 3:30 pm.

Professional and personal interest courses are available for students needing short-term enrollment. Click here for more information.

Architecture & Construction 

Brick and Stone Mason

This career major is an introduction to the masonry materials and processes used in the masonry industry, safety, uses of brick and blocks, mortar mixing techniques, and laying masonry units. ...

 
CAD Design Architectural Specialist

This career major will introduce students to the skills required as a CAD Architectural Specialist. CAD Design Architectural Specialists draw rough and detailed building plans to scale, for ...

 
CAD Technician Architectural

This career major will introduce students to the skills required as a CAD Technician Architectural. Architectural CAD Technicians prepare technical drawings and plans used by construction ...

 
Commercial Electrician's Assistant

Under the supervision of a licensed electrician, a Commercial Electrician’s Assistant wires commercial premises including service entry and branch circuit installation, load distribution, ...

 
Industrial Electrician's Assistant

Under the supervision of a licensed electrician, an Industrial Electrician’s Assistant wires industrial premises including service entry and branch circuit installation, load distribution, ...

 
Residential Carpenter

The residential carpentry career major consists of a combination of frame carpentry and cabinetmaking. Students will be able to perform all coursework related to the basic residential framing, ...

 
Residential Electrician's Assistant

Under the supervision of a licensed electrician, a Residential Electrician’s Assistant installs electrical wiring, equipment, apparatus and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools. Plans ...

 
Residential Finish Carpenter

Finish Carpenters include those who cut and fit doors, windows, and interior molding. They also build and install cabinets, lay hardwood floors, and panel rooms. May work as cabinetmakers ...

 
Residential HVAC Installer

This career major is an introduction to air-conditioning and refrigeration, exploring career opportunities in the HVAC/R Industry. An installer services, installs and repairs air conditioning ...

 
Residential HVAC Technician

This career major is an introduction to air-conditioning and refrigeration, exploring career opportunities in the HVAC/R industry, personal safety and work practices, and personal protective ...

 

Business, Management & Administration 

Administrative Assistant

This major prepares students for careers in administrative support and office management.

 
Entrepreneur

This major prepares students to develop and manage their own businesses. Students discover what skills are needed to become an entrepreneur including developing a business plan, identifying ...

 

Finance 

Accounts Payable / Receivable Clerk

This career major prepares students to provide the clerical support necessary to pay the financial obligations of a business and to process payments made to a business, to maintain office ...

 
Financial Customer Service

This career major prepares students for entry-level positions in the banking industry. Students gain customer service and office skills while learning the principles and practices of banking ...

 

Health Science 

Administrative Medical Assistant

Administrative Medical Assistants are skilled in multiple areas to work in a hospital, clinic or doctor’s office.

 
Advanced Pharmacy Technician

This Career Major builds upon the basic coursework of a Pharmacy Technician including advanced procedures and practice settings. Helps licensed pharmacists provide medication and other ...

 
Biological Research Technician

Biological Research Technicians provide technical assistance to biological scientists and are responsible for performing general technical work in a variety of tasks that include testing, ...

 
Clinical Lab Assistant

This career major is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in clinical laboratory settings such as medical centers, outpatient facilities, and research laboratories. The ...

 
Health Care Assistant I

This career major is intended for those individuals who are interested in direct patient care. Successful completers will enter the workforce as long-term care aides and/or home health aides. ...

 
Health Care Assistant II

This career major is intended for those individuals who want to work in a medical office or facility performing routine administrative and clinical tasks.  Clinical duties vary and may ...

 
Health Care Technician

The Health Care Technician represents the combined career majors of health Care Assistant I and Health Care Assistant II. The individual completing this career major will receive certification ...

 
Medical Insurance Coder

This major prepares students to maintain patients’ records using electronic scheduling and billing.  In addition to learning International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and ...

 
Medical Office Assistant

This major prepares students for entry-level employment in a variety of health care facilities. Medical terminology and administrative routines and procedures specific to a medical office are ...

 
Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing Program curriculum is divided into different courses of instruction.

 
Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology is the profession in which trained personnel produce medical images of the human body using x-rays for use in diagnosing medical conditions and disease. The radiologic ...

 

Hospitality & Tourism 

Food Service Attendant

This major prepares students as food service attendants who work in the front house or counter of restaurants or food service businesses. Included are an overview of the hospitality and tourism ...

 
Food Service Management Assistant

This major prepares students to become assistants to managers of kitchens, restaurants or catering operations. Instruction incorporates kitchen fundamentals such as safety, sanitation and ...

 

Human Services 

Cosmetologist

Shampoos, cuts, colors, and styles patron’s hair. Massages and treats scalp. Applies make-up, performs hair removal and provides nail and skin care services.

 
Master Instructor

Instructs student in cosmetology programs in shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling patron’s hair.

 
Practicing Master Instructor

Instructs student in cosmetology programs in shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling patron’s hair. They also provide instruction in massage, facials, and scalp treatments and the ...

 

Information Technology 

3D Animator

This major prepares students to utilize animation skills to develop products for the Web, mobile devices, computer games, entertainment training simulations,and live video.

 
Cyber Security Professional

This major prepares students to plan, coordinate and implement security measures for networking systems.

 
Graphic Design Specialist

This major prepares students for careers in graphic design for Web sites, video and/or publications.

 
Network PC Support Specialist

This major prepares students to repair, service and troubleshoot personal computers and computer-related equipment and to install and configure operating systems and application software.

 
Network Systems Engineer

This major prepares students to plan, install, configure, troubleshoot, upgrade and support an organization’s local area network (LAN) and/or wide area network (WAN).

 
Network Systems Technician

Students in this major learn to plan, install, configure, troubleshoot and upgrade network hardware peripherals and protocols and to keep a company’s network running efficiently.

 
PC Support Technician

This major prepares students to repair, service and troubleshoot personal computers and computer-related equipment and to install and configure operating systems and application software.

 
Video Game Designer

This major prepares students for careers as game developers, designers and computer programmers for the video game industry.

 
Web Designer

This major prepares students for proficiency in designing interactive Web sites.

 

Manufacturing 

Beginning Metal Fabricator

This career major is an introduction to common welding processes and precision metal fabrication.

 
CAD Design Mechanical Specialist

Develops detailed design drawings and specifications for mechanical equipment, dies/tools and controls, according to engineering sketches and design proposals.

 
CAD Technician Mechanical

Prepares technical drawings and plans used by production workers to build manufactured products.

 
CNC Machinist

CNC Machinists use computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines to cut and shape precision products, such as automobile, aviation and machine parts.

 
CNC Machinist Assistant

CNC Machinist Assistants help set up, operate and tend engine lathes and milling machines to mill, shape, profile metal or plastic work pieces.

 
Engine Lathe Operator

Beginning career for Machinist. Sets-up and operates an engine lathe to produce precision parts.

 
Metal Fabricator

This career major is an introduction to common welding, cutting processes, and metal working equipment used for metal fabrication.

 
Milling Machine Operator

Sets up, operates and tends milling machines to mill, shape, groove or profile metal or plastic work pieces.

 
Pipe Welder

This career major is an introduction to common welding and cutting processes used in metal fabrication of pipe and plate.

 
SMAW Pipe Welder

This career major is an introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) used in metal fabrication of pipe and plate.

 
Structural Welder

This career major is an introduction to common welding and cutting processes used in metal fabrication of structural steel.

 

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics 

Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair Technician

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Technicians use high-tech skills to inspect, maintain, and repair automobiles and light trucks.

 
Automotive Service Technician

Automotive Service Technicians diagnose the cause of malfunctions and perform work specified on the repair order with efficiency and in accordance with dealership and/or factory standards.

 
Collision Repair and Refinishing Apprentice

This career major is designed to provide students with extended internships, advanced project-based instruction and additional industry certifications to reinforce ...

 
Combination Collision Repair Technician

Collision Repair Technicians repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies. They examine the vehicle to determine extent and type of damage.

 
Non-Structural Repair Technician

Non–Structural Repair Technicians repair and refinish automotive and light truck vehicle bodies.

 
Power Sports Technology

Students in this career major will learn how to service, repair and perform routine maintenance on various small engines

 
Refinishing Technician

A Refinishing Technician repaints and refinishes damaged body parts and vehicle bodies in accordance with factory and dealership quality specifications and time standards.

 
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