College Credit-What you need to know
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 share 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.
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. (See supporting Documents: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Ed)
Northern Oklahoma College
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 OSU IT. This can build toward an Associate of Applied Science or Bachelor’s of Technology. Click to view a list of prior learning assessments.
Cowley College in 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.)
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College Planning Toolkit-UCanGo2.org
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