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Metro Tech and concurrent enrollment, explained

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Achariya Nash
Students from the class of 2023 work in the lab at Metro Tech in January 2023. Students who want to earn college credit but want to focus on specific classes like Engineering can take classes at Metro Tech. Students can also participate in concurrent classes, earning both college and high school credit at the same time.

For students who want to indulge in a new or advanced way of learning, the nearby Metro Tech center provides high school students with career majors such as Biomedical Sciences, Computer Sciences and Pre-Engineering. There, students focus on hands-on learning and projects to help students better understand their skills. 

 Students who are in Metro Tech have the option to earn trade certificates or licenses and will receive credits towards graduation. 

“I think Metro Tech is enjoyable because it gives you a college feel,” said senior Quinton Harris. He takes engineering at Metro Tech. 

Concurrent classes is another program offered. It is a class offered to upperclassmen who are interested in taking college level courses as a high school student. 

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For those students looking for a way to lessen their time and lower their tuition at college, taking concurrent classes is a great option. Taking college courses now means a student won’t take them or pay for them during college, saving a significant amount of money and time. 

Concurrent is paid for by the state, so there is no tuition, just small fees for books and materials. These fees can cost up to $700. Taking a concurrent class is more affordable than taking classes during college so financially, concurrent classes can be a great option for those who choose them.

Taking concurrent classes also gives students both high school and college credit. Juniors can only take concurrent classes at community colleges such as Rose State, OSU-OKC and Oklahoma City Community College. 

Applications for Metro Tech are due Feb.10. Visit the Metro Tech website and press the yellow ‘APPLY’ button in the upper right-hand corner of the website. 

If any of this interests you, please email counselor Lori McNeal. 

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Adrianna Hill, Reporter
Hi, my name is Adrianna Hill and I am Sophomore and this is my first year writing for the HCP Marionette.
Achariya Nash
Achariya Nash, Reporter
My name is Achariya!  I am a 6'0 senior, captain of the varsity volleyball team, reporter for HOSA, and I am apart of the Biomedical program at Metro Tech. I am so excited to be apart of the Marionette this year!
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