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Meridian Early College High School is a specialized five-year high school operated as a middle/early college. MECHS offers all students the opportunity to take college and/or vocational training courses during their traditional 4-year sequence, as well as extending enrollment through a fifth year for students interested in pursuing additional college and/or vocational training enrollment. With this distinction, over 120 Meridian Early College students attended Delta College during the 2018-2019 school year. These students earned nearly 2900 college credits with 87% of the grades earned were a C or above. 

Meridian Early College High School is committed to providing students the necessary academic, technical, and work skills to help them succeed in college and careers through several career technical education (CTE) programs and partnerships. All tuition, fees, and books are covered by Meridian Public Schools. Bus transportation to both Delta College and Bay Arenac Career Center is also provided. 

MECHS College Partner:

Delta College

MECHS on campus CTE programs:

BioMedical

Engineering

Teacher Education

MECHS has several vocational partnerships to provide students with job-specific technical training for work in specific careers.

MECHS Partnership Programs:

Bay Arenac Career Center Offerings: 

BACC: Graphics & Printing
Communications I & II

Course Number: ART 081 
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 Visual Arts; Final Year Math 
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Must be on track for graduation

This program is designed for students interested in the graphics and printing industry in fields such as computer graphics, printing, photography computer graphic design, screen printing and illustration. Students create and produce the INSIDER magazine as well as t-shirts, posters, water bottles, vinyl graphics, etc.
BACC: Culinary Arts, Tourism & Hospitality Management

Course Number:
CUL 097
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Must be on track for graduation

This program prepares students for careers in the culinary arts or hospitality industry. Students will learn the basics of short order cooking and quantity cooking with a focus on teamwork leadership skills, customer service and exceeding guest expectations. Students train in the award winning Blooming Chefs restaurant. ServSafe and Pro-Start certifications as well as opportunity to earn college credit.
BACC: Computer Programming

Course Number:
CST 097
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Must be on track for graduation

Dive into the exciting world of code and multimedia production with this fast paced program. Students will learn in-demand skills related to programming, web design, and multimedia production & 3D animation. Students acquire knowledge in programming languages such as C++, JAVA, C# PHP, SQL, PYTHON, HTML & CSS. Student will have the opportunity to gain several industry standard certifications related to software and web development in addition to college credit.
BACC: Information & Network Technologies

Course Number: CST 098
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Must be on track for graduation

Students learn skills in the PC hardware and operating systems, network topologies, protocols and network security via hands-on engaging curriculum. The skills taught are: cabling, configuring routers & switches, networking, computer repair and diagnostics. Students are exposed to real world experiences by running a building level Technical Support Help Desk. Successful completion of the program will result in the opportunity to earn industry certifications and college credit.
BACC: Marketing & Management

Course Number: MGT 097
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Must be on track for graduation

Students will learn how to make business decisions that will generate demand for their products and services. Students will manage a virtual enterprise with real world entrepreneurship experiences in business administration, human resources, finance and accounting, purchasing, and sales and marketing. Students will also practice workplace skills and technology applications such as Microsoft Office, internet research and social media They will also work with area business people to apply classroom instruction, create displays to promote activities and events and participate in community service activities and fundraisers. College credit may be earned.
BACC: Cybersecurity

Course Number: CST 096
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Must be on track for graduation

Students in the Cybersecurity program will learn the vital components to cybersecurity fundamentals including threat detection, digital forensics, network infrastructure ethical hacking, and even social engineering. Throughout the course, students will have the ability to receive several industry standard certifications that are in relation to the cybersecurity such as Certified Ethical Hacker, CompTIA A+, CompTIA NET+, CompTIA SEC+, in addition to college credit.
BACC: Agriculture & Natural Resources

Course Number: AGS 097
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Must be on track for graduation

Students explore the exciting field of today's agricultural careers including: biotechnology environmental sciences, greenhouse management, animal production, forestry, hydroponics and many more. Students in their 1st year will achieve a solid background in the fundamentals of the agriculture industries and natural resource careers. Students returning for a second year will have advanced training in an area of their choosing along with training in agriculture business. College credit may be earned.

BACC: Dental Occupations

Course Number: HSC 095
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Must be on track for graduation

This program offers an introduction to all aspects of the dental profession and prepares students to work in a professional manner with individuals of all ages. Students will be trained using state-of-the-art patient simulators in the career center's dental lab and local dental office clinics, where working side-by-side with dentists and dental professionals provides hands on experience. Certifications and college credit may be earned.
BACC: Forensic Science

Course Number:
FS 097
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Must be on track for graduation

Forensics is the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to answer questions of interest to the legal system. Students learn to use investigative tools related to DNA testing, toxicology, chemistry serology and anthropology. Analyzing of evidence takes place in a state-of-the-art lab where students learn safe laboratory practices, including use of personal protection equipment, chemical handling, contamination procedures and more. This science based program will introduce students to forensic careers, as well as laboratory and medical technology. Law enforcement and medical professionals will be guest speakers. College credit may be earned.
BACC: Health Technology/Medical Sciences

Course Number: HSC 091
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 3rd Science Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Must have a B or better in BioLit.

This unique program is a partnership with McLaren Bay Region. The highly motivated academic student will have the opportunity to explore career options related to the healthcare field. Students participate in a variety of medical specialty rotations through mentorships with community professionals who share their expertise. Over 50 mentorship rotations are offered and may include physician assistant, physical/occupational therapy, pharmacy, emergency room veterinary, and emergency medical technician. This academically rigorous program allows the second year student to purse an in depth study of a specific healthcare field through an unpaid internship. Students who are certified nursing assistants have the opportunity to work with the nursing team in the "Grow Your Own Nurse Program." Certifications and college credit may be earned.

BACC: Nursing Assistant

Course Number: CNA 097
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 3rd Science, Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: C+ or better in BioLit and on track for graduation

Students achieve a solid background in the fundamentals of healthcare with an emphasis on nursing assistant. Students learn medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, patient care, safety, CPR, first aid, infection control, vital signs, medical ethics, and health career explorations. Students gain knowledge of many healthcare careers practice desirable work habits, and develop successful job seeking skills. Students also have the opportunity to earn professional certification in Nursing Assistant. College credit may be earned.

BACC: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy & Sports Medicine

Course Number: HSC 097 
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Must be on track for graduation

This program offers students an exploration of rehabilitation careers. Students train in a specially equipped rehabilitation facility where professional skills include: client assessments, therapeutic exercise, modalities, mobility training, range of motion, and activities of daily living. Field trips will include inpatient and outpatient health care facilities, durable medical equipment suppliers and college campuses. Students become knowledgeable of legal and ethical issues in healthcare, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, client interaction. communications and documentation, OSHA regulations, and a variety of professional work habits. Students will have the opportunity to work with healthcare professionals throughout the year. College credit may be earned. 
BACC: Veterinary Science

Course Number: VS 097
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0  3rd Science, Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite:B or better in BioLit

In the Veterinary Science Program students train in a state-of-the-art operational veterinary clinic with kennels, exam prep areas, and a surgical procedure operating room. Students gain medical knowledge and technical skills while working toward certification in Pet CPR and First Aid. Human CPR/First Aid and Veterinary Assistant Certification. Skills include: animal care and handling, disease and preventative medicine, animal nursing skills physical examination techniques and principles of surgical nursing. Students wil appreciate the human and animal bond through a spay/neuter program and shelter pet program in coordination with Bay County Animal Control. Students will also learn medical terminology, animal and human anatomy, diagnostic laboratory techniques, animal nutrition and much more. College credit may be earned. 
Course Number: BACC: Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice

Course Number: CJ 097
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Must be on track for graduation

This program offers training in all aspects of the criminal justice profession. Students have the opportunity to learn first-hand the technical skills needed for fingerprinting, photography, collecting physical evidence basic police functions, the court system, the Bill of Rights/Amendments and the corrections system. Students participate in a work experience with criminal justice organizations during the second semester, as well as having unique interactions with police and fire departments in the B.A.S.I.C training house. Certification and college credit may be earned 
BACC: Auto Mechanics

Course Number:
AUT 095
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Must be on track for graduation

Students learn the skills necessary to take the Michigan Motor Vehicle Mechanics Competency Tests The large service area has up-to-date equipment found in many dealerships and independent garages. Students work on newer, factory donated vehicles to develop their skills. Field trips. guest speakers, mentorships, and internships enhance student's learning experience. The program has been nationally certified through ASE, Automotive Service Excellence. Certification and college credit may be earned. 
BACC: Collision Repair & Custom Painting

Course Number:
AUT 097
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Must be on track for graduation

Students develop the hands-on skills to repair damaged vehicles, along with painting and refinishing. The career center has a large auto body repair shop that has all of the tools and equipment found in most independent body shops and dealerships. Students have the opportunity to tour area body shops as well as hear guest speakers with the latest information on collision repair. The Unitized Structural Body Certification is offered. This program has been nationally certified through Automotive Service Excellence. College credit may be earned.

BACC: Diesel/Heavy Equipment Technology

Course Number:
AUT 091
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Must be on track for graduation

In the Diesel/Heavy Equipment Technology program students will learn the safe operation maintenance, and repair of common off-road construction equipment. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring knowledge of basic shop principles, basic welding and cutting procedures, and operation of wheeled and tracked vehicles. A successful student will be a careful, detail oriented, analytical thinker and a complex problem solver who doesn't mind getting dirty.
BACC: Precision Machining

Course Number:
MS 097
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Must be on track for graduation

Students will learn skills necessary to become an apprentice skilled tradesperson. Students will set up and operate various metalworking machines and produce projects from engineered drawings. Advanced students will work with Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and CAD/CAM software. Positive work habits are encouraged through individual and group assignments, allowing students to develop problem solving and people skills. This course has been specifically formatted so students may transfer directly into the Manufacturing Industrial Program at Delta College or Ferris State University Students will be able to earn certification with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (N.I.M.S.). College credit may also be earned.
BACC: Engineering/Drafting

 Course Number: EGT 097
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Must be on track for graduation

.Nearly everything we have needs to be engineered and manufactured. In Engineering/Drafting students learn the CAD (Computer Aided Drawing) software needed to design all of the products we use every day. Students will work in a team environment to learn the basics of technical drawing from manual drafting to the latest three-dimensional solid modeling. Students will learn AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor and Google SketchUp through hands-on experiences, group projects and demonstrations. In addition, students will utilize the classroom 3-D printer. College credit may be earned.
BACC: Small Engine Repair

Course Number:
SER 097 
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Must be on track for graduation

Lawn and garden equipment, chain saws, motorcycles and go-carts are just a few of the gasoline-powered engines that students will work on in this program. Students take apart, reassemble and operate several different kinds of engines while working as part of a team. Students assist in the operation of an in-class repair ship. They also have the opportunity for mentorships, internships, full and part time jobs. Customer service skills, including sales, are taught. Students receive a certificate for successful completion of the computerized Part Smart Program. Michigan Motorcycle Repair Certification is also offered.
BACC: Welding

Course Number:
WELD 95
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Must be on track for graduation

Students prepare for a variety of jobs in the metal fabrication industry. Along with training in various types of welding and cutting processes, the student receives instruction in the use of industrial equipment. Students design and build special projects that are used in the community. Field trips, mentorships and internships expose the students to the workplace. Students may take the AWS (American Welding Society) Certification test at Delta College College credit may be earned.
BACC: Electronics/Robotics

Course Number: EET 093
Graduation Credit(s): 3.0
MMC Credit(s): 3.0 Visual Arts; Final Year Math
Offered: Yearlong, MTWRF
Class Length: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Must be on track for graduation

Students learn about electricity computers solid state and digital electronics, robotic and automation motor controls, residential wiring, wind turbine and solar panel installation and mobile electronics. hands-on skills as well as advanced technology and scientific knowledge, make electronics one of the most interesting and exciting career areas. This course is ideal for students interested in the following careers: Electrical Engineer, Electronics Technician Wind Turbine Technician, Avionic Technician, Electrical Linesman, Electrician, Radio and Telecommunications Equipment Installer or Repairers. Students work on projects such as building and programming a robot and building a radio receiver. College credit may be earned.