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Special Populations Services

Metro Technology Centers is committed to providing an equal opportunity for students with disabilities to succeed in pursuing their education and career goals. Every qualified student with a disability presents an individual set of needs. We address these needs with a full team approach in order to best serve our students.

Metro is a non-degree granting, post-secondary, educational institution. This means that we follow the same guidelines for disability / "special education" services as a college or university. However, as we serve secondary (high school) students, some unique differences exist between services at a high school, services at a college or university, and services here - a career technology environment.

Use the links and sections below to find out more.

Tim Lankford
Meet the Special Populations Liaison
Tim Lankford

Mr. Lankford acts as Metro Tech's Special Populations Liaison. In this role, he performs the duties typical of a special education director and 504 coordinator. He holds his license in special education from the Oklahoma Department of Education and has been previously licensed in Indiana and Tennessee. Mr. Lankford has over ten years in education ranging from elementary through adult and university education to work with national non-profits. He obtained his BSEd from the University of Memphis, followed by an MAT from Marian University and an M.S. from Purdue University. Additionally, he is a Marine Corps veteran, DOG-father, coffee connoisseur, gamer, and reading fanatic. He hopes to publish a novel before his mid-forties.

If ASL interpreters are needed to complete a short-term course, a two-step process is required to ensure one is provided.

  1. You must be signed up for the course PRIOR TO making the request; (AND)
  2. You must give AT LEAST two weeks’ notice that an interpreter will be needed.


Metro Technology Centers believes in the worth of all individuals and is committed to equal opportunity for each employee, student or any person visiting a District campus. Metro Technology Centers does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, religion, pregnancy, or genetic information or disability in its programs, services, activities and employment. Metro Technology Centers will provide equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.