CTE Transitions, formerly Tech Prep, is a federal initiative developed to address the demand for a highly skilled workforce. The program provides a means for students to begin a program of study in high school which continues to a community college. These programs combine academic courses needed for success in college AND technical courses need to prepare students for a high skilled, high demand careers.
What is a High School Articulation (Tech Prep) Student?
A high school articulation student begins a program of study in high school, by taking two years of career and technical education courses, and then transfers to a community college for two years to earn an advanced degree or certificate.
What is Career Technical Education?
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs prepare students for high skill, high demand technical careers in a competitive global economy. Rigorous educational pathways emphasize math, science and technology and lead to postsecondary education. Educators, employers and communities collaborate to develop and deliver all Tech Prep pathways.
High school articulation programs combine at least two years of high school education with two years of postsecondary education to prepare students for technical careers in a variety of careers including: child development, engineering technology, health and human services and information technology and education. These articulated programs combine a common core of higher academics in math, science and communications with a specific field of technical preparation.
High School students...
- collect college credit in high school.
- earn college credit at Mt. San Jacinto without paying tuition or fees.
- prepare for high skill, high demand technical careers in a competitive global economy.
- connect their learning to career pathways.