Parents! Students! Lend me your ears! Do you know about Tech Prep classes and Tech Prep credits? If not… you need to know this stuff!
There are two excellent videos describing what Tech Prep classes are and how they can benefit you as the student…and parents your pocket books! I will share links to these two excellent videos developed by Clark College and Whatcom County in a moment. Washington State Tech Prep’s Mission is: Tech Prep provides an articulated, coordinated sequence of learning experiences involving partnerships with secondary and post-secondary education, business, labor, government, and communities. Tech Prep enables students to successfully transition among different levels of education and careers. Dual enrollment is something else you definitely need to know! Download the Dual Credit Programs form here: http://www.techprepwa.org/pdf/Dual_Enrollment-Credit_One-Sheeter.pdf
Visit Edmonds Community College Tech Prep to find out if the classes you are now taking in high school will qualify for Tech Prep credit. Everett Community College Tech Prep also has a superb Tech Prep program. You can get lots of useful information from their website. Seriously, this is good to know!
Now, the videos I promised you… please check these out as they are very well done and tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Tech Prep and dual credits! Remember, Tech Prep and dual credit is at every high school and can be used at just about every Community College and some Universities. Find out what classes will transfer for you. You can learn how easy it is by checking out the Whatcom County Tech Prep video and click on About Tech Prep and then click on the Tech Prep video. Another fantastic video that explains the benefits of Tech Prep and dual credits can be seen at Clark Community College . Now you know the 411!