What schools are active members of the Jefferson County What is Tech Prep? Tech Prep Consortium? Tech Prep is a career and technical education grant funded program that includes a combination of two years of secondary education and two years of Crystal City High School Grandview High School Jefferson High School postsecondary education in a sequential course of study. The mission of Tech Prep is to support and promote quality career and technical secondary and De Soto Senior High School Herculaneum High School Kingston Senior High School post secondary education that links educators, employers, and the community. Festus Senior High School Hillsboro Senior High School Northwest High School Fox Senior High School Jefferson College Area Technical School Seckman Senior High School Tech Prep programs of study lead to an associate degree, or to a postsecondary certificate, in a specific career field. Through a written Windsor High School articulation agreement (a commitment between the high school and college), a student may receive credit for mastery of college competencies taught at their high school. Tech Prep also provides in-service training for teachers, counselors, and administrators. Area school districts participate in workshops, meetings, camps, “Tech Prep is an exciting program What Tech Prep classes may be offered and conferences that encourage high skill attainment in both academic and that builds better links between technical areas, and the utilization of technology in the classroom. high school and college education. through Jefferson College? Using the resources of business and industry to reshape academic and technical education, Tech Prep students are better prepared to What type of credit is offered in the High Schools? 1. BUS107 Bookkeeping career meet the challenges of a globalized, post-industrial economy.” There are two types of classes at your high school that may be counted for 2. BUS101 Introduction to Business choices Dr. Raymond Cummiskey both high school credit and college credit: Dual Credit and Tech Prep. Dual President, Jefferson College Credit classes cost you money, you are enrolled as a non-degree seeking ding high school student at Jefferson College and grades appear on your college 3. BIT100 Keyboarding I Skillbuil transcript. These credits are awarded immediately upon finishing the class and tions 4. BIT102 Operating System Applica are applicable toward some degree programs at Jefferson College or any other college depending on that school’s transfer credit rules. ding Tech Prep classes are free and your credit, not grade, is placed upon your 5. BIT110 Keyboarding II Speedbuil college transcript only after you enroll as an Associate of Applied Science tions I (AAS) or certificate seeking student at Jefferson College within 24 months of 6. BIT138 Word Processing Applica graduation. Your credit applies toward over 20 Career Education programs like Accounting Technology, Automotive Technology, Business Management, Computer Information Systems, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, 7. MGT150 Marketing Applicatio ns 8. CIS 133 Microcomputer Software Business Information Technology, Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning, and many more. Courses may be taken any time. Jefferson College Tech Prep is strictly a Career and Technical Education program. Therefore, students must enroll in a CTE program at Jefferson lasses What Tech Prep c College in order for credit to be awarded. We do not award credit for courses taken at the high school until students are admitted and enrolled in classes at l offer? es my high schoo the college level. do rep classes. To find out Tech P lor or ffer multiple your counse Most hig h schools o ers, ple ase talk to What is the difference between Tech Prep classes “Tech Prep links business and computer courses offered to high school students with career and hat your hig h school off at: w p webpage cation technical education degree and certificate visit the Tech Pre chnical Edu programs at the college level. We streamline the and the Area Technical School? u and click C areer and Te sses. Your h igh path from high school to college. Through the w.jeffco.ed , and Art iculated Cla at explain http://ww n Tech Prep athways th e menu, the articulation of career and technical courses, ed career p Location: the students are able to start their post-secondary on th l be provid will shorten training and prepare for exciting, high-paying school co unselor wil e in high school that rtificate in • Tech Prep courses are taken at the high schools and taught by high school you can tak egree or ce careers while they are still in high school.” teachers. w hat classes te yo ur college d s to comple time it take Mrs. Sarah Bright er areas. Director of Tech Prep, Jefferson College • Area Technical School courses are taken on the Jefferson College campus specific care and are taught by college faculty. What steps should you take to receive What are Jefferson College’s Career and Technical your Tech Prep college hours? Education programs of study? • You must meet and maintain the admission standards and program prerequisites as established by Jefferson College and Students can use Tech Prep articulated credit toward... stated in the Jefferson College Catalog. • You must have a grade of B (80%) or better, have mastered at least 80% of the College course competencies, and be recommended for credit by your high school teacher in the 1. Accounting Technology 12. Computer Information Systems articulation database program. - Graphics and Web Development 2. Automotive Technology • You must notify Admissions, your advisor, or the College Registrar of your articulated credit at the time you apply for 13. Computer Integrated 3. Business Information Technology admission to Jefferson College. You must enroll no later than 2 Manufacturing years after high school graduation. - Administrative Professional 14. Criminal Justice • You must declare a career and technical education major and 4. Business Information Technology file a degree plan in a related AAS Degree or Certificate. - Administrative Support Specialist 15. Culinary Arts • When you have been admitted to Jefferson College and into your AAS or career education certificate program, credit 5. Business Information Technology 16. Electronics, Robotics, and obtained by articulation will be recorded on your transcript as "CR" which equates to a class taken for credit. No letter grade is - Legal Professional Automation awarded and there is no effect on GPA calculations. 6. Business Information Technology 17. Emergency Medical Technology - Medical Professional 18. Fire Science How do you get the college credit? 7. Business Information Technology 19. Heating, Refrigeration, and - Microcomputer Specialist While you are at Jefferson College enrolling for the first Air Conditioning semester as an AAS (Associate of Applied Science) or certificate student, tell the College Registrar or your College 8. Business Management 20. Law Enforcement Academy advisor that you have Tech Prep credit. The Registrar will review your records and transfer applicable credit to your Jefferson 9. Certified Nursing Assistant College transcript. You may also log into CATEMA, the online 21. Nursing Tech Prep articulation system, at www.catema.net/jeffco, and 10. Childcare and Early Childhood select, “View Enrollment Records” to see your pending or 22. Residential Wiring awarded credits. Education 23. Veterinary Technology ace learning 11. Computer Information Systems - Computer Support 24. Welding workpl technical ON! COMING SO Four addi t ional hea lt h care pro grams: 2. Oc cupationa l therapy preparation al the rapy logy bl e 1. Physic atory ther apy 4. Radio m arketa 3. Respir Does it cost anything to get the credit? clusters. No, there are no fees whatsoever with Tech Prep college credit. This preparation for the listed career hnical rep provides tec program is funded through the Federal Government’s Carl Perkins Act. Tech P l Resources What makes the Tech Prep program worthwhile? Agriculture, Food and Natura Construction • FREE college credits Architecture and Communications • Reduction in time it takes to complete an Associate of Applied Arts, A/V Technology, and dministration Science Degree Business, Management, and A • Opportunity to explore college and career options – a focus on ining your future Education and Tra • Smoother transition to College Finance blic Administration Government and Pu How do I receive my credits? Health Science rism During High School Hospitality and Tou • Enter yourself into CATEMA, the online college credit system (with the help of your teacher) Human Services logy Information Techno • Complete the high school articulated course with a grade of “B” or Security better Law, Public Safe ty, Corrections, and Manufacturing nd Service Marketing, Sales, a After High School athematics , Engineering, and M Science, Technology • Enroll at Jefferson College in an AAS degree or CTE certificate program nd Logistics Transporta tion, Distribution, a • Inform the Registrar or your College Advisor that you took a Tech Prep or articulated business or computer course in High School.
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