"College of Marin Tech Prep Articulation Agreement"
College of Marin Tech Prep Articulation Agreement Machine & Marin County High Articulates With Metals School ROP Credits College of Marin Equivalent Technology Programs† Completion of 1 year MACH 130 of Welding with a “B” 2 units Welding I grade or better. = †Includes Tomales High School. Purpose The purpose of this agreement is to identify those high school/ROP courses and programs that articulate with College of Marin courses and programs. The document is written for students, parents, instructors, counselors and administrators who need detailed information about what Tech Prep is and how it is implemented. This Articulation Agreement works to ensure that faculty from the Marin County Schools/ROP Welding course and the College of Marin Machine & Metals Technology Program coordinate instruction and student learning to help students transition from high school to community college without course duplication. The Agreement is created with the goal of helping to prepare students for success in high-skill, high-wage careers through curriculum that integrates academics with hands-on experiences in the machine and metals technology field. Faculty from Marin County High School/ROP programs and the College of Marin have collaborated in comparing the curriculum needed for theses courses and believe that successful completion of the courses will give students many of the job competencies essential for workforce success. Students taking Tech Prep courses will be eligible to receive advanced placement and apply for credit by exam, following the college procedures outlined on pages 19- 21 of the College Catalog and mentioned below under Process. Process A student may receive advanced placement at the College of Marin by following these steps: 1. The student shall complete the articulated course identified in this agreement with a grade of “B” or better. 2. The student shall bring a transcript or report card to the first class meeting of the next course in the sequence. Page 1 of 4 A student may receive college credit for the articulated course at the College of Marin by following these steps: 1. This agreement stipulates that students will register in MACH 130 (Welding I) and receive two units of credit at the end of the semester, providing that they take a college- approved final exam (Credit by Exam) and receive a “B” or better grade on the final and as a final course grade. Credit will be recorded on the student’s transcript at the end of the semester. 2. MACH 130 accounts for two of the 32.5 units required for the Certificate of Achievement in Machine and Metals Technology detailed on page 196 of the college catalogue. As students accumulate their 32.5 units, they will satisfy the College’s residency requirement of 12 units. The two units will be applied to the Certificate upon completion of the 12 units, provided that the student is registered during the semester of request, and is in good academic standing (2.0 GPA or better for all college work.) Implementation Plan Marin County High School ROP Programs and the College of Marin will implement the Tech Prep Articulation Agreement using the plan below: 1. Instructors from both the high school and college programs will evaluate course outlines, curricula, and competency standards for the courses considered for articulation. 2. Any high school/ROP instructor may request that a course or program be considered for articulation by contacting the full-time College of Marin instructor who teaches the articulated course or the Dean of Workforce Development. The College of Marin may initiate articulation with a high school/ROP instructor. 3. The content and integrity of the courses articulated must be agreed upon and maintained and is subject to review at the request of either party. Curriculum may be revised to maintain up-to-date content and assure articulation. Students must complete articulated courses with a grade of “B” or better. 4. Course objectives, outlines, and/or competencies need not match 100 percent. 5. Participating faculty and administrators will have orientation on and access to the curriculum of the articulated courses, as well as the articulation process itself. 6. Instructors of articulated courses will meet annually with their Advisory Committees to keep the committees informed of the progress and maintenance of articulation. 7. Articulation agreements will be valid for three years from the date signed unless voided by one of the parties. 8. The Dean of Workforce Development will see that the articulation process is in place and assure that appropriate faculty is participating in good faith. Page 2 of 4 Suggested Career Pathway Options These courses are connected to Tech Prep career pathways and may lead the Tech Prep student to a Career Certificate or an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. *Machine & **Associate Metals Career Certificates Degree Technology MACH 97 The Career Certificate in A. S. in Machine Machine and Metals & Metals through Technology requires Technology MACH 250 32 ½ units and may be See Associate completed in three Degree semesters. requirements in the College Catalog. * Please refer to the College of Marin catalog for a listing of courses, course requirements for Career Certificates and degree programs. ** Associate Degree requirements include general education courses in addition to core requirements. Representative Course Outlines The topics included in the course outlines for MACH 130, listed below, show a course sequence, but are not intended as limits on content. The order of presentation and emphasis on certain topics may vary. . MACH 130 Welding I Course Content Shielded Metal Arc Safety Basic Welding Terms Oxy-Acetylene Oxy-acetylene Chemistry Metallurgy Metals Identification Effects of heating, welding, and quenching Striking an Arc Electrode Selection Carrying Puddles Flame Cutting Torches and Settings Brazing Joint Preparation Page 3 of 4 Certificate of Achievement in Machine and Metals Technology, Occupational Courses and Units First Semester MACH 130 Welding I 2 (units) MACH 140 Intermediate Machine Tool Processes 4 MACH 145 Computer Numerical Control Machining/Mill 3 MACH 165 Blueprint Reading for the Machine Trades 2 Second Semester CIS 101 Introduction to Personal Computers and Operating Systems 1½ ELEC 100 Fundamentals of Electronics 2 MACH 97* Machine Trades Math 2 MACH 155 Computer Numerical Control Machining/Lathe 3 MACH 240 Advanced Machine Tool Processes 4 Third Semester ENGG 256 Practical Materials Science 3 MACH 131 Welding II 2 MACH 250 Applications of Machine Tool Technology 2 W E 298B Occupational Work Experience 2 * Applied toward the Certificate of Achievement only. The parties below agree that the procedures set forth in this Articulation Agreement and the competencies for the articulated courses are a part of this Agreement. Coordinator Department Chair/MACH/Date Regional Occupational Program/Date College of Marin Principal Dean of Workforce Development/Date Tomales High School/Date College of Marin Page 4 of 4