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					       Tech Prep
   A leading Dual-Credit
        program for
   high school students,
. . . and a best kept SECRET!
     What is Tech Prep?
A dual credit program

 • Students earn college credit while in
   high school
      −Without leaving their high
       school
      −In vocational classes

 • Head start on college and career
   pathway
        What is Tech Prep?
The definition of Tech Prep:
• Leads to an associate degree or certificate

• Provides technical preparation in a career
  and technical education program

• Builds student competence in mathematics,
  science, and communication (including
  applied academics)

• Leads to placement in employment
22 Tech Prep Consortiums
   Tech Prep Partnerships

•Community and Technical Colleges
•Universities
•School Districts
•Business and Labor
•Community
•Unique!!!!
  Secondary / Post secondary / Workforce
       State Statistics –
      Number of Students
earning College Tech Prep credits
  16,000
  14,000
  12,000
  10,000
   8,000
   6,000
   4,000
   2,000
       0
            1999-   2000-   2001-   2002-   2003-   2004-
            2000    2001    2002    2003    2004    2005
 Students
    State Statistics –
Number of College Tech Prep
                  credits earned
  90,000
  80,000
  70,000
  60,000
  50,000
  40,000
  30,000
  20,000
  10,000
       0
           1999- 2000- 2001- 2002- 2003- 2004-
           2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

 Credits Earned
          Positive Impacts
               2004-05 Statistics

• Families saved $5.0 million in tuition -
  if they had paid for these college credits at a
  CTC

• Taxpayers saved $8.1million in state-
  supported education - if these credits
  were earned by enrolling in the classes at a
  CTC

• Total savings of $13.1 million

• Federally funded for $1.9 million
                 Benefits . . .
Advantages for all students
– Direct college credit transcript
– Credits may be applied toward professional-technical
  degree or certificate
– College credit on resume helps students stand out
– Students entering military may be eligible for promotion
  and pay raise
– Students and parents save time and money
– Possible priority registration at college awarding credit
– Credits may be used in a variety of ways
– Not exclusive of other dual credit programs
   Articulation Agreements

Tech Prep Articulation Agreements

  – Use a common set of competencies

  – Designed to eliminate duplication in high
    school and college courses

  – Enable students to earn college credit
Articulation Agreements

A combined secondary and post-
secondary program that provides a
  seamless educational pathway.


    2          +            2
High School          Post-Secondary
                    usually community or
                     technical college or
                       apprenticeship
 Articulation Agreements

  A combined secondary and post-
  secondary program that provides a
    seamless educational pathway.


 2       +      2        +      2
 High           Post-           4-yr
School       Secondary       College or
                             University
Competitive Edge

       Students enrolling in a
         sequence of courses
         and continuing on
         in the same program
         at the college level
         to achieve a
         certificate or
         Associate degree
         have a competitive
         edge in the
         workforce
         Ford Foundation Project:
  “Bridges to Opportunity – Postsecondary
 Access and Success for Low-Income Students
David Prince, Senior Research Manager, SBCTC

• The Bridges project provides ways to identify
  policy goals to increase education attainment
  and workforce success for CTC students.

• The Bridges project is helping us learn how
  best to serve low income students, in
  particular working age adults.

• The results are applicable to all students.
    Economic attainment
•Students who complete short custom
 training to get a job (but attain less than 1
 year of college credit) earn $3,800 less per
 year than those who have credential + 1 year
 of college credit … $6,800 less per year if
 they started from basic skills.

•1 year of college level credits plus a
 credential is the tipping point for students
 needing to find career pathways.

•Jobs that need 1 year college level credit +
 credential are among those in greatest
 demand.
        More Options . . . ?

Dual Goals
• For technical degree graduates

• Employers want both theory and practice

  – Resulting in many more technical degree
    transfers

http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu/transfer/applied.asp
What About Transfer?

  Current Transfer for Technical
  Degree Grads – 10% of Grads
                        RN
                  Info Tech
     Engineer & Elec. Tech
               Allied Health
          Acct & Mid Mngt.
Para Pro (Ed, Social, Legal)
              Public Safety
                               0   20   40   60   80   100   120   140   160


    Plus 100 transfers from all other technical fields combined
AAS-T Degree
   Applied Baccalaureates

• Colleges pilots selected based on:
     • Analysis of gaps in service delivery
     • Capacity
     • Student & employer demand for programs

• The baccalaureate pilots and
  university centers bring education
  to people where they need it.
• People are able to come and to
  finish what they started.
           Summary . . .

• Tech Prep is a cooperative effort
• Tech prep offers savings
• Tech Prep provides options for
  high school students
  – College credits
  – Verified work skills


•Questions???
Tech Prep
is the AP
 of CTE!

				
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