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CTE Dual Credit: College Credit for your High School Classes

PNW College Credit staff will continue to work remotely until December 13th when we are allowed to return to our Bellevue College office 2 days per week. Staff is available remotely, Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm.

The best way for students & parents to contact our team is to email our shared inbox: INFO@PNWcollegecredit.org. Please email us even if you prefer a phone call in return. Our team responds to emails promptly, normally within 36 business hours. If you do not hear back from us within 5 business days, please email our team again, noting any prior correspondence (such as your previous email). In addition to your questions, please be sure to include the following information when you contact us:

  • student name
  • birth date
  • high school
  • school year enrolled in eligible class
  • email address (or phone number if requesting a call back)

Pacific NW College Credit (PNWCC) is dedicated to helping students get connected to clear, meaningful educational pathways that lead to successful career opportunities. Our consortium is sponsored through our partnership with 5 local colleges, 14+ School Districts, and 2 Skill Centers (over 50 High Schools in all)!

PNWCC offers high school students the opportunity to earn college credit right at their high school for Career & Technical Education (CTE) classes via the state & nationwide program CTE Dual Credit program (a nationwide program formerly known as Tech Prep). CTE Dual Credit recognizes the rigorous and stimulating quality of CTE classes offered in our high schools, rewarding student performance with college credit applicable to professional or technical degree programs at the college, and allowing students to prepare early for a successful future in high demand programs of study that lead to careers with potential - in demand right here in the Pacific Northwest!

Students who register their eligible high school class(es) with our program have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit if they successfully complete the high school class(es) with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better.  The college credit earned is for actual college courses currently being offered at the awarding college; courses that are part of an established program of study, leading to a college degree and career options.

Students earn an actual college transcript.

The Washington Student Achievement Council states that "students who earn college credit are more likely to graduate high school, enroll in college, and complete a college degree."

BENEFITS OF CTE DUAL CREDIT

  • Save time & tuition dollars by getting a head start on fulfilling college degree or certificate requirements
  • Earn college credit for classes that lead to careers & programs of study, with opportunities beyond high school
  • Your college transcript can prove you've learned skills to be productive & successful in the world of work
  • Earning college credit may qualify you for more scholarships
  • May increase the value of your college or job applications
  • Potential to save substantial time, money, or both!