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CTE Dual Credit: Earn College Credit - Now!

Pacific NW College Credit is dedicated to helping students get connected to clear, meaningful educational pathways that lead to successful career opportunities. Our consortium is sponsored by a partnership of 16+ School Districts (including more than 50 high schools & skill centers!) and 5 local Colleges. 

We encourage students to prepare for a successful future by earning college credit in high school in programs of study with career potential.  We offer high school students an opportunity to earn college credit - right at their high school - for Career & Technical Education (CTE) classes. They earn college credit for articulated courses that prepare them for a professional or technical career. According to the Washington Student Achievement Council, students who earn college credit are more likely to graduate high school, enroll in college, and complete a college degree.

PNW College Credit offers college credit to high school students through CTE Dual Credit, a nationwide program formerly known as Tech Prep.   Students who register their eligible class(es) with our program may earn both high school and college credit for completing the class(es) with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better.  College credit earned is for actual college courses currently offered at the awarding college that are part of an established program of study, that leads to a college degree/career.  PNWCC CTE Dual Credit students are transcribed by our partner colleges as if they took the course at the college - during the summer quarter immediately following the school year in which they complete the high school class.  More program details here.

CTE Dual Credit recognizes the rigorous and stimulating quality of CTE classes offered in our high schools and rewards student performance in these classes. The program allows students to start earning college credit towards professional or technical degree programs available right here in our area, without additional effort or time, never leaving their school campus!

Benefits of CTE Dual Credit ~ for All Students!

  • CTE Dual Credit Students:
    • Save time & tuition dollars by getting a head start on fulfilling college degree or certificate requirements
    • Complete courses that help prepare them for career opportunities beyond high school
    • Learn skills to be productive in the world of work
    • May qualify for more scholarships & increase the value of their college and job applications
    • May potentially save themselves & their families substantial time, money, or both!