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What is College Tech Prep?

The goal of College Tech Prep is to prepare students to enter the high wage, highly technical, and rapidly changing career fields available in the present and future workplace. College Tech Prep is a seamless educational program that begins in the ninth grade and continues through high school and into the community college and ends with the student obtaining a degree.

Earning College Credit

Students can earn college credits in two ways:

  • Articulated Credit
  • Dual Enrollment

Articulated Credit

With Articulated Credit, a student takes a Career & Technical Course at their high school and if the student makes at least a “B” in the course and scores at least an 80 raw score on the Post-Assessment at the end, they can receive credit for the course at a community college.

Edgecombe Community College has a local articulation agreement with Edgecombe County Public School which states a student who makes at least a “B” in the course and scores at least an 80 scale score on the Post-Assessment at the end, they can receive credit for the course at Edgecombe Community College.

Dual Enrollment

Students can take an Edgecombe Community College course at the college campus while they are enrolled in high school.  The student receives credit at both the high school and the community college.  These courses are not only from the College Tech Prep Academies, but any college/university transferable course as well.