Dual enrollment CTE programs are also open to some Washtenaw students; priority access to these programs is given to students who attend Ypsilanti Community High School and Lincoln High School. Dual enrollment programs are not administered by WISD, but by two postsecondary institutions: Washtenaw Community College and MIAT College of Technology. Students who complete dual enrollment courses not only gain important CTE career and life skills—they also earn both high school and college credit without paying tuition.
* Courses take place on Program Administrator’s campus unless otherwise noted
1 Courses take place at Beatty Early Learning Center in Ypsilanti
2 Courses take place at Ypsilanti Community High School
Do you want to earn an associate’s degree in manufacturing and technology, while starting your classes as a senior in high school? This three-year program offers you an opportunity to earn industry credentials without tuition costs. Check out the Michigan Advanced Technician Training Program (MAT2).
At select postsecondary institutions, CTE students can earn college credit for their high school CTE coursework at no additional cost. This process is called articulating credit, and the agreements between high schools and colleges are articulation agreements. Articulated credits allow students to get a head start on their associate’s or bachelor’s degree while saving on tuition costs. Every WISD CTE program offers students the ability to earn articulated credit at one or more postsecondary institutions. The vast majority of CTE programs allow students to transfer credit to at least 3 colleges (the average number of articulation agreements per WISD CTE program is 5).
To earn college credit, most articulation agreements require students to complete all segments (as defined by the MI Dept. of Ed.) of their CTE program. This generally means that students must take more than one CTE course in their program of study and must demonstrate mastery in the field’s core competencies. (Each program has different requirements for completing all segments, so please check with your guidance counselor and CTE instructor.) There are some exceptions to this rule (for example, Baker College allows Business, Management & Administration students to receive credit for Introductory Finance after just one high school course).
To view a list of colleges that offer credit for your high school CTE course, please select your consortium below:
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