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What is tech prep?
Tech Prep is a partnership between Washtenaw Community College, local school districts and local businesses to provide advanced education and training in technology related careers.

Washtenaw Community College, through it Tech Prep program, offers more than 50 courses from which you may obtain accelerated college credit through high school offerings.

How do I learn more?
To learn more about how to enroll in Tech Prep, to jump start your career and technical education, schedule an appointment with you high school counselor and ask about earning accelerated college credit.

You may contact the Office of Curriculum and Assessment at 734-973-3706 or Joy Garrett at .

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Tech Prep

What does the Tech Prep program mean to me?
It means earning credits towards a high school diploma and college degree at the same time. Students enrolled in participating high schools can get a jump start on their college education for free.

Other advantages:
  • Prepare early for a technological and competitive job market.
  • Get a head start on your career and make a smooth transition into college.
  • Control education costs by earning accelerated college credits at no out-of-pocket expenses by applying them toward your college degree.
  • Prepare for a great career while you're still in high school by gaining a greater awareness of future choices.
  • Take college-credited classes right at your own high school.
How do I enroll?
Students must be recommended by their high school instructor and must apply for the credit(s) within two years of graduation from high school. The instructor prepares student performance records and submits all candidates eligible for this program directly to WCC. However, the student may ask the high school instructor for a recommendation based upon individual academic performance prior to leaving high school.

What are my choices?
There are several fields you can choose from:
  • 3D Animation
  • Accounting
  • Administrative Assistant Technology
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Auto Body Repair
  • Automotion Technology
  • Automotive Mechanics
  • Automotive Services Technology
  • Business
  • Business Sales & Marketing
  • Child Care Professional
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software Applications
  • Computer Systems Technology
  • Culinary and Hospitality Management
  • Data Recovery and Analysis
  • Digital Video Production
  • Elementary Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exercise Science
  • Fluid Power
  • Graphic Design
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • Internet Professional
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Motorcycle Service Technology
  • Numerical Control Programming
  • Nursing, Registered
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Photographic Technology
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiography
  • Residential Construction
  • Robotics
  • Web Technology
  • Welding
The articulated credit(s) appear on the college transcript after completion of one semester at WCC. The credit(s) may be applied toward earning a certificate or an associate's degree. WCC gives you the credit you deserve so you can advance into higher level training and complete your college education in less time while saving money on tuition, books, supplies, transportation costs and other miscellaneous expenses.