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         Career and Technical Programs  Career and Technical Programs
         Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Training  Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Training
         American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to Educational Credit  American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to Educational Credit
         Credit-By-Examination  Credit-By-Examination
         Credit for International Baccalaureate Diploma  Credit for International Baccalaureate Diploma
         Continuing Education Programs  Continuing Education Programs
         Continuing Education Units  Continuing Education Units
         Credit for Experiential Learning  Credit for Experiential Learning
         Developmental Education  Developmental Education
         eConnect  eConnect
         English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)  English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
         Evening/Weekend College  Evening/Weekend College
         External Learning Experiences  External Learning Experiences
         Human Development Courses  Human Development Courses
         Intensive English Programs  Intensive English Programs
         Study Abroad Programs  Study Abroad Programs
         Noncredit Student (Audit)  Noncredit Student (Audit)
         Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)  Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
         Service-Learning  Service-Learning
         Servicemember's Opportunity College  Servicemember's Opportunity College
         Tech Prep  Tech Prep
         Teacher Preparation Program  Teacher Preparation Program
         Workforce Education Course Manual  Workforce Education Course Manual
         Attending Classes  Attending Classes
         Dropping/Withdrawing from College  Dropping/Withdrawing from College
         Third Attempt to Enroll in a Course  Third Attempt to Enroll in a Course
         Excused Absence for Military Personnel Called to Active Duty  Excused Absence for Military Personnel Called to Active Duty
DCCCD Core Curriculum  DCCCD Core Curriculum
DCCCD Core Curriculum  DCCCD Core Options for AAS Awards
Transfer Services  Transfer Services
College Tech Prep (Archived)

College Tech Prep is a program that awards up to 15 hours of FREE Technical college credit for courses completed in high school. These courses can lead to a certificate or an associate degree at the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD).

Each DCCCD Tech Prep program is a planned sequence of courses developed cooperatively between school districts and DCCCD.

High school students must follow these steps to participate in College Tech Prep:

  • Choose a technical career program of interest and complete two or more courses for three or more high school credits.
  • Register in the CATEMA System and earn college credit if you receive a grade of "A" or "B".

Following high school graduation:

  • Enroll at one of the seven DCCCD colleges
  • Meet with a Tech Prep advisor at the college and be sure to bring a high school transcript
  • Declare a major and file a degree plan or certificate plan

Note: You must enroll at a DCCCD campus and claim your college credit within 15 months of high school graduation.

For more information about the College Tech Prep program, contact your high school counselor or career and technology teacher or call 214-378-1782. See this Web site for more information:

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