Get Credit for CTE Classes

We partner with participating high schools to provide advanced education and training in technology-related careers—while saving you money on tuition, books, supplies, and transportation costs.

With the Tech Prep program, you can:

  • Take CTE classes for college credit right at your own high school.
  • Get a head start on your career or make a smooth transition into college.
  • Prepare early for a competitive job market.
  • Control college education costs—there are no out of pocket expenses when you earn accelerated college credits.

How it works

You can earn college credit if your high school is authorized by the State of Michigan to offer the course or program. Find out if your high school has a Tech Prep partnership with WCC by viewing the articulation agreement list .

The articulated credit(s) appear on your college transcript after you complete 1 semester at WCC. Your instructor prepares your performance records and submits it directly to WCC using the CATEMA® system—a web-based systems tool that helps high school teachers recommend students for accelerated college credits.

Students, you must:

  • Be recommended by your high school instructor.
  • Apply for the credit(s) within 2 years of graduation from high school (or prior to leaving high school).  
  • Meet certain minimum academic criteria. 

Schedule an appointment with your high school counselor to ask about earning accelerated college credit!

Approved courses

There are several fields you can choose from:

  • Accounting
  • Auto Body Repair
  • Automotive Services Technology
  • Business
  • Business Office Administration
  • Child Care Professional
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer Systems Technology
  • Construction
  • Culinary and Hospitality Management
  • Digital Video Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Care
  • Management
  • Mechatronics or Robotics
  • Photographic Technology
  • Web Design and Technology
  • Welding

See the CTE Credit Courses to view current eligible courses.

Articulated High School credit is intended to be used toward the completion of a Washtenaw Community College degree or certificate. An articulation agreement between a high school and WCC requires a high school to certify to WCC that the student has achieved the agreed upon level of knowledge and skills from a particular course. Once accepted by WCC, High School articulated credit may not transfer to other colleges or universities. WCC makes no guarantees whether other institutions accept credit hours or count articulated high school credit toward the completion of their degree requirements. Students should check with the college/university they are transferring to from WCC to see if the credits are eligible for transfer.