WHAT IS TECH PREP? • Tech Prep is a program that allows high school students to earn both high school and college credit at the same time • Students stay at their high school campus and take approved Tech Prep classes • The program is free and there are no “strings” attached
IS THIS “REAL” COLLEGE CREDIT? • Absolutely! Seattle Community Colleges offer certificates of completion and two year degrees. Some community college credit will transfer to four-year institutions, but not always. Check with the four-year school that you wish to attend ahead of time!
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH COLLEGE CREDIT • Use it to attend Seattle Community Colleges • Transfer the credit to most other technical and community colleges in Washington • Transfer the credit to some four-year colleges • Join the military at a higher rank and pay than someone without college credit • Use it on a resume or in a portfolio to help you get a job
SAVE TIME AND MONEY • Tech Prep saves you time and money. You do not pay college tuition, student fees, parking fees, or for textbooks • Save time by getting a head start on your college education. Earn college credits while in high school. • With college credits you can register for college classes ahead of those without credits. Classes fill quickly and this can give you an advantage to getting the classes you want.
$AVING$ • BOOKS • The cost of books varies depending upon the type of class. In general, students can plan on spending $50 to $75.00 per class. • PARKING • Costs for parking on the main campus are as follows: • Part-Time Per Quarter $35.12 • Full-Time Per Quarter $43.90
ADD IT UP… If you add up the cost of a single five-credit class the Tech Prep program saves you hundreds of dollars. EXAMPLE: Course Title: Business English Credits: 5.0 TUITION $69.13 per credit x 5 $345.65 BOOKS Gregg Reference Manual Worksheets $ 13.75 Gregg Reference Manual $ 45.50 PARKING Part-time per quarter $ 35.12 TOTAL$440.02
STARTING IS EASY! • Talk to your teacher or counselor about Tech Prep • Take an approved high school Tech Prep course and earn a “B” or better • Complete the Tech Prep online application form and register for the Tech Prep classes you are in
QUESTIONS? • Your teachers can help you with most of your questions. If you need further assistance contact the Tech Prep Director, Barbara Cummins. • Phone: 206-252-4118 • E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org