High School Programs

Earn College Credit While in High School

High School Programs

Earn College Credit While in High School

High School Programs

Earn College Credit While in High School

Welcome to Dual Credit Career Pathways

The Skagit Valley College CTE Dual Credit Consortium serves school districts in Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties. We support career and technical education (CTE) DUAL CREDIT opportunities. We encourage high school students’ transition into post-secondary education and beyond, by providing them with an early college experience and the ability to earn tuition-free college credit while completing their high school requirements.

How Does CTE Dual Credit Work?

Students enrolled in CTE Dual Credit can earn college credit in high school courses that are formally aligned – articulated – with college courses. Teachers from high schools and colleges work together to ensure the high school classes match the course competencies of the college-level course.

Most of the ‘Dual Credit’ high school classes articulated are part of a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program and they connect with a professional/technical certificate or degree. These CTE programs lead into career pathways or programs of study at Skagit Valley College representing high-demand, high-level professions, from manufacturing to health care to information technology.

Dual credit program, means you earn high school AND college credit for completing the same course. Typically, a student begins his or her Tech Prep program of study in 9th grade, and can link two or more years of high school with at least two years of college.

Our school district partners: Anacortes, Burlington-Edison, Cascades Job Corps, Concrete, Coupeville, La Conner, Mount Vernon, Northwest Career & Technical Academy, Oak Harbor, Sedro-Woolley and South Whidbey.

Student Steps to CTE Dual Credit

  1. Enroll in a CTE Dual Credit class at your high school
  2. Earn a B or higher grade in classes.

Advantages for Students

  • Earn both high school and college credit at your high school.
  • Prepare for college and a career while in high school

Advantages for Parents

  • Save money. College tuition is waived in the CTE Dual Credit Program.
  • CTE Dual Credit is a college-bound program.
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