What is Tech Prep?
Tech Prep is a federally funded program that helps to establish a partnership among area high schools and Regional Occupational Program (ROP) training centers and the College of Marin to encourage you, as a high school student, to begin training and planning your life's work by taking high school Tech Prep courses that lead to a college certificate or degree.
What are Tech Prep Courses and What Does Articulation mean?
Tech Prep courses are designated occupational courses taught to high school students at high schools by high school teachers. Successful completion of such courses with a "B" grade or better and satisfying other college criteria makes you eligible to use such a course for advanced placement and to apply for credit by exam at the College of Marin. A high school course used in this way is called an articulated course, and the process of using it is called articulation. Here, the word articulate means to become united or connected by. Certain high school courses are connected to, or articulate with college courses.
What are the advantages of taking Tech Prep courses in high school?
You can get a head start on your college education by beginning your training in high school, then continuing in college. You will become focused on your life, educational, and career goals by working on a Career Certificate, a Skills Certificate, or an Associate Degree offered by the College.
How do you find out more about Tech Prep?
Let your teachers and counselors know that you want to check out and enroll in a TechPrep course at your high school. Work with your parents and counselors to select academic and technical courses in college certificate and degree programs that will challenge you and prepare you for both college and a career. Discover the various Tech Prep courses and programs offered at the College by exploring the links here. Call on these College of Marin representatives to help you with your Tech Prep questions:
What are "Career Pathways?"
A Career Pathway is a course of study that prepares you with academic and career specific skills needed for entry-level employment into a broad range of occupations within an industry. All of the Tech Prep high school courses listed on this site are "career pathways" courses that guide you along a path to the next level of preparation—college courses that will help you explore specific career options and help you set your goals to acquire the additional knowledge and skills you will need to be successful in your chosen career.