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Tech Prep Dual Credit Program

Earn college credits and high school credits at the same time in over 20 career and technical areas.

How Do I Enroll?

  1. If you attend one of the following district high schools:
    • District 300
    • District 301
    • District 303
  2. Application and enrollment is completed through the guidance office at your high school. Your current high school unweighted GPA must be 2.0 or higher.
  3. All Tech Prep dual credit students must complete the COMPASS reading assessment at ECC. View the program information below to learn if there are additional COMPASS assessments and required scores or program specific testing or prerequisites.
  4. The school district and high school approve enrollment of their students. Enrollment is limited per program.
  5. Your high school pays for tuition and some pay for textbooks.
  6. The student pays for required supplies and fees.

Program Choices


Tech Prep Program Choices For 2015-2016
Course Description Course ID Semester Credits
Accountingtop
Introductory Accounting ACC 100 Fall 3
Business Mathematics BUS 120 Fall 3
Financial Accounting ACC 101 Spring 4
Business Communications BUS 101 Spring 3
Automotive Servicestop
Automotive Engine Service and Repair AUT 151 Fall/Spring 7
Automotive Suspension and Wheel Alignment AUT 171 Fall/Spring 5
Automotive Brake Systems AUT 172 Fall/Spring 5

Note: Courses scheduled Fall through Spring, one course in Fall, two in Spring - first Spring course starts in November
Two certificates conferred at the conclusion of spring semester:
Brake and Suspension Specialist and Engine Mechanical Repair Specialist

Engineering/Computer Aided Designtop
Introduction to Solid Works CAD 120 Fall 3
General Engineering Drawing(*) or
Introduction to Engineering Design
EGR 101
CAD 101
Fall 4
Advanced Concepts in Solid Works CAD 121 Spring 3
Industrial Design Problems CAD 206 Spring 4

* For enrollment in EGR1010 - math equals to mastery of skills for college level MTH098, COMPASS Algebra 55
Basic Vocational Specialist in Solidworks

Computer & Information Sciencetop
Introduction to Computers CIS 110 Fall 3
Introduction in Programming CIS 105 Fall 4
Computer Operating Systems/Microsoft CIS 221 Spring 3
Computer Hardware CIS 230 Spring 3

Required: Algebra II in high school-or concurrent enrollment

Criminal Justicetop
Introduction to Criminal Justice CRJ 101 Fall 3
Crime Prevention CRJ 180 Fall 3
Introduction to Corrections CRJ 110 Spring 3
Community Based Policing CRJ 199 Spring 3
Public Safety Communicationstop
Public Safety Telecommunicator (*) PSC 105 Fall 6
Introduction to Corrections CRJ 110 Spring 3
Crime Prevention CRJ 180 Spring 3

Basic Vocational Specialist in Public Safety Communications

(*) Public Safety Telecommunicator may meet in evening

Culinary Artstop
Culinary Techniques (*) CUL 100 Fall 1
Food Production I (*) CUL 102 Fall 7
Applied Food Service Sanitation (*) CUL 106 Fall 1
Food Production II (*) CUL 103 Spring 7

(*) Courses are in the evening | limited enrollment
Required: COMPASS Math placement equal to mastery in pre-algebra MT090, COMPASS Pre-algebra 44; COMPASS Reading 31-60

Pastrytop
Baking I (*) PAS 102 Fall 7
Baking Techniques (*) PAS 100 Fall 1
Applied Food Service Sanitation (*) CUL 106 Fall 1
Intro to Hospitality Industry (*) HOS 101 Spring 3
Hospitality Supervision (*) HOS 215 Spring 3

(*) Courses are in the evening | limited enrollment
Required: COPASS Math placement equal to mastery skills in pre-algebra MT090, COMPASS Pre-algebra 44; COMPASS Reading 31-60

Early Childhood Educationtop
Introduction to Early Childhood Education ECE 102 Fall 3
Curriculum Planning/Young Child ECE 124 Fall 3
Health & Nutrition for Children ECE 100 Spring 3
Development of Young Children ECE 174 Spring 3
Entrepreneurshiptop
Entrepreneurship Seminar I ENT 101 Fall 3
Small Business Management ENT 111 Fall 3
Marketing MKT 103 Spring 3
Business Plan Writing ENT 220 Spring 3
Basic Vocational Specialist in Introductory Entrepreneurship
Fire Science and Safetytop
Introduction to Fire Science FSS 101 Fall 3
Fire Prevention Systems FSS 204 Fall 3
Fire Suppression FSS 103 Spring 3
Fire Protection Principles FSS 102 Spring 3

Basic Vocational Specialist in Fire Science Certificate

Communications Design - Graphic Designtop
Introduction to Digital Design CDN 107 Fall 3
Conceptual Visualization CDN 103 Fall 3
2D Design CDN 101 Spring 3
Layout Design CDN 106 Spring 3

Required: Art/Drawing in high school

Communications Design - Internet Designtop
Introduction to Digital Design CDN 107 Fall 3
Web Basics CDN 219 Fall 3
Website Design CDN 221 Spring 3
Color Theory CDN 105 Spring 3

Required: Art/Drawing in high school

Communications Design - Videography & Motion Graphicstop
Introduction to Digital Design CDN 107 Fall 3
Intro to Videography CDN 230 Fall 3
Color Theory CDN 105 Spring 3
Motion Graphics & Special Effects CDN 236 Spring 3

Required: Art/Drawing in high school

Basic Nurse Assistanttop
Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program
Certificate eligible for BNA
NUR 105 Fall/Spring 7
Nutrition for Today BIO 101 Spring/Fall 3
Principles of Sociology SOC 100 Spring/Fall 3

Required: Minimum COMPASS Reading Score of 80; COMPASS math placement score equal to mastery of skills in pre-algebra, MTH090; COMPASS Pre-algebra 44; COMPASS E-Write - minimum 6. Health Occupational Aptitude Assessment (PSB-HOA) 12th percentile or better in each section of exam. Basic Vocational Specialist in Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program

Clinical Lab Technologytop
Principles of Biology BIO 110 Fall 4
Introduction to Health Care Vocabulary HPE 112 Fall 3
Phlebotomy CLT 101 Spring 3
Clinical Lab Assistant Skills I CLT 105 Spring 2
Clinical Lab Assistant Skills II CLT 106 Spring 3

Required: B average in high school biology & chemistry; minimum COMPASS Reading Score of 80; math placement score equal to mastery of one year of high school algebra, MTH 096; COMPASS Algebra 38; COMPASS E-Write, minimum 6. Health Occupational Aptitude Assessment (PSB-HOA) 25% percentile or better in each section of exam.

Health Professions: Preparation for Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant, Radiography & Surgical Technology
Principles of Biology BIO 110 Fall 4
Introduction to Health Care Vocabulary HPE 112 Fall 3
Human Anatomy and Physiology I BIO 245 Spring 4

Required: B average in high school biology & chemistry; minimum COMPASS Reading Score of 80; COMPASS math placement score equal to one year of high school Algebra, MTH 096; COMPASS Algebra 38; COMPASS E-Write - minimum 6

Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigerationtop
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I HAC 101 Fall 3
Basic Electricity and HVACR Controls HAC 114 Fall 3
Refrigerant Recovery Certification (*) HAC 119 Fall .5
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II HAC 102 Spring 4
Basic Heating Gas/Oil HAC 103 Spring 3

Evening Courses
(*) Certificate Conferred: Vocational Specialist in Heating AC & Refrigeration Level 1

Industrial Manufacturing Technologytop
Industrial Manufacturing Tech I IMT 103 Fall 3
Industrial Manufacturing Tech II IMT 104 Fall 3
Industrial Manufacturing Tech III IMT 108 Spring 3
Industrial Manufacturing Tech IV IMT 109 Spring 3
Integrated Systems/Maintenance Technologytop
Programmable Controllers I IST 140 Fall 3
Programmable Controllers II IST 142 Fall 3
Basic Mechanical Drives IST 130 Spring 3
Advanced Programmable Controllers IST 245 Spring 3
Basic Vocational Specialist in Automated Electronic Systems
Managementtop
Introduction to Business BUS 100 Fall 3
Business Communication BUS 101 Fall 3
Spreadsheet Software - Excel CIS 143 Fall 2
Principles of Management MMT 101 Spring 3
Personal Information Management OAT 146 Spring 1
Business Mathematics BUS 120 Spring 3
Marketing & Retail Managementtop
Business Mathematics BUS 120 Fall 3
Sales MKT 105 Fall 3
Marketing MKT 103 Spring 3
Introduction to Business BUS 100 Spring 3
Office Administration Technologytop
Software Applications for the Office OAT 130 Fall 3
Business Communications BUS 101 Fall 3
Word Processing Applications I OAT 126 Spring 1.5
Word Processing Applications II OAT 127 Spring 1.5
Spreadsheet I OAT 141 Spring 1
Applied Business Language Skills OAT 132 Spring 3

Required:  Keyboarding proficiency, or grade of B or better in high school articulated keyboarding course. OTS 100 can replace BUS 101 if requirement not me.

Paralegaltop
Legal Environment of Business BUS 112 Fall 3
Software Applications for Office OAT 130 Fall 3
Introduction to Legal Technology PAR 101 Spring 3
American Government, National POS 150 Spring 3

Required: College level reading and writing, minimum of 80 on COMPASS reading score, Compass E-write score - minimum 6. Keyboarding proficiency, or grade of B or better in high school articulated Keyboarding course.

Hospitality Management - Restaurant Managementtop
Intro to the Hospitality Industry (*) HOS 101 Fall 3
Hospitality Supervision HOS 215 Fall 3
Applied Food Service Sanitation (*) CUL 106 Spring 1
Hospitality Law HOS 205 Spring 3
Quantity Food Purchasing HOS 212 Spring 3

(*) Courses are in the evening - limited enrollment
Required: COMPASS Math placement equal to mastery of skills in pre-algebra, MTH 090, COMPASS pre-algebra 44; COMPASS reading 31-60

Welding Fabrication Technologytop
Welding I WEL 101 Fall 2
Welding II WEL 102 Fall 4
Welding III WEL 208 Spring 4
MIG Welder Qualification WEL 220 Spring 2