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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 2016-2017
Course Description Course ID Semester Credits
Accounting
Introductory Accounting ACC 100 Fall 3
Business Mathematics BUS 120 Fall 3
Financial Accounting ACC 200 Spring 4
Business Communications BUS 101 Spring 3
Automotive Services
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
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 Design
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 Science
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: College level math, COMPASS math algebra 55.
Criminal Justice
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 Communications
Public Safety Telecommunicator* PSC 105 Fall 6
Introduction to Corrections CRJ 110 Spring 3
Crime Prevention CRJ 180 Spring 3
*Public Safety Telecommunicator may meet in evening. PSC 105 held at Burlington campus. Basic Vocational Specialist in Public Safety Communications
Culinary Arts
Kitchen Techniques* HOS 100 Fall 1
Cooking Fundamentals I* or
Baking Fundamentals I
CUL 101
PAS 101
Fall 4
ServSafe Certification* CUL 106 Fall 1
Cooking Fundamentals I* or
Baking Fundamentals I
CUL 101
PAS 101
Spring 4
Intro to Hospitality Industry* HOS 101 Spring 3
*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.
Early Childhood Education
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
Entrepreneurship
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 Safety
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
Courses held at Burlington campus. Basic Vocational Specialist in Fire Science Certificate
Fire Science and Safety - Firefighter Pathway: Emergency Medical Technician EMT Basic
Introduction to Fire Science FSS 101 Fall 3
Fire Prevention Systems FSS 204 Fall 3
EMT Basic FSS 215 Spring 8
Courses held at Burlington campus. Basic Vocational Specialist in EMS Certificate
Communications Design - Graphic Design
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 Design
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 Graphics
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 Assistant
Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program
Certificate eligible for BNA
NUR 105 Fall/Spring 7
Nutrition for Today BIO 101 Spring/Fall 3
Introduction to Psychology PSY 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 Technology
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, & Refrigeration
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 Technology
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 Technology
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
Management
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 Management
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 Technology
Introduction to Computers CIS 110 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.
Paralegal
Legal Environment of Business BUS 112 Fall 3
Introduction to Computers CIS 110 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.
Welding Fabrication Technology
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
 
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