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Articulated Credit Program

Get college credit for career-technical coursework at your high school.

Complete hands-on career-technical courses in high school, earning proficiency credit upon successful completion. This credit is recognized when you graduate and enroll at Elgin Community College (ECC), with no associated costs or tuition fees for obtaining proficiency credit in this program. This seamless transition ensures a cost-free pathway to success in your chosen field of study.

  • All coursework takes place on your high school campus.
  • Aligns with your career-technical pathway.
  • Shortens time to college degree completion.
  • It has been shown to increase the probability of college success.
  • Partner Institutions
    • District 300 (Dundee-Crown High School, Hampshire High School, and Jacobs High School)
    • District 303 (St. Charles East High School and St. Charles North High School)
    • Private Schools (Cambridge Lakes Charter School)
  • Cost

    There is no cost for obtaining proficiency credit at ECC. There is no college tuition to pay in this program.

  • Location

    Please reference your high school district course guides below for a list of courses.

  • Qualifications
    • Earn a B in each of those courses and meet any additional requirements set by the course (such as Basic Nursing Assistant).
    • Apply to ECC within 27 months and enroll in a degree or vocational specialist certificate program.
  • High school credit, college credit, or both

    You'll receive high school credit and proficiency credit at ECC during the enrollment process for your first college semester.

  • The Path Forward

    It is aligned with an Associate of Applied Science degree at ECC.

  • Next Steps

    Review your high school's course catalog. Meet with your high school counselor.