Advance Standing Articulation Agreements (aka Tech Prep) are just elaborate words for an arrangement between a high school and Central Lakes College (CLC), where Career/Technical Education (CTE) courses students take in high school counts for college credit at CLC. What this means is that when a student enrolls at CLC, they won’t have to retake a CTE course they already took in high school, saving them time and money.
Central Lakes College faculty members have worked with high school teachers to identify course competencies that are common at both the high school and college levels. Advanced Standing courses are taught by high school instructors. College credit is obtained when the college receives the student’s certificate of completion and high school transcript for the high school Advanced Standing course. Advance Standing courses offer credit toward a Career and Technical Program at CLC.
Students may earn a certificate of completion in CLC’s Career and Technical articulated courses by receiving a grade of “B” or better. Upon graduation from high school, students need to work with their high school instructor(s) and counselor for the procedure to obtain college credit. NOTE: Advanced Standing Credit needs to be requested during CLC’s admission process and prior to registration.
For more information, contact the Director of Secondary Relations @ 218.855.8163
Currently, CLC has Advanced Standing Agreements with 20 high schools within the Central Lakes Consortium including: Aitkin, Bertha-Hewitt, Brainerd, Browerville, Crosby-Ironton, Henning, Isle, Little Falls, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Menahga, Onamia, Pequot Lakes, Pierz, Pillager, Pine River-Backus, Sebeka, Staples-Motley, Swanville, Upsala, Vernddale, and Wadena-Deer Creek.
Click on this link for a listing of Advanced Standing Articulation Agreements by High School (pdf)
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Minnesota State Colleges and Universities work collaboratively with area high schools to offer students an opportunity to explore careers, earn college credit, and complete a career and technical program before graduating from high school. This collaboration saves students time and money. Central Lakes Perkins Consortium is proud to be a member of this collaboration.
Explore this website to see which classes are offered at a high school near you or to view the agreements that Central Lakes College has with high schools within the Central Lakes Perkins Consortium.