What is Tech Prep?

Tech Prep is a rigorous technical and academic curriculum that includes:

4 years of high school
+ 2 years of college

= 6 year program.... Tech Prep Associate Degree

  • The resulting Tech Prep Associate Degree is available at Texas' community and technical colleges.

  • A Tech Prep Associate Degree prepares students to go straight to work, or to pursue a bachelor's degree, or, as is becoming more and more common, both.

  • Tech Prep is a school-to-careers partnership between education and business that prepares young people for today's skilled workforce. This partnership involves high schools, colleges, large & small businesses, governmental agencies -- all working together!

  • Tech Prep relies on the business/education connection to design job-specific curricula to prepare students for occupations currently in demand and for those projected to be in demand.

  • Tech Prep meets the "Learning for Earning" needs of the middle 50% of students.

  • The Tech Prep Associate Degree includes the following components:
    - Integration of Academic & Vocational Curricula
    - Curricula which incorporate workplace know-how
    - Exposure to the workplace




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