Definition of Articulation:
Articulation is a systematic, seamless, student transition process from secondary to postsecondary education that maximizes use of resources and minimizes duplication.
Definition of Articulation Agreement:
A written commitment that is agreed upon at the local level by the lead administrators of a secondary school and a college or a postsecondary institution.
It is a program designed to provide students with a non-duplicative sequence of progressive achievement leading to a technical skill proficiency, a credential, a certificate or a degree and linked through credit transfer agreements between the institutions.
Definition of Advanced Placement Credit:
Also called a credit transfer agreement, an advanced placement agreement is a way of providing a non-duplicative program of study by authorizing college credit for a course(s) at the secondary level teaching the same competencies as the postsecondary course.
Goal of Articulation:
Students will make a seamless transition from secondary to postsecondary education within a specific career pathway of study. If desired, the two-year program could then transfer to a four-year baccalaureate degree. This could either lead to a time-shortened program which would save on student tuition expenses or a skill-enhanced program where the student leaves with greater skill to offer the employer.
The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County has current articulation agreements with the following Colleges or Post-Secondary Institutions:
In addition, many students from the Career Technology Center attend the following Colleges or Post-Secondary Institutions:
The Career Technology Center is proud to have a close working relationship with the local trade unions including:
A dual enrollment program allows a secondary student to concurrently enroll in post-secondary courses and to receive both secondary and postsecondary credit for that coursework. Dual enrollment will help to introduce more students to the advantages of postsecondary education and will help students have a more successful transition into the culture and expectations that are present in Post-Secondary Institutions.
The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County has dual enrollment agreements with the following colleges: