BCTC students are earning college credits while still in high school! As our students graduate, a large percentage continue their education at two and four year colleges/universities, apprenticeship programs and other post-secondary schools.
Articulation Agreement vs. Dual Enrollment
An articulation agreement guarantees that a program completed at BCTC will transfer as credits toward a specific degree program when a student transfers to post-secondary education. With our dual enrollment programs, students are enrolled at BCTC and a post-secondary institution with the opportunity to receive both secondary and post-secondary credit for the coursework they complete in their program at BCTC.
BCTC participates in the Statewide SOAR (Students Occupationally and Academically Ready) program with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and state colleges/universities. The mission of SOAR is to prepare students for college and careers in a diverse, high-performing workforce.
SOAR is a career and technical educational plan that articulates the secondary career and technical programs to postsecondary degree or diploma or certificate programs. SOAR programs lead students into a pathway that align the secondary courses to a postsecondary program to complete a degree or certificate. Many colleges and universities give college credits for BCTC learning experiences.
SOAR is built on a course of study which incorporates secondary education and postsecondary education elements and includes coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant career and technical content. These career and technical programs of study include a statewide articulation agreement partnership between secondary schools and postsecondary institutions.
For More Information:
Call Curtis Funkhouser, Supervisor of Curriculum and Assessment at extension 610-374-4073, Ext. 2224 for more information.
*All Articulation and Dual enrollment agreements are currently under review.