Tech Prep

Tech Prep

Tech Prep works for students by providing the life goals, clear education pathway, academic training, technical expertise, and social skills needed to successfully identify and enter the right high-skill, high-wage or high-demand career. By reaching students early, Tech Prep offers important information, understanding, and real-world feedback about personal strengths, talents, and goals so that students are informed and prepared to make wise choices.

Requirements for Tech Prep Texas Scholar Program

I. Complete all courses required by the Recommended High School Plan or the Distinguished Achievement Program.

II. Student must first establish which Achieve Texas Career and Technical Education (CTE) cluster he/she will follow and ensure his/her counselor has that information on file. This in turn, will give students an idea of what graduation plan to follow to help guide them in their CTE course selections.

III. Before a student graduates, he/she must successfully complete at least three credits in his/her declared career cluster (otherwise known as sequence of courses).

IV. As part of a student’s sequence of courses, the student must complete at least two college-level Tech-Prep courses with a grade of a "B" or better. Each "college-level Tech Prep course" must meet all of the following requirements:

a. Must be a career and technical education course taken in high school

b. Must be either an articulated course or a dual/concurrent-enrollment course

c.Must be a course that is included in a Tech Prep Program degree plan at one of the participating colleges

For this school year, these are the clusters for which we have a Tech Prep Program in place:

1. Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

2. Architecture & Construction

3. Arts, A/V Technology and Communications – No Program in Place –
4. Business Management & Administration/Finance
5. Education and Training – No Program in Place –
6. Health Science – No Program in Place–
7. Human Services – No Program in Place–
8. Information Technology
9. Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
10. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)– No Program in Place–

11. Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

V. Complete a declaration of intent to be a Tech Prep Texas Scholar.

Tech Prep

Students who complete these requirements will receive this red, white, and blue accolade to wear at graduation.

Updated: October 9, 2014