Tech Prep

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Tech Prep is a college preparatory program that offers high school students an opportunity to earn college credits for approved high school courses. Working together, high school and college instructors have determined that certain high school career and technical education courses meet the entry level course requirements of comparable college courses. These courses are identified as Tech Prep approved. Students enrolled in these courses may be eligible to receive WCC credit through the schools' articulation agreements with Whatcom.

Students who complete approved high school college Tech Prep courses with a grade of "B" or better may request college credit by completing and submitting a Dual Credit application form along with a one-time transcript processing fee. Registration instructions are available in the career and counseling centers at each area high school. All college Tech Prep courses accepted for credit at WCC will be transcribed with the grade earned in the student's high school course. Courses are only transcribed within the academic year the student completes the course work.

Award of articulated credits through WCC does not guarantee nor imply acceptance of such credits by other institutions.

For more information, contact the college Tech Prep program coordinator at or visit Whatcom County's Tech Prep website at