Lewis-South Thurston Counties Tech Prep/STW (School-To-Work) Consortium
WHAT IS TECH PREP?
Tech Prep is an agreement between New Market Skills Center and local community colleges in which students can earn college credit when they successfully complete a New Market training program.
Whether planning to obtain a four-year degree, a two-year degree, apprenticeship status or immediate employment upon graduation from high school, Tech Prep gives all students a jump-start on their education/career plan in many ways:
· Students can earn college credit during high school and receive admission priority at local community and technical colleges
· Tech Prep saves students time and up to $1,000 in college tuition
· An early start means an early finish to the selected post-secondary degree program
· Students are better prepared to meet the challenges of the workplace
HOW DOES A TECH PREP STUDENT EARN COLLEGE CREDITS WHILE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL?
Enroll in the Tech Prep program and pay registration fee where applicable
Complete the specific NMVSC/Tech Prep course with a “B” (3.0) grade or better
Earn high skills competency ratings for the course
Total Tech Prep Credits by Program
Advanced Computer Education 103
Automotive Service Technology 46
Collision Repair Technology 116
Computer Pre-Engineering 18
Construction Trades 26
Criminal Justice/Protective Services 21
Early Childhood Education 41
Emergency Services/Fire Training 47
Financial Customer Services 43
Food Service Operations/Culinary Arts 48.5
Information Systems Technology 41
The Microsoft Office 116.5
Pre-Vet Tech 15
Professional Medical Careers 56
Total Credits= 790
Completion of NMVSC Professional Medical Careers Program will count toward Pre-Admissions requirements in the Centralia College Nursing Program. Alignment with college credit is an ongoing process. For further information, please see our Occupational Information Specialist in the Career Center.