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Tech Prep

Tech Prep provides occupational pathways for students by preparing them for technologically advanced careers and postsecondary education by emphasizing strong academic, technical, problem solving and critical thinking skills. The program prepares students for the world of work and helps maintain a quality life in a changing society.


Danny Marshall
Program Administrator, Workforce Education

Tech Prep Teaches Workplace Skills

Tech Prep is an industry and education partnership committed to providing a highly-trained and motivated workforce, prepared to pursue lifelong learning in a changing technological society.

Tech Prep is a national educational initiative. It includes a rigorous and focused course of study that provides students with essential academic and technical foundations that prepare students with necessary workplace skills.

Under Carl Perkins Title II legislation, Tech Prep must:

  • Lead to an associate degree, two-year certificate or apprenticeship.
  • Provide technical preparation in at least one field of engineering technology; applied science; mechanical, industrial or practical art or trade; or agriculture, health or business.
  • Build student competencies in mathematics, science, technology and communications through a sequential course of study.
  • Lead to employment or further education.

Federal Tech Prep funds were eliminated on July 1, 2011.

Connect to Tech Prep

  • Tech Prep Consortium
    Find out which colleges offer Tech Prep programs.
  • Statewide Enrollment and Reporting System (SERS)
    SERS is the official Tech Prep registration site for Washington state and includes:
    • Registration login for Tech Prep students, staff, teachers, consortium members, district users and registrars.
    • Search tool to find Tech Prep articulations by school district, high school, college and career clusters.

SERS is the official Tech Prep registration site for Washington state.

Programs that allow dual credit through college course enrollment. From the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

What students need to do in order to earn a high school diploma. From the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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Last Modified: 7/18/16 8:49 AM