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Tech Prep

Tech Prep provides career pathways for high school students. Tech Prep classes are taught at the high school or skills center and integrate academics with technical development to help prepare students for advanced education and careers related to professional/technical occupations. All Tech Prep courses offer dual credit, meaning students earn high school and college credit for successfully completing the same class.

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 courses should:

  • Lead to a professional-technical two-year degree, two-year certificate or apprenticeship.
  • Lead to employment or further education.
  • Provide technical preparation in at least one field of:
    • agriculture
    • applied science
    • business
    • engineering technology
    • health
    • information technology
    • mechanical, industrial or practical arts or trades

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) 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.


Danny Marshall
Program Administrator, Workforce Education


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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