Career Tech Grads – check out college credit options

If you graduate from a career tech high school and continue your pathway at Cincinnati State, Southern State, Miami University, University of Cincinnati and other public colleges, you may be eligible to earn college credit for high school courses that match college learning outcomes. Advanced placement and early college credit shorten the time needed to earn a credential or degree reduce the cost of your college education. Two types of credit opportunity are most common:

CTAGS
According to Ohio law, students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits among Ohio’s public colleges and universities and equitable treatment in the application of credits to admissions and degree requirements.

  • CTAG is the alignment between secondary and post-secondary career tech content
  • CTAG credit is available for state-approved high school courses that match college course competencies.
  • Students must successfully complete the high school course and pass end-of-course examination.
  • Credit is documented on a college transcript when the student enrolls in a Cincinnati State program that aligns to the high school career technical pathway.
  • CTAG credit is described as advanced standing or transfer credit. It is ungraded and indicates student eligibility to by-pass introductory technical courses and start at a more advanced level.
  • Guarantees transferability of credits from Ohio high school/adult workforce career-technical programs to Ohio public 2-year and 4-year institutions

BILATERAL ARTICULATION
While CTAGS indicate state course alignment, bilateral articulation reflects local needs and partnerships. Cincinnati State faculty collaborate with secondary instructors to create strong educational partnerships that reflect area job demand. Bilateral articulated credit reflects this collaboration and regionally- specific course credit opportunity.

  • Bilateral articulation addresses unique local needs and/or situations
  • A bilateral agreement between a high school or district and a Cincinnati State program specifies credit availability and qualifications
  • Upon student matriculation to Cincinnati State, bilateral college credit is awarded based on a test, certification by high school instructor or postsecondaryprogram chair recommendation.
  • Credit is recognized on a college transcript as advanced standing or transfer credit. It is ungraded and indicates student eligibility to by-pass introductory technical courses and start at a more advanced level.

GUIDANCE IS AVAILABLE

Credit opportunity varies by high school and college program. For information, Contact Us.