GlobalEDGE Tech Prep

The Global EDGE Tech Prep Consortium is a partnership between Collin College, Collin, Hunt and Rockwall area high schools, and local businesses to help students prepare for careers in today's high-demand, high skilled, high-wage occupations.
After taking Tech Prep courses in high school, students may enroll at Collin College and petition to have their tuition free credits put on their college transcript.
Tech Prep programs were established to help students be successful in community college and the workforce. Through their Tech Prep courses, students prove their ability to succeed in college and earn free college credit to help them get started. Many times, even a one-year certificate can greatly increase the student’s potential for earnings and a two-year associate's degree can put them “in demand” in the workforce.
Tech Prep courses give high school students marketable skills and a chance to explore career interests. Students have the opportunity to explore career options in a hands-on, challenging environment. Business and industry in the North Texas region need employees with education in technical areas and Tech Prep courses are designed to begin that education. Tech Prep career pathways include: Biotechnology, Child Development, Computer-Aided Drafting & Design, Computer Information Systems, Computer Networking Technology (Cisco), Convergence Technology, Criminal Justice, E-business Media, Electronic Technology and Electronic Engineering Technology, Hospitality and Food Service Management, Information Systems Cybersecurity, Interior and Architectural Design, Marketing and Office Systems Technology.
Tech Prep classes are funded with a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to the Global EDGE with funds provided by the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 2006.
Tech Prep programs
#Give students marketable skills
#Give students a chance to earn tuition-free credit in high school
#Give students a head start on their associate degree
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