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Career & Technical Education (CTE) Dual-Credit

Wenatchee Valley College and most of the high schools within Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan Counties have examined their CTE programs and established "Programs of Study" joining the high school programs to the college programs. They have also determined that certain high school classes in those programs meet the requirements of comparable college courses. Through the Tech Prep program, articulation has been arranged between those classes so that students can receive both high school credit and Wenatchee Valley College credit at the same time.

Tech Prep has many advantages for students:

  • College credit at a minimal cost. Average savings are over $500.00 per class.
  • Earn credits for high school and college at the same time.
  • Remain in high school. No need to attend the college to receive these credits.
  • Advance placement in college professional/technical programs.
  • Develop marketable skills. Prepare for a career.

Just follow these simple steps and you are on your way to Tech Prep credit.

  1. Enroll in college Tech Prep classes offered at your high school or skills center and earn a grade of “B” or better. Find a list of choices at your school in the left frame of this page.
  2. Register for your Tech Prep credits through the online registration system at the same school year in which you finish the class/es required by the articulation agreement. (Instructions can be found using the link "Student Registration" in the left-side menu of this page.)
  3. Return the resulting registration form with a one-time non-refundable $15.00 fee to the Tech Prep office listed below.
  4. Successfully complete the high school class and receive Wenatchee Valley College credits. The credits appear on the WVC transcript at the end of the college quarter. Contact the WVC Registrar's Office to obtain a copy.

Wenatchee Valley College
ATTN: Dianna Howell
1300 Fifth Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801


A list of Wenatchee Valley College programs accepting Tech Prep credit is available at your local high school or the WVC Tech Prep office. If you have questions, contact your school vocational director or career center, or contact the Tech Prep office at WVC at 509-682-6603 or by e-mail at

Note: Tech Prep credits are intended for college vocational programs and may not transfer to a four-year school outside of Washington's community and technical college system. It is the student's responsibility to consult with those institutions concerning specific credit transfer and admission requirements.