Tech Prep is an instructional partnership between South Puget Sound Community College and Thurston County High Schools plus New Market Vocational Skills Center, Shelton High School, Aberdeen High School, Elma High School, Montesano High School and Willipa Valley High School.
Tech Prep puts high school students on the pathway to a college education by allowing them to complete technical classes while in high school. Students taking Tech Prep approved classes earn both high school and college credit simultaneously. In order to receive college credit students must meet specific grading criteria for each class which requires a minimum of a grade of “B” (3.0) or better each semester in their Tech Prep classes and registering for credit in each class through the Tech Prep Registration System. Once this is accomplished they have a college transcript at South Puget Sound Community College.
Tech Prep also helps students and parents save money. Students pay no tuition for Tech Prep classes and because students stay on their high school campus, they do not pay for college text books, parking or student fees. Interested students may contact their high school counselor, technical director, or call South Puget Sound Community College for more information.