Credit for Courses
Early College Access
Tech-Prep. Tech-Prep is a way to start a college technical major in high school. In a Tech-Prep program, you begin your course of study in high school and continue in a community or technical college. The result is a certificate or associate degree in a career field.
Tech-Prep programs combine the academic courses needed for success in college AND technical courses that begin to prepare you for a career.
Dual Enrollment. High school juniors or seniors may be eligible to earn college credit while they are still in high school by enrolling in dual credit courses. Prior to enrolling in dual credit courses, students must satisfy Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements. Concurrently enrolled students receive college credit only. Dual enrolled students receive high school and college credit.
Concurrent Education. Concurrent courses are college courses taken by a student outside of high school hours and not associated with the high school or the high school curriculum. Successful completion of the course results in college credit. Concurrently enrolled students receive college credit only. Dual enrolled students receive high school and college credit.
Advanced Placement. AP can change your life. Through college-level AP courses, you enter a universe of knowledge that might otherwise remain unexplored in high school; through AP Exams, you have the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation's colleges and universities.
Other Credits award by our institution.
Life Experience. Some colleges also grant credit for life or work experience, often termed "life experience credit." This normally involves compiling a porfolio that demonstrates the student has mastered the principles taught in a course.
Military Experience. Credit awards for military experiences are based upon American Council on Education (ACE) Guide recommendations and credits will be awarded only when they apply to your degree(s). The maximum number of credits awarded by CTC at the time of the initial evaluation will not exceed 45 semester hours.
CLEP. The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of 34 examinations. Earn credit for knowledge you've acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships.