Post Secondary Connection

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Career and Technical Education Center at Heintz (CTECH) is a dynamic collaboration between Rochester Public Schools, Rochester Community and Technical College, Winona State University Rochester, and our professional community.

Concurrent Enrollment and College in the Schools

CE and CIS courses allow students to earn credit simultaneously for both high school and college education. Not only are they earning a high school diploma, but they are building the foundation of a college transcript before graduating. 

Articulated Credits

Students can earn articulated credits upon entrance into a partnering community or technical college. College credit can be earned for coursework completed in high school by supplying a course completion certificate and attending the partnering institution to earn articulated credits. 

Example: If a course is articulated with RCTC, and the student plans to enter RCTC upon high school graduation, the student will need to supply the necessary transcript and course completion certificates after the student enrolls at RCTC. The student will then have credits and courses added to their RCTC transcript. 

Articulated credits are not accepted at all post secondary institutions, please verify which community and technical colleges your course is articulated with. 

Find out more about what courses are articulated at your high school at: ctecreditmn.com

Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is the nation’s leading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) solution in more than 8,000 schools across the U.S. The world-class curriculum and high-quality teacher professional development model, combined with an engaged network of educators and corporate and community partners, help students develop the skills necessary to succeed in a global economy. 

Upon successful completion of a PLTW course, students have the option to seek college credit. Students that qualify for college credit will receive information from their high school PLTW instructor for directions to obtain credit. PLTW credits are available at a cost of $100 for three college credits. Scholarships are available to eligible students. 

For participating college and university partners: https://www.pltw.org/our-network/college-and-university-partners 

Successful Completion of Course: 

  • Overall course performance of 85% or higher 
  • Pass the end of course exam 

Find out more about Project Lead the Way at: www.pltw.org/about-pltw