Upper Shore Career Connections

CTE (Career and Technology Education) Program
FREE College Credit for High School Coursework

Chesapeake College has Career & Technology Articulation agreements with each public school system in its service region. This program provides a seamless transition from high school to college, allowing students to earn free college credits for high school courses through the articulation process. To be eligible, a student must complete a Career & Technology eligible program of study in high school that articulates to a designated program of study at Chesapeake. Example: A student who completed an Early Childhood Program in high school could earn free college credit by pursuing a degree or certificate in Early Childhood Development at Chesapeake.

To earn free college credits, the student must:

  1. Receive a grade of "B" or better in the designated high school Career & Technology courses.
  2. Enroll at Chesapeake within 20 months of high school graduation (or with permission of the college's Dean for Career & Professional Studies).
  3. Complete a Chesapeake College admissions application and check the "Career & Technology Articulation" box on the application.
  4. Select an articulated degree or certificate program as designated through an articulation agreement between Chesapeake and the student's home county. (For details, click on the articulation agreement summary for your county on the right-hand side menu.)
  5. Print out and complete the Form for Evaluation of CTE Program Credits form, obtaining all required signatures (including high school counselor or authorizer) and taking it with you when you go to schedule and register for your first semester of Chesapeake College classes.
  6. Request that an official high school transcript be sent to the Chesapeake College Office of Registration after high school graduation.
  7. Complete the next required college articulated course in the program sequence at Chesapeake College with a grade of "C" or higher.

Procedure for determining award of articulated credits

Once the appropriate college course(s) has been taken, the Registrar verifies course grade and eligibility for award of credit. Registrar then posts appropriate credits to the student's college transcript.

Any questions?

For more information, students should contact Chesapeake College's Office of Admissions at ext. 2240 or 2287. Fax: 410-827-5878.