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What is CTE Transitions?

CTE Transitions (formerly known as Tech Prep) is a technical and academic preparation program that enables high school students to prepare for a career and college at the same time. Students can even earn college credits while still in high school!
 
CTE Transitions is a bridge that connects learning to careers. It provides students with the technical skills, knowledge and attitudes in preparation for high skill in wage or high demand occupations in current and emerging professions.
 
Who is a CTE Transitions  Student?
A student who begins a series of CTE classes (usually during the eleventh 0r twelfth grade year) and then transfers to a community college to complete an additional two years of study in the same industry/occupation. The ultimate goals are graduation from high school and graduation from community college with an advanced degree or certificate.
 
Students benefit by:
  • Earning advance credits while in high school (needing fewer college courses to graduate)
  • Improving the transition from high school to college
  • Not repeating classes in college
  • Higher graduation rates
Teachers & parents benefit by having students who:
  • Are motivated
  • Perform better in class
  • Have higher attendance rates
  • Understand the relevance of what they learn
For more information, contact CTE Transitions Coordinator, Avante Simmons (760) 346-8041 x7945 or email: asimmons@collegeofthedesert.edu