Tech Prep is a program of study available to all students interested in pursuing technical careers. Tech Prep education is an articulated, planned sequence of study beginning in high school, and extending through at least two years of postsecondary education or an apprenticeship program. Programs can continue up to the Baccalaureate degree.
Emphasizing contextual learning and career pathways, Tech Prep is an important school-to-work transition strategy, helping all students make the connection between school and employment. This is accomplished through Articulation, a planned process linking two or more educational systems to help students make a smooth transition from the secondary level of occupational or academic training to the two-year or four-year postsecondary level without experiencing a delay or duplication of learning.