Through Mendocino College Tech Prep, Distance Education and other college offerings, students in local high schools can receive college credit for classes they take while in high school. There are basically four methods high school students can use to receive Mendocino College credits:
- Mendocino College has created articulated classes at many high schools in Lake and Mendocino Counties through the Tech Prep program. Students who take these articulated high school classes which are equivalent to Mendocino College courses and receive a grade of "B" (3.0 or 80%) or better (or required equivalent), can receive credit for them at Mendocino College if they attend Mendocino College within one year of high school graduation and they are enrolled for a minimum of 12 semester units and making satisfactory progress. Students enrolled in articulated high school classes pay no fees for their earned Mendocino College credits.
- High school students can enroll in Mendocino College classes and receive course credit with a letter grade of "credit" of Mendocino College course work as required by the Mendocino College instructor. Some Mendocino College classes are offered during the day on local high school campuses and can be arranged as part of high school student's regular schedule. Other classes are offered each semester through Distance Education services (video/audio tapes; local TV broadcasts). These may be taken by high schools students as independent study or, in some cases, may be a special class arranged through their high school. Mendocino College classes are also available to high schools students at the main campus in Ukiah, at the Lake Center or other locations throughout Lake and Mendocino Counties. Credit earned in these classes may be used toward certificate and degree programs at Mendocino College and other community colleges in California. Frequently, Mendocino College classes transfer to California State Colleges, some University of California campuses and private post-secondary institutions. Some classes meet Advanced Placement status. Students need to check with Mendocino College counselors to obtain detailed transfer information. Mendocino College-enrolled high school students are responsible for applicable fees and course costs unless special arrangements have been made with their high school.
- High school students may obtain Mendocino College credit through the challenge process of credit by exam with letter grade or "credit". For high school students in Tech Prep programs, applicable fees are waived. Others must pay applicable fees.
- High school students in Tech Prep articulated programs who receive a grade of "B" or better in articulated classes or better in articulated classes may be able to waive required Mendocino College course prerequisites. Students should check with their high school counselors and/or Mendocino College counselors for career-oriented pathways leading to Mendocino College professional certificates, degrees, or transfer possibilities.
Created: February 04, 1997 @ 12:00 AM
Last Modified: August 17, 2005 @ 06:36 PM