Tech Prep

Tech Prep Program

Tech Prep is a dual-enrollment program that provides high school students with opportunities to earn college credit in their high school career and technical education classes without leaving their high school campus.

Tech Prep is a great way for high school students to jump start a college career and technical education certificate or degree program.

There is no tuition and only a $46 annual fee for participating in the program.

Our school district partners: Edmonds, Issaquah, Lake Washington, Mercer Island, Mukilteo, Northshore, Snohomish, Sno-Isle Skill Center, and more.

How Does it Work?

Enroll in a Tech Prep class at your high school.  After enrolling apply for Tech Prep credit before the deadline. Go to Tech Prep College Connections for additional information and how to apply for credit.  If you earn a B or higher in the class you will get college credit for the class.

What are the Benefits to doing the Program?

Taking a Tech Prep class for credit gives you an opportunity to get tuition-free college credits and learn job skills needed for entering the workforce. Tech Prep courses can apply to a certificate or degree at Edmonds Community College,  Professional Technical courses are designed to provide job skills to move students directly into the workforce.

Watch this video. It provides a great perspective on the value of getting a certificate and degree for direct employment

The different occupational areas with certificate and degrees that you can pursue at Edmonds Community College where your Tech Prep credit may apply are listed below. Visit department pages for more information.

Business Services

Careers in the Arts

  • Culinary Arts
  • Visual Communications

Education and Public Service

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Management and Business Continuity
  • Family Life Education
  • Family Support Studies
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Social and Human Services

Health Care

  • Allied Health Education
  • Nursing


Retail and Hospitality

  • Event Planning
  • Hospitality and Tourism

Technology Careers

  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Technology

How Do I Enroll?

Go to the Tech Prep College Connections website for additional information about the tech prep program, and instructions about how to enroll for college credit.   

Contact Information

Tech Prep College Connections
Phone: 425.564.6158