For High School Students

Articulation Information for Students

Articulation agreements are excellent opportunities to start earning technical college credit while you are still in high school. An articulation agreement is an arrangement made between your public high school and Blackhawk Technical College. Through this agreement you are able to take specific agreed upon classes at your high school to begin earning credit toward a Blackhawk Technical College program at no cost to you. These opportunities may be at your high school as Transcripted Credit and/or Advanced Standing agreements.

A Transcripted Credit course is a Blackhawk Technical College course taught by a certified high school teacher. You will be enrolled in the high school course as well as at Blackhawk Technical College while taking this course, which is why this scenario is sometimes called “dual credit courses.”

Advanced Standing agreements relate the learning outcomes of a high school course or courses to a Blackhawk Technical College course. These agreements are sometime called “credit in escrow” because the credit earned in high school will not be applied to a Blackhawk Technical College program until you enroll at Blackhawk Technical College.

It is important for you to connect with your high school counselor for the most up-to-date information about articulated courses offered at your high school and to stay knowledgeable on the credits you have earned.