Benefits of Articulation

Articulation means that coursework taken by students in high school or a Regional Occupational Program (ROP) is recognized by postsecondary institutions. This agreement is completed through a collaborative process between high school/ROP teachers and community college faculty aligning courses and programs. Course work is streamlined and academic standards are designed, reviewed, and implemented to eliminate the duplication of skills and student learning outcomes and to speed the completion of a certificate or degree from a postsecondary institution. Articulation is student-focused and is good for everyone.

Articulation provides for linking of high school courses to community college courses, allowing you to take articulated high school classes at your high school and earn college credit for those courses. This saves time and provides a jump start to the college experience. Best of all, since these are high school/ROP courses that you are taking at no cost, you save money on tuition and books.

Benefits for Students 

  • Save money on tuition, fees, and books as well as time
  • Accelerate progress to achieve your career goals
  • Reduce duplication of instruction and boredom on non-challenging classes
  • Create opportunities for higher level learning and advanced training
  • Improve career readiness focus and skills building
  • Improve or increase job placement opportunities and activities (i.e., co-op)
  • Earn college credit in high school
  • Become motivated and confident to continue post-secondary education

Benefits for Educators

  • Promote curriculum alignment, relevance, and integration
  • Facilitate communication among education institutions, including faculty and administrators at both levels
  • Reduce duplication of instruction 
  • Expand program content and specializations
  • Enhance public image and relations
  • Assist with recruitment at all levels
  • Create a more unified and organized educational system

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Allyson Noland

Allyson Noland
Agribusiness Student

"I chose to take classes here in the agribusiness program because I work in the wine industry and really feel that it's important to have as much knowledge as possible. My purpose in taking classes is just to educate myself so then I can hopefully go back to work and educate both my coworkers as well as customers that we have."
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Last Modified May 2, 2014