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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