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High School Articulation Agreements

Chapter 74 Technical High Schools Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreements

In 2010, the Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office (MCCEO) and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) partnered to form a task force with representation from both chapter 74 vocational high schools and community colleges to form statewide articulation agreements, where students can receive college credits for work completed while in high school.

For more information on the Chapter 74 Transfer Agreements visit the Statewide Agreements website.

Students must have a "B" (3.0) grade point average in their vocational courses and a 2.0 ("C") overall average, in order to receive college credit once they enroll at QCC. It must also be within 2 years of graduating from high school.

Below, is a table that shows the credits that QCC will award students for their work while in high school.

Massachusetts State Articulation Agreements for CVTE Chapter 74 High Schools
MA Chapter 74 Approved Technical Programs QCC Approved Equivalent Courses Total Credits
Automotive Technology AUT 102 - Fundamentals of Automotive Services 3
Business Technology CIS 111 -Introduction to Microcomputer Applications ***Must bring in earned MOS Certificates or take QCC Microsoft Office competency exam 3
Culinary Arts HRM 115 - Sanitation Certification (1) 
HRM 218 - Dining Room and Banquet Management (3)
HRM 888 - Hospitality Elective (3)
7
Design and Visual Communications** IMD 114 - Digital Design Concepts I (Possibly more depending on high school transcript and meeting with Program Coordinator) 3
Drafting  MNT 101 - Mechanical CAD I 3
Early Childhood Education ECE 888 - Early Childhood Education Elective 3
Engineering Technology** ELT 103 - Electronics I (Possibly more depending on high school transcript and meeting with Program Coordinator) 4
Health Assisting (Certified Nursing Assistant) ALH 102 - Medical Terminology
Certification Credentialing - For information on more credits go to Admin Building Office, Room 272 or call Faith Wong at 508.854.4421
3
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration HVC 101 - Basic Refrigeration Systems and Heat Theory 4
Hospitality Management  HRM 115 - Sanitation Certification
HRM 218 - Dining Room and Banquet Management 
4
Information Support Services and Networking** CSC 233 - Computer Hardware and Support 4
  CSC 234 - Networking Technologies 4
Machine Tool technology**  MNT 101 - Mechanical CAD I
MNT 108 - Basic Machine Operation
(Possibly more depending on high school transcript and meeting with Program Coordinator)
6
Medical Assisting  ALH 102 - Medical Terminology
Certification Credentialing - For information on more credits go to Admin Building Office, Room 272 or call Faith Wong at 508.854.4421 
3
To receive credit for the Chapter 74 Articulation Agreements, please fill out Student Request for College Credit Form and send it or give it to the Program Manager Christina Hebert - chebert [at] qcc.mass.edu Administrtion Building Office 217A or Tracy Merchant tmerchant [at] qcc.mass.edu in 206A****

 

Independent Articulation Agreements:

Any non-chapter 74 high school that is interested in articulating courses with QCC can fill out the required "Course Equivalency Request" forms provided on the QCC website. The articulated courses are courses that "mirror" college credit courses. The students take these courses while in high school and receive college credit if they enroll at QCC and meet the requirements. Once the high school courses are approved, QCC and the high school will sign an Articulation Agreement. The students taking courses through independent articulation agreements are required to meet all the state requirements for receiving college credit. If they graduate from high school and have a "B" (3.0) grade point average in their vocational courses and a 2.0 ("C") overall average, they will receive college credit once they enroll at QCC

Below is a list of local high schools that have Independent Articulation Agreements for college credit:
 
  • Bartlett Jr/Sr High School
    • MRK 201 - Principals of Marketing
  • Claremont Academy
    • CIS 105 - Introduction to Information Technology
    • CIS 111 - Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
  • David Prouty Regional High School
    • MRK 201 - Principals of Marketing
  • Framingham High School 
    • ECE 888 - Early Childhood Education
  • Milford High School
    • ECE 888 - Early Childhood Education
  • Millbury High School
    • ACC 101 - Financial Accounting I
    • APA 161 - Introduction to Digital Photography
    • CIS 111 - Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
    • CIS 134 - Web Page Development
    • MRK 201 - Principals of Marketing
  • Nashoba Regional High School
    • ACC 101 - Financial Accounting I
    • CIS 111 - Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
    • ECE 888 - Early Childhood Education
  • North High School
    • BSS 101 - Keyboarding Applications
    • CIS 111 - Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
    • ECE 888 - Early Childhood Education
  • Northbridge High School
    • APA 114 - Digital Design Concepts I
  • Quaboag Regional High School
    • ELT 103 - Electronics 101
    • ACC 101 - Financial Accounting I
    • ECE 102 - Growth and Development of the Young Child
  • South High School
    • ECE 888 - Early Childhood Education
    • HRM 115, 218 - Hospitality & Recreation Management Courses
    • AUT 102 – Fundamentals of Automotive Service
    • AUT 299 – Field Experience and Cooperative Education in Automotive Technology
  • Uxbridge High School
    • CIS 111 - Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
    • ECE 888 - Early Childhood Education
  • Worcester Technical High School
    • MRK 201 - Principals of Marketing
    • FIN 111 – Personal Finance
    • BSS 104 – Business Office Procedures

Benefits For Students:

  • Provides students with a jumpstart to a career and college pathway
  • Ensures that high expectations are established and satisfied for all students
  • Provides courses that are challenging and exciting, students chooses from a list of specific courses that allow them to discover and develop their talent in a career field
  • Prepares students for success in post-secondary education and occupational environments
  • Stresses the importance of the relationship between education and career based learning
  • Reduced college cost, less time to complete the college program
  • The option to take advanced technical courses in their college program where appropriate