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What is articulation?

What is articulation?

Articulation helps students identify and build career skills while still in high school. A sequential course of study usually begins in the 11th grade and continues through two years at a technical community college. Students enroll in programs that provide technical preparation in selected career fields and receive FREE college credit for work completed at the high school level. Articulated programs are designed to link the last two years of high school with at least two years of study at post-secondary institutions.

How do I begin the articulation process?

How do I begin the articulation process?

Click on the articulation procedures link to find the steps that OTC requires. Please read the seven steps and call 417-447-8121 if you have any questions.

What courses are available for articulation?

What courses are available for articulation?

In order to discover courses available for articulation, click HERE.

What specific areas should counselors focus on when trying to implement articulation programs?

What specific areas should counselors focus on when trying to implement articulation programs?

Few decisions made in life are as important as the selection of an occupation or career. It influences income and standard of living, personal and social identity, and affects self-esteem and educational attainment. Counseling is an important and integral part of the total educational program with the potential to contribute to the full development of students. Counselors must inform students of the changing work force and job trends and encourage them to consider a variety of educational paths, not only the traditional four-year college path.

Do students have to maintain a certain grade point average to be given credit in a articulated program?

Do students have to maintain a certain grade point average to be given credit in a articulated program?

The program requires students to maintain an overall high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher and a 3.0 GPA or higher in class(es) wanting to articulate. Instructors must recommend students for credit through CATEMA.

How is the college notified regarding current students?

How is the college notified regarding current students?

High school students enroll in the CATEMA system at www.catema.net/ozarks and receive a confirmation letter each year. Their high school instructor will create a class, have students enroll, and recommend them for college credit through CATEMA.

How do students receive information about articulation?

How do students receive information about articulation?

Students may get more information by contacting their school guidance counselor or the Coordinator of Technical Education Programs at OTC. Individuals may find more information on this web site or by calling 417-447-8121.

How do dual credit and articulated programs differ?

How do dual credit and articulated programs differ?

Articulation credits are earned by taking courses in high school that are similar to college courses, therefore eliminating the need to repeat high school courses in college. Articulated courses offer FREE credits. Earned credits are posted to the student’s transcript after meeting all articulation program requirements and upon completing one semester at Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC).

Dual credit provides opportunities for qualified high school juniors and seniors to take college courses in their local schools, during the regular school day. Students can earn simultaneous OTC and high school credit for these college courses, often at a reduced tuition rate.

**The articulation process may appear complicated and initially difficult to understand. Please feel free to call 417-447-8121 for assistance as you begin your journey into the world of articulation.

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