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What is articulation?

What is articulation?

Articulation helps students identify and build career skills while still in high school. A sequenced 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. OTC designed articulated programs to link the last two years of high school with at least two years of study at post-secondary institutions.

What are the benefits of participating in articulation?

What are the benefits of participating in articulation?

In today’s competitive job market, the more skills you have, the more opportunities available. The more opportunities, the wider variety of choices and options you will have when you decide what you really want to do.

Articulation gives you a jump-start into a chosen career field and an Associate of Applied Science degree from Ozarks Technical Community College. College courses articulated in high school are completely FREE of charge to those involved with this exciting program.

How do I earn college credit?

How do I earn college credit?

Students begin the process by enrolling in the CATEMA database online at www.catema.net/ozarks. Click on “New Student” after your teacher has created a class and complete the required registration form.   OTC requires an overall high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, as well as a 3.0 in the articulated classes. This means the student must earn an A or B in the class.

Once coursework is complete and you have graduated, you will receive a confirmation letter from OTC. Students should present this letter to their advisor during the enrollment process. You will then fill out an application to have those credits applied to your OTC transcript after completion of your first semester. An official high school transcript must be on file in order for you to receive your FREE college credits.

Can articulated credits be used at other community colleges?

Can articulated credits be used at other community colleges?

There is no specific agreement with other community colleges; however, community colleges generally transfer credits from institution to institution. The student should check with the individual college for further information.

How is the college notified regarding current students?

How is the college notified regarding current students?

High school students enroll online at www.catema.net/ozarks and receive their confirmation letter when they graduate from high school. Their high school instructor will recommend them for college credit through CATEMA.

What happens to the articulated credits if a student decides to transfer to a four-year college?

What happens to the articulated credits if a student decides to transfer to a four-year college?

Credits earned in articulated programs are applied as a “P” for passing to the student’s transcript after admission and registration at OTC. This does not affect the student’s overall college GPA. Later transfer to four-year colleges will be in accordance with the particular four-year colleges transfer standards of admission.

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

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

Program requirements for students are 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 and will be recommended for credit by their instructor.

How do students receive information about articulation?

How do students receive information about articulation?

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

How do dual credit and articulated credit differ?

How do dual credit and articulated credit differ?

Students can earn articulated credits by taking courses in high school that are similar to college courses. Therefore, these courses eliminate the need to repeat high school courses in college.

Articulated courses are FREE credits. Earned credits are posted to the student’s transcript after meeting all the program requirements, enrollment at OTC, and completion of at least one semester of classes.

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.

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