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Tech Prep

Tech Prep is a college preparatory program for high school students. Working together, high school and college instructors choose Tech Prep courses that meet entry-level requirements for comparable college courses—so you may be eligible to receive BTC credit while still in high school.

  • Courses are identified as "Tech Prep Approved".
  • Courses must be completed with a "B" or better grade.
  • Request college credit by submitting a Dual Credit application form.
  • $25 Tech Prep fee.
  • Check with your high school’s career and counseling center for more information.

Learn more on the Tech Prep website at www.whatcomtechprep.org

Email the Tech Prep Coordinator techprep@btc.ctc.edu.

Running Start

Running Start is a statewide program that allows qualified high school juniors and seniors to attend college classes tuition free while completing high school. Students are enrolled simultaneously in high school and college classes (or just college classes), and are awarded credits by their high school and college.

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  • Running Start students pay no tuition (you will pay certain program fees, and for your books and supplies).
  • Explore Career Options

  • You’ll experience real-world situations and develop in-demand career skills.
  • Expand Your Horizons

  • Learn and grow side-by-side with people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Take Charge Of Your Future!

  • Running Start is the ideal way to start college—while still enjoying high school.

Learn more about Running Start

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