Campus Connection - March 7, 2016

Dual Enrollment Program Allows High School Students to Earn College Credit

Cerritos College and Local High Schools Sign New Agreements for Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Classes

Cerritos College and ABC, Downey, Lynwood, Norwalk-La Mirada, Paramount, Pasadena Unified School Districts, and St. John Bosco High School have signed new articulation agreements that will allow qualified high school students to dual-enroll at Cerritos College to earn college credit. These agreements create seamless pathways in advanced manufacturing and engineering technology for high school students to earn their certificates of achievement at Cerritos College while in high school.

“These agreements represent opportunities for future engineers and other careers related to STEM,” said Marco Antonio Firebaugh High School Instructor John Ude. “Students who enter college under these agreements will have a clearer path and focus for a successful college experience.”

High school students can earn up to 12 units of credit through the new articulation agreements at Cerritos College.

The Engineering Project Lead The Way (PLTW) classes articulated are:

  • Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)
  • Principles of Engineering (POE)
  • Aerospace Engineering (AE)
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA)
  • Computer Integrated Machining (CIM)
  • Digital Electronics (DE)

To view the complete list of articulation agreements at Cerritos College, visit the website

College credits earned through articulation agreements are placed on the Cerritos College student transcript with the course number and course title. The credits may be applied at Cerritos College, may be transferred to other colleges that accept the course for transfer and may be accepted by the armed forces as proof of advanced education.

“In 2015, six students from Lynwood High School followed this process and received certificate of achievement in engineering design technology or new product development at Cerritos College at the same time as they graduated from High School,” said Cerritos College Instructional Dean of Technology, Dr. Nick Real. “These new agreements offer a great opportunity for students interested in a career in engineering technology and/or advanced manufacturing to earn their certificate of achievement while they are in high school.”

The development of the articulation agreements stemmed from the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Linked Learning grant, part of the California Career Pathways Trust.




Campus Connection - March 7, 2016




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