Our Goal is to help students take the first steps toward a college career.

High school students have the opportunity to get a jump start on their career by preparing for a college technical degree program at their local high school. They can earn BOTH high school AND community/technical college credit (this is called DUAL CREDIT) for completing select high school courses with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better.

Areas of Study

Here are some of the programs that are available at local colleges that you can start preparing for NOW!

  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Networking
  • Programming
  • Engineering
  • Web Design
  • Sports Medicine
  • And Much More!

Other programs are continually being added. Contact your high school career specialist to find out what classes in your school are eligible. Not all programs are offered at each college. Please contact the Tech Prep office to find out more information.


  • Tech Prep prepares students for high-skill, high-wage careers.

  • Tech Prep links high school and college education courses to professional technical careers.

  • 80% of 21st century jobs will demand more knowledge and higher levels of skill requiring technical training after high school, but not necessarily a 4-year degree.

  • Tech Prep allows students to explore a career and earn college credits while in high school.

  • Tech Prep credit can help students qualify for scholarships and gain work experience.

Important Notes!

  • Registration and Payment

    DEADLINE for 2014-15 school year is June 12th!

    Be sure you are registered and PAID by this date to be sure you get CREDIT!

During the 2013-14 school year - Over 1,500 high school students earned more than 10,500 college credits

through our Tech Prep Program!

College Partners


Contact Us

Tech Prep College Connections
(Formerly College Credit and Careers Network)
Bellevue College - North Campus
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007-6484

Phone: (425) 564-6158
Email: techprep@bellevuecollege.edu

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"The last several years I have been fortunate to have Tech Prep at my high school. All of these classes most definitely helped me in my career choice, but also helped me gain credit in college before actually going to college.

I'm starting Bellevue Community College with over 12 credits, which helped me financially, plus I have the opportunity to graduate earlier than my peers. Thank you Tech Prep!

Tyler Henselman
College Student


"I have had three sons take advantage of the Tech Prep program. The credits they have received have given them some breathing room in their freshman schedule and saved me a substantial amount of money...it is a wonderful program that I would encourage everyone to take advantage of."

Robin Stearns

"Tech Prep courses not only saved me thousands of dollars but also prepared me for college level courses while allowing me to take classes on campus and stay involved in my high school."

Katie Underwood
Central Washington University Graduate