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Career & Technical Education (CTE)

CTE Dual Credit was formerly known as Tech Prep

Wenatchee Valley College and most of the high schools within Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan Counties have examined their CTE programs and established "Programs of Study" joining the high school programs to the college programs. They have also determined that certain high school classes in those programs meet the requirements of comparable college courses. Through the CTE Dual Credit program, articulation has been arranged between those classes so that students can receive both high school credit and Wenatchee Valley College credit at the same time.

CTE Dual Credit has many advantages for students:

  • College credit at a minimal cost. Average savings are over $500.00 per class.
  • Earn credits for high school and college at the same time.
  • Remain in high school. No need to attend the college to receive these credits.
  • Advance placement in college professional/technical programs.
  • Develop marketable skills. Prepare for a career.

Just follow these simple steps and you are on your way to CTE Dual Credit.

  1. Enroll in college CTE Dual Credit classes offered at your high school or skills center and earn a grade of “B” or better. Find a list of choices at your school by clicking on "courses" in the right frame of this page.
  2. Register for your CTE Dual Credits through the online registration system at the same school year in which you finish the class/es required by the articulation agreement. (Instructions can be found using the link "Student Registration" in the right-side menu of this page.)
  3. Successfully complete the high school class and receive Wenatchee Valley College credits. The credits appear on the WVC transcript at the end of the college quarter.  Instructions for requesting a WVC transcript can be found at "transcripts" or contact the WVC Admissions/Registration Office at 509-682-6806.


Wenatchee Valley College
Wells Hall, Office 1070
1300 Fifth Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801


A list of Wenatchee Valley College programs accepting CTE Dual Credit is available at your local high school or the WVC CTE Dual Credit  office. If you have questions, contact your school vocational director or career center, or contact the CTE Dual Credit office at WVC at 509-682-6920 or by e-mail at

Note: CTE Dual Credits are intended for college vocational programs and may not transfer to a four-year school outside of Washington's community and technical college system. It is the student's responsibility to consult with those institutions concerning specific credit transfer and admission requirements.