Solano Community College

CTE Transitions Program

Career & Technical Education

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Welcome to the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Transitions Program at Solano Community College (SCC).

The CTE Transitions Program helps high school students navigate a smoother, more efficient pathway from high school to college to careers.

What are the benefits of the SCC CTE Transitions Program?

Through this program, high school students can receive SCC credit for selected high school courses. This gives students a great jumpstart on college, saving time and money — and getting students into their chosen careers faster. Because students are studying material that is relevant to a specific career, they are more motivated to stay in school and study. (If you’re a high school student and want to get college credit for your high school course, click here.)

The SCC CTE Transitions Program is designed to benefit students, but it’s also good for SCC and for the community overall. The program helps draw talented, motivated students to SCC; strengthens partnerships between the college and local high schools; and contributes to the supply of skilled workers sought by Solano County and Bay Area employers.

What kinds of career pathway options are part of the SCC CTE Transitions Program?

Lots! Nationally, 15 different Career Pathways route students through a series of courses that lead to careers paying high wages for excellent skills — skills you can start acquiring during high school classes and continue with classes at SCC. At SCC, the CTE Transitions Program Career Pathways include everything from biotech and business to computer science, criminal justice, drafting, child development and family studies, fire technology, marketing, management, mechatronics/engineering, and photography. (To learn more about specific Career Pathways, click here. For more information on CTE careers, click here.)

Which high schools and adult schools are participating?

Ten high schools and one adult school in the Solano County School District currently participate in this program. (Click here to see a current list of participating schools.) These schools have articulated courses with SCC, which means that they’ve aligned their course content so that it is the equivalent of an SCC college course. For a list of articulated courses in each participating high school, click here.

Once the course curriculum is reviewed and found to be equivalent, students can get college credit for taking the high school or adult school course. (For more on the articulation process and how to request articulation status for a specific course, click here.)

For questions or more information about the SCC CTE Transitions Program, click here.