College, Career, and Military

Students Occupationally & Academically Ready

Students who go to technical school can (and do) go to college!

SOAR (Students Occupationally and Academically Ready) is a new opportunity for students which makes earning college credits through  high school career and technical education programs a real possibility.

Students SOAR with articulated college credits!

Through this state-wide initiative, students enrolled in career and technical education (CTE) programs have the opportunity to align their high school courses to college programs. After successful completion of the high school program, students can earn college credits* towards
completion of a degree, diploma, or certificate.

Find a partnering college and apply for credits using

Why participate in SOAR?

  • Get a rigorous education program combining math, science and communications with specific advanced technical skills.
  • Save money. Qualify to receive guaranteed admission and advanced credits, reducing overall tuition expenses. Programs that earn 12 credits can earn students the equivalent of a full semester already completed.
  • Save time. Enter college with credits already earned, complete freshman courses early, earn advanced certifications and degrees early.
  • Gain confidence. Get rewarded for handling college-level work, meet faculty and professionals in your career.

1:1 Articulation Agreements

Please click here to view our list of Current Articulation Agreements between DCTS and specific colleges/universities

Dual Enrollment

DCTS continues to seek out opportunities for students to maximize their high school experience. Eligible students will now have the opportunity to earn college credits and fulfill high school requirements at the same time through dual enrollment.


Eligible students will now have the opportunity to earn college credits and fulfill high school requirements at the same time through dual enrollment.

PrintDelaware County Technical High Schools are excited to announce a dual enrollment partnership with Delaware County Community College (DCCC) for our Automotive Technology Program for the 2016-2017 school year. Eligible students can earn up to 17 college credits in two years, or up to 8 college credits in one year, while enrolled in this unique program. Courses will be taught by DCTS instructors.


Earning College Credit through NOCTI

In Spring 2012, NOCTI collaborated with the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) to evaluate several of its assessments. Experienced industry experts and professors evaluated the rigor of the NOCTI assessments to translate the content into college credit equivalencies.Earning College Credit through NOCTI

Print the NOCTI College Credit Recommendation Flyer.

View the list of eligible NOCTI assessments and credit recommendations.

View the list of NOCTI cooperating colleges.


Does your NOCTI score quality you to earn college credit?




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Financial Aid (Click the images to visit the sites)

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Career Planning websites:

  • Assess yourself (interest inventories, self assessments matching personality to careers)
  • Explore job families
  • Budget your life




Explore your interests, job data, to-do lists for students, costs of college, how to create your portfolio, school to work transition, and more!



Occupational outlook

Use the Occupational Outlook Handbook to research the job outlook, work environment, expected salary, education required, and much more for hundreds of career areas.


Start your training at DCTS to prepare for many of the top 20 “best jobs” listed in the U.S. New & World Report.

Best Jobs


College planning websites:

The common APP

College board


Military Options

Service Toll-Free Number Website
US Army 800-USA-ARMY
US Navy 800-USA-NAVY
US Air Force 800-423-USAF
US Marine Corps 800-MARINES
US Coast Guard 877-NOW-USCG
Air National Guard 800-TO-GO-ANG
Amy National Guard 800-GO-GUARD

The ASVAB Test
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is more commonly known as the ASVAB Test. If you are interested in a military career, you will need to pass this challenging test in order to qualify. It is used for all branches of the military which includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, and Coast Guard. It is also used to gauge your abilities in specific areas that may be relevant to your job assignments within the military. Practice websites such as can help you prepare for the exam. See your DCTS Counselor for more resources.