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.
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 SOAR Online HELP.
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.
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.
The Penn College NOW program enables qualified DCTS students to enroll in college-level courses during the regular school day to earn concurrent high school and transcripted college credit at no tuition cost to the student. The Penn College NOW courses are taught by CTE instructors.
To learn more about the program visit the Penn College NOW website
- DCTS students in their junior or senior year in eligible CTE program
- Must pass the official Penn College placement test at non-remedial level
- For courses with other placement testing requirements, the student must pass mathematics and/or English placement testing requirements as defined by the official course description in the online College Catalog.
|Penn College NOW Course||Credits|
|Health Sciences||HTH 100 – Intro to Health Careers||2|
|Computer Networking & Digital Forensics||EET 145 – Networking I||4|
|Building Trades||BCT 103- Construction Hand and Power Tools||1|
Eligible students will now have the opportunity to earn college credits and fulfill high school requirements at the same time through dual enrollment.
Delaware 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
View the list of eligible NOCTI assessments and credit recommendations.
View the list of NOCTI cooperating colleges.
To Apply for Financial Aid
For information about state assistance
College and Career Planning
Some helpful websites:
Do your NOCTI score quality you to earn college credit? http://www.nocti.org/nccrs.cfm
Do your research! 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.
|US Air Force||800-423-USAF||http://www.airforce.com|
|US Marine Corps||800-MARINES||http://www.marines.com|
|US Coast Guard||877-NOW-USCG||http://www.gocoastguard.com|
|Air National Guard||800-TO-GO-ANG||http://www.ang.af.mil|
|Amy National Guard||800-GO-GUARD||http://www.1800goguard.com|
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 http://www.asvabpracticetest.com/ can help you prepare for the exam. See your DCTS Counselor for more resources.