Grades earned while taking college credit courses become a part of your permanent transcript, and you must maintain a 2.0 GPA in your college-level courses to remain in good standing and maintain eligibility.
You must also complete an admissions application, have a signed “Parental/Guardian Consent Letter” and a signed “Student Statement of Understanding.”
To get the process started, speak with your high school guidance counselor or a technology center’s Cooperative Alliance coordinator.
WHAT ArE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING CLASSES THrOUGH COOPErATIVE ALLIANCE?
With free college tuition and fees of only $8 per college credit hour, Cooperative Alliance classes are a great value.
It’s an easy transition from your technology center to college and then to a great career.
Avoid course duplication from your technology center to college.
Graduate faster and earn a higher salary.
WHAT IS THE VALUE IN A COLLEGE DEGrEE?
Studies show that people with more education earn higher incomes. One year after graduation, Associate in Applied Science graduates earned more than $33,000 per year,* while those with only a high school diploma earned $24,403 per year.#
SO, WHICH COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES PArTNEr WITH WHICH TECHNOLOGY CENTErS?
Through the Cooperative Alliance program, all 29 career technology centers in Oklahoma participate as partners with 18 colleges and universities throughout the state. You can find a complete list at www.okhighered.org/alliances.
FOr MOrE INFOrMATION...
Please contact the higher education institution or technology center you wish to attend or visit www.okhighered.org/alliances.
* Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Employment Outcomes Report, September 2008
# U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-07 American Community Survey
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WOULD YOU LIKE TO JUMP-STArT YOUr CArEEr?
DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN TAKE COUrSES AT A TECHNOLOGY CENTEr TO GAIN NEW SKILLS WHILE EArNING
COLLEGE CrEDIT NOW, DEGrEE TOMOrrOW THrOUGH THE COOPErATIVE
YOU CAN BE IN TWO PLACES AT ONCE!
WHY APPLY FOr COLLEGE CrEDIT?
The Cooperative Alliance program allows qualified high school (or home-schooled) students like you to literally be in two places at once. You can complete your high school studies while earning college credit toward an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree by successfully completing courses at technology centers and colleges in Oklahoma. Employers in many fields say an A.A.S. degree shows that potential employees are well-trained and have in-depth knowledge in their fields.
A.A.S. courses, taught at technology centers, have been evaluated by higher education faculty and administrators and determined to qualify for college credit.
WHAT IS AN A.A.S. (WOrKFOrCE) DEGrEE?
The A.A.S. is a two-year degree awarded by an Oklahoma public college or university. It is designed for students who are interested in employment in a specific career. As a workforce degree, the technical college courses are specific to the A.A.S. and are not intended to transfer to Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. However, some credit may apply to a specific Bachelor of Technology degree.
You should speak with your guidance counselor or adviser if you have any questions about career plans and appropriate college degrees.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
To cover campus-based academic and administrative services, an $8 per credit hour fee is charged by the college or university that is granting the college credit.
HOW DO I ENrOLL?
When you enroll in a Cooperative Alliance course at a technology center and want college credit, you will go through the college admissions process.
To be admitted to the Cooperative Alliance program, you must be a high school junior or senior or be at least 16 years old and receiving high school-level instruction at home. You must also have a high school GPA of 2.5 OR a PLAN score of 15 OR an ACT score of 19.
it us online today! www.okhighered.org/alliances
GET A JUMP-STA
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