High School Articulation Agreements
Recently, College of the Mainland faculty met with 55 area teachers to ensure that technical high school classes meet specific skills and competencies equivalent to college level courses. Teachers from Alvin, Clear Creek, Danbury, Dickinson, Friendswood, Galveston, Hitchcock, La Marque, Pearland, Santa Fe and Texas City met with COM faculty to work on six-year articulated plans.
Articulated classes allow high school students who achieve a final grade of more than 80 to request COM credit after graduation. The class plans include business administration in accounting, drafting, business administration in management, child development and education, criminal justice, business administration in marketing, emergency medical services, graphic design and web design, health information management, and nursing.
“Through this program students can attain free college credits while taking classes in high school,” said Pam Bethscheider, articulation alliance director. “Articulation courses give students the skills to start their career, by gaining a Associate of Applied Science degree, but also allows them the opportunity to continue toward a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree.”
These programs encourage students to continue their career interest at COM by enrolling in Associates of Applied Science degree programs after they graduate high school. For more information about COM’s articulation agreements, call Pam Bethscheider at 409-933-8110.