Career Pathways

Alaska Tech Prep Initial Process

Initial Process:

1. The General Agreement establishes the roles and responsibilities of each partner. Partnerships with local and regional campus/industry partners are recommended.

Secondary Post-Secondary Tech Prep Facilitator Additional Comments
Become a Consortium member Provide Alaska Tech Prep Consortium Agreement
Click here to download.
Membership highly encouraged
Review and sign a General Agreement that identifies the roles and responsibilities between the partners. Facilitate Conversations; Provide General Agreement for signatures.
Click here to download an example.
General Agreement is in effect until one of the partners chooses to cancel the agreement.

2. Articulated agreements.

Below is the Consortium process for creating an articulated agreement. Each post secondary institution, campus or entity will provide additional details to address local circumstances.

Secondary Post-Secondary Tech Prep Facilitator Additional Comments
Communication is key. It is important to include all interested parties in each step in the articulation process. It is critical that the secondary institution be involved in the conversations for approval of instructors and curriculum.
Instructor shares with post secondary instructor (and/or business and industry partner), curriculum and documents detailing competencies and student outcome measures. Instructor shares syllabi and/or course content guides with secondary instructor. Facilitates the discussion between instructors as needed (including business and industry partner when applicable). Each partner reviews course curricula to identify alignment gaps.

Inclusion of advisory committees could provide input from business and industry.
Instructors from secondary and post-secondary compare and align curriculum and competencies. Addenda should be developed only for college courses that meet program requirements and are 100 or 200-level courses leading to an industry-credential, certificate or degree.
Drafts secondary portion of a CTEPS showing high school graduation requirements, technical courses in the program, & recommended electives. Click here to download template. Drafts post secondary portion of CTEPS showing credentials, certificate, & degree requirements. Facilitates the discussion between instructors as needed; Sets up meetings and drafts articulation agreements. Click here to see an example. Final terms for course articulation are up to the postsecondary instructor and/or institution.

Final terms for school to apprenticeship articulations are up to the business/industry partner and related agencies. Click here to view school to apprenticeship articulation example.

An audio or face-to-face conference occurs between secondary and postsecondary instructors.

Secondary Post-Secondary Tech Prep Facilitator Additional Comments
A CTEPS is developed. Facilitates the discussion between instructors.

Works with instructors to create a CTEPS.
PURPOSE: CTEPS aligns coursework to avoid duplication and reduces remediation. Connects a sequence of coursework to a career pathway.

CTEPS should include "work-base learning opportunities", and "Career & Technical Education Student Organizations" (CTSOs), where possible.

Students are encouraged to take the Accuplacer to ensure they are academically prepared for college-level work. Click here to learn more.
Secondary and post-secondary faculty (when applicable, business/industry) partner(s) determine appropriate assessment and discuss method and procedures for grading and evaluation of student learning.
Secondary Post-Secondary Tech Prep Facilitator Additional Comments
Obtain signatures on Articulation Agreement. Original is filed with post-secondary partner (e.g. Dean's or Director's Office). A copy is filed with the Alaska Tech Prep Statewide Coordinator and additional copies are sent to signers and university registrar. Copies may be sent electronically. Signatures include the secondary instructor, post-secondary faculty or program head and any administration required by either institution (including input from business/industry partner when applicable). Each entity will decide who signs the agreement on their behalf.

An original may be requested by the secondary institution.
Additional Articulation Agreements may be developed at any time of year when the partners are able to come together and agree on program alignment. However, if one of the goals in developing an agreement is to allow students to register for college credit during the current academic term, the target completion date for articulated agreements will be November 1 for fall semester and April 1 for spring semester.
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