Southwest Tech offers a variety of ways for high school students to earn college credit while still in high school. We are continuously establishing agreements with area high schools to grant college credit to high school students.
High School Options
CollEdge Up (formerly known as 20/2020) is an educational partnership between CESA 3 and Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. The program allows students to simultaneously earn high school and college credits through a combination of alternative learning platforms. The courses are college level and taught by Southwest Tech faculty members.
Start College Now
Start College Now is designed to offer courses the high school does not have or cannot offer to a student who wants to go above and beyond in a subject area. One benefit of this program is the dual enrollment component. The course(s) the student takes gives them both high school credit toward graduation as well as college credit to take with him as they continue their educational journey.
If you're an interested junior or senior, meet with your high school guidance counselor to discuss your career plans and determine if enrolling in college courses through the Start College Now program is right for you.
Transcripted credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit by taking an approved college-level course taught by a high school instructor at the high school during the traditional school day.
Advanced standing provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit, which is awarded upon enrollment in a program at a technical college, for a course taken while in high school.
Pistons to Pathways (Youth Apprenticeships)
Youth Apprenticeship is a one- or two-year program for high school students beginning in the eleventh or twelfth grade, oﬀering students guided learning and work experience within an industry.
High school students across the country and around the world take AP courses and exams to challenge themselves, explore their interests, and earn college credit and placement.
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) helps students receive college credit for what they already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course.