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.

Dual Enrollment Data

Southwest Tech offers this 2019 Dual Enrollment Data .
For students who take part in a Dual Credit option through Southwest Tech the data show:

  • An increase in participation
  • Tuition savings
  • Top career clusters
  • And more
If you are unable to access documents here, please contact Career Prep & Dual Enrollment (, 608.822.2367)

High School Options


CollEdge Up

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 allows juniors and seniors in high school to enroll in 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 courses 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.

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Transcripted Credit

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.

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Advanced Standing

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.

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AP Tests

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.

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CLEP/National Tests

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.