Credit Opportunities

Career & Technical Education classes come with high school and college credit opportunities.

High School Credit Opportunities

The Michigan Merit Curriculum legislation allows for waivers of specific credit for those students who complete a CTE program. Specifically, students may simultaneously receive credit for classes such as math, science, world languages, and others while taking a CTE class. Credit is granted at the discretion of a student’s high school based on their district’s graduation requirements which may be above the minimum standards set by the State. It’s important to meet with your counselor early to develop your 4-year high school plan!


College Credit Opportunities

Most CTE classes in the St. Joseph County CTE Consortium come with college credit opportunities. Glen Oaks Community College has partnered with CTE teachers to help give CTE students a “jumpstart” on a college program. These are FREE credits and transferable in most cases. First-year students must have a C+ or above in their first semester in order to qualify for dual enrollment and official registration occurs in the second semester.


Contact a high school counselor or the CTE office for more information!