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Title: ... State University. University of Minnesota Crookston


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Tech Prep
  • The Other College Prep

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How well do you know Minnesotans?
  • Use your A, B, C, D cards to vote on the
    following questions

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At 60F, Minnesotans will
  • Wear coats, gloves and hats
  • Sunbathe

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At 50F, Minnesotans will
  • Plant gardens
  • Try to turn on the heat

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At 40F, Minnesotans will
  • Have cars that wont start
  • Drive with the windows down

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At 20F, Minnesotans will
  • Shiver uncontrollably
  • Have the last cook-out
  • before it gets cold

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At 0F, Minnesotans will
  • Throw on a sweatshirt
  • Fly away to Mexico

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At -20F, Minnesotans will
  • Begin to evacuate to Iowa
  • Get out their winter coats

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At -40F, Minnesotans will
  • Cease to exist
  • Start saying Cold nuff for ya?

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Tech Prep gives students a chance to
  • Get hands-on learning
  • Earn credits before enrolling in college
  • Follow their career interests
  • All of the above

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David is a junior and has the following schedule
  • English 11th-Advanced Placement
  • Geometry Accelerated
  • Chemistry I
  • History through Culture
  • Orchestra

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Jay is also a junior and has the following
schedule
  • Wood Technology
  • Computer Applications II
  • Technical Writing
  • Algebra
  • Applications
  • History

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Consider the schedule of each student to answer
the next set of questions.
  • A
  • B

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Who will have the higher achievement on
standardized tests?
  • Its about even!

SourceNational Research Center for Career and
Technical Education 2002
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Who is more likely to graduate?
  • Jay has a better chance of graduating.
  • The risk of dropping out increases for student
    who concentrate in either academics or technical
    education.

SourceNational Research Center for Career and
Technical Education 2002
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Who is most likely to attend college?
  • David is more likely to attend college.
  • However, 79 of students who combine academic and
    technical courses are likely to attend college.

SourceNational Research Center for Career and
Technical Education 2002
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If he enrolls, who will get better grades at a
four-year college?
  • Its about even!

SourceEducation Commission of the States 1998
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If he enrolls, who is more likely to graduate at
a four-year college?
  • Its about even!

SourceEducation Commission of the States 1998
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Who is likely to earn more after graduating?
  • Its about even!

SourceEducation Commission of the States 1998
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What is Tech Prep?
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Tech Prep
  • Combines academics and technical education
  • Prepares students for high-wage, high-skill
    careers
  • Allows students to earn college credit while they
    are still in high school
  • An advanced placement program (AP) for technical
    careers

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Tech Prep Students
  • Enjoy hands-on learning
  • Create their own projects
  • Follow career interests while they earn college
    credit
  • Must earn a B or better on college-level tests
    or assignments in the Tech Prep course to get
    college credit

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Benefits of Tech Prep
  • Builds confidence
  • Allows career exploration
  • Flexible schedule
  • Programs for any interest
  • College credit!!!

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Tech Prep Pathways
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Tech Prep Pathways
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Arts and Communications
  • Representative Programs
  • Architecture
  • Creative writing
  • Film and cinema studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Radio and Television broadcasting
  • Public relations

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Business, Marketing and Management
  • Representative Programs
  • Database design and administration
  • Software development
  • Network management
  • Administrative and Supervisory management
  • Credit and Finance

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Scientific and Environmental
  • Representative Programs
  • Agriculture
  • Earth and Environmental sciences
  • Fisheries management
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture
  • Wildlife management

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Health and Human Services
  • Representative Programs
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Therapy and rehabilitation
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness

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Technical, Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Representative Programs
  • Engineering and related technologies
  • Mechanics and repair
  • Manufacturing technology
  • Precision production
  • Electronics
  • Construction

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Business Operations
  • Representative Programs
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sales and marketing
  • Hospitality and tourism
  • Computer/information systems
  • Finance
  • Accounting

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How do students get involved with Tech Prep?
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Ask a Counselor or Teacher at Your School
  • Check what courses are offered
  • Ask about events and field trips
  • You may be able to do job shadowing
  • Your school may also offer mentors, mock
    interviews, and internships

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How does a student get Tech Prep college credit?
  • She should see which Tech Prep classes her high
    school currently offers.
  • If these classes fit her interests and career
    goals, or if she wants to explore the career
    field, she should choose one of these classes.
  • Then, she should ask a counselor or teacher how
    she can get college credit.

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What does a student do with their Tech Prep
college credit?
  • She should bring the advanced standing
    certificate (which she will receive) and any
    supporting materials to the college of her choice
    when she registers.

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Where can students use the credit?
  • Anoka-Hennepin Technical College
  • Anoka Ramsey Community College
  • North Hennepin Community College
  • Pine Technical College
  • St. Cloud Technical College

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What about 4 year colleges?
  • Some of the colleges that link 2-year and 4-year
    college programs include
  • Moorhead State University
  • University of Minnesota Crookston
  • Bemidji State University
  • St. Cloud State University
  • College of St. Scholastica
  • University of Phoenix

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More information about Tech Prep
  • See www.techprepmn.com
  • Or your local Tech Prep Coordinator

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Tech PrepThe Other College Prep
  • Life-changing, Interesting and Fun!

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This Presentation was prepared by the Conifer
Group. 1-800-700-2388 Photos taken at Quarry
Park, Saint Cloud, Minnesota Photography by S.J.
Griffin
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