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Frequently Asked Questions

                                                           
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Willis High School Scholarship List:
 
 In the fall, the College and Career Center starts compiling a list of all scholarships that are made available to our students. This is a fluid document and new scholarships are added regularly. Be sure to check for scholarships at least once a week so you do not miss out on a great scholarship opportunity. 
 
TECH PREP with Lone Star College

 What is Tech Prep?

Tech Prep is an education initiative linking high school career and technical courses to college workforce courses on a 2-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree through course articulation. Articulation simply means that high school course work and instructor credentials are elevated to match similar college coursework and instructor credentials. Articulated courses are completed in high school. The students apply for credit after graduating high school and meeting eligibility requirements. AAS degrees offer an alternative route to the bachelor's degree. The student completes 2 years of specialized skill training in the AAS and then transfers that degree to a partnering university to complete the remaining courses for the bachelor's program.

What does Tech Prep do for my student?

Jump starts your student's college education by beginning the 2-year degree in high school and transferring the completed 2-year degree to a linked bachelor's degree later. Provides your student an opportunity to explore the many possible occupations available while gaining marketable job skills. Enhances reading, writing, and math skills by applying academics into an integrated hands-on learning experience. Prepares your student to be financially self-supporting, while saving your money!

 What happens in High School?


Talk to your student's high school counselor for a list of articulated course options and Tech Prep 6-year degree plans. Encourage your student to explore the different careers and options available in and through higher education.

What happens after High School?


Visit with an advisor on LSCS campuses for more information on the technical AAS degrees offered and the jobs available for 2-year degree graduates. Witness your student become a productive, responsible adult as a result of Tech Prep's college and career preparation. Visit the Tech Prep@LSCS website for more information: www.LoneStar.edu/techprep

Eligibility Requirements:


Complete the CTE sequence of courses during the Junior or Senior year of high school. Score an 80 or above in articulated CTE courses.

Apply for admission, enroll in courses, and request articulated credit within 15 months of high school graduation (36 months if applying for the nursing program).

Tech Prep 2-year AAS degree programs:

Automotive Technology
Computer Information Technology
Emergency Medical Services
Engineering Design Graphics
Technology Engineering/Electronic Technology
Geographic Information Systems
Health Information Technology
HVAC
Hospitality Management Interior Design - Facilities Management
Interpreter Training
Logistics Management Management
Nursing
Paralegal Studies
Professional Office Technology
Veterinary Technology
Visual Communication
Welding Technology

 Web Resources:
 www.LoneStar.edu/techprep
 www.techpreptexas.org
 www.gulfcostetw.org
 www.achievetexas.org*all information was retrieved from LoneStar.edu