College Credits

WANIC offers college credit through Pacific NW College Credit (formerly Tech Prep College Connections) and DigiPen Institute of Technology. Students start preparing for a successful future by earning college credit taking high school Career & Technical Education (CTE) classes.

*IMPORTANT* Students enrolled in DigiPen Classes through WANIC must declare intent to earn college credit in the fall to their teacher. These students will be completing additional assignments or projects beyond the high school curriculum, demonstrating the advanced competencies required for college credit. This process is not through Pacific NW College Credit.

College Credit SheetCollege Course Codes listed for WANIC programs located at Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

BSD College Credit Sheet College Course Codes listed for WANIC programs located in Bellevue School District

College Credit Summary Sheet including Skill Center Programs located in Bellevue School District, Issaquah School District and Northshore School District.

Pacific NW College Credit offers Dual Credit to high school students as part of the statewide CTE Dual Credit program. Registered students in CTE Dual Credit classes can earn BOTH high school AND college credit for completing select high school classes with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better. 

CTE Dual Credit
Students who register for CTE Dual Credit classes can earn college credit in addition to their high school credit for completing high school classes that are formally aligned – articulated – with college courses. Eligible classes are considered “Career & Technical Education” classes at the high school level and connect to “Professional or Technical” courses & programs at the college. All articulated courses are part of a certificate or degree program offered at the awarding college.

Even if a student doesn't plan on future enrollment at the colleges transcripting their WANIC Skill Center class, students will have evidence they have attended college level courses which may be beneficial in future job or other college/university applications. Credit is guaranteed to transfer to all Washington State community or technical colleges. Transferability is not guaranteed to 4-year schools (regardless of in or out of state), BUT frequently does transfer credit straight to universities. There are many ways that a student can benefit from their credit.  Some are able to use the credit as a direct match at their receiving institution, or able to waive a prerequisite class, or they may be able to apply the credits towards their electives. Credit is considered on a case by case basis and typically if the student advocates for themselves, most courses can be accepted. 

Fire and EMS Students should follow these steps for dual (college) credits

To fully register for transcription of the Bellevue CC and Everett CC dual credit classes following the steps posted on the Fire & EMS (AKA FITE) class TEAMS page. THIS IS A REQUIRED ADDITIONAL STEP beyond just registering up for our dual credits through SERS which we did in class. Make sure you complete the additional forms AS SOON AS POSSIBLE or by dates below in order to get your dual credits!

 

Bellevue Community College Deadline:

June 20, 2023 – Payment & Washington State College Admission Application due

 

Everett Community College Deadlines:

June 9, 2023 – Submit the EvCC CTE Dual Credit Class Transcription Request Form.

June 15, 2023 – Payment for self-paying students.

Pacific NW College Credit

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