Dual Enrollment/Tech Prep

Dual Enrollment/Tech Prep (CVTE)
  • The Massachusetts Secondary Postsecondary CVTE Linkage Consortium is the new name for Bristol Tech Prep. In short we call it CVTE, which stands for Career and Vocational Technical Education. Throughout the state of Massachusetts, funding from the Perkins Act provides for CVTE Linkage programs, which are all located in community colleges. At Old Colony we  work closely with Bristol Community College whose campus is located in Fall River, MA.
  • The purpose of CVTE Linkage is to prepare students for a smooth transition to college. It encourages students to acquire proficiency in mathematics, science, communication and technological skills. CVTE offers a curriculum that will enable students to enter the work force, continue on to college for a Certificate, an Associates Degree, and on to a Bachelors Degree without experiencing retraining, delays and duplication of courses or loss of credit.
  • CVTE offers articulated credits to high school graduates, as well as the opportunity to take free college courses at BCC. Students who are able and highly motivated and who maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) in their high school studies are encouraged to take free courses beginning in their junior year of high school. It is possible to take up to 5 courses between September of the junior year and graduation (one course per semester, including one course during the summer between the junior and senior years).
  • The Perkins Act also requires that high schools make an effort to articulate agreements with other colleges and institutions as well as BCC. Old Colony currently has agreements with several colleges.  Old Colony continues to pursue agreements for the purpose of encouraging students to seek out higher education beyond high school. See the Appendix for a listing of articulated agreements currently in place at Old Colony.
Member InstitutionsThe Bristol Secondary Postsecondary CVTE Linkage Consortium is comprised of one community college and 11 secondary schools including four regional vocational technical schools, one agricultural school and six comprehensive high schools.Bristol Secondary Postsecondary CVTE Linkage Consortium Member Institutions   Community College:

  • Bristol Community College

Eleven Secondary Schools:

Four Regional Vocational Technical Schools

  • Bristol-Plymouth Regional Vocational Technical
  • Diman Regional Vocational Technical
  • Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical
  • Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical

   One County Agricultural School:

  • Bristol County Agricultural

   Six Comprehensive High Schools:

  • Attleboro Case (Swansea)
  • Dighton-Rehoboth
  • Durfee (Fall River)
  • New Bedford
  • Somerset
  • Taunton
Dual Enrollment College Program
While at Old Colony, students are eligible to take 5 college courses through Bristol Community College for free. Students may jumpstart their college career while in high school and save money by taking up to 15 credits for free. 
Spring Registration for dual enrollment at BCC begins November 12, 2014, and ends on January 12th, 2015. Any students who are interested in learning more about taking a course, please see your guidance counselor.
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