(903) 923-1010

2650 East End Blvd. South
Marshall, TX 75671
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Tech Prep
Office of College Connections:
voice: 903.923.3394
fax: 903.923.3310
College Connections:
Michelle Ates
voice: 903.923.3394
Email: College Connections
Mailing Address:
College Connections
TSTC Marshall
2650 East End Blvd. South
Marshall, TX 75671
College Connection Office is located in the South Building in Room 104
Office Hours:
M-F: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tech Prep is College Prep for Technical Careers!

Tech Prep is a way to start a college technical major in high school. In a Tech Prep program, you begin your course of study in high school and continue in a community or technical college. The result is a certificate or associate degree in a career field.

Tech Prep programs combine the academic courses needed for success in college AND technical courses that begin to prepare you for a career.

Students in Tech Prep programs can earn college credit through:

  • Content-enhanced articulated courses (statewide articulation and/or local articulation);
  • Dual credit (concurrent enrollment); and/or
  • College Board Advanced Placement (AP)

Tech Prep includes the following key components:


  • 6-year educational plans composed of secondary programs of study articulated with technical programs at two-year colleges;
  • Academic and technical concepts taught in context;
  • Career guidance and counseling;
  • Joint staff development activities for secondary and postsecondary teachers, counselors and administrators;
  • Joint state agency approval process for Tech Prep programs (6-year plans); and
  • A high school transcript code for articulated courses (letter "A") and a PEIMS code to identify secondary students electing to participate in Tech Prep programs.

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