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Tech Prep

What is Tech Prep?


Tech Prep Brochure Tech Prep is a means to begin a technical course of study while in high school. Tech Prep courses are taught in the high school and can be applied toward college credit. In a Tech Prep program, a high school student can begin his or her course of study in high school and continue to the College of Southern Maryland. These courses coordinate high school and community college programs, assuring that graduates acquire the technical knowledge and skills required in today's complex workplace for a particular program. Tech Prep students complete a planned sequence of courses in high school, which articulate to CSM and can be applied to designated letters of recognition, certificates, and associate of applied science degrees in a career field.

Take Tech Prep classes to earn college credits while you're still in high school and earn credits for FREE, while getting ahead of other students starting college. You may combine Tech Prep with CSM's Dual/Concurrent Enrollment program to really get ahead in college and save money!

The Tech Prep program was started by the U.S. Department of Education through the Perkins Grant.

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What do I need to do to be a Tech Prep candidate?

Tech Prep is designed for all students. Start asking questions about Tech Prep in the 9th grade. Explore technical program(s) you find interesting. You may begin Tech Prep courses as early as your sophomore year. *Exceptions may apply

Register for the required high school courses to earn college credit; you need to complete the entire program with a grade of ‘B’ or better.

Articulate credits within two years of high school graduation to CSM.

Tech Prep Programs

Calvert County

Please click on the Calvert County Tech Prep program listed below to Request an Evaluation of Tech Prep Credits (Please note only one program per student is permitted).

Charles County

Please click the on a Charles County Tech Prep program listed below to Request an Evaluation of Tech Prep Credits (Please note only one program per student is permitted).

St. Mary's County

Please click the on a St. Mary's County Tech Prep program listed below to Request an Evaluation of Tech Prep Credits (Please note only one program per student is permitted).

*Articulations are subject to change.