High School/Regional Occupational Program (ROP) articulation is a process that aligns curriculum and instruction to provide a seamless transition between high school, community college and college/university levels in a career pathway.
Articulation agreements create sequences of progressive, non-duplicated education leading to technical skill proficiency, a credential, a certificate, and/or a degree in a wide range of fields and careers. Such agreements include "Credit by Examination" so that students may receive college credit for rigorous coursework taken at the high school level (serving as Advanced Placement classes for Career Education). Through the "Credit by Examination" process, high school students may receive credit at the college level for articulated courses. Students receive the grade earned on the "Credit by Examination" for their college transcript.
The process of developing articulation agreements is a collaborative effort between DVC college faculty and secondary instructors. This collaborative process has a secondary benefit of enhancing communication between secondary and post-secondary faculty within similar career technical programs and between sites. If you are interested in entering into an articulation agreement with DVC, please fill out our articulation request form.
The process for Career Education (CE) articulation is further described here:
CATEMA–Career and Technical Education Management Application is an online software utilized to award student credit through articulation.
COR–Course Outline of Record. The “official” college course outline, approved by the college Curriculum Committee, for the class that is articulated. A teacher’s syllabus is not the Course Outline of Record.
Questions? Please contact the Instruction Office Coordinator or call 925-969-2042