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Career and Technology Education (CTE) Programs of Study

CTE articulation agreements allow students to earn college credit at Montgomery College (MC) by enrolling in, and successfully completing, identified courses associated with select programs of study offered by at Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). For a complete list of agreements MC has with MCPS, please see list at the bottom of this webpage.

Programs of Study include: Automotive Technology, Business, Construction & Development, Criminal Justice, Education, Engineering, IT and more.

To earn credit at Montgomery College, MCPS students must:

  1. Earn a B or better in each of the high school courses associated with the program of study.
  2. Submit an application for admission to MC.
  3. Print and fill out the appropriate Articulation Credit Award Form (listed below).
  4. Return the completed Articulation Credit Award Form and, if required, the test certification forms to your high school registrar for verification.
  5. Ask the registrar to attach a copy of the your official transcript to the Articulation Credit Award Form and mail to: Montgomery College, Transcript Evaluator, Office of Admissions and Records, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville, MD, 20850.
  6. Declare the major that is noted in the Credit Award Form (the MC major will align with the MCPS program of study).


 - If a student does not meet the requirements outlined in the CTE agreement, they will not receive credit at MC.

 - Each four-year postsecondary institution determines transferability of CTE articulated credit.  Although MC awards the credits, these credits will not automatically transfer to other schools postsecondary institutions.

 - Once articulated credit is processed by MC, students will be notified through MC email.

To see how the the Programs of Study correlate to majors and certificates at MC, view this chart.

MCPS has several articulation agreements with (MC).  These agreements allow MCPS students to earn college credit for certain high school courses associated with identified programs of study. The articulation agreements between MCPS and MC are listed in the chart below.  The heading descriptors are as follows:

The Credit Award Form column links to the paperwork students are required to fill out to earn credit at MC.  

The Career Coach column links to a Montgomery College website showing the job outlook for careers associated with each CTE program.

The MC Major and Certificate column links to the degree plan at Montgomery College for the major/certificate associated with the CTE agreement.

Credit Award FormCareer CoachMC Major and Certificate
Academy of FinanceJob InformationA.A. in Business
Accounting Certificate

National Academy of Information Technology: 
Computer Programming Option

Job InformationA.A. in Computer Gaming and Simulation
Internet Games and Simulation Certificate
Web Programming Certificate 

National Academy of Information Technology:
Information Resource Design Option 

Job InformationA.A. in Computer Gaming and Simulation
A.A. in Computer Programming Certificate
A.A. in Computer Science
A.A. in Information Systems
Web Design Certificate
Web Development Certificate
Web Programming Certificate
Accounting Job Information
A.A. in Business
Accounting Certificate
Business Administration and Management Job InformationA.A.S. in Computer Applications
Database Systems Certificate
Information Technology Certificate
Construction and Development:
Principles of Architecture and CAD Technology 
Job InformationA.A.S. in Architectural & Construction Technology
Construction and Development: Carpentry
Job InformationA.A.S. in Building Trades Technology
Construction and Development: ElectricityJob InformationA.A.S. in Building Trades Technology
Residential Remodeling and Repair Certificate
Electrical Wiring Certificate
Electrical Wiring Letter of Recognition
Construction and Development: HVACJob Information
A.A.S. in Building Trades Technology
HVAC Certificate
Construction and Development: MasonryJob Information
A.A.S. in Building Trades Technology
Residential Remodeling and Repair Certificate
Construction and Development: PlumbingJob Information
A.A.S. in Building Trades Technology
Residential Remodeling and Repair Certificate
Early Child Development Job InformationA.A.S. in Early Childhood Education Technology
Early Childhood Education Certificate
A.A.T. in Early Childhood Education/
Early Childhood Special Education
Graphic Communications (Print Ed)Job Information A.A.S. in Graphic Design 
Justice, Law and Society Job Information
A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies
Network Operations Job InformationA.A.S. in Network and Wireless Technologies 
Professional Restaurant ManagementJob InformationA.A.S. in Hospitality Management 

CTE Programs of Study

CTE is a national program developed to equip students with the skills they will need to compete in today's technological world. Beginning in high school, CTE students enroll in selected, career-focused programs that provide some college credit when the attend Montgomery College. This allows students to get a head start on the college education. 

For information about how these programs of study may meet graduation requirements see the High School Course Bulletin.

The Maryland High School Programs of Study publication provides an overview of all programs available throughout the state.

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