What is High School Articulation?

High School Articulation is a process in which High School CTE courses are deemed equivalent to College CTE courses through a formal agreement. College credit will be awarded to students that successfully pass the course according to the terms of the agreement. The credit actually appears on a student’s college transcript with the same letter grade they received in their high school class. For example, if a student receives a grade of “A” in their high school articulated course, their college transcript will show the grade of “A” next to the articulated college course. Active articulation agreements must be in place between the student’s high school district and an RCCD college (Moreno Valley College, Norco College, or Riverside City College) at the time the student was enrolled in the high school class.

Articulation reduces the need for students to repeat coursework in college and facilitates a smooth transition from secondary to post-secondary education. It allows students to more efficiently reach their educational and career goals.

By taking an articulated course(s) in High School students can benefit from the following:

  • Time:    3 units = 54 class hours and more than 100 homework hours. Save 150 hours
  • Time:    60 units needed to transfer to Four-Year college–3 units in high school taken = 57 units left
  • Money:  For a 3 unit class, students pay $46 per unit and over $100 for a textbook. Save $250
  • Goals:   Classes can be used towards CTE Certificate, Associate Degree, Transfer to Four-Year College

For more information, contact CTE Projects at cte-info@rccd.edu.