Office of Secondary Partnerships

Career Technical Education Offers Free College Credit To High School Students

Secondary articulation agreements link secondary and post-secondary education programs that help ensure students a seamless transition to college. Students who successfully complete a Career Technical Education (CTE) program at one of our partner high schools are eligible to apply for free college credits within three years of their graduation date. The free college credit is placed onto the student’s Henry Ford College (HFC) transcript as transferred credit.

High School Articulated Credit Benefits Students

  • Reduces student college expenditures and classroom seat time.
  • High school students can obtain college credit that leads to industry credentials and/or an associate’s degree.
  • Personal leadership development in high school Career Technical Education clubs collaborate with professionals in employment areas that can advance student employment and education.

CTE provides students:

  • Academic learning experiences that demonstrate relevance to the real world;
  • Employability skills, from job-related skills to workplace ethics; and
  • Career pathways that link high school and college education.

Getting Started

  1. Download the form for the Career Technical Education Student Application for Articulated Credit; complete Part A.

  2. Part B must be completed by the Career Technical Education Administrator or high school Principal.

  3. Submit your completed form to:
    Henry Ford College
    Career and Technical Education Secondary Partnerships
    3601 Schaefer, Building A
    Dearborn, Michigan 48126

  4. Once your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted by a representative from Secondary Partnerships at Henry Ford College.

  5. Complete and submit a Henry Ford College Admission Application.

  6. Prior to registering for classes, meet with the appropriate HFC program contact to review college courses at HFC that must be completed in order to receive your articulated credit. Program contact names and information are available from HFC Programs of Study, or by calling Secondary Partnerships at 313-317-6616.