Student Resources

How Does Tech Prep/Dual Credit Work? 

  1. The K-12 instructors collaborate with local colleges to ensure that the courses are taught at the college level and articulate to the college program. 
  2. Talk to your teacher, career/guidance counselor or Search For Tech Prep/Dual Credit Classes available at your school.
  3. Enroll online at https://secure.techprepwa.org/studentLogin.aspx in a designated Dual-Credit/College Tech Prep class available at your school.
  4. Students who complete selected career and technical education courses at their school with a “B” grade or better can earn Olympic College credit.  
  5. At the end of the trimester, semester or year, remind your teacher to report your grade.
  6. Olympic College will then send you an unofficial transcript for the credits you earned! These credits are FREE to the students! Olympic College has waived the registration fee.

It’s a good deal! – Here’s why!

Average cost of 5 college credits at a local Community College is
over $485+ books and fees; you pay NOTHING.

  • Once you receive your OC transcript you're considered a continuing OC student - not a new OC student - so you're eligible for PRIORITY REGISTRATION for Olympic College classes based on the number of credits you have earned.
  • These credits are good at all community and technical colleges in Washington State.
  • Earn credit toward a professional/technical college certificate. Many certificates require 45 credits. You could be more than half way there by the time you complete high school.
  • Earn credit toward a two-year Professional/Technical AA degree.
  • Military bound? Earn a promotion and pay raise with your college credit.
  • University bound? Check with the admissions office for more information about credit transfer.
  • Stand out! List your college credits on your resume for employers.





Almost all young teens dream of a college education, but many students face formidable roadblocks. Lumina Foundation has joined with the American Council on Education and the Ad Council have a campaign dedicated to raising awareness among students about the critical steps they need to take to get to college. Follow the link, KnowHow2Go, to learn how this campaign encourages students to take these steps and connects them with helpful information and resources.

  • Perkins Collaborative Resource Network (PCRN) is a website that can help students, parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators.
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Washington State Diversity Network - Career Guides
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • WorkSource Washington - The State of Washington's official site for online employment services. Find a job, get job search help, locate workforce services in your area, access career information and more.
  • Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries Apprenticeship Programs
  • Washington Workforce Explorer - Labor market information
  • WOIS/The Career Information System Resources Page
  • America's Career Onestop - Pathways to career success
  • Washington Career Bridge - Find the education & training you need to get the job you want.
  • Onet Online System - This site was developed by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, and makes occupational information interactive and accessible


    Every summer an unofficial transcript is mailed out to the address you entered in the State database. Call our office if you have not received one and/or have a new address. If you were awarded college credits and need an official transcript from Olympic College, CLICK HERE for information and links to forms that you need to submit. This will give Olympic College your permission to send your official transcript to the college of your choice.