Articulation Agreements by High School/ROP - CareerPathways - Moorpark College

Articulated Credit for High School Career Technical Education Students

  What is an articulation agreement?

An articulation between a high school and a community college is an agreement that allows high school students to receive community college credit for an approved high school CTE class if the student meets the agreed-upon criteria for successful completion. The process helps students make a smooth transition from a secondary to a post-secondary program without any duplication of coursework thus helping streamline their educational plan. The basic philosophy of articulation is that no student should be required to repeat the same course content for which they have already received credit. The CTE high school teacher can provide additional information on how to petition for credit for the class. 

What is the process to petition college credit for my High School Course?  

Criteria for Student to Receive VCCCD Credit for equivalent High School/ROP Course:

Students must complete “Petition for Credit by Examination- High School Career and Technical Education (CTE)” form, apply on-line to be a VCCCD student, and create an account in the CATEMA database. A high school student seeking credit by examination will receive non-letter grade credit “CRE” (credit) on their Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) transcript when the agreed articulated class requirements are successfully completed. High school articulated credit may only be petitioned at the time that the student is enrolled in the equivalent high school course; credit may not be petitioned retroactively. VCCCD credit will be awarded the same college semester as the petition for one semester classes or the subsequent college semester for year-long classes. Fees and tuition are subject to current Board of Trustees and VCCCD policy

Please note: The 4-year colleges and universities may not accept courses taken as Credit by Examination (CRE) for the fulfillment of major requirements or elective credit. High school students planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university may need a letter grade (A, B, C). Therefore this transfer student may have to take the articulated course at the college for a letter grade. In addition, we highly recommend that the student consult with the intended transfer institution to verify if they will accept (CRE) grade to receive credit.

Agoura High School

MC Class # MC Class Title No. of Units CSU/UC Transferable HS Class Title
PHOT M10 Beginning Photography 3 CSU/UC Photo I

Newbury Park High School

MC Class # MC Class Title No. of Units CSU/UC Transferable HS Class Title
PHOT M10 Beginning Photography 3 CSU/UC Digital Photography --
Photo 1 & 2
BIOT M01A Intro to Biotechnology & Molecular Biology I 4 CSU/UC Biotechnology Research & Development CP
FTVM M30 Beginning Single Camera Production 3 CSU Digital Camera Production/Editing

Santa Susana High School

MC Class # MC Class Title No. of Units CSU/UC Transferable HS Class Title
GR M23 Visual Technologies 3 CSU Graphic Design ROP
FTVM M30 Beginning Single Camera Production 3 CSU Digital Camera Production/Editing

Simi Valley High School

MC Class # MC Class Title No. of Units CSU/UC Transferable HS Class Title
BIOT M01A Intro to Biotechnology & Molecular Biology I 4 CSU/UC Biotechnology Research & Development CP
MS M19 Medical Terminology 3 CSU Medical Terminology

Thousand Oaks High School

MC Class # MC Class Title No. of Units CSU/UC Transferable HS Class Title
PHOT M10 Beginning Photography 3 CSU/UC Photo 1 & 2
BIOT M01A Intro to Biotechnology & Molecular Biology I 4 CSU/UC Scientific Research

Foothill Technology High School

MC Class # MC Class Title No. of Units CSU/UC Transferable HS Class Title
BIOT M01A Intro to Biotechnology & Molecular Biology I 4 CSU/UC Introduction to Biotechnology