Early College Experience

Technical Advancement Placement or Tech Prep

NWACC has agreements with area high schools to accept certain high school courses as college credit at NWACC, under the following parameters.

To receive Tech Prep credit:

  • The student must have taken an articulated course(s) while in high school
  • The student must have earned an A or a B in the articulated course(s)
  • The student must enroll at NWACC within 12 months of high school graduation
  • The student may request an application while attending an Orientation Session or at the Student Records office at NWACC

Tech Prep credit to transcript:

  • Successfully complete at least one course at NWACC.
  • Articulated courses are recorded as CREDIT ONLY courses.
  • No letter grade is provided for the course on the NWACC transcript.
  • Most Tech Prep credit does NOT transfer to most four-year institutions.
  • Tech Prep credit is available to any student who meets the above qualifications.
  • It is specifically intended for students pursuing Associate of Applied Science degrees at NWACC.


The links below contain the most current NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) courses articulated with NorthWest Arkansas Education Service Cooperative (NWAESC), and NTI Secondary Career Center, for all public high schools located in Benton and Washington counties. High schools with specific courses not articulated through NWAESC are listed under High School Articulations.

NWAESC and NTI SCC Articulations
High School Articulations

PLEASE NOTE: As of Spring 2017, this is the most up-to-date list of Tech Prep articulated courses. These are the only courses available for Tech Prep credit for students who meet the requirements to enroll at NWACC.

Application for the Tech Prep credit  

For more Information contact Leslie Hardaway at 479-725-4680.