CTE Transitions Credit by Exam - Out-of-District High Schools

This page provides information and resources for out-of-district high school students, teachers, and counselors regarding early college credit through CTE Transitions Credit by Exam agreements from High School to San Diego City, Mesa, or Miramar College.

If you are a San Diego Unified School District student, teacher, or counselor, click here

 

WHAT IS A CTE TRANSITIONS CREDIT BY EXAM AGREEMENT?

A CTE Transitions Credit by Exam agreement between a high school and San Diego Community College District (including San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, and San Diego Miramar College) allows high school students to receive community college credit for an approved high school class if the student meets all the requirements of the agreement. These agreements better ensure that a student does not have to repeat the same content in at community college that they already studied in high school.  CTE Transitions Credit by Exam Agreements are available for high school career education courses only.

 

Student Requirements and Resources

  1. Step 1: Enroll in an approved high school CTE Transitions class.
  2. Step 2: Successfully create a CATEMA profile and select the approved CTE Transitions class(es) that you are enrolled in
  3. Step 3: Earn a grade of A or B in each section of an approved CTE Transitions class and on the final exam(s) and/or project(s).
  4. Step 4: Successfully complete an SDCCD college application online for the semester/year the high school course is completed.
  5. Step 5: Submit a signed SDCCD CTE Transitions Student Petition for College form and official high school transcript to CTE Transitions Office (must be completed within 18 months of high school graduation).

 Note: Credit cannot be awarded if Step 5 is not completed within 18 months of high school graduation.

 If you are a San Diego Unified School District student, teacher, or counselor, click here

 

Student RESOURCES
QUESTIONS
  • If you are currently enrolled in a high school career education course that participates in SDCCD’s CTE Transitions Program, please reach out to your teacher for assistance.
  • If you are no longer a high school student, please reach out to the SDCCD CTE Transitions Program  CTE Transitions help desk at 619-388-6572 or email eanthony@sdccd.edu.

 

CAREER AND PATHWAY RESOURCES

Career Education
Who Do You Want 2B?
O*NET Resource Center
 

Teacher Requirements & Resources

The SDCCD Career Education and Workforce Development Department retains a list of all individuals teaching a CTE course approved for CTE Transitions Credit by Exam.

IF YOU ARE TEACHING A HIGH SCHOOL CTE TRANSITIONS COURSE, YOU MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING 7 STEPS:

STEP 1: Create your account in CATEMA if you don't already have one. Your account and/or class will need system administrator approval.

CATEMA Quick Start Guide for Teachers

STEP 2: Guide your students through the enrollment process.

STEP 3: Ensure your students are aware of the CTE Transitions Credit by Exam Certification Process and required steps.

STEP 4Login to CATEMA and approve students requesting enrollment in your class.Enter end of course and exam/portfolio grades in CATEMA.

STEP 5: Print, sign and date Class Roster in ink.

STEP 6: Send the Class Roster to the CTE Transitions office by June 30 of each year.

 

If you are a SDUSD teacher, click here. 

 

Teacher Resources

 

BIOTECHNOLOGY TEACHER REQUIREMENTS

LIFE SCIENCE SUMMER INSTITUTE: All Biotechnology high school teachers must participate in the Life Science Summer Institute at Miramar College to be included in the CTE Transitions agreement, BIOL 131 – Introduction to Biotechnology, at Miramar College.  

EXAM REQUIREMENTS: Dr. Bowers‐Gentry of Miramar College will administer Biotechnology exams at your high school or at Miramar College. Exam dates will be scheduled with Dr. Bowers‐Gentry in advance.  

CATEMA REQUIREMENTS: Biotechnology high school teachers will provide their CATEMA roster list to Dr. Bowers‐Gentry with highlighted names of students who are present at exam on the testing day. In the CATEMA system, high school teachers assign course grades to every student, but leave exam grade, recommended credit, and rating as pending.

GRADING: Dr. Bowers‐Gentry grades all Biotechnology exams and submits the results to CTE Transitions office and high school teachers. High School teachers are responsible for notifying students of exam results. CTE Transitions staff will assign exam grades in the CATEMA system and update recommendations for credit. Students that receive an A or B in the course and on the examination are eligible for credit. Students must apply for credit no later than 18 months after high school graduation.

 

CTE TRANSITIONS CREDIT BY EXAM AGREEMENTS

 

 

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