Articulation & Dual Enrollment Agreements

  • College is an option for BCTC students.  In fact, a large percentage of BCTC students continue their education at two and four year colleges/universities, apprenticeship programs and other post-secondary schools. BCTC participates in the Statewide SOAR (Students Occupationally and Academically Ready) program with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and statecolleges/universities.  The mission of SOAR is to prepare students for college and careers in a diverse, high-performing workforce.

    SOAR is a career and technical educational plan that articulates the secondary career and technical programs to postsecondary degree or diploma or certificate programs. SOAR programs lead students into a pathway that align the secondary courses to a postsecondary program to complete a degree or certificate.  Many colleges and universities give college credits for BCTC learning experiences.

    SOAR is built on a course of study which incorporates secondary education and postsecondary education elements and includes coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant career and technical content. These career and technical programs of study include a statewide articulation agreement partnership between secondary schools and postsecondary institutions.


    To find out more about participating schools and credit opportunities, please visit and

    These are just some of the post-secondary institutions that BCTC has articulated it programs with:

             Penn Coll of Art & Des1


    Johnson & Wales