High School Educators

In partnership with local high schools, FLC helps connect high school students to college Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to give students a head start on college and careers.

By developing high-demand career skills, students are given a competitive edge and are likely to be more successful members of the workforce. Rigorous CTE programs also provide college prep students with opportunities to apply academic content in real-world applications. All students benefit from developing high-demand career skills that support their success in the workforce and give them a competitive edge. Rigorous CTE programs also provide college prep students with opportunities to apply academic content in real-world applications.

What is Articulation?

Articulation is the alignment and comparability of coursework between two levels of education, such as high school and community college. It is established through discipline specific faculty-to-faculty collaboration. For example, FLC Administration of Justice instructors meet with their high school counterparts to confirm that concepts and skills being taught in the high school Administration of Justice courses are comparable to those of the college. Once the determination is made that coursework is sufficiently similar, formal articulation agreements can be established.

Articulation Benefits — A Win-Win

  • Students earn a head start on college and their careers, saving time and money by skipping redundant coursework in which they have already demonstrated mastery
  • CTE faculty collaborate, share resources, conduct joint industry advisories, and update and align curriculum, which provide students with relevant career skills and a smooth transition to postsecondary and career success
  • High schools are better able to attract, motivate, and retain students in articulated Career Pathway courses when they offer opportunities for advanced placement in college and college credit

Process for Receiving Credit in FLC Articulated Classes

  • Articulation Agreement:
    • High School teacher/FLC faculty create and sign Articulation Agreement Form
    • Evaluation method (final exam, portfolio, etc.) approved by both instructor and FLC faculty in the articulation agreement
  • Parent/Guardian Permission Form:
    • High School teacher distributes and collects the Permission Form
    • Parent/guardian signature required for all students, regardless of age
  • FLC Registration/Student ID Number
    • High school student completes online application at their high school to obtain FLC ID number in the semester that college credit will be awarded
    • Registration questions: Email the FLC Articulations Coordinator
  • Grade Roster
  • College Credit
    • Student receives credit (units) and grade on official transcript
    • Transcript states: “credit by exam – high school articulation”, FLC course # and grade earned

Articulation Forms

Contact the FLC Articulation Coordinator

For more information about articulations with your High School Please contact the FLC Articulations Coordinator using the form below.


Student Testimonials

  • This program showed me what college is really about. It has encouraged me to continue towards college. The program helped me start on my future when I didn’t know where to begin. Allowing us to have college credits for the class gives us to have somewhere to go once school is over. We are now more inspired to start college because we have these credits. It’s fast and easy which is what teenagers need. It’s a great way to get started on our future, most of which will take place at FLC.

  • One can learn many things by joining the law enforcement course. One thing I learned was what college is all about and even what I want to do in college. I have a better understanding of the workload in college because of the many exams required in this course. This class helps students choose what degrees and what college they may want to go to in the future. We had many discussions about the best way to obtain a degree and what degrees are available to us, as well as which ones will help us get a job in Law Enforcement. This class is a great way to get college credit which allows for an easy transition to Folsom Lake College. This class not only helps students with college but also career choices. Overall this class is an awesome option for anyone interested in law enforcement or really anyone who wants guidance on what their options are for college or life after high school.

  • When I took this class, I expected to just learn about law enforcement. Not only did I learn about criminal justice, I have learned life lessons, how to get a job, and most of all how to be a better person and how to make the right choices. This course also offered me knowledge about how to choose my career path. I learned the pros and cons of working in criminal justice. Thanks to this class I have learned to understand situations from both sides. You can’t judge a person or situation until you step through their shoes. This class has helped me with a lot more than just criminal justice.

  • This class has benefited me by providing me with confidence to move forward with my educational goals. When I started this class I was just looking for a class that would suit my interest and teach life skills; however after finding out about the ability to get college credit while I studied my passion, I knew the program was a once in a lifetime opportunity. The benefit of being able to enjoy my studies, take a challenging college course, and earn college credit while still in highs school have shaped my future. I know I want to pursue education more than ever because I have benefitted from the rewards early on. This program is beneficial to all and I highly recommend it.

  • I think there should be way more of these classes because they give students the chance to discover what they might want to do with their life. Once you become passionate about something it makes college seem way more exciting and then more people would want to go.

  • This class gave me a sense of direction and the confidence that I can do college level work. It allowed me to have a more in-depth education while feeling accomplished.

  • The class I took was stupendous and extremely intriguing. This class prepared me for my future career and it gave me life skills and taught me what to do in medical situations.

  • I was so excited to learn that I would get college credit for this class that I could use towards my degree. It is also really convenient since it’s at school and I don’t have to go to the college to take the course.

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