Welcome to the College Credit in High School (CCHS) program at Pine Technical and Community College!
We are very excited that you have chosen to begin or continue your college experience with us. By choosing to participate in college courses, you are making an important decision that will have a positive impact on your future. When you enroll in college courses in high school, you can get a jump start on your college education, explore for future careers, and save money.
Pine offers a variety of College Credit in High School programs aimed at increasing access to post-secondary education for our region. View the Earn College Credit in High School Orientation PowerPoint to learn more.
Earn high school and college credit by enrolling in college courses offered on campus or online.
Earn high school and college credit by enrolling in college courses taught by your own high school teacher, without leaving your high school.
Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses are offered at many high schools and provide a rigorous curriculum that prepares students to take college level courses. Students who achieve a 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement test can have that score evaluated by a college or university for a college credit. Students who attain an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma shall be granted six (6) lower division course credits for scores of 4 or higher on each Higher Level IB examinations and two (2) lower division course credits for scores of 4 or higher on each Standard Level IB examination will be awarded college credit at any MnSCU college or university.
PTCC application (.PDF) 107.29 KB
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Students take the college's assessment test (Accuplacer) and must meet college-level readiness requirements to qualify for PSEO. Students testing into remedial or developmental courses are not eligible for the program.