Articulated Credit is college preparation for a technical career!

Articulated Credit is a way to begin a technical college major in high school. In an articulated credit program, students begin their course of study in high school and continue in a community or technical college. The result is an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or certificate in a career field. These degrees may apply toward a Bachelor in Applied Arts and Technology (BAAT) or a Bachelor in Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS); students should consult their college or university counselor/advisor. Students will earn college credit for high school technical courses that have been agreed upon by College of the Mainland and individual high schools. This will save students time and money once they begin attending College of the Mainland.

Articulated Credit AAS Programs at COM

  • Business Administration with emphasis in accounting
  • Business Administration with emphasis in management
  • Business Administration with emphasis in marketing
  • Business Technology
  • Child Development and Education
  • Computer Information Services
  • Criminal Justice
  • Drafting
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Graphic Design/Web Design
  • Health Information Management
  • Nursing

Procedures for Students to Obtain Articulated Credit

  1. As a student, you may complete the Petition for Award of Articulated Credit Form with an advisor, the Office of Admissions and Records or the Office of Allied Health and Public Service Careers. If you have questions, contact Joni Bernard at jbenard5373@com.edu or 409-933-8224.
  2. Your official transcript must be on file with the Office of Admissions and Records, and you are encouraged to bring a copy of your transcript to the Public Service Careers Office.
  3. You will be given credit for the college equivalent of a class completed in high school. 
  4. You must choose an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) major and must choose the corresponding AAS major to have the credit count toward the degree. 
  5. If you choose an unrelated AAS major, credit will count as an elective and appear on your transcript, but it will not shorten your time to a degree. 
  6. Transcription will be applied at the end of the first semester that you are enrolled in college-level courses.    

The Articulated Credit Plan

  • Select the recommended graduation plan.
  • Complete the high school articulated courses.
  • Continue with a two-year AAS degree.
  • Students in an articulated credit program get an early start in accumulating college credits.

How to Get Involved in an Articulated Credit Plan

  • Talk to your career/technology instructor or high school counselor.
  • Contact the Office of Allied Health and Public Service Careers at College of the Mainland at 409-933-8224.