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CTE Dual Credit

CTE Dual Credit allows students pursuing a career and technical program to earn college credit while in high school. CTE Dual Credit classes count as college credit and fulfill a high school graduation requirement at the same time.

Students earning CTE Dual Credit start their college program before they even graduate from high school.

Career and technical programs at your school district prepare you for in-demand careers in a wide variety of industries. Career and technical programs are designed through collaboration with local employers to ensure what you’re learning is important to their company. Graduates of certificate and associate degree programs often obtain higher salaries than those with a bachelor's degree.

High school students who are exploring their options after high school should review the program of study information with a career specialist. You can also check out our CTE dual credit course list for details on courses we offer at each participating high school. 

Getting Started

If you want to take CTE Dual Credit courses offered through Edmonds College, please complete the following steps to request enrollment in a CTE Dual Credit course

  1. Contact Pacific NW College Credit to register for course(s)
  2. Create an account in the SERS (Statewide Enrollment and Reporting System). Detailed instructions can be found here: SERS Student Guide
  3. Register for the correct courses in SERS. A complete list of courses offered by Edmonds College can be found here: List of CTE Dual Credit Courses, or ask your teacher or career specialist if courses are offered at your school.
  4. Pay the $50 annual fee on the Pacific NW College Credit website: www.pnwcollegecredit.org
  5. Complete your course with a “B” grade or better

Requesting Course Credit (Edmonds Transcript)

  1. If you already have a Edmonds College ctcLink ID, skip to step 2. If you have not attended/applied to Edmonds College, apply to Edmonds College.  For new students who have not attended a community or technical college in Washington state: New student guide. For students who already have a ctcLink ID from another community or technical college in Washington state: Existing student guide. Note: Your SERS ID, beginning with TP, is not your ctcLink ID. 
  2. Complete and submit a “Request Credit” Form (no later than June 30, 2023). This form requires an Edmonds College ctcLink ID. 
  3. Once you have sent your form, your request will processed during the summer. When this happens, you will be admitted to the college, your course will be transcribed, and a confirmation email will be sent, which will include your ctcLink ID (student ID number) 
  4. Activate your ctcLink ID (student ID), a tutorial is provided under the ctcLink tutorials section, under "activate ctcLink account". 
  5. Review your unofficial transcript in your ctcLink account, instructions on how to do this are provided at the following link: View Unofficial Transcripts 
  6. Order official transcripts if necessary on the Edmonds College transcripts page
  7. Please contact us if you have any questions about your credits/transcripts. See the contact us page for contact information.