Carson High School Career & Technical Education

Tech Prep

Tech Prep is a way to receive college credits while in high school.  In a Tech Prep program, the student begins courses of study in high school and continues in postsecondary or apprenticeship programs.  Tech Prep is designed to prepare students to enter and succeed in a postsecondary institution of career choice.

The Western Nevada College and the Carson City School District have entered into a joint agreement to participate in the 2+2 Tech Prep Program.  This program is design to provide students with the opportunity to take certain courses as part of their high school program, which qualify for both high school and college credit. 

This means if a student is a junior or senior completes the high school Tech Prep class with a grade of A or B and completes the registration application.  They will receive college credit at no additional cost.  Not only does this save tuition costs but also the cost of textbooks and fees often the student can complete a college program in less time.  Students can receive up to 15 credits in this program.  Note:  If your son or daughter completes a class as a freshman or sophomore, they could be eligible to receive the credits.  If they complete a articulated class their junior or senior year, they can receive the Tech Prep Credit in some programs.

Upon successful completion of high school, students can contact WNC to receive their official transcript.  The student need not attend WNC to get college credits and these credit could transfer to other colleges.

If you would like further information please visit WNC's Tech PrepWeb site at

The following is a list of courses articulated with WNC and CHS.

WNC Tech Prep Course List
CHS Course Title WNC Course Title Credits
Accounting ACC 135B:  Bookkeeping I 3
Beg Photography ART 141  Introduction to Digital Photography I 3
Photography II ART 142  Introduction to Digital Photography II 3
Auto Body I AUTB 120B:  Automotive Collision I 3
Auto Body II AUTB 200B:  Automotive Refinishing 3
Auto Tech I AUTO 101B:  Introduction to General Mechanics 3
Auto Tech II AUTO 111B:  Automotive Electricity 3
Auto Tech III AUTO 220B:  Automotive Engine Performance Mechanics I 3
Business Management BUS 101:  Introduction to Business 3
AutoCAD I CADD 100:  Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting 3
AutoCAD II CADD 105:  Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting  
Graphic Design GRC 118:  Computer Graphics - Print Media  
Web Design I GRC 119:  Computer Graphics - Digital Media 3
Web Design II GRC 175:  Web Design and  Publishing I 3
Welding I Weld 211:  Welding I 3
Welding II Weld 221:  Welding II 3
Welding III Weld 231B:  Welding III 3
Welding Projects Weld 212/222B:  Welding I Practice and Welding II
TMCC  Tech Prep Course List
CHS Course Title TMCC Course Title Credits
Culinary I CUL 105 3
Culinary II CUL 106 6
Digital Video &
Broadcast Production
THTR 160
THTR 161
Johnson & Wales University Articulation Agreedment
CHS Course Title Johnson & Wales University Course Title Credits
Carson High School CUL1345 Intro to Baking & Pastry 3
2 yr Pro Start Program CUL1355 New World Cuisine 3
  CUL1385 Fundamentals of Food Service