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Get the credits you’ve already earned. High school courses in your field of study may be applied toward a JCCC associate degree.

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Beginning in high school, your counselor can help you set educational goals and assess your career interests. From there, you can create an individual plan of study or “road map,” that will help you navigate through high school and even after graduation.

Create a smooth transition from high school to JCCC and a potential career. The JCCC Career Pathways program can help link your career-related classes from high school to the same or similar program at JCCC. Some courses on your road map can be connected (also known as articulated) to college credit to get you started on your way toward a JCCC associate degree.

Career-related courses that could articulate to JCCC programs include hospitality and culinary, accounting, business and marketing, graphic and web design, interior design, computer programming and more.

Creating partnerships

At Johnson County Community College, we work with your high school counselors and teachers to ensure a seamless transition from high school to JCCC. With our help, you won't repeat the classes for which you already received credit.

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Participating School Districts

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See how your career path aligns with JCCC programs.

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Who’s Eligible?

Articulation agreements have been established with Johnson, Douglas and Miami county public schools in Kansas. Meet with your high school counselor to review your individual plan of study. Below are helpful tips regarding the Advanced Standing Credit Application:

  • A completed JCCC Application for Admission and your final transcripts will need to be on file to process this application. If you have any questions on how to fill out a JCCC Application for Admission, please call 913-469-3803.
  • Students may apply for this credit for up to two (2) years after their high school graduation date.
  • Eligible courses for transfer must have a final grade of “B” or above.
  • Your application will be processed once you have completed your first semester at JCCC. At that time, the credit listed on the enclosed Advanced Standing Credit Application will be posted as a “P” (pass) grade on the 2nd page of your JCCC transcript.
  • Articulated credit is intended for JCCC programs and JCCC certificates. Students desiring to transfer these courses to another institution are advised to check with the receiving institution to determine transferability.

How do I receive credit?

  1. Talk with your high school counselor about courses that can articulate. To view your school district articulation agreement list, please click the “Participating School Districts” square on this webpage.
  2. Once you have applied for admission to JCCC and received your student ID, you will be able to fill out the Advanced Standing Articulated Credit Application. Once you have completed this form, it will automatically be sent to the Career Pathways Office. Don’t forget to send your high school transcripts to the admissions office.
  3. The Career Pathways Office will receive the application and be in contact. If you have any questions, please email the Career Pathways Office at careerpathways@jccc.edu.

Interested in Receiving Culinary Credit? 

  1. Talk with your high school counselor. See a list of articulated credit here.
  2. Once you have applied for admission to JCCC and received your student ID, you will be able to fill out the Advanced Standing Articulated Credit Application. You will need to upload your ProStart or American Culinary Federation certificate or your National Restaurant Association (NRA) ServSafe certificate – Manager’s level. (The ServSafe certificate can also be in card form.)
  3. The Career Pathways Office will receive the application and be in contact. If you have any questions, please email the Career Pathways Office at careerpathways@jccc.edu.

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