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College Credits

Seniors enrolled in A.W. Beattie programs may earn industry certifications and college credits by taking the NOCTI exam.

NOCTI (National Occupational Competency Testing Institute) delivers a battery of assessments or Standardized tests for students studying career and technical programs in the United States. It is the largest provider of industry-based credentials and partner industry certifications for career and technical education (CTE) programs across the nation. Whether using assessments to meet Perkins accountability requirements, to guide data-driven instructional improvement, or to assist with teacher evaluation systems, NOCTI provides a credible solution through its validated and reliable technical skill assessment.

Below are links to each program's articulation agreements with regional post-secondary institutions for college credits. You can learn more about each class on our program pages.

Students Occupationally and Academically Ready

The Pennsylvania Department of Education supports career and technical education students aligning their high school courses to a college program in order to complete a degree, diploma or certificate. SOAR programs articulate skills and tasks gained at the high school level to course credit earned in a postsecondary degree, diploma or certificate program.

SOAR programs can help students:

  • Prepare for entering the job market with college and career ready skills
  • Choose the best career pathway
  • Save money on college tuition
  • Save time by not duplicating coursework in college