College Credit Offered for Career and Technical Education Coursework

MEXICO – Select Career and Technical Education students at the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation will now receive both high school and college credits for some of their coursework.

Through a partnership between CiTi and Cayuga Community College’s Cayuga Advantage program, CTE Digital Media, Advanced Metal Manufacturing and Nursing Assistant instructors were approved as CCC adjunct professors so students in their classes could obtain college credit for select courses.

Cayuga Advantage Coordinator Sarah Yaw lauded CiTi instructors for going above and beyond for their students.

Current CCC course offerings include Machine Tools 1, which introduces students to hands-on study of lathes, milling, drilling, grinding, bench work and bulk manufacturing operations for the CTE Advanced Metal Manufacturing students.

Second year CTE Nursing Assistant students will receive dual credit for chemistry upon successful completion of Chemistry 101, a general chemistry course.

CTE Digital Media students will receive dual credit for Art 252, where they will discover the theory and application of Adobe Photoshop.

“It is exciting for CTE to give our students the opportunity to achieve this dual credit,” said Kathy Finnerty, CiTi’s curriculum specialist.

Yaw said the community college is focused on increasing access to higher education.

CTE students, she said, may be able to enroll in other CCC courses in the college’s spring semester.