Earn College Credit
- Ocean County College Dual Enrollment
- Early College at Ocean County College
- AP Placement Program
- Tech Prep at Ocean County College
Manchester Township High School in collaboration with Ocean County College (OCC) is expanding the opportunities for students to earn college credits towards a Liberal Arts Associates (A.A.). degree. Manchester Township High School students will be able to earn college credits while taking classes at the high school. Students interested in enrolling in courses to earn college credits should speak to their guidance counselor when reviewing their course selections. Students and parents would pay tuition to Ocean County College and receive an official transcript from OCC. Guidelines and information will be provided pending Board of Education approval of the program.
Potential Courses at for College Credits at MTHS:
AP Comparative Government
AP US History
AP World History
Spanish II Honors
Intro Computer Science
AP Probability & Statistics
Anatomy & Physiology
Ocean County high school students have an opportunity to get a jump start on college and complete up to a semester of college during their junior and/or senior year of high school at greatly reduced cost thanks to the scholarship program created by the Ocean County College Trustees. Through this program, the cost of tuition and fees are reduced for high school juniors and seniors. Courses are offered on campus and at various high school sites including Manchester Township High School. Eligible juniors and seniors must apply to Ocean County College with the recommendation of the Principal. All juniors and seniors, who have their district’s approval, are eligible. For more information, students are encouraged to meet with their guidance counselors for approval and call the Office of Admissions and Records at 877-OCC-FIRST.
Manchester Township High School offers College Board Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Students who complete the AP course, participate in AP exams (in May) and earn a 3 (out of 5) can earn college credits. Deciding to take an AP course prepares high school students for the academic workload in college. When high school students take AP courses, colleges and universities know that what the student experienced in an AP class has prepared the student well for the challenges of college. Students who participate in AP courses in high school are less likely to need remedial courses in college and are more likely to complete college in four years. Students who take an AP course and participate in the AP exam also earn a higher GPA than student who do not participate in an AP program.
For more information about the College Board AP program
On Twitter, follow @APforStudents for program updates.
The College Tech Prep (TP) Program is a high school/ college/industry partnership that provides a program of study for students interested in an educational specialization with a high technology curriculum. Students interested in following a College Tech Prep course of study take a sequence of three classes, beginning in high school or at the Ocean County Vocational School, and continuing on at Ocean County College.
Manchester Township High School is a member of a countywide Tech Prep consortium that works in conjunction with Ocean County College. The purpose of this consortium is to enable students to accelerate their college studies by earning college credit for select secondary elective courses. Ocean County College offers many specific degree curricula that require such courses. Upon completion of a Tech Prep endorsed course, a student is eligible to take a corresponding college examination for college credit, provided the required paperwork is in place. See your guidance counselor for Patterns of Study for Tech Prep.
Within the Program of Studies, you will note that specific elective courses are coded with a “TP”. If you are interested in enrolling in a Tech Prep course for future college credit, please meet with your guidance counselor to review the Tech Prep programs offered by Ocean County College and to complete the preliminary paperwork.
Current Tech Prep programs include: Administrative Office Management, Accounting Technology, Allied Health, Cisco Certified Networking, Civil/Construction Engineering Technology, Communications and Communications Technology, Criminal Justice, Environmental Science, Hospitality/Food Service, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Network Support Specialist, Small Business management, Teaching Assistant/Child Care, and Visual Communications Technology.
Through articulation agreements, which are formalized transfer agreements, high school students are eligible to obtain credits at Ocean County College for the College Tech Prep courses they have completed through credit by examination, portfolio review, a specified score on a national examination or by enrolling in the OCC Jump Start Program. These credits are based upon students successfully completing a Tech Prep program at Ocean County College.
Courses that are part of the College Tech Prep program are designated by “TP”. If you plan to attend Ocean County College after graduation, please confer with your guidance counselor to determine if you can be awarded college credit for the TP courses you took at Manchester Township High School.