The Advanced Technical Credit (ATC) Program provides a pathway for high school students to begin earning college credit toward a certificate or degree. Community and technical colleges give their students more options for their future by participating in the ATC Program.

Participate in the ATC Program

Participating community and technical colleges award articulated credit for courses in the ATC Statewide Articulated Course Crosswalk when students meet a set of minimum requirements. For more information on how to participate, read the Guide to the Advanced Technical Credit Program: A Resource for College Registrars and Student Advisors.

Guide to the Advanced Technical Credit Program: A Resource for College Registrars and Student Advisors

ATC Standard Articulation Agreement

The ATC Standard Articulation Agreement sets common statewide standards for the award of college credit for selected, content-enhanced high school courses. Students who successfully complete statewide articulated courses while in high school, enroll in participating community and technical colleges, and meet the requirements for award of college credit outlined in the ATC Standard Articulation Agreement, are eligible to receive advanced technical credit from a college that offers the college equivalent course(s).

ATC Standard Articulation Agreement

For a list of ATC courses available at community and technical colleges in Texas, view the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board course listings below. Please note that not all colleges on this list participate fully in the ATC Program.

ATC courses available at Texas community colleges per THECB Course listing

ATC Statewide Articulated Course Crosswalks

ATC Statewide Articulated Course Crosswalks list all the ATC-approved courses and their equivalent college course(s) for a given school year. These courses must also be at least one full credit or be offered in approved combinations so that the completion of multiple courses is equal to one credit.

To review the ATC Statewide Articulated Course Crosswalks click here.