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MAC Career and Technical Dual Credit

MAC Career and Technical Dual Credit is an educational system designed to prepare students for the highly skilled, high wage technology careers of today and tomorrow. MAC Career and Technical Dual Credit combines secondary and postsecondary education programs through a formal articulation agreement which provides students with a nonduplicative, seamless sequence of progressive achievement leading to an associate degree in any of a number of technical and service careers.

Educational Talent Search

The program identifies and assists youth ages 11 to 27 years of age who meet US Department of Education guidelines, and who have the potential to succeed in postsecondary education. The program provides academic, career, and financial aid advising, tutoring, college campus visits, assistance in preparing for college entrance examinations, financial aid planning, and assistance in completing college admissions forms. The goal of the Talent Search Program is to increase the number of eligible youth who graduate from high school and continue on to postsecondary institutions of their choice.

Dual Credit

The Program allows qualifying juniors and seniors a great opportunity to get a head start on their college education while still in high school.  If you have previously taken or plan to take Dual Credit classes, you are to be commended for thinking ahead and utilizing this opportunity.

Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a high school college prep program that helps students prepare for success in high school and college by providing activities to sharpen their skills and encourage achievement.  There is no cost to the student or their family to participate.  Upward Bound at Mineral Area College is one of more than 900 Upward Bound programs federally funded through the U. S. Department of Education.  Many of those programs have been operating since 1965.

Programs of Study

The primary purpose of Programs of Study is to provide successful student transitions between scondary and postsecondary education. The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 called upon states and local education agencies to create secondary-to-postsecondary sequences of academic and career education coursework that lead students to attain a postsecondary degree or industry recognized certificate or credential.