Postsecondary Partners

CTE programs strive to prepare students for successful futures whether they pursue college, training programs or careers directly after graduation. For those students choosing a college pathway, apprenticeships or certification programs, there are unique advantages and supports.

Robust CTE programming partnerships with colleges, codified by an articulation agreement, provide a range of student benefits such as advanced standing, early college credit, and preferential placement. Our collaboration with City University of New York, State University of New York and other post-secondary institutions helps CTE students accumulate college credit while still in high school, to support their successful transitions into college. Among students who came to CUNY as freshmen in 2010, more than 50 percent of those who completed a bachelor's degree within four years had earned college credit prior to entering CUNY. The below chart highlights a sample of program-wide articulation agreements designed to support CTE students.

College articulation agreements for multiple CTE programs in NYC high schools have been established in the following industries:

CTE Industry Sector Postsecondary Institution Potential Benefits
Automotive & Transportation Bronx Community College (BCC), Lincoln Tech BCC: 1 Credit, Lincoln Tech: Advanced Standing
Business & Finance Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), St. Joseph’s College (SJC) BMCC: 3 Credits, SJC: Up to 6 Credits
Construction & Sustainability Pima College Up to 6 Credits
Culinary, Hospitality & Tourism New York City College of Technology (City Tech), St. Joseph’s College City Tech: Up to 2 Credits, SJC: Up to 6 Credits
Engineering & Architecture New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), New York City College of Technology NYIT: Advanced Standing, City Tech: Advanced Standing
Healthcare Borough of Manhattan Community College, St. Joseph’s College BMCC: Up to 9 Credits, SJC: Up to 6 Credits
Information Technology Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York Institute of Technology 4 Credits
Media & Design Hostos Community College Up to 9 Credits
*All agreements are contingent upon requirements as set forth by the postsecondary institution. Please contact the CTE office for further information.


Additionally, specific pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship and certification training programs are provided to CTE programs to support students’ next steps.

If you are a college or training program interested in developing a partnership or articulation agreement for CTE students or you are a CTE school that would like more information, please contact Jessica Kemper, Director of Industry Engagement) at