Step 3: Articulation Agreement Created
Once Dual Credit High School Faculty has received the appropriate instructor and course approvals, the PCC Dual Credit office creates an Articulation Agreement that is a legally binding contract between Portland Community College, PCC Dual Credit, and the high school. The agreement states the responsibilities of both the high school and the college, and is signed by the high school instructor and administrator, as well as the PCC Dual Credit Coordinator, Faculty Liaison, Division Dean, and Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Newly approved Dual Credit High School Faculty will have a 1-Year Initial Articulation Agreement for the current school year. Courses that are on a 1-Year Initial Articulation Agreement must be assessed during that academic year in order for the agreement to move onto a 3-Year Renewal Articulation Agreement. Courses that are on a 3-Year Renewal Articulation Agreement must be assessed at least once during those three years.
A sample PCC Dual Credit Articulation Agreement is available in the PCC Dual Credit High School Program Manual.
In 2015-16, PCC Dual Credit involved 25 school districts, 62 high schools, 268 articulating faculty, 776 articulation agreements, and 50 PCC programs.