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Secondary/Community College Articulation Guidelines
Phase II


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The following is the recommended process for articulation of vocational-occupational-technical-general curricula.


  1. School district or secondary instructor makes articulation request in a program area to the Tech Prep Coordinator. Meeting is scheduled with secondary and LCC faculty and staff.

  2. The course objectives, competencies, and mastery levels required in an area are shared. The secondary instructor reviews and compares the secondary course and objectives to the LCC course and objectives.

  3. Meeting at the high school with secondary instructor and administrator, LCC counterpart, and Tech Prep Coordinator to discuss and review course comparison, text used, view classroom facilities, etc. Any questions or concerns are discussed.

  4. A Student Proficiency Check List aligning LCC outcomes with the high school outcomes is developed and submitted to LCC Department Coordinator for review and sign off.

  5. The checklist is sent to the Tech Prep Coordinator for review and sign off.

  6. Memo with copy of approved checklist is sent to high school.  Original checklist is sent to LCC Academic Affairs office for filing.


  1. At time of articulation request, arranges meeting of LCC faculty and secondary faculty. Orients faculty and administrators to articulation process, if necessary.

  2. Facilitates communication between faculty as comparisons and competencies are developed.

  3. Reviews comparisons of objectives and competencies for clarity and completeness.

  4. Forwards comparisons and competency records to the program for final review and signoff.

  5. Upon receipt of approved crosswalk, coordinator signs off and sends approval memo and copy of signed crosswalk to the appropriate secondary and post-secondary faculty.

  6. Coordinator, secondary and post-secondary faculty develops an Education Development Plan and information sheet for the program.

  7. Verify student eligibility, enrollment and student number.

  8. In cooperation with the LCC Enrollment Services/Registrar Office, monitors students applications, placement and performance once enrolled at Lansing Community College. Disseminates this information to local school districts and faculty.

  9. Conducts biennial review of articulation agreements with ( ) School district and Lansing Community College.


  1. Identify a contact person responsible for facilitation of the articulation agreements between district and LCC.

  2. Complete Program Articulation Application. Must include the student competency record certifying levels of achievement (grades) and student attendance in all classes for which articulation credit is being requested. (Please note required signatures).

  3. Attach a current high school transcript.

  4. Make copy of information prior to sending to LCC Enrollment Services/Registrar's office.

  5. Send all forms to:

Enrollment Services/Registrar's Office
Attention: Records Staff
Lansing Community College
P.O. Box 40010
Lansing, Michigan 48901


  1. Process Program Articulation Application.

  2. After verification by the Academic Affairs Office, records articulated credit on student transcript. Sends updated transcript to student.

  3. Maintain on-going records of articulated students for reporting purposes.


  1. Request his/her school to forward Program Articulation Application, Student Competency Record, and High School transcript to Lansing Community College, Enrollment Services/Registrar.

  2. Enroll at LCC within 24 months following high school.

  3. Verify that Program Articulation Application is on file at the LCC Enrollment Services/Registrar's Office. If not, contact the LCC Academic Affairs Office.

  4. Verify that articulated credits have been recorded on transcript by course code, title and credit hours. If not, contact the LCC Enrollment Services/Registrar's Office. Tuition will not be charged for articulated credits.

The articulation process depends on all involved accepting responsibility for its success. Open communication, trust and willingness to work together between student, parent, secondary, and community college personnel leads to a "seamless," non-duplicative process for students moving from one educational institution to another.

Revised: June 2004


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