The Polaris Career Center PLTW Pre-Engineering program at Olmsted Falls High School prepares students for entry into a variety of Engineering and Manufacturing programs  at Lorain County Community College. Students who successfully complete the PLTW | Pre-Engineering classes are eligible to earn college credit, while in high school, that apply seamlessly into a post-secondary program of interest including automation, electronic, or manufacturing engineering and more.


College Credit Opportunities 

Students in Tech Prep classes or programs are better prepared for college, have fewer tuition expenses, and reduce the amount of time it takes to earn their college degree. Students can earn college credit through three options: Bi-Lateral Articulation Agreements (Tech Prep); Ohio Career Technical Transfer Credit (CTAG); and College Credit Plus (CCP). If you complete both years of your College Tech Prep program, you could be eligible to earn the credits listed below:

Tech Prep Credit

  • AETC 111, Robotics & Automated Manufacturing, 3 credits
  • CADD 214, Introduction to Inventor, 3 credits
  • DFAB 111, Introduction to Personal Fabrication, 1 credit
  • TECN 115, Industrial Blue Print Reading, 3 credits 

CTAG Credit

  • ELCT 111, DC Electronic Circuits, 3 credits
  • ELCT 121, Digital Electronics, 4 credits
  • ENGR 120, Introduction to Engineering, 1 credit

College Credit Plus

Students can choose to take College Credit Plus courses at Polaris Career Center, Olmsted Falls High School, LCCC’s main campus and outreach centers; or online. To create your schedule, talk to your high school guidance counselor or schedule a meeting with your CCP adviser.

Apply Your Earned College Credits to Your Degree

Learn how to obtain your credits at our Resources for Parents & Students page; as a reminder, credits are good for two years following high school graduation, so don’t delay!