The Compact Program builds career pathways for Cochise County high school students. Qualified students interested in skilled occupations or technical careers have the opportunity to begin their education at Cochise College while still in high school.
Students pay a reduced rate for qualifying courses. Students are responsible for 50 percent of tuition, lab, and registration fees and 100 percent of any required insurance, drug screening and fingerprinting fees. Funding is provided by Cochise College and The Wolslager Foundation. The Compact Program brochure details programs and classes that qualify and the estimated costs to students.
Compact Program Eligibility
Read these directions to get started. To qualify, students must:
It is recommended that students have completed at least two vocational/occupational classes at their high school. Charter, private, and home-schooled students also may participate.
The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 required states and local education agencies to create secondary-to-postsecondary partnerships to develop Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs of Study (POS). The primary purpose of a CTE POS is to provide successful student transition between secondary and postsecondary education. At a minimum, Programs of Study must:
Arizona joined the national POS movement by building on the foundation laid by Arizona Tech Prep. Programs of Study have been integrated into the Perkins grants and CTE programs, and as a result, the Cochise Tech Prep Consortium is now the Cochise Programs of Study Consortium.
Cochise POS Coordinator
Fax: (520) 515-3618