EDGE (Earn a Degree – Graduate Early)

Start College in High School! Get An EDGE on Your Future

EDGE stands for Earn a Degree – Graduate Early. The EDGE program makes it possible for high school students to earn free community and technical college credit in West Virginia while still in high school. EDGE courses generally consist of skilled and career technical classes offered in high schools and technical centers, such as welding or early childhood development.

Center for Student Services Contact Information
Phone:
304.424.8310

Email:
admissions@wvup.edu

Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Yes, the college credits are free!

Since EDGE credits are offered as high school credit which can be articulated into college credit, there is no charge for EDGE courses.

If you take the right courses in high school, you can save on your college tuition costs. Students who take the college credit courses available in high school can earn a Certificate or Associate Degree within one year after high school or along with a high school diploma.

There are great careers available in only one or two years! The following are a few examples of high-skill and high wage jobs available through two-year programs:

CAREERTYPICAL SALARY IN OUR REGION
Computer Network Support Specialist$45,676
Police Detective$45,073
Acute Care Nurse$54,475
Sheet Metal Worker$47,590

Any high school student can participate. The courses are connected to the skilled pathway in your cluster and major.

Edge Credits

Business

High School CodingCourse (C) or Program (P)College CourseCollege Credits
BM 1410Accounting (P)ACCT 123
GBUS 101
3
3
MK 0420Marketing Management (P)GBUS 1013
BM 1465Management and
Admin Support (P)
ACCT 123
GBUS 101
3
3

Drafting

High School CodingCourse (C) or Program (P)College CourseCollege Credits
AR 1720Drafting (P)DRAF 111
DRAF 226
DRAF 112
DRAF 228
3
3
3
3

Early Childhood

High School CodingCourse (C) or Program (P)College CourseCollege Credits
HU 1000Early Childhood Education (P)CDEV 105
CDEV 251
7

Education and Training

High School CodingCourse (C) or Program (P)College CourseCollege Credits
ED 1300Careers in EducationEDUC 1003

Electrical Trades

High School CodingCourse (C) or Program (P)College CourseCollege Credits
AR 1760Electrical Technician (P)MTEC 102
MTEC 103
ELEC 115
ELEC 116
ELEC 101
2
3
3
3
3

Health Science

High School CodingCourse (C) or Program (P)College CourseCollege Credits
HE 0742
HE 0723
Health Infomatics (P)
Therapeutic Services
BTEC 253
CAN 101
3
7

Information Technology

High School CodingCourse (C) or Program (P)College CourseCollege Credits
IT 1450Information Management (P)CMS 2251
IT 1680Computer System Repair (P)CIT 101
CIT 102
ELEC 101
5
4
3

Law and Public Safety

High School CodingCourse (C) or Program (P)College CourseCollege Credits
LA 1020Law and Public SafetyCJ 111
CJ 112
CJ 123
3
3
3

Legal Assisting

High School CodingCourse (C) or Program (P)College CourseCollege Credits
LA 1490Paralegal AssistantLS 101
LS 215
3
3

Networking

High School CodingCourse (C) or Program (P)College CourseCollege Credits
IT 1640CISCO (P)CIT 101
CIT 102
CIT 130
5
4
3

Project Lead The Way

High School CodingCourse (C) or Program (P)College CourseCollege Credits
ST 2460Pre-Engineering- Project Lead The Way (P) *(Must have Calc.)ENGR 101*
DRAF 226
2
3

Welding

High School CodingCourse (C) or Program (P)College CourseCollege Credits
MA 1980Welding (P)WELD 111
MTEC 102
WELD 121
WELD 160
WELD 171
3
2
3
2
1

Talk with your high school counselor or teacher to confirm program participation in EDGE. You will need to fill out the EDGE college enrollment form with your teacher and submit it for college credit when the program is completed.

You will receive your EDGE transcript at no cost from the WV Council for Community and Technical College Central Office. EDGE credits can be applied to a Certificate or an Associate Degree.

Contact your high school counselor or teacher; WVU Parkersburg (304-424-8310) or call the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia (304-558-2411). Get the EDGE advantage!

The EDGE Advantage:

Jump starts your college education

Earns you “free” community college credits while in high school that apply toward a Certificate or Associate degree

Saves money on college tuition

Prepares you for success

Makes it possible for you to earn a Certificate or Associate degree in one year or less after high school!

The Mid-Ohio Valley Community and Technical College Consortium serves the counties of  Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt and Wood.

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