Ohio College Tech Prep

The Ohio College Tech Prep Program is a seamless, non-duplicative, integrated pathway of education and experience that starts in middle school, continues through high school and post-secondary, and leads to success in a chosen technical career field. The curriculum reflects real-world technical careers in high demand today and prepares students to be college and career ready. The Tri-C Tech Prep Program connects high school and college education to high-skill and high-demand technical employment. Students are enrolled in the Tech Prep Program through their high school district.

Visit tri-c.edu/techprep or call 216-987-4987 or 216-987-5626 to learn more.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Transfer Initiative

The HBCU Transfer Initiative is a partnership between Cuyahoga Community College, United Negro College Fund and the Cleveland Council of Black Colleges Alumni Association. Students are urged to complete their associate degree at Tri-C and move directly into their junior year at an HBCU.

Partnering colleges/universities include:

  • Allen University
  • Benedict College
  • Bennett College 
  • Huston-Tillotson University
  • St. Augustine's University
  • Wilberforce University

Students majoring in most areas can also earn credits through the project’s dual enrollment component, which allows for the seamless transfer of credits.

Save thousands of dollars by beginning your coursework in high school or at Cuyahoga Community College. Call 216-987-3260 to learn more.

Access Centers

Tri-C Access Centers connect you with the education and job training you need to build a better future. Programs can lead to a job with family-supporting wages or put you on a path to a college degree or workforce credential. The Centers offer a range of services designed to meet you wherever you are in your education or career.

The Access Centers are a collaboration between Cuyahoga Community College and Esperanza Inc., MetroHealth Medical Center, Broadway/Slavic Village and Olivet Housing and Community Development Corp. (an arm of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church), in partnership with Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Their purpose is to support individuals and families on their path to success by providing affordable or no-cost community-based educational and workforce programming. 

Visit tri-c.edu/accesscenters to learn more.