Students Occupationally and Academically Ready

If you're a high school student, you can earn free college credit at BC3 for what you study at a vo-tech or career and technical center, and be prepared for college and tomorrow's in-demand, high-wage careers.

SOAR Benefits

How to get started with SOAR

To earn SOAR credits you must submit a BC3 Application for Admission along with a one-time, non-refundable $25 fee. Then select BC3 program of study that corresponds to your high school program.

To take advantage of SOAR, you must be a graduate from one of the Career & Technical High School programs listed below in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, or 2018.

High School Programs
BC3 Programs

POS 01B Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping

52.0302; Up to 9 credits

Accounting, AAS

ACCT 203-Financial Accounting, 3 credits

ACCT 231-Payroll Accounting, 3 credits

COMP 210-Intro to Microcomputing, 3 credits

POS 11B Commercial and Advertising Art

50.0402; Up to 9 credits

Graphic Design, AAS

ARTS 101-Introduction to Art, 3 credits

ARTS 102-Drawing, 3 credits

COMM 214-Intro to Graphic Arts Production, 3 credits

POS 12B Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

11.0901; Up to 10 credits

Computer Info System, Network Admin, AAS

COMP 211-Data Comm. & Networking, 3 credits

COMP 215-PC Management Techniques1, 4 credits

COMP 244-Microcomputer Operating Systems, 3 credits

POS 15B Electrical, Electronic and Communications

15.0303; Up to 4 credits

Electronics Technology/Technician, AAS

ELEC 120-Industrial Electricity & Maintenance, 4 credits

POS 19B Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation, and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician

47.0201; Up to 12 credits

Technical Trades: HVAC Option, AAS

HV AC-NOCTI or ICE Certification, 9 credits

HV AC XXY-EPA Certification, 3 credits

POS 20B Machine Tool Technology/Machinist

48.0501; Up to 15 credits

Machine Tool Technology, Certificate

NIMS Machining Level I Certification, 9 credits

  • MACH 111, Lathe I
  • MACH 131, Mill I
  • MECH 114, CNC Machining

NIMS Machining Level II Certification, 6 credits

  • MACH 112-Lathe II
  • MACH 132-Mill II

POS 08B Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

52.0401; Up to 6 credits

Office Administration Executive, AAS

OADM 107-Document Formatting, 3 credits

OADM 204-Administrative Office Procedures, 3 credits

POS 40A Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

11.0801; Up to 9 credits

Digital Audio and Video Production, AAS

COMM 103-Electronically Generated Imaging, 3 credits

COMM 216-Visual Communications Law, 3 credits

COMM 235-Advertising Photography, 3 credits

POS 42A Criminal Justice/Police Science

43.0107; Up to 9 credits

Emergency Services: Police Services Option, AAS

CRIM 100-Crime and Justice Systems, 3 credits

CRIM 130-Corrections, 3 credits

CRIM 200-Criminal Law, 3 credits