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Union Avenue Campus
B Building, Room 221C
Phone 901-333-5289
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Cicely Odom-Rose

Perkins IV-Tech Prep


Perkins IV is the replacement of the Tech Prep program of study at Southwest. Much like Tech Prep, Perkins IV combines, at a minimum, two years of secondary education with two years of post-secondary education.

Articulation coordinates high school courses with post-secondary programs to allow students to take courses in high school that may eliminate the need to take some introductory college courses. It assures students a seamless transition into college or technical school.

Students who have completed the Technical Pathway or Dual Pathway (which combines the Technical and College Prep pathways) as prescribed by Memphis City and Shelby and Fayette county schools, with an 85 percent or better grade in specific career technical courses, are eligible to be a Perkins IV student.

As a Perkins IV student, you have the opportunity to receive post-secondary credits through the articulation process for courses completed in high school by meeting all requirements of the articulation agreement.