PTECH and Early College Programs - Building Futures Together

What is a P-TECH?

    • Are you interested in tuition-free college classes?
    • Would you welcome the opportunity to earn 60 hours of college credit, an industry certification, and an associate's degree while attending high school?
    • Could you see yourself pursuing on-the-job training in a technology pathway leading to well-paying career opportunities?

    If you answered yes to any of those questions, a P-TECH program is the place for you.

    P-TECH stands for Pathways to Technology Early College High School. The Texas Education Agency has formally approved Dallas ISD’s request to open P-TECH at 18 different high schools across the district. As part of the program, students can choose a career pathway and take courses that provide the academic, technical, and workplace skills that are attractive to employers. Students have the potential to earn an associate’s degree in four to six years, along with industry certificates for their selected career pathway — opportunities that can potentially lead to paid internships and job placement after graduation. Students also have the opportunity to earn up to 60 hours of free college credit while pursuing their high school diploma. Best of all, this opportunity comes tuition-free.