Tech Prep is an exciting and challenging educational reform movement. Under the School-to-Work initiatives, students will receive academic and career advisement before enrolling on a Tech Prep track. Programs of study which were jointly devised by Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Miami-Dade Community College outline the vigorous academic and technical course requirements for grades 9 through 14. After graduation from high school, students can continue their career-focused education at the community college or area technical center and earn a two-year Associate of Science degree or a two-year certificate. Post-secondary credit can be granted through the program-negotiated articulation agreements which may contain a dual-enrollment component.