Early College Career Center

Four programs currently offer all the technical courses required to earn

a postsecondary credential before high school graduation.


Automotive Technology

Health Science

Precision Machine Technology

Welding Technology




8 Core Principles of Early College Career Centers



In March 2020, WCC was fully-endorsed as an Early College Career Center by the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning at the University of Indianapolis. Initially, three programs were designated as Early College career programs because of their dual credit partnership with Ivy Tech. All three programs offer the dual credits necessary to earn a postsecondary credential after two years at WCC.


During the 2019-20 school year, Whitewater Career Center students could earn the following Certificates (CTs):

Postsecondary Credential
WCC Program
CT Maintenance & Light Repair Ivy Tech Community College       21 Automotive Technology
CT Machine Tool Technology Ivy Tech Community College       27 Precision Machine Technology
CT Structural Welding Ivy Tech Community College       27 Welding Technology


Certificates (CTs) are the first postsecondary credential at Ivy Tech. With additional technical courses and academic courses, students can work toward the next credential – Technical Certificates (TCs).


The following program was added for the 2020-21 school year:

Postsecondary Credential
WCC Program
CT Dementia Care Ivy Tech Community College       3 Health Science II
CT CNA Preparation Ivy Tech Community College       5 Health Science II


While WCC does not offer academic dual credit courses at this time, the sending high schools offer a wide variety of academic dual credit. Connersville High School is an endorsed Early College High School, and Franklin County High School is seeking endorsement during the 2020-21 school year. Students are encouraged to complete academic dual credit courses at their high schools to move toward the Technical Certificate (TC) at Ivy Tech and the Certificate of Graduation (CG) at Vincennes.


For more information on specific programs and the postsecondary credentials, visit the PROGRAMS tab and select a program.