• Overview

    Posted by Nell Achtmeyer on 5/5/2014


    The High School Transition Program (HST) at Oregon Institute of Technology gives qualified high school students the opportunity to come to the Wilsonville campus and take a college course for Oregon Tech credit for a fraction of the cost. Students participating in HST must meet with the HST coordinator every term to ensure proper advisement and registration.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Students wishing to enroll in HST courses must be classified as a high school student, at least 14 years of age and not yet graduated from high school. HST students are allowed a total of 8 credits per term. Courses permitted are 100 and 200-level courses (on-campus, online courses are not permitted). Physical education courses that are tied to intercollegiate sports are not available for registration by high school students.

    Admission & Registration Process

    The application for admission and registration is your official request to attend Oregon Institute of Technology as a non-admit student and register for course(s). In order for the admission and registration process to be complete the following must be submitted:

    1. The application form must be completed with the appropriate student and parental signatures. Tuition payment via cash or check must be attached to the application before submitted to the HST coordinator. Please keep in mind due to the reduced tuition, there are no refunds.
    2. Student is responsible for the cost of any lab fees, books, equipment fees, or other course-related materials.
    3. At the time you turn in your application and tuition to the HST coordinator you are registered. Students may obtain a print out from the Cashier's Office to present to the College Union Information Desk to receive an Oregon Tech student ID card.


    HST students attend class on campus with college students, but at a reduced tuition rate. Cost to the participating high school student is $25 a credit. Student is responsible for the cost of any books, lab fees, or equipment fees required for the course. Please keep in mind, due to the reduced tuition there are no refunds and payment is required at the time of registration.

    Financial Aid

    There is a grant available to high school students that are eligible for free/reduced lunches at their high school. If qualified, the grant will waive the tuition fee for the course. A completed Grant Form is required with the student's application to waive tuition for the course. Please note, this does not include the cost of books equipment fees or lab fees attached to the course.

    More Questions? Contact:


    Carleen Drago Starr, Academic Partnership Coordinator

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  • Emphasis Areas and Courses

    Posted by Nell Achtmeyer on 5/5/2014
    Each emphasis area provides a list of classes that orients a student toward healthcare careers or a specific engineering field. Most classes have a prerequisite or co-requisites. Interested students should begin working with Oregon Tech to identify classes that they should pursue. Most of the courses in the HST program are transferable to other institutions. Students are encouraged to work with their college of choice to get confirmation on how the course will transfer to the college they plan on attending. We also encourage high school students to look into these opportunities early in their quest to gain college-level credit in high school. Starting one of the "bundles" in your junior year will assist a student in moving through the entire sequence of classes.  
    Health Science & Technology 
    This emphasis area includes the university level sequence in Anatomy & Physiology (with laboratory) which is a core requirement to all health science programs. Additionally, students get an overview of different health science programs by taking the respective introductory courses: MT103-- Introduction to Medical Imaging, CLS100-- Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Sciences, and EMS 115 & EMS 151/152. Students completing the EMS 151/152 courses can sit for the National Registry examination to receive the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. 
    • BIO 231, 232, 233 -- Anatomy & Physiology I, II, II  (No prerequisite for BIO 23I, but the student needs to move through the sequence) 
    • MT 103-- Introduction to Medical Imaging (Required in all Medical Imaging Programs)
    • CLS 100 -- Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science 
    • EMS 115 -- Introduction to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 
    • EMS 151 & 152 -- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) I, II
    Introduction to Engineering  
    The introduction to engineering program is comprised of 6 courses designed to provide a solid background in engineering at the university level and an overview of the different engineering disciplines (software & embedded engineering, electrical & electronics engineering, renewable energy engineering, and mechanical engineering). In this program, students learn 1) how to program in three programming languages (C++, LabVIEW and MATLAB), 2) how to analyze and design  digital circuits and systems, 3) how to analyze electrical circuits, 4) how to use renewable energy sources, and 5) how to apply fundamental principles of mechanics of rigid bodies. 
    • ENGR 267-- Engineering Programming 
    • CST 116-- C++ Programming I 
    • EE 131 -- Digital Electronics I  
    • EE 221 -- Electronic Circuits I 
    • REE 201 - Introductions to Renewable Energy 
    • ENGR 211 -- Statistics

    For more information about additional program bundles, please visit the Oregon Tech HST website or Email Carleen Drago 
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