What is Articulation?
Articulation is the process of evaluating courses to determine whether coursework completed at a high school or ROCP will meet the requirements at a community college for the purpose of advanced placement or credit-by-exam units. The Articulation process is designed to help students advance from one course, program or educational level to the next without the unnecessary repetition of essentially similar courses for which credit has been received. When students obtain advanced placement in or credit for college while still enrolled in high school or ROCP, it enables them to achieve their goal of completing a certificate or degree in a shorter time.
Title 5 states:
55051 Articulation of High School Courses:
(a) For purposes of this section the term “articulated high school courses” means a high school course or courses that the faculty in the appropriate discipline, using policies and procedures approved by the curriculum committee established pursuant to section 55002 have determined to be comparable to a specific community college course
Articulation Agreement: An articulation agreement is a formal, written and published document that describes which coursework from the “sending” institution 9e.g. high school or ROCP) is accepted as comparable to or in lieu of coursework at the “receiving ” institution (e.g. community college)