Technical Advanced Placement (TAP) Process for Students
The CTE Transitions process is called Technical Advanced Placement (TAP) at Orange Coast College.
TAP Placement Process
1. Earn a grade of "A" or "B" in an articulated CTE course at your high school/ROP.
2. Obtain your official high school transcript showing the title and course number of your articulated CTE class(es).
3. Apply to OCC using the online enrollment application as follows:
- Go to the college website www.orangecoastcollege.edu
- Click on the "Apply Now" flag on the left of the home page.
- Click on the "Create an Account" button and follow the directions.
- Complete the application form and hit “submit.”
- If you need assistance, please call the Answer Center @ 714-432-5772.
- Allow two to five business days to receive an email of admission.
4. Upon receipt of your notice of admission, call the OCC counseling office at 714-432-5078 to schedule an appointment with a counselor. NOTE: The counseling office is located in Watson Hall on Pirate Way, directly facing Fairview Road.
5. Present your official high school transcript to the OCC counselor at your appointment and request that the counselor sign your TAP Petition.
6. Present the signed TAP Petition form and your official high school transcript to the Graduation Office, which is downstairs on the first floor of Watson Hall. NOTE: A Prerequisite Clearance Form may need to be completed before you can emroll in certain classes. If your ROP class satisfies a prerequisite for an OCC class, such as, FSM A160 is a prerequisite for FSM A190, then you need to complete the online Prerequisite Clearance Form BEFORE enrolling in FSM A190. See the link below.
7. The Graduation Office will process your TAP petition and post credit(s) for your articulated courses on your OCC transcript when you are enrolled as an OCC student.
For questions or assistance regarding the processing of TAP credits for CTE classes, please call the Office of Career Education at 714-432-5582.
TAP Petition Form
2018-2019 TAP Student Petition Form.pdf
OCC Prerequisite Clearance Form