High School Transition Program

This winter, Oregon Tech is inviting high school students to join us in getting a head start on their college careers in a largely remote term. Contact us to schedule an advising appointment via Zoom and to register for classes.

Registration opens on November 16th, so act fast to make sure there are still seats remaining in the classes that interest you. Don't see a class that you want to take? Explore the full list of classes by using the course search tool. Remember that we can only extend the HST tuition discount to classes that are not highlighted as online.


Students wishing to enroll in HST courses must:

  1. Be classified as a high school student.
  2. Be at least 14 years of age.
  3. Enroll in 100 or 200* level on campus courses (online coursework is not encouraged).
  4. Meet the prerequisite requirements for desired courses. Prerequisites can be met through coursework or Placement Testing.
  5. Pass the placement test to register for courses in math or writing.

* 200 level WRI courses require Communication Department approval prior to registration.



High School Transition students can take up to eight credits per term at a reduced tuition rate of $25 per credit. Students who are eligible for free/reduced lunches at their high school are eligible to receive a tuition waiver. Eligible students must complete a Grant Waiver request. Please keep in mind, due to the reduced tuition there are no refunds for HST courses.

Pursue Your Goals

In Classes at Oregon Tech this fall that will help you get a head start in a wide variety of degree programs.

March 29 - June 11

Public Speaking (SPE 111)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 - 11:50 AM
3 credits

Students are introduced to public speaking, with an emphasis on content, organization, and speaker adjustments to various situations.

Argumentative Writing (WRI 122)
Wednesdays & Fridays 12-1:20 PM
3 credits

Designed to develop skills in ethical argument, research, and critical thinking. Multi-page papers, including argumentative research paper, required.

Intro to Technology, Society, and Value (HUM 125)
Thursdays 12:00 - 2:50 PM
3 credits

An introduction to the relationship of economic, political, and social contexts of technological development with a focus on human values.


Explore your interests

In classes that introduce you to hands-on degree programs at Oregon Tech

Introduction to PC Hardware & Software
Thursdays 2:00 - 5:50 PM
4 credits

An introduction to PC Hardware and Software that prepares students as entry level technicians.

Introduction to EMS
Tuesdays 1:00 PM - 3:20 PM
3 credits

Introduction to emergency medical services system, history, and professional roles and responsibilities. 

Registration is open now. Contact Gale Jones to schedule an advising appointment and to register for classes. Don't see any classes that fit your schedule? Take a look at the academic calendar to see when next term starts!