High School Transition Program

Oregon Tech invites high school students to join us in getting a head start on their college careers by enrolling in classes on our Portland-Metro campus in Wilsonville. Contact us to schedule an advising appointment in person or via Zoom and to register for classes.

Browse the courses below to see which classes might be a good fit for you this fall!. You can also 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 a placement test to register for courses in math or writing.
  6. High School Transition Students enroll as non-degree seeking students. They are limited to eight credits per term.

* 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. Online classes incur a full tuition fee as we are unable to extend the HST tuition discount to them.

Pursue Your Goals

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

January 8 - March 22

Public Speaking (COM 111Z)
Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:50 PM
4 credits

Public speaking with emphasis on content, organization, and speaker adjustments to various situations.

Introduction to Technology, Society, and Value (HUM 125)
Mondays 3:00 - 5:50 PM
3 credits

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

Introduction to Logic (PHIL 205)
Wednesdays 3:00 - 5:50 PM
3 credits

This course prepares students to critique and assess arguments using the rules of logic. 

Principles of Micro Economics (ECO 201)
Wednesdays 3:00 - 5:50 PM
3 credits

Students will learn about scarcity, consumer choice, supply and demand, elasticity, and supply and demand in this course.

Explore your interests

In fall, join us in classes that introduce you to hands-on degree programs at Oregon Tech

Are you interested in pursuing a degree in healthcare? Consider registering for Principles of Biology I (BIO 212). 

Principles of Biology (BIO 212)
Mon, Wed, Fri 8:00 - 8:50 AM & Thu 8:00 - 10:50 AM
4 credits

Principles of modern biology emphasizing evolution, ecology, population genetics, and behavior of organisms.

C++ Programming I (CST 116)
Mondays 6:00-8:50PM & Saturdays 11:00 AM - 1:50 PM
3 credits

Students will learn computer concepts and problem solving methods using C++ programming language.

Registration is open now. Contact Gale Bloom 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!