In 2013, Ferris became the first Michigan public university to implement national articulation agreements for specific programs in federal career ranks and related technical career programs in Michigan. In addition to this national articulation agreement, local articulation agreements can be developed to build strong partnerships between high schools and individual community colleges. These local articulation agreements respond to new and emerging industries, provide unique programs for the region, and add additional articulation courses and directions at the local level that are not included in the government agreement. BOCES works with post-secondary institutions to compare the content of career and technical training programs with the content of college courses. As a result, each CTE program has an articulation agreement with at least one college, if not more. Any non-chapter 74 high school that is interested in arting courses with QCC can fill out the „Equivalency Request Race“ forms that are provided on the QCC website. Articulated courses are courses that „reflect“ college credit courses. Students take these courses during high school and receive university credits if they enroll in QCC and qualify. Once the high school courses are approved, QCC and the high school sign an articulation agreement. Students who take courses through independent articulation agreements must meet all state requirements to obtain university credits. If they complete high school and have an average „B“ (3.0) in their professional programs and an overall average of 2.0 („C“), obtain university credit as soon as they enroll in SOAR QCC programs and offer qualified students advanced credits with a partnership with post-secondary institutions in coordinated CTE programs. The latest advanced credit opportunities, articulated with post-secondary institutes, are found in the equivalency research results under CollegeTransfer.net.
Secondary status articulation agreements are organized by the National Career Clusters. In 2010, the Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office (MCCEO) and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) partnered with representatives of the 74 higher-level vocational schools and community colleges to enter into national articulation agreements, in which students can obtain college credits for high school work. Updates to the articulation agreement begin with recommendations from state program advisors from both agencies. Then, under the direction of 58 Community College Chief Officers, Community Colleges and LEAs in their field of service evaluate potential course matches. These teams review course descriptions, training project projects, post-secondary programs, secondary standards and the performance of post-secondary students.