College Affiliations

  • Suffolk BEACON Program

    The BEACON Program is a dual enrollment program that will allow Patchogue-Medford High School students to take Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) courses during their junior and senior years. These are college-level courses taught by high school teachers who have been granted adjunct status by SCCC and they demand the same level of rigorous work as courses offered at the college campus. Students who have an 85 grade point average and/or an 80 with teacher recommendation are eligible to enroll in BEACON Program courses. Upon successful completion of an BEACON Program course, students have the option to receive a SCCC transcript for the course credits. Tuition will be determined by SCCC. BEACON students are eligible to use SCCC's three campus libraries and have access to student events on campus such as theatre productions, concerts, and other student activities. Tuition payment for an BEACON course will be due in September.

    Transferability is described at:

    The following courses have been approved as SCCC BEACON courses and are offered pending enrollment. BEACON courses will have a course weighting of 1.10. Students must enroll and pay for BEACON credit to receive 1.10 course weighting.  Any student who does not enroll for BEACON credit will receive a course weighting of 1.05.


    • BEACON College Accounting

    Foreign Language

    • BEACON Advanced Spanish Communication


    • BEACON College Algebra

    Law Enforcement

    • CRJ201  Human Relations & Criminal Justice
    • CRJ205  Introduction to Criminal Investigations

    Computer Technology/Networking

    • CYB111 CCNA Routing & Switching

    Clinical Medical Assisting

    • HSC110  Medical Terminology  

    (SCCC tuition for a three-credit course is $654, while High School Scholars tuition is $171)

  • Long Island University (LIU) Post Campus

    The LIU High School Scholars Program offers high school students a unique opportunity to accelerate their college education. Through a wide range of dual-credit courses — applicable toward both the high school diploma and a bachelor’s degree — LIU High School Scholars earn college credits while studying in their high school classrooms at a reduced tuition rate of $290.00.


    • BUSN10  Introduction to Business
    • ENT101  Foundations of Entrepreneurship
    • FM12  Business of Fashion Merchandising


    • College Statistics
    • College Pre-Calculus
    • College Calculus

    Childhood Education & Development

    • EDI41A  Nurturing Young Children’s Development
  • University in the High School Program
    Farmingdale State College, State University of New York

    Students enrolled in Virtual Enterprise under the Business Department have a tremendous opportunity to get a head start on their college career by earning up to nine (9) college credits at a fraction of the cost and without the pressure of having to take Advance Placement exams. The University in the High School program enables qualified high school juniors and seniors to earn college credit for the approved courses listed below while attending PMHS. Students who register with Farmingdale State College and successfully complete the course will be eligible to earn undergraduate college credits. Credits will be recorded on an official Farmingdale transcript and can either be used to pursue a degree at Farmingdale or a transcript can be sent to any other college the student wishes to attend.  In addition, Virtual Enterprise has a course weighting of 1.10.

    Law Enforcement

    • CRJ100 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

    Computer Technology/CISCO Networking

    • BCS208 - Introduction to Networks
    • BCS209 - Routing & Switching Essentials

    University in the High School (UHS) – 3 credit class is $150. Students with Free or Reduced Lunch pay $75. for 3 credits

    Electrical and HVAC/R Training Center

    • Eligible for $750 scholarship after eligibility requirements are met
  • St. Joseph's College

    Law Enforcement

    • CRJ201 – Criminal Justice Administration

    Computer Technology/Networking                

    • COM360 – Computer Communication and Networking
    • COM 361 – Introduction to Cisco Networking

SUNY College of Technology Delhi

  • CTE Construction Trades

    Patchogue-Medford High School offers technical education in Carpentry.  When a student has completed the relevant course work, Patchogue-Medford High School will submit the Teacher Recommendation for College Course Credit and the Course Competencies Checklist to verify that a student has met the required competencies to be eligible for articulated credit for the courses listed below.

    SUNY Delhi Courses Articulated

    • CARP 130 - Light Frame Construction Theory (3 credits)
    • CARP 150 - Finish Carpentry Theory (3 credits)

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