The mechanism that is bringing high school, industry and community colleges together.
AP Alternative and Career Technical Education,
Dual Enrollment Paths
The Dual Enrollment Program allows qualified high school students to earn college and high school credits at the same time. Students can take Dual Enrollment courses in Career Technical Education or as an alternative to Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate classes. In addition to saving time and money, students participating in the Dual Enrollment program will have an easier transition to college and will be more prepared for the rigors of college level studies once they are finished with high school.
What is Dual Enrollment?
Dual enrollment is a program that allows qualified high school students to earn college and high school credit while meeting graduation requirements. For some students it may be an additional option other than taking AP or IB courses to achieve college credit in both the academic and vocational pathways.
Who Can Participate?
In order to qualify, students must be in high school and have the support of his or her parents and principal. They also need the support of a high school counselor who can verify appropriate college-level courses or program pathways based on placement test scores.
Which Courses are Offered?
High schools are offering both general education and/or career technical education courses to eligible students.
Dual Enrollment Objectives:
Creates access for high school students participating in post-secondary education opportunities (academic & career).
- Increase college credits awarded to high school students.
- Reduces college costs for students and families.
- Reduces the length of time it takes for students to obtain their academic and/or career goals.
Why Take Dual Enrolled Courses?
Begin college early. High school students can begin working on a vocational certificate, associate's degree and/or university transfer requirements while completing as much as one year of college.
Save money. Students and their families can save thousands of dollars of college costs.
Easier transition to college. Students will gain confidence in their ability to do college work and may have an easier transition into post-secondary education.
Who Teaches These Courses?
Dual enrolled classes may be taught by approved MSJC Associate Faculty who are also high school teachers. Instructors use college curriculum and textbooks, and deliver a college-level course, which will require students to work at a higher level.
Mt. San Jacinto College Mission Statement
Mt. San Jacinto College, a California Community College, offers accessible, innovative, comprehensive and quality educational programs and services to diverse, dynamic and growing communities both within and beyond traditional geographic boundaries. We support life-long learning and student success by utilizing proven educational methodologies as determined by collaborative institutional planning and assessment. To meet economic and workforce development needs, MSJC provides students with basic skills, general and career education that lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates. Our commitment to student learning empowers students with the skills and knowledge needed to effect positive change and enhance the world in which we live.
Approved by the Board of Trustees on September 10, 2009
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