Workforce Dual Credit Programs



What is dual credit?

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Dual credit is a process by which a high school junior or senior enrolls in a college course and receives simultaneous academic credit for the course from both the college and the high school. While dual credit courses are often taught on the secondary school campus to high school students only, a high school student can also take a course on the college campus and receive both high school and college credit. Dual credit courses include both academic courses as well as technical courses. These courses are stepping stones from high school to college, serving as a path to academic degree programs or college-level workforce education courses.

What are some positive outcomes of dual credit?

There are numerous advantages for both the student and the state in regards to dual credit. A few possible advantages include:

  • Studies show that dual credit increases the likelihood that a student will complete high school, and enroll in and persist in college
  • Decreases cost of tuition and fees for students by accelerating time to degree.
  • Accelerated degree time may free up facility space and faculty for additional students to enroll.
  • New graduates enter the workforce sooner and begin to earn wages, benefiting themselves and the economy.
  • Contributes to the goals of Closing the Gaps through greater participation and increased academic success.

Waco ISD has strong partnerships with McLennan Community College (MCC) and Texas State Technical College (TSTC)which supports and encourages students to take part in Dual Credit.

Please use the following links to learn more about dual credit course offerings available to WISD students.

CTE Articulated and Dual Credit Courses




HOW TO APPLY!

McLennan Community College:
Dual Credit Liaison, Londa Carriveau: 254-299-8937 - email: lcarriveau@mclennan.edu

Step One: Print the Dual Credit Checklist.pdf
Step Two: Apply Online via ApplyTexas (For instructions: click here)
Step Three: Complete Dual Credit Course Request Form
Step Four: Complete Tuition Waiver Application (optional)
Step Five: Fulfill Testing Requirements (See the MCC testing requirements)
Step Six: Provide Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Immunization to Counselor
Step Seven: Request High School Transcript
Step Eight: Submit Paperwork to School Counselor
Step Nine: Submit Payment Term Agreement to Counselor
Step Ten: Pay for Class (if not on waiver -OR- not eligible for free/reduced lunch)

Texas State Technical College:
Tech-Connect Director, Beth Holquin: 254-867-4860 - email: beth.holquin@tstc.edu

Step One: Print the Dual Credit Checklist.pdf
Step Two: Apply Online via WebAdvisor
Step Three: Complete Permit to Register Form
Step Four: Fulfill Testing Requirements (See the TSTC testing requirements)
Step Five: Provide Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Immunization to Counselor
Step Six: Request High School Transcript
Step Seven: Submit Paperwork to School Counselor