Dual Enrollment

Faculty and student at Library

 

Dual Enrollment @ PCCC

Dual Enrollment is a program that offers qualified high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take college-level courses and earn college credits while still in high school.

 
Through Dual Enrollment, students who excel will receive additional academic stimulation and an early start on their college career, while saving money on the cost of a college education.

Unlike Advanced Placement (AP) courses, students obtain actual college credit which is based upon progress throughout the course and course grade as opposed to a single score on a standardized examination Courses

By  creating closer relationships between colleges and communities  and stronger partnerships between high school and college faculty, Dual Enrollment can have positive effects on high school graduation rates and college enrollment rates. 

Requirements for Students

Click here for requirements to become a dual enrollment student

Faculty 

Dual Enrollment courses are taught by full-time PCCC faculty, by PCCC adjunct instructors, or by high school faculty selected and certified by the College through a careful process.

In order to teach DE courses, a high school teacher must be recommended by the principal and have a master’s degree in the subject area. The selected high school teachers  are completely knowledgeable about PCCC courses and grading systems.