Dual Credit Program

Dual Credit courses allow students to earn college credit while attending high school, beginning as early as their junior year.

Taught by fully credentialed adjunct and full-time TCC faculty, Dual Credit courses satisfy high school graduation requirements and provide college credit at the same time.

Courses identified as college-level academic courses by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) are eligible for Dual Credit coursework. Also, designated college-level technical education courses may be taken for dual credit. Specific course offerings are determined through written agreement between the ISD and TCC.

  • Your ISD will award high school academic credit.
  • TCC will award college-level academic credit.

Dual Credit Benefits

According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Dual Credit provides several benefits to students:

  • Earning college credits while in high school increases the likelihood that a student will complete high school and enroll in and persist in college.
  • Rigorous and meaningful coursework in high school prepares the student for success in college.
  • College credits earned in high school provide a way to satisfy Advanced Measures requirements for the Distinguished Achievement Program.
  • A dual credit student leaves high school already having begun his/her post-secondary degree, leading to reduced college costs and eliminating duplication of effort for highly capable students.
  • Students may complete their college degree earlier, leading to earlier entrance into the workforce, which benefits both students and the economy.

Eligibility Requirements

Dual Credit is limited to high school students in grades 11 or 12.

Dual Credit students:

  • Must meet TSI eligibility requirements for college-level coursework
  • May not be enrolled in more than two dual credit courses per term
  • Are not eligible to enroll in developmental courses for dual credit
  • Must earn a “C” or higher in each course attempted to remain eligible for dual credit coursework

 

Contact

Northeast Service Area
Jack Dalrymple
817-515-6922
jack.dalrymple@tccd.edu

Northwest Service Area
Kate Smith
817-515-7417
katherine.smith@tccd.edu

South Service Area
Jack Dalrymple
817-515-4083
jack.dalrymple@tccd.edu

Southeast Service Area
Felisha Battles
817-515-3814
felisha.battles@tccd.edu

Trinity River Service Area
Wendy Jasper-Martinez
817-515-1375
wendy.jaspermartinez@tccd.edu

 

 

Updated October 25, 2013

 

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