Together, by offering dual credit classes, we can help high school students jumpstart their college careers and save money on their future degrees.
Benefits of Dual Credit
Your high school students can earn college credits – while also earning credit toward high school graduation – in many unique career clusters and a variety of credentials.
Benefits for students include:
- Saving money in pursuit of their college degree.
- Enabling them to potentially take fewer credits each semester of college.
- Earning college credits toward an NWTC certificate, technical diploma, or associate degree; or the potential of transferring to another college or university.
- Experiencing college level coursework and learning how to navigate a syllabus, college assignments, papers, and exams.
- Experiencing Blackboard, an online learning management system.
- Increasing the likelihood of pursuing a college education.
Types of Dual Credit
- Transcribed Credit – Students learn NWTC curriculum from high school teachers who have been trained by NWTC faculty.
- Advanced Standing – Students learn high school curriculum determined to be a close match to an NWTC course from high school teachers.
- Start College Now – Students learn college curriculum from NWTC industry-expert instructors.
- Youth Apprenticeship – Students receive industry-related classroom training from NWTC instructors or high school teachers; students may also be assigned to work-related placements.