Dual Credit Opportunities
Advanced Standing Courses
are taught by high school teachers using high school curriculum determined to be a close match to an NWTC course. A student must earn a “B” or better to receive advanced standing and a matriculated WTCS program student and enrolled in coursework to claim the credit(s). Advanced standing courses may earn a student the opportunity to skip an introductory level course in their program and advance to the next level. Advanced Standing agreements are transferrable to all schools within the Wisconsin Technical College System. Advanced Standing agreements are seldom accepted outside the Wisconsin Technical College System.
Transcribed Credit Courses
are delivered at the high school, duplicating NWTC competencies, curriculum, assessments and resources. Students can earn dual credit at the secondary and post-secondary level, but must earn a “C” or better for the transcripted course to become part of the student’s official college record. High school instructors are trained and mentored by NWTC faculty. Transcripted credit agreements are transferable to other Wisconsin technical colleges and may transfer to four-year universities.
Start College Now (formerly Youth Options)
provides greater learning opportunities for qualified high school juniors and seniors. This program will allow students the opportunity to take post-secondary (college courses) at NWTC during the regular academic year. Students do not pay for these classes if your high school board determines the classes are not comparable to classes offered by the high school. If approved by the high school board, the student will receive both high school and post-secondary credit for successfully completed classes.
program is a part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative managed through the Department of Workforce Development. It is designed for junior and senior grade level high school students who want hands on learning in an occupational area at a worksite along with classroom instruction. This one or two year elective program combines academic and technical instruction with mentored on-the-job learning. The Youth Apprenticeship Program is managed by different consortiums and its availability differs by school district.