Health Science College Credits
Making More of High School with Career & Technical Education
Taking college course while still in high school is a great way to get first-hand experience as to what college work will be like.
But what’s really great is that Early College concurrent enrollment and dual enrollment classes may count toward your high school graduation requirements while giving you a jump start on college. The key is to work closely with your high school counselor to make sure you choose the right classes.
Types of Classes
Concurrent enrollment courses, also known as Direct Credit courses, are college classes offered at your high school during the regular school day and taught by high school teachers who have been credentialed as college instructors. Your guidance office can tell you what is available for the upcoming year.
Dual enrollment classes are offered at any LMC or SMC campus, or at your high school if taught by college faculty. You can select any class offered by either college as a dual enrollment class. It is important for you to work with your high school guidance counselor to see how the college classes you are taking may apply towards your high school graduation requirements.
To participate in concurrent enrollment and dual enrollment classes, you must first meet the eligibility requirements of your high school. You must also show that you are ready to handle college level work. Work with your high school guidance counselor to find out if you qualify.
Concurrent enrollment and dual enrollment classes can save you money. With prior approval, area high schools will pay the tuition and fees associated with the college classes you are taking. To find out what your school policy is, check with your guidance counselor or Career and Technical Education Director.
How to Get Started
Meet with your high school guidance counselor, or Career and Technical Education Director. He or she can help you determine which college classes may count towards your high school graduation requirements, which college classes are available to you, and which classes fit your college and career goal.