Earn your Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide certificate and more, while still in high school
Our dual enrollment program is a 60 day program based on the school academic calendar.
If interested contact your counselor or academic advisor. You must be a Junior or Senior.
Hours are typically 1:30 to 3:30 Monday through Friday.
A 20 hour externship is required at the completion of the dual enrollment requirements.
LEARN MORE ABOUT DUAL ENROLLMENT
*What is dual enrollment in high school?
Dual enrollment is a program that allows high school students (usually sophomores, juniors, and seniors) to enroll in college courses for credit prior to high school graduation.
As juniors across the country begin planning for next year's courses, many are considering a dual-enrollment or concurrent enrollment class. Dual-enrollment classes enable high school students to take classes at a local college-and potentially earn college credit.
There are a number of benefits to dual-enrollment programs. Earning college credit while still in high school sounds like a dream for many students. In addition, these programs introduce students to the rigors of college coursework early, and recent studies have shown that students who participate in dual-enrollment programs are more likely to go on to get a college degree. But is dual enrollment right for your child?
Why Should My Child Consider a Dual-Enrollment Program?
Dual enrollment gives students an idea of what full-time college coursework will be like. By trying out a few classes while still in high school, your child can get used to the academic environment before he or she leaves the comfort and support of home.
Your child may be able to take classes that aren't offered at his or her high school.
College courses can give your student a closer look at his or her area of academic interest.
Most students change their majors at least once. Taking a college class as a high school senior can help your child find his or her area of interest before the pressure is on to declare a major.
If your student didn't qualify to take AP courses, or if those courses weren't available at your child's high school, taking a college-level class will help him or her demonstrate the ability to handle more difficult coursework.
This ability is something every college admissions officer wants to see.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of dual enrollment is that your student may start accumulating college credits, helping him or her graduate on time or even early.
Where Should We Start?
Rules for dual-enrollment eligibility vary from state to state, so students should check with their high school academic advisor or guidance counselors to find out if they qualify. Upon enrollment, students will be given a reading comprehension test, demonstrating the ability to read at a 10th-grade level. Students will also need permission from parents/guardians and a guidance counselor or principal.