Yes, high school students can take college courses in a program called dual enrollment. Dual enrollment classes allow high school students to take college level courses and receive BOTH college AND high school credit for the same course. The program builds upon the skills a student has learned in high school, yet the student gets a “head start” toward earning a degree or certificate.
There are two avenues of Dual Enrollment–Academic Transfer and Career-Technical courses. Academic transfer courses are classes such as English, history, psychology, mathematics, or sciences for students who plan to obtain a degree. Career-Technical courses offer students an opportunity to get ahead in their education by taking courses to obtain a skill, such as welding, drafting, automotive repair, criminal justice, medical assisting, air conditioning & refrigeration, industrial systems technology, or masonry.
Tuition at WCC is also significantly less than tuition at a four-year institution, and scholarships for Dual Enrollment may be available!
For additional information, please see the Dual Enrollment page.