Dual Credit Program Coordinator
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
EVENING COLLEGE FOR
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
What is the Dual Enrollment Program?
The Dual Credit Program provides an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to get a head start on college while still in high school. By enrolling in Pierpont Community & Technical College courses, high school students can receive high school credit plus college credit and take advantage of valuable first-rate academic experience while refining their college plans.
What are the benefits of Dual Credit courses?
By participating in the Dual Credit Program, students have the opportunity to make significant progress toward a college degree before finishing high school. In addition, as an official college student, they have access to the full range of services offered by Pierpont Community & Technical College.
What courses can Dual Credit students take?
Courses offered at the high school for Dual Credit are based on the request of the high school. Courses are typically part of a first year college curriculum. College courses offered in the high school reflect the identical course content, requirements, and evaluation components of the academic courses on the campuses of Pierpont Community & Technical College.
Who is eligible for the Dual Credit Program?
Outstanding high school juniors or seniors who have met the following criteria are eligible.
What is the cost of Dual Credit courses?
Savings of tuition dollars makes the Dual Credit Program a great investment! These courses are offered at a greatly reduced rate set by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. For the 2012-2013 school year, the cost of a Dual Credit course is $76.00 per credit hour. This makes a 3 credit hour class cost $228.00 and a 4 credit hour class cost $304.00.
Who are the Dual Credit instructors?
Dual Credit instructors are typically high school teachers who have the appropriate credentials required by Pierpont Community & Technical College.
What textbooks are used for Dual Credit courses?
Dual Credit courses use the college textbook adopted by Pierpont Community & Technical College faculty.
How do I enroll for dual Credit courses?
A representative from Pierpont Community & Technical College will come to the high school and register the Dual Credit students.
Will Dual Credit courses transfer to other colleges?
Dual Credit courses will transfer to West Virginia state colleges/universities. If you plan on going to a private college or out-of-state college, contact that college tfor transfer credits.
Get a Head Start with Dual Credit
Talk with your guidance counselor to determine if taking college courses is an appropriate option for you. Your guidance counselor will be able to provide a list of Dual Credit courses available at your high school.
Pierpont is currently offering Dual Credit courses at the following high schools:
EVENING COLLEGE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
This program gives high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to take college courses. Courses for this program are the evening courses offered by Pierpont Community & Technical College at our off-campus sites.
To be eligible for this program the student must:
The cost is $76 per credit hour (A 3 credit hour class costs $228.00 - a 4 credit hour class costs $304.00). Students are responsible for purchasing their textbooks for the evening college courses.
The Weekend College program is an alternative course delivery system specifically designed for adult learners who want to earn an Associate degree but find weekday or evening classes inconvenient or incompatible with career and family responsibilities. This accelerated program designed for mature, self-motivated learners meets on Saturdays at the Fairmont Locust Avenue Campus.
Courses are offered in consecutive 8-week terms. Two terms are offered during each of the Fall and Spring semesters. Students may enroll in the Weekend College program prior to the beginning of any 8-week term, provided they have completed the normal admissions process and meet any prerequisites for courses offers. Students attending the Weekend College program can complete an Associate degree in as little as eleven terms (approximately 2 1/2 years). Adding weekday, evening or on-line classes can accelerate the completion of a degree program.