College Ready: Dual Credit Classes
High school students who complete selected high school courses with a "B" grade or better can earn Community/Technical College credit.
Why should students earn college credits in high school?
- Earn double credit (both high school and college credit) for completing a high school course.
- Receive priority registration if, after high school graduation, the student attends the community/technical college that granted the dual credit.
- Stay on the high school campus and receive college credit.
- Save college tuition costs before graduating from high school.
How does a student sign up for dual credit?
Contact your high school CTE teacher, counselor, or the career resource center specialist.
Which colleges offer dual credits?
Credits are available through Pierce College, Clover Park Technical College, and Bates Technical College. In addition to the dual credits listed below, Career and Technical Education also offers Advanced Placement courses in Environmental Science and Computer Science and an International Baccalaureate class in Film giving students even more opportunities to earn college credit while still in high school.
Which courses offer dual credit?
|High School Course Title||College Providing Credit||College Course Title||Credit Available Depending on College|
|Aerospace Engineering & Manufacturing||CPTC||FSME 101||3|
|Aerospace Engineering & Manufacturing||CPTC||FSME: 111||5|
|Anatomy & Physiology||Bates||AMA 117||4|
|Business & Marketing I||Bates||MARK 124||5|
|Business & Marketing II||CPTC||RBM 143||5|
|Careers in Education||Pierce||EDUC 190||3|
|Culinary Arts I||Bates||CART 101||4|
|Culinary Arts II||Bates||CART 106||2|
|Culinary Arts III||Bates||CART 105||1|
|Early Childhood Education I||Bates||ECED& 107||5|
|Early Childhood Education II||Bates||ECED& 120||5|
|Financial Algebra||CPTC||ACTG 120||2|
|Flight Training||CPTC||AVP 105||4|
|Forensic Technology||Pierce||CJ 205||5|
|IB Environmental Systems & Society SL I||CPTC||ENV 141||4|
|Introduction to Medical Careers||CPTC||CAH 103||5|
|Nutrition & Wellness||CPTC||REST 122||4|
|Microsoft Office Certification 1
Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
|Bates||AOA 110 and AOA 204||5|
|CPTC||CAS 121 and CAS 141||3|
|Pierce||BTECH 200A, B, C, D and BTECH 225 A||4|
|Microsoft Office Certification 2
|Pierce||BTECH 210 A,B,C,D||3|
|Microsoft Office Certification 3
Microsoft Access and Outlook
|Bates||AOA 205 and AOA 111||5|
|Prepress Desktop Publishing (Yearbook)||CPTC||GTC 143||5|
|Prepress Desktop Publishing (Yearbook)||CPTC||GTC 174||5|
|Small Business Management||Bates||MARK 102||5|
|Sports Medicine 1||Pierce||HSCI 258||2|
|Sports Medicine 2||Pierce||KINS 228||2|
|Sustainable Design||CPTC||ENV 141||4|
|Visual Communications||CPTC||GTC 130||5|
|Web Design||Bates||WEB 205||5|
For information about how to register for dual credit, please talk with your CTE teacher, your career specialist, or click here
Please note: registering for dual credit at your high school does not automatically record the credit at the college. For information about how to apply your dual credit to your college, please visit www.pc3connect.org.
Schools and Colleges of Pierce County comply with all federal rules and regulations and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age marital status, disability or veteran's status and are equal opportunity employers that follow affirmative action guidelines and practices. Questions regarding these policies should be directed to the CTE Director or Administrator at the applicants School or College.
Clover Park School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Address correspondence to one of the following individuals who have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination at Clover Park School District, 10903 Gravelly Lake Dr., SW, Lakewood, WA 98499-1341:
|Title IX Coordinator||Section 504/ADA Coordinator|
Brian Laubach, Assistant Superintendent
Kristi Smith, Deputy Superintendent
|Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator|
Lori McStay, Executive Director for Human Resources