Jefferson College

You are here

Jefferson College Early College

  
Dual Credit/Enrollment

Students who wish to be enrolled in college credit courses while still in high school will fall into one of the following three admission categories:

Dual Credit - High School

Jefferson College, in cooperation with the county school districts, offers the dual credit program, which allows selected high school students to take freshman level Arts and Sciences degree courses in their home high school for college credit.

High School students who wish to be concurrently enrolled in a high school course and a college credit course on their high school campus should consult the Dual Credit Handbook for eligibility requirements.

View the Dual Credit Handbook.

Students should also check with their high school counselor for further details.

Dual Credit-High School students are not considered Regular First-Time college students until they meet Regular Admission requirements.

Dual Enrollment/Articulated Credit-Area Technical School (ATS)

Jefferson College was the first community college in the state designated as an Area Technical School. Under this program, county high school students have the opportunity to participate in several career-technical education programs. The students are transported by bus daily to the College campus for the career-technical education classes and then returned to their respective high schools for the remainder of their educational programs.

High school students who wish to be enrolled in the Jefferson College Area Technical School college-level programs must meet the requirements of the Area Technical School.  Students should check with their high school counselor or call the Area Technical School at (636) 481-3450 or (636) 797-3000, ext. 3450, for further details.

Articulated Credit - ATS students are not considered Regular First-Time college students until they meet Regular Admission requirements.

Dual Enrollment - Other

High School students who wish to be enrolled in a Jefferson College college credit course on a Jefferson College campus (not including participation in the Area Technical School) before, after, or during their normal high school day attendance (including summer) must meet the following admission requirements:

Submit completed Application for Admission.

Submit completed High School Authorization Sheet (This form is available in the high school counselor's office.)

Dual Enrollment - Other students are not considered Regular First-Time college students until they meet Regular Admission requirements.

Dual Credit/Enrollment students are not eligible for financial aid.


CONTACT INFORMATION

Dual Credit Coordinator:

Shirley Davenport, sdavenp1@jeffco.edu, 636-481-3333

Coordinator of High School Outreach:

Constance Kuchar, ckuchar@jeffco.edu, 636-481-3338

NACEP Liaison:

Lisa W. Armbruster, larmbrus@jeffco.edu, 636-481-3349

Dual Credit Liaisons:

English - Amy Call, acall@jeffco.edu 636-481-3320

Mathematics - Linda Hoppe, lhoppe@jeffco.edu 636-481-3322

History - Lisa Hollander, lholland@jeffco.edu 636-481- 352

Science - Marialana Speidel, mspeidel@jeffco.edu  636-481-3306


Certificate of NACEP Membership

Jefferson College is a Post-secondary Institutional Member of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, Inc. (NACEP).

NACEP Accreditation

Jefferson College Dual Credit Program was awarded National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships Accreditation on April 8, 2016.  NACEP accreditation status is conferred for seven years.   


FAQs of Dual Credit at Jefferson College

What are the requirements to enroll in dual credit courses?

In order to participate in dual credit, the State of Missouri requires the following:

  • Students in the 11th and 12th grades with an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) are automatically eligible for dual credit courses. 
  • Students in the 11th and 12th  grades with an overall grade point average between 2.5 - 2.99 (on a 4.0 scale) must provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal or guidance counselor and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian. 
  • Students in the 10th grade must have an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and must provide a signed letter or recommendation from their principal and guidance counselor and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian. 
  • Students in the 9th grade must have an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), score at the 90th percentile or above on the ACT or SAT, and provide a signed letter or recommendation from their principal and guidance counselor and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian. 

 

Will dual credit courses transfer?

The Missouri Department of Higher Education guarantees that fifteen credit hours of
dual credit courses will transfer to Missouri institution of higher education. Many Missouri
institutions transfer up to 68 hours of transcripted credit from community colleges, including
dual credit. Students should always check with the institution they plan to attend after high
school graduation in order to determine how many, and which, courses transfer to that
particular institution.

What is the difference between dual credit, dual enrollment and articulated credit?

Dual credit is college transcripted credit that is awarded by the cooperating institution
for college level coursework taught at the high school by the high school instructor. This credit
is transferable credit to other Missouri institutions of higher education.

Dual enrollment is college transcripted credit that is awarded by the cooperating
institution for college level coursework that is taught by the college instructor. This credit is
transferable credit to other Missouri institutions of higher education.

Articulated credit is an agreement between the high school and cooperating institution
to accept student high school coursework as an equivalent course as the student enters that
institution. Since this credit does not meet the requirements of Missouri Department of Higher
Education dual credit, this coursework is not transferable to other institutions.

What are the requirements for high school instructors to teach dual credit courses?

The Missouri Department of Higher Education, and the National Association of
Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP), require dual credit instructors to meet the same
minimum requirements to teach dual credit courses as are required for instructors teaching the
course on the college campus. Instructors are required to have a master's degree, with a
minimum of 18 graduate hours in the academic subject in which they are teaching.

In addition, dual credit faculty are required to participate in regular evaluations,
orientation and on-going professional development through Jefferson College in order continue
to be an adjunct member of the Jefferson College faculty.  Prospective dual credit instructors should consult the Dual Credit Handbook for further information on the application process. 

View the Dual Credit Handbook.

Who do I contact at Jefferson College with questions about dual credit? 

  • Questions regarding establishing or modifying dual credit 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 partnership agreements/dual credit associate of arts degree programs or scheduling of any informational meetings should be directed to Shirley Davenport, Dean of Arts & Science Education, at (636) 481-3333 or sdavenp1@jeffco.edu.
  • General questions or concerns about dual credit or dual enrollment should be directed to Constance Kuchar, Coordinator of High School Outreach at (636) 481-3338 or ckuchar@jeffco.edu.
  • Questions about enrollment should be directed to our Enrollment Services Specialist at (636) 481-3237.

Who do I contact at Jefferson College with questions about COMPASS testing? 

  • Questions regarding establishing or modifying on-site COMPASS testing institutional agreements should be directed to Dr. Caron Daugherty, Vice President of Instruction, at (636) 481-3329 or cdaugherty@jeffco.edu.
  • Questions regarding student Compass testing, placement, or Compass billing should be directed to Betty Linneman, Director of Learning Services, at (636) 481-3154 or blinnema@jeffco.edu.

For more information on dual credit policies in Missouri

Visit the Missouri Department of Higher Education dual credit policy  http://dhe.mo.gov/files/policies/dualcreditpolicy.pdf

Jefferson College offers the following courses for Dual Credit at our area high schools.

      BIO101 General Biology - 5 Credit hours

      Prerequisite: Reading proficiency

General Biology emphasizes the physical, chemical, and functional aspects common to all organisms and presents a general survey of life forms. Laboratory time is required.  Students cannot apply both BIO101 and BIO102 toward graduation.

CHM111 General Chemistry I - 5 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: Two semesters of high school chemistry with a grade of “C” or better and two years of high school algebra with a grade of “C” or better within the previous five years of registration date, or equivalent (CHM101), and reading proficiency

General Chemistry I is a study of the composition and structure of matter with emphasis on fundamental laws and related computations. The topics covered include stoichiometry, atomic structure, radioactivity, chemical bonding, chemical reactions in aqueous solutions, physical states of matter, and properties of solutions.
Laboratory time is required.

ENG101 English Composition I - 3 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: COMPASS writing skills score of 70 or higher within the past two years, ACT English score of 18 or higher within the past two years, ENG099 with a grade of “C” or better, or ENG034 with a grade of “C” or better and reading proficiency.

English Composition I offers the student the opportunity to learn to write competent expository essays and to do preliminary research. Students will review grammar and mechanics, but the emphasis is on the writing process.  English Composition I is required for all degrees.  Non-native speakers of English who do not qualify for ENG101, based on the required test scores, must take ENG031, English as a Second Language I; ENG032, English as a Second Language II; ENG033, English as a Second Language III; and/or ENG034, English as a Second Language IV.

ENG102 English Composition II - 3 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: ENG101 with a grade of “C” or better and reading proficiency.

English Composition II continues the study of the writing process stressed in Composition I. Students will practice reading and writing critically and analytically, writing exposition, persuasion/argumentation, and the research paper.

      HST103 U.S. History I to Reconstruction - 3 Credit Hours

      Prerequisite: Reading proficiency.

U.S. History I shows the development of the United States from Columbian contact through post Civil War reconstruction. This course is designed to help students understand and function n their society.

HST104 U.S. History II from Reconstruction - 3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Reading proficiency.

U.S. History II shows the development of the United States reconstruction to the present. This course is designed to help students understand and function in their society. This course does not meet Constitution requirements.

MTH134 College Algebra - 3 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: COMPASS algebra score of at least 66 or COMPASS college algebra score of at least 31 within the past two years, ACT math score of 23 or higher within the past two years, or MTH128 with a grade of “C” or better and reading proficiency.

College Algebra consists of several non-sequential algebraic topics. The student will explore these topics within the realms of both the real number system and the complex number system. This course fulfills the mathematics requirement for the Associate of Arts degree.  Students may not apply both MTH134 and MTH141 toward graduation. A graphing calculator is required; calculators with computer algebra systems are prohibited.

MTH141 Precalculus - 5 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: COMPASS algebra score of at least 66 or COMPASS college algebra score of at least 31 within the past two years, ACT math score of 23 or higher within the past two years, or MTH128 with a grade of “C” or better and reading proficiency.

Precalculus covers the College Algebra and Trigonometry topics required for the Calculus I, II, III sequence.  This course fulfills the mathematics requirement for the Associate of Arts degree. Students may not apply both MTH141 and MTH133 or both MTH141 and  MTH134 toward graduation. A graphing calculator is required.

MTH180 Calculus I - 5 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: Reading proficiency and any one of the following: COMPASS trigonometry score of at least 46 within the past two years; ACT math score of at least 27 within the past two years plus either high school trigonometry or precalculus with a grade of “C” or better; MTH141 with a grade of “C” or better; MTH133 and MTH134, both with a grade of “C” or better.

Calculus I covers limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration. This course fulfills the mathematics requirement for the Associate of Arts degree. A graphing calculator is required. Students may not apply both MTH161 and MTH180 toward graduation.

Last Updated (June 17, 2015)