Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment

  • WHAT IS DUAL CREDIT?

    Dual Credit means that you receive credit for a course on both a high school transcript and a college transcript. Students who successfully complete dual credit courses will have college credit hours that can be used as part of their degree in a two or four year University. 

    South Plains College has an agreement with CHS to offer courses for dual credit. Currently CHS offers the following courses for dual credit.

    South Plains College Course Listing:

    • US History AP (SPC = US History I 1301 Fall/ US History II 1302 Spring) 3 credits/semester
    • US Government (SPC = GOVT 2305 Fall) 3 credit hours
    • Macroeconomics (SPC = ECON 2301 Spring) 3 credit hours
    • Statistics AP (SPC = Statistical Methods 1342 Spring) 3 credit hours
    • Spanish 3 Honors (SPC = Beginning Spanish 1412 Spring) 4 credit hours
    • Spanish 4 AP (SPC = Inter Spanish 2311 Fall/Spanish 2312 Spring) 3 credits/semester
    • English 4 AP (SPC = Composition I 1301 Fall/ Composition II 1302 Spring) 3 credits/semester
    • College Algebra (SPC = Math 1314 Spring) 3 credit hours
    • ATC Engineering Design+ ATC Architecture (SPC = Engineering Graphics ENGR 1304 Spring) 3 credit hours
    • ATC EMT Practicum (SPC EMT Basic EMSP 1401 Spring) 5 credit hours
    • Digital Media - Digital Imaging I -Digital Media Photoshop (SPC = ARTC 1302 Spring) 3 credit hours
    • BIM 1 - Integrated Software Application (SPC = ITSC 1309 Spring) 3 credit hours
    • Firefighter Certification- FALL - I (FIRS 1301), II (FIRS 1407), III (FIRS 1313), IV (FIRS 1319) 13 credit hours
    • Firefighter Certification - SPRING - V (FIRS 1323), VI (FIRS 1329), VII (FIRS 1433), Firefighter Agility & Fitness Preparation (FIRS 1203) 12 credit hours
    • Accounting I - SPRING (SPC ACNT 1303: Intro to Accounting I) 3 credit hours
    • Accounting II - SPRING(SPC ACNT 1304: Introduction to Accounting II) 3 credit hours

    Dual Credit via South Plains requires a process of enrolling in South Plains College at the same time that the student is taking the course at CHS.

    How To Enroll In Dual Credit at SPC?

     

    WHAT IS DUAL enrollment?

    OnRamps courses are dual enrollment courses (this is different from dual credit courses through South Plains College).

    • Students are issued 2 separate grades: A high school grade by the CHS teacher and a college grade by the college instructor.
    • Eligibility to continue with the college portion of the course is determined at the end of the first semester by the college instructor. This is based off of student grade. lf you are eligible, you will continue with the course as you did during the first semester. At the end of the 2nd semester, you will have the option to accept the college credit/grade and have it transcribed or reject the college credit and not have it transcribed.
    • lf you are not eligible to continue with the college portion, you will remain in the course for a weighted high school credit only. Your payment to the university will not be refunded as it is considered a purchase of the university curriculum. Check to see if you are eligible: Eligibility

    Steps you need to take:

    1. Make sure the course you would like to take is on your list of course requests at CHS
    2. The required fee to take an OnRamps course has not been finalized by the state. Payment in the fall will be required to remain in the course.

    UT OnRamps College Course Listing:

    • OnRamps Biology (Introductory Biology I + Lab) 4 credit hours (3 for lecture, 1 for lab)
    • OnRamps Chemistry (College Chemistry I + Lab) 4 credit hours (3 for lecture, 1 for lab)
    • OnRamps Physics (Physics I: Mechanics, Heath, and Sound + Lab) 4 credit hours (3 for lecture, 1 for lab)