SOESD / School Improvement Services / Career and Technical Education / Dual Credit
Dual Credit Opportunities
Dual credit refers to courses for which students earn both high school and college credit simultaneously. Programs for this purpose go by names such as Early College Credit, College Now, 2+2, and others. Students choose to take dual credit courses for a number of reasons:
- To save up to 80% on college tuition;
- To shorten the time needed to earn a degree;
- To obtain advanced standing in college for early registration or admission as a transfer student (based on college grades) instead of as an entering freshman (based on high school grades);
- To find out what college work is like;
- To list college courses and credits on a resume or on scholarship or job applications.
Many high school CTE courses and programs have been articulated with community college courses and programs so that students may earn college credit with acceptable grades in the high school courses. Articulation is a requirement for CTE programs to gain state approval. Most of the CTE programs in the SOESD region have articulations with Rogue or Klamath Community Colleges. A few have articulations with other community colleges in Oregon or in California. All public four-year colleges and universities in Oregon—and many outside the state—accept these course credits.
Dual Credit Resources