1 Office of High School Partnerships (630)
2 Talking Points: Everything about dual credit Compass Placement Exams FAQ Dual vs. AP vs. Articulate credit What is dual enrollment?
3 What does dual credit mean? Academically qualified students enrolled in high school enroll in a college-level course and, upon successful course completion, earn both college credit and high school credit. A college course, offered for high school credit NOT VICE-VERSA
4 What is dual credit? Courses can be offered at the college, high school, area career center, online, or via distance learning Core and/or Career Courses can be offered Must be IAI approved OR First-year courses in an AAS degree program Instructors must meet community college faculty requirements
5 Potential Dual Credit Courses CUSD AUT100 Maintenance and Light Repair BIO100 Introduction to Biology* BIO101 Introduction to Biology Laboratory* BIO102 Human Biology* BIO103 Human Biology Laboratory* CHM121 General Chemistry* COM100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication* CRJ100 CRJ102 Introduction to Criminal Justice* Criminal Justice Career Exploration EMT120 Emergency Medical Technician Basic ENG101 First-Year Composition I* ENG102 First-Year Composition II* HIS121 American History to 1865* HIS122 American History Since 1865* MTH107 Basic Statistics* MTH131 Calculus w/analytical Geometry I* MTH132 Calculus w/analytical Geometry II* PED136 Physical Fitness I PED140 Physical Fitness II PSY100 Introduction to Psychology* SPN202 Intermediate Spanish II* SPN215 Introduction to Hispanic Literature* *Meet IAI General Education Core Curriculum Guidelines
6 What does IAI mean? The Illinois Articulation Initiative The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is a statewide transfer agreement on courses transferable among more than 100 participating colleges or universities in Illinois. IAI works best for students who know they are going to transfer but are undecided on the college or university that will grant their baccalaureate degree. All colleges and universities participating in the IAI agree to accept a package of IAI general education courses in lieu of their own comparable first and second year general education requirements. Keep in mind, the IAI General Education transfers as a package. Course-tocourse transfer is not guaranteed. Transferology.com - Students create an account, then they can enter the WCC course number and see if the dual credit course will transfer to the college of their choice.
7 Dual Credit Ensuring Quality All courses must comply with standards established by the Illinois Dual Credit Quality Act and the Illinois Community College Board.
8 Ensuring Quality ICCB Administrative Rules ( ) State Laws, Regulations, and Accreditation Standards All state laws, regulations, standards, and policies that apply to courses on campus must also be followed when offering dual credit courses
9 Instructors Ensuring Quality Dual credit instructors must meet the same requirements as instructors who teach the class on-campus. This includes having the appropriate credentials.
10 Ensuring Quality Qualification of Students Dual credit students: Have appropriate academic qualifications Have a high level of motivation Have adequate time to devote to the dual credit course Meet all college prerequisites and testing requirements
11 Ensuring Quality Placement Testing and Prerequisites Dual credit students must satisfy all course placement tests or course prerequisites (when applicable) to assure that they have the same qualifications and preparation as other college students.
12 Ensuring Quality Course Requirements Dual credit courses must be the same as those offered on campus. Same course outlines Same content Same course prerequisites Same descriptions Same requirements Same learning outcomes Same methods of evaluating students
13 Models of Dual Credit in CUSD308 Model A: taught at the high school, by the approved high school teacher Model B: taught at the high school, by a college instructor from Waubonsee Community College
14 Model A: taught at high school, by high school teacher Models of Dual Credit: Model A College verifies instructor credentials College meets with teacher/school to discuss course/policies. These include faculty to faculty conversations about student learning objectives, student outcomes, prerequisites, etc. Course approved College creates the course section, prepares for enrollment College confirms with school course offering and registration details
15 Model B: taught at high school by college faculty College locates suitable instructor full-time or adjunct Models of Dual Credit: Model B College meets with teacher/school to discuss course/policies. These include conversations about student learning objectives, student outcomes, prerequisites, etc. College creates the course section, prepares for enrollment College confirms with school course offering and registration details
16 Dual Credit Data Taught in 12 area high schools 50 different courses offered Most popular = Calculus, College Algebra, English 101 and 102 3,136 enrollments (includes College Readiness courses)
17 Compass Placement Tests Any student taking a math or English course must meet placement requirements. English = ACT English score of 18 or higher Math = College Math and College Algebra need ACT math score of 22 or higher, Calculus needs ACT math score of 28 or higher. Students that do not have ACT scores or do not meet the minimum scores must take the Compass placement exam.
18 Compass Placement Exam Computer based test created by ACT Available on certain dates at OHS and OEHS in the spring Free for first test Re-takes must be done at Waubonsee and costs $10 Only one re-take allowed Score is valid for 2 years
19 The Basic Questions
20 When and where is it taught? When - The dual credit courses are taught during the normal school day and fit right into your student s schedule. Where At your student s school.
21 Who teaches it? 2 different models at Oswego: 1. The class is taught by an Oswego teacher who meets all the criteria to be an adjunct instructor at Waubonsee Community College and has been approved by the college. (English & Automotive) 2. The class is taught by a Waubonsee Community College instructor that travels to the Oswego campuses. (Criminal Justice)
22 What is the cost? For courses taught by Oswego staff, the class is tuition free for students. Waubonsee tuition is normally $104 per semester hour. Students only pay a student fee of $8/semester hour. For courses taught by Waubonsee staff, students must pay full tuition and the student fee.
23 How do I pay? Students pay the entire amount due for student fees and/or tuition to CUSD308. Waubonsee bills the district each semester for the total costs.
24 What are the savings? English 101 and 102: (6 semester hours) Per credit Total Your dual credit costs $8 $48 At Waubonsee $112 $672 At Northern Illinois University $342 $2,052 At Aurora University $590 $3,540 At Northwestern University $1950 $11,700
25 How do my grades affect me? You must earn a C or better to move on to the next class and to earn Waubonsee credit. You are beginning an official college transcript - a poor grade can affect your GPA and financial aid. If a student earns a D or F in a class, they are withdrawn and receive a W on their official college transcript. No credit is awarded. They still earn the D or F for their high school grade.
26 How do my grades affect me? Financial Aid: Students must successfully complete 67% of their courses in a term at Waubonsee or they will be placed on Warn status. students on WARN must earn at least a 2.0 GPA and complete all courses attempted during their next semester of enrollment at Waubonsee. Applies to students continuing on at Waubonsee
27 Benefits of Dual Credit Save time Start college early, finish early Be college ready Prepare for college level curriculum Earn college credit at little to no cost Start your college GPA with supports from your high school and Waubonsee Start your degree before leaving high school Studies show that dual credit increases the likelihood that a student will complete high school, and enroll in and persist in college
28 Benefits of Dual Credit Earn general education credits for transfer purpose Take advantage of the convenience Earn high school credit towards graduation, get 2 courses done in 1 Save money Potentially thousands of dollars in tuition savings Extends the variety of classes available to students Builds student confidence and self esteem
29 Student Requirements Classes are generally for juniors and seniors. Must be 16 or older. Exceptions can be made in some cases. Contact the High School Partnerships Manager with questions. Must meet all class requirements, including placement testing and prerequisites. Register through your guidance counselor. Pay tuition or fees if applicable.
30 Academic Resources Tutoring Center (Sugar Grove Campus) MyWCC (Online) Todd Library (Online and Sugar Grove Campus)
31 How do I get my transcript? Online - Visit - Cost - $5 (all major credit cards accepted) - Also track your order online and/or through alerts. In-Person, Mail or Fax - Complete a transcript request form and submit to Waubonsee Community College in person, by mail, or fax. - Cost - $10
32 AP, Articulated, or Dual Credit? What s the difference? Which is best for me?
33 AP, Articulated, or Dual Credit? Advanced Placement AP curriculum is approved by the College Board. Students must take an AP exam and score at least a 3 out of 5 to get college credit. Many colleges no longer accept a score of 3 and instead require a score of 4 or 5. Each college decides what scores they will accept.
34 AP, Articulated, or Dual Credit? Articulated Credit Career and Technical Education curriculum that duplicates Waubonsee Community College curriculum. Must earn a grade of B or better each semester. Students are awarded credit at Waubonsee once they enroll as a student. For further information, contact Cassie Blickem at (630) or visit VALEES.org
35 AP, Articulated, or Dual Credit? Dual Credit Immediately creates a college transcript at Waubonsee. Student must earn a grade of C or better. Student earns credit that is accepted at Waubonsee Community College and, if IAI approved, is accepted at other colleges. CTE, Certificate, and General Education courses available.
36 Dual Enrollment You don t have to wait to finish high school to start college.
37 Dual Enrollment Academically qualified students enrolled in high school and also enrolled in a college level course at the community college. Upon successful course completion the students exclusively earn college credit.
38 Who can do this? Anyone that is age 16 or older Dual enrollment Why would I do this? Save money Save time Start college now Finish college faster Hundreds of courses offered mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends Experience a college class on campus Help transition into college Better success rate in college
39 Emergency Medical Technician Basic 9 semester hours Certificate of Achievement prepares individuals for employment as primary medical responders or ambulance personnel. Prepares students to take state licensure exam. Location: Waubonsee s Copley Campus Dates: Fall 2015 Monday-Friday 1:00-3:00 Registration begins May 4, 2015
40 EMT Basic What does an EMT do? Care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings Lives often depend on their quick reaction and competent care Perform medical services and transport patients to medical facilities Median pay for EMTs in 2012 was $31,020 per year with a much faster than average job growth rate Requirements: Must be 18 years of age by the end of the course Must have current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) training for Health Care Providers or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR certification by the first day of class Must have proof of up-to-date immunizations and two-step tuberculosis testing prior to the first emergency room experience (Can do after class begins) Must be able to lift 150 pounds with a partner
41 EMT Basic Program Costs: An EMT student has the following minimum fees and expenses: Textbook $167 CPR/BLS Certification $45 IDPH Examination Fee $20 Stethoscope $15 Clinical Shirt $25 Tuition $1,008 Immunizations/TB Testing (cost determined per health care provider) Total Estimated Costs: $1280 (excluding medical requirements) NOTE: These fees and expenses are approximate costs and are subject to change without prior notice to the student.
42 Helpful Links Dual Credit: High School Summer Program:
43 Questions? Office of High School Partnerships Waubonsee Community College (630)