An example of Dual Credit in the high school would be a senior who is taking a Senior English Class for high school which is part of necessary curriculum to graduate would have the option in the same class to earn college credit by taking Writing 121, Writing 122, and Speech 111 during his/her senior year, earning 11 college credits free or at a reduced rate, while meeting the high school English requirement to graduate.
Currently Dual Credit courses are being taught at high schools throughout Oregon and has expanded into California. KCC is constantly working with new and existing high schools by identifying the needs of that particular school, providing supports and assisting with the expansion of their dual credit options for their students.
Dual Credit courses that a student enrolls in are recorded on an official KCC transcript and may be used toward a degree or certificate program at KCC or transferred to other colleges or universities.
Dual Credit is predominantly taken by juniors and seniors but students that are younger may discuss the option with their high school counselor who will determine if qualified to go through a process of determining eligibility.