Dual Enrollment and Community College
Dual Enrollment Courses - College Courses offered through Southwestern College on the CHS Campus
Dual enrollment courses are where students can earn both college and high school credit for college courses completed while they’re still in high school. Dual Enrollment courses are offered to 10th-12th grades students through Southwestern College(SWC) and are held on the CHS campus. The courses are taught by a SWC professor, where the student earns college credit that meets college entrance requirements for most UC and CSU schools. Each course is worth 10 CHS credits that meets graduation requirements as well. Beginning 2021-2022, all Dual Enrollment courses will be weighted on a student's CHS transcript.
All courses attempted and the units earned will be recorded on the student's permanent record for future use toward college graduation requirements. Dual enrollment requires students to apply to SWC and complete the complex registration process. All courses are treated as such as the student is enrolled in college with all communication being between the student and professor. These courses are a great opportunity for students to get college credit and experience.
Benefits of taking a Dual Enrollment Course:
- Students earn weighted high school credit (same as AP) on their high school transcript
- Students earn college credit that is transferrable to most Universities
- This class counts as one of your 3 or 4 classes
- Course ONLY meets two times a week during period 1 (depending on course)
- Fall Term - August to December
- Spring Term - February to May
Dual Enrollment Guidelines for 2021-2022:
- Student must be in 10th-12th grades
- Recommended minimum GPA of 2.5
- Overall history of good attendance
- Student displays self-discipline and motivation
- No past history of withdrawing or dropping a Dual Enrollment course
- Student must meet the registration requirements and deadline or their spot will be filled and they will need to enroll in a CHS courses
Courses offered in 2022-2023 are the following:
- Introduction to Business - Great for any student pursuing a career in business, accounting, finance, economics, real estate, or if you plan to own your own business
- American Sign Language
- American Sign Language
- Medical Terminology - Great for any student interested in any type of career in the medical field
- Mexican and Mexican-American Cultures in the United States (Meets CSU Ethnic Studies requirement)
Southwestern College Dual Enrollment Program (Also called California College & Career Access Pathways)
1. Complete the CCAP (Dual Enrollment) Student Questionnaire Form HERE
- You will be directed to attend an application help workshop or orientation depending on if you have taken a SWC class before. You can attend the application workshop or complete the application on watching the videos in step 2. You can also attend one of the zoom workshops that CHS Counselor, Ms. Ereno puts on several times a year.
2. Complete CCC Apply Application and SWC Application - HERE
- Scroll down to Credit Courses and select the appropriate yellow box: New Students (if you have not applied to SWC before) or Returning Students (if you have a SWC ID already)
- You can watch the detailed video for SWC & CCAP application process from last Spring (58 minutes) - HERE
OR watch a brief version of the SWC application process (8 minutes) - HERE
3. Complete the CCAP Agreement Process
- Complete and Submit Agreement Form - Go to the website HERE and scroll down to Submit CCAP Agreement Form then select Complete CCAP Agreement Form. Student will complete form first then it will be sent to the parent.
- Your parent will need to complete the form separately. There is a video to help parents in that section as well.
4. Email Counselor Ms. Ereno at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform her you completed the process
SWC Outreach also has help at: Zoom Outreach Lobby: https://tinyurl.com/outreach-zoom OR Email: email@example.com
For any questions regarding Dual Enrollment, please email Kristen Ereno, CHS Career Counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or or sign-up on my calendly for a meeting for help at https://calendly.com/kereno-1/chs.
Community College Information
- Available Monday - Thursday 8am-6:30pm and Friday 8am-3pm
- Go to www.swccd.edu/outreach
- Click on Outreach Lobby to access Chat or Video Chat
For any questions regarding Community College events, please email Kristen Ereno, CHS Career Counselor, at email@example.com.