Dual Enrollment and Community College
Dual Enrollment Courses - College Courses offered through Southwestern College on the CHS Campus
Dual enrollment lets you earn college credit for college courses completed while you’re still in high school – and those courses also count toward your high school diploma. 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 three times a week during period 1
- 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 course
Courses offered in 2021-2022 are the following:
- Medical Terminology
Great for any student interested in any type of career in the medical field
- Introduction to Administration of Justice
Great for any student interested in law, criminal justice, law enforcement, detective, forensics, psychology or social service
- Spring 2022
- Introduction to Cybersecurity (Online & Asynchronous - can be in any period in your schedule)
Great for any student interested in computer science, cybersecurity, information & communication technology, FBI
- Introduction to Business (Period 1,Two days a week on campus from 8am-9:30am)
Great for any student pursuing a career in business, accounting, finance, economics, real estate, or if you plan to own your own business
Southwestern College Dual Enrollment Program (Also called California College & Career Access Pathways)
Dual Enrollment (CCAP) Registration Process for the 2021-2022 School Year – Please complete by Friday November 19th for Intro to Business and Cybersecurity Spring 2022 Courses
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 complete the application on your own or watch the videos in step 2 if you would rather than attend the workshop.
2. Complete CCC Apply Application - HERE
- If you would like help, 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 SWC Application - HERE
- The videos above will help with this step.
4. 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.
5. Email Counselor Ms. Ereno at email@example.com to inform her you completed the process
SWC Outreach also has help at: Zoom Outreach Lobby: https://tinyurl.com/outreach-zoom OR Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For any questions regarding Dual Enrollment, please email Kristen Ereno, CHS Career Counselor, at email@example.com or or sign-up on my calendly for a meeting for help at https://calendly.com/kereno-1/chs.
Articulated Courses - Earning College Credit for High School Classes
Some CHS students have the opportunity to earn college credit for high school classes that they take through an articulation process with Southwestern College.
Benefits for students:
- Earn college credit for FREE while taking a high school course
- Most college credit earned will transfer to UCs/CSUs and other Universities
- Put course on college applications
- Reduces duplication of coursework (HS & College)
- Saves students money and time
Current CHS Courses Approved for Articulation:
- Digital Photography
- Game Design
- Modern Dance I
- Ballet I
- Dance Production I
- Dance Choreography I
For any questions regarding Articulated Courses, please email Kristen Ereno, CHS Career Counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.