Dual Enrollment

The Hamilton County Department of Education has established a dual enrollment/early college program with Chattanooga State Technical Community College. The program allows high school students to earn college credit during the regular school year or during the summer.

Students must meet one of the following requirements to be approved for Dual Enrollment:

Have a 2.85 GPA to take one DE class per semester or a 3.0 GPA to take two DE classes per semester.

OR have an ACT sub-score of 19 or higher in the area related to the DE course

OR score "College Ready" on the Accuplacer placement test in the area related to the DE course. ACT or Accuplacer test must be taken prior to submitting registration forms.

Students who qualify can take up to 4 total DE classes tuition free during their junior and senior years by applying for the DE grant. Book fees are required for each class and that is not covered by the grant. Interested students should see their school counselor for more information.

Course: Composition I (ENGL 1010)
Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Must meet the entrance requirements of Chattanooga State
1 Credit
This is a semester course conducted under the standards of Chattanooga State. Research projects required. Focus on exposition and argument; process and development using various rhetorical patterns. 


Course: Composition II (ENGL 1020)
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Composition I
1 Credit

This is a semester course conducted under the standards of Chattanooga State.
 This course focuses on composing argumentative essays based on issues raised in literary and non-literary works with emphasis on the writing process, research skills, and critical analysis developed in ENGL 1010 and the continued development of those skills in ENGL 1020 as applied to a variety of literary texts.

Course: Dual Enrollment Fundamentals of Communication (COMM 2025)
Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Must meet all entrance requirements for CSTCC
1 credit

This is a semester course under the standards of Chattanooga State. Introductory public speaking course that explores the basic concepts of interpersonal, small group, and public communication.
 

Course: Dual Enrollment Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1030)
Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Must meet all entrance requirements for CSTCC
1 Credit

An introductory course which includes the following: the principles, methods and history of psychology, the brain, altered states of consciousness, principles of learning, perception, motivation, sensation, memory and learning, language and problem solving.

Course: Introductory Statistics 
Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Must meet all entrance requirements for CSTCC and have completed Alg 2.
1 Credit

An introductory course which  focuses on Sampling, data organization, variability and central tendency, probability, distributions and confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, inference and regression.

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