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DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAMS VERY POPULAR WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

7/13/2016

J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College is proud of their ongoing efforts to continually improve dual enrollment offerings and processes. Students in the Tennessee Valley from both public, private, and home schools are recognizing the potential for career opportunities in technical areas such as computer information systems, business, accounting, welding, culinary, and automotive.

 

Consequently, Drake State is seeing a higher level of student interest in dual enrollment opportunities. As a result, Drake State is working continuously to improve processes, coordinate dual enrollment classes with local schools, and expand dual enrollment course offerings.

 

“Dual enrollment ties nicely with the Drake State mission of offering flexible and cost-effective means of educating students while providing customized workforce training that benefits the community and local employers,” stated Melinda Inglis, Career Coach at Drake State.  She continued, “Faculty and staff are committed to working tirelessly to provide as many dual enrollment opportunities to students as possible while continuously enhancing and improving our dual enrollment program.”

 

The Governor’s Office of Workforce Development has awarded J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College “Dual Enrollment” scholarship funding. This funding is for “Career – Technical” program courses.

           

This scholarship will provide for tuition, fees, books and supplies to enroll high school students from 10th through 12th grades in STEM technical programs. This allows students to earn college credit for courses that contain the college level course requirements that are already being taught by qualified instructors at the high school or classes that can be taken at Drake State.

 

The list of program offerings are:

Accounting Technology

Automotive Technology

Computer and Information Systems Technology (Cyber Security)

Computer Maintenance Technology

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management

Electrical Engineering Technology

Engineering Design Technology (Drafting)

Electrical Technology

Heating and Air Conditioning  (HVAC)

Industrial Systems Technology (Robotics)

Machine Tool Technology

Medical Assisting Technology

Office Administration Technology

Welding Technology

 

           

Many of our programs offer certificate awards for as little as 9 credit hours of course work. This would be a 2 or 3 course sequence depending on the program.

Click Here to learn more about Dual Enrollment at Drake State.

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