Dual Credit

Due to the advanced content and the level of expertise of our instructors, dual credit is offered for multiple CACC courses. Eligible students can enroll for college credit through an established university partner, at a substantial tuition discount. As a student, no additional work or exit exam is required to receive college dual credit. The grade earned in the course will appear on the college transcript. The college credit may be used at the university partner or is generally transferable to other accredited colleges and universities. A representative from the CACC dual credit office will present information within the first few weeks of the semester to all dual credit eligible courses followed up by an email to students and guardians with enrollment information. Dual credit eligibility varies from year-to-year and may not be available for each section/instructor of a particular course.

PLTW Dual Credit

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the leading provider of rigorous, relevant, and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs. The Columbia Area Career Center has certified PLTW instructors for Engineering and Biomedical courses for undergraduate credit. Missouri institutions that award PLTW dual credit include Missouri S & T and the University of Central Missouri. PLTW credit is also awarded at other institutions across the nation. After completing the course, students should check with individual university admissions and college credit offices for additional information.
Typical requirements for PLTW college credit:

For more information visit https://www.pltw.org/experience-pltw/student-opportunities

Articulated Credit

Articulation Agreements exist when CACC coursework is evaluated and determined to meet the requirements of a technical degree program. Students who demonstrate they have mastered the learning objectives of the course may be able to earn credit, saving both time and money, and providing a jump-start in their post-secondary program. The Articulation process is designed to help students, who have mastered learning objectives, to advance to upper-level courses without the unnecessary repetition of content. Articulated credit may only be used at pre-designated schools and is free. The credit is transcripted after the student completes the high school course and attends the institution awarding the credit. (Ask the class instructor and the institution about the specific grade, assessment score, attendance, portfolio, and/or other possible requirements, which may vary by the institution awarding credit.)

Please contact Meridith Haley, CACC Dual Credit Counselor, at mhaley@cpsk12.org or (573) 214-3814 with any questions.