Dual Enrollment Academy

Looking to earn college credit while still in high school? Consider WCTC’s Dual Enrollment Academy, and earn credit in the Tool and Die/CNC, Welding/Fabrication, Automation Systems (Robotics), IT Systems Specialist, Protective Services, Building Construction Trades or Hospitality Specialist areas.

WCTC’s Dual Enrollment Academy is designed to provide high school seniors with a head start in jobs in high-demand fields while providing them an opportunity to earn college credits – prior to high school graduation. The initiative awards participants with a WCTC diploma (upon successful completion) along with high school credits.

Students will spend the majority of their school day, both fall and spring semesters of their senior year, at WCTC participating in the Dual Enrollment Academy. Students will be required to provide their own safety equipment (e.g. shoes or goggles), school supplies and transportation to and from WCTC.

Beyond gaining college credit, participation in the Dual Enrollment Academy helps high school students ease the transition from high school to post-secondary education, giving them insight into college academics. The initiative also benefits business and industry by having an immediate impact on private-sector employers looking for skilled talent and providing a jump-start for students who wish to enter apprenticeship programs.

Attend an informational meeting at WCTC to discover how Dual Enrollment Academy can help students succeed in their dream career. After the presentation, tour the WCTC labs for Automation Systems (Robotics), IT Systems Specialist, Hospitality Specialist, Welding/Fabrication, Protective Services, Building Construction Trades, or Tool and Die/CNC to determine which career is the best fit for you.

Information Nights

Plan on attending one of the Informational Meetings held at the WCTC Campus to learn about Dual Enrollment Academy, meet staff members, ask questions, and take a tour of the program area of your interest. Parents as well as students are encouraged to attend. See the Application Timetable below for dates.

Information Night Flyer (pdf)

Program Options Offered

Programs offered for the 2018-2019 school year will include Welding/Fabrication, Tool and Die/CNC, IT Systems Specialist, Protective Services, Building Construction Trades, Automated Systems Technician/Robotics, and Hospitality Specialist. Detailed information specific to each program is available below. Please see your high school counselor for more information, or contact smaylen@wctc.edu.

Application Timetable 2018-2019

  • Dual Enrollment Academy Application
  • February 15 (Thursday) - Information Night at WCTC, Richard T Anderson Center, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Rooms 053/055
  • February 28 (Wednesday) - Information Night at WCTC, Richard T Anderson Center, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Rooms 053/055
  • March 9 – Dual Enrollment Application deadline for applicants
  • May – Decision Notification Letter from WCTC sent to High School & Students

Students submitting an application after the deadline will be considered only if spots remain available. Selected students will receive a letter of acceptance in the spring, explaining steps they must take to confirm their spot in the program.

Accuplacer Assessment

Participants who have not taken the ACT Assessment can schedule to take WCTC’s Accuplacer assessment. Please register to take your Accuplacer assessment. Students applying for IT Systems Specialist must take the Computer Skills Assessment. Available testing dates.

Enrollment Timetable (admitted students only)

  • July 30 or August 8, 2018 – Dual Enrollment Academy Orientation (attendance mandatory)
  • September 4, 2018 - Tentative First Day of Class

Admitted students must attend the Dual Enrollment Academy Orientation. Students who do not attend the mandatory Orientation day may forfeit their spot in the Dual Enrollment Academy program.

Course Availability

Admission to the Dual Enrollment Academy program is available for FALL semester only. Students who are admitted in the fall semester are permitted to enroll in spring semester courses pending satisfactory academic performance during the fall.

Attendance Policy

Attendance in the Dual Enrollment Program is in alignment with the college attendance policy. Students cannot miss more than (3) days per class per semester. Please schedule vacations in accordance with this policy.

Homework Policy

Dual Enrollment Academy homework must be turned in by the assigned due date in alignment with the WCTC course syllabus. Late and/or missing assignments could impact participant’s course grade which could result in dismissal from the Dual Enrollment Academy program.