Lincoln Way Dual Credit - Get a Head Start on College Now

Lincoln Way Dual Credit - Get a Head Start on College Now

Lincoln Way Dual Credit program is a partnership between Joliet Junior College and area high schools and career centers, through which students can save both time and money while earning

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Slide1Lincoln Way Dual CreditGet a Head Start on College Now 1

Slide2What should I knowabout Dual Credit? Head Start on College • It is a partnership between Joliet Junior College and the area high schools and career centers • You will save both  time and money • Dual Credit courses count both for high school and college credit at the same time • JJC tuition and fees are waived 2

Slide3Types of Dual CreditCourses General Education Courses • English IV College Writing • Finite Math • AP Statistics • AP Calculus BC • History of Western Civilization-Honors • AP United States History • AP Government & Politics US • AP Psychology • Introduction to Sociology • Introduction to  the Criminal Justice System 3

Slide4Types of Dual CreditCourses Career and Technical Education courses • Greenhouse Management, Landscaping, Nursery & Turf Management, Occupational Welding • Computer & Keyboarding Technology, Interactive Computer Applications, Programming Visual Basic, Web Page Design, A+ Certification: Computer Repair • Vocational Automotive, Building Trades, Occupational Welding 4

Slide5Dual Credit and Grades• Students earn the same grade for both their high school course and the JJC course • College credit is awarded immediately upon successful completion of all Dual Credit courses • At the end of each semester, students will have a JJC transcript • Transcripts are  FREE  for Dual Credit students • JJC credit can used at JJC and can be transferred to other colleges/universities

Slide6How do I become a DualCredit student? • Students must complete the JJC online application (social security number is required but secure) ***Memorize your social security number Your SS# will be used in order to obtain your JJC ID number. . Your JJC ID number is used for any additional course registrations through JJC • Students must complete the paper and pen registration form received from your teacher at the beginning of your high school class & will complete this same process  for every Dual Credit course

Slide7Prior TestingRequirements • Students wishing to take English IV College Writing, Introduction to Sociology, AP Statistics, Finite Mathematics, or AP Calculus BC must take the ACT COMPASS test & receive appropriate  scores to ensure that they have the skills and abilities for success completion of the course(s) • Students will need to have obtained a JJC ID number prior to taking the ACT COMPASS test *** there are not any testing requirements for the Career and Technical Education courses

Slide8Dual Credit courses will:• Be taught at a college level • Require a higher level of thinking skills • Require maturity to handle discussions of various issues

Slide9Dual Credit students will:• Be held accountable for the same policies & procedures as the regular JJC students such as: - Withdrawal deadlines - Maintain a 2.0 GPA  or you are placed on Academic Caution ***this may prevent  you from being eligible for additional Dual Credit courses and future Financial Aid

Slide10Why should I considerbecoming a Dual Credit Student? Advantages to Dual Credit. . . • JJC college credit is  FREE • You will be receiving JJC credit at the same time as your high school credit saving  you Time and Money • You will have prior experience regarding college procedures & policies • JJC credit as a high school student stands out to employers, other colleges, and apprenticeship programs • Career and Technical courses can verify a marketable skill

Slide11Is there a down side toDual Credit? • Poor grades and withdrawals remain on your JJC transcript • Students must notify JJC that they have dropped their Dual Credit course in order to avoid a poor grade becoming part of their JJC college transcript • Also, students must notify JJC to drop their Dual Credit course if they move, graduate early, etc. • If you have poor grades (D’s or F’s), future financial aid could be affected

Slide12College credit generatedthrough General Education courses. . Math • AP Statistics MATH 128  Elementary Statistics  (4 credit hrs) (2 semesters) • Finite Math MATH 153  Finite Mathematics   (4 credit hrs) (2 semesters) • AP Calculus BC MATH 170  Calculus with Analytic Geometry I  (5 credit hrs) (2 semesters) • ***upon successful completion of MATH 170, application to Mathematics Chairperson to receive additional  8 credit hrs  held in escrow  English • English IV College Writing      ENG 101  Rhetoric  (3 credit hrs) 1 st  semester • (2 semesters)       ENG 102  Rhetoric  (3 credit hrs) 2 nd  semester 12

Slide13College credit generatedthrough General Education courses Social Science History of Western Civilization-Honors HIST 105 History of Civilization I  (3 credit hrs) (2 semesters) HIST 106  History of Civilization II  (3 credit hrs)   AP United States History HIST 103  History of the US to 1865  (3 credit hrs) (2 semesters) HIST 104  History of the US 1865 to present  (3 credit hrs)   AP Government and Politics: US PSCI 101  American National Government  (3 credit hrs) (1 semester) AP Psychology PSYC 101  General Psychology  (3 credit hrs) (2 semesters) Introduction to Sociology SOC 101  Introduction to Sociology  (3 credit hrs) (1 semester)   Introduction to Criminal Justice System CRJ 100  Introduction to Criminal Justice System  (3 credit hrs) (1 semester) CRJ 110  Introduction to Law Enforcement  (3 credit hrs)  

Slide14College credit generatedthrough Career & Technical courses  Agriculture/Horticulture Greenhouse Management (2 semesters)                       and Landscaping, Nursery & Turf Man.       HORT 100  Introductory Horticulture  (3 credit hrs ) (2 semesters)   Agriculture Occupational Welding  WELD 114  Arc Welding I  (1.5 credit hrs) (2 semesters) AND WELD 121  Oxygen Acetylene Welding I  (1.5 credit hrs) 14

Slide15Business & TechnologyComputer & Keyboarding Technology OFS 101  Basic Computer Keyboarding  (2 credit hrs) (1 semester) OFS 102   Document Formatting  (3 credit hrs) Interactive Computer Applications CIS 126  Microsoft Office  (3 credit hrs) (1 semester) Programming Visual Basic CIS 130  BASIC Programming  (4 credit hrs) (2 semesters) Web Page Design CIS 221  Concepts of Web Design  (3 credit hrs) (1 semester) Advanced Web Page Design         CIS 150   Business Graphics for Microcomputers  (3 credit hrs) A+ Certification: Computer Repair CIS 275  PC Troubleshooting & Toolbox  (4 credit hrs) (2 semesters)   College Credit Generated through Business & Technology

Slide16College Credit Generatedthrough Business & Technology continued • Digital Media CIS 217  Multimedia Concepts  (4 credit hrs) • (I year) DGTL 101  Digital Media Capture, Management and Tools  (4 credit hrs)

Slide17College credit generatedthrough Career & Technical courses: Industrial Technology Occupational Welding  WELD 114  Arc Welding I  (1.5 credit hrs) (2 semesters)       AND WELD 121  Oxygen Acetylene Welding I  (1.5 credit hrs) Vocational Automotive AS 106  Automotive Fundamentals  (3 credit hrs) (2 semesters) Building Trades  AEC 100  Construction Fundamentals  (2 credit hrs) (2 semesters)

Slide18If you need additionalinformation. . . . Please contact your counselor. OR Contact either one of us: Sue Bahr Larry Larson 815-280-1353 815-280-1523