Most dual credit students take general education (English, history, and college algebra) or career and technical education classes taught at their high school or local Kentucky technology centers in areas such as health careers, electrical or welding, business, and information technology. The classes are taught by secondary school teachers who meet the requirements of MCC's accrediting agency and using the college curriculum.
MCC and its secondary school partners enter into dual credit agreements in career fields offered at the college. Career pathways map out curriculum for students from dual credit to obtaining a college credential at MCC and beyond. Many program coordinators consider success in dual credit courses when selecting students for entrance in selective admission programs at MCC.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of their dual credit by enrolling at MCC. Dual credit represents a significant savings to students and their families in money and time. To get started with dual credit, you need to complete the dual credit admission form. The MCC dual credit coordinator, George Humphreys, registers students for dual credit classes at their local high school or ATC.
Beginning in the 2012-13 academic year, dual credit students will be assessed a $50 charge per student per semester. The charge is nonrefundable. Students should establish their college email accounts and pay this charge as soon as they are notified by the MCC Business Office that it is due.