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Dual Enrollment is a program that allows high school students to simultaneously earn high school and college credit while enrolled in their local high school. Dual Enrollment is also referred to as dual credit or concurrent course credit. However, dual enrollment refers to a circumstance in which a student is enrolled in more than one educational institution.

Texas Education Code, §§29.182, 29.184, 61.027, 61.076(J), 130.001(b)(3) - (4), 130.008, 130.090, and 135.06(d) provide the Board with the authority to regulate dual credit partnerships between public two-year associate degree-granting institution and public universities with secondary schools.

Application

School districts interested in establishing dual credit courses should contact Lamar Institute of Technology to begin the process to establish a dual enrollment partnership. Students that are interested in registering for dual enrollment courses must apply to LIT. Students may apply at www.ApplyTexas.org. If www.ApplyTexas.org is not available, students must complete a Dual Enrollment Application, the Texas Residency Questionnaire, and supply an official high school transcript.

Curriculum

The curriculum for college credit courses is approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Board. The curriculum for non-college credit courses is determined collaboratively between industry and faculty.

Benefits for Students
  1. Students receive dual credit for courses successfully completed. They receive high school credit and college credit for courses completed.
  2. Students obtain marketable skills for employment beyond high school.
  3. Students complete courses in the general education and core curriculum for programs offered at LIT.
  4. Students earn college credits before graduating from high school thus reducing their college tuition costs and accelerating their college degree program.
  5. School districts may develop additional partnerships with local Workforce Development Boards or local businesses to support dual enrollment students.
FAQ's
  1. Who will teach the course?
    Dual Credit courses will be taught by LIT faculty or SACSCOC qualified faculty within the school district.

  2. When will courses be taught?
    Credit and non-credit courses may be offered during the day or in the evening on the LIT campus or at the local high school.

  3. Who supplies books and materials?
    School districts or students are responsible for providing textbooks and supplies.

  4. Who is eligible to complete dual enrollment courses?
    Junior and senior students that are in good standing and enrolled in the school district may register for dual enrollment courses. Freshmen and sophomore students may enroll upon the recommendation of the parent and high school principal.

  5. How do students apply for dual enrollment classes?
    Students should apply early for dual enrollment classes at Apply Texas (https://www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX). Students will be notified by mail of their application status.

  6. Do I have to take the bacterial meningitis vaccine?
    All students attending Texas colleges and universities are required to have the bacterial meningitis vaccine. You may, however, be exempt if you 1) are enrolled in online or other distance education courses; or 2) are a student enrolled in a dual credit course which is taught at a public or private K-12 facility not located on a higher education institution campus.


Current Dual Enrollment Courses
BIOL 2101
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
BIOL 2301
Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2102
Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
BIOL 2302
Anatomy and Physiology II
BMGT 1341
Business Ethics
BUSG 2309
Small Business Management
CDEC 1311
Educating Young Children
CDEC 1318
Wellness Of Young Children
CDEC 1319
Child Guidance
CDEC 1339
Early Childhood Development
CDEC 2387
Internship - Child Care
CHEF 1305
Sanitation and Safety
CHEF 1401
Basic Food Preparation
CJSA 1322
Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJSA 1325
Criminology
CJSA 1327
Fundamentals of Criminal Law
CJSA 1342
Criminal Investigation
CPMT 1351
IT Essentials I
CPMT 2333
Computer Integration
CRIJ 1301
Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRIJ 1310
Fundamentals of Criminal Law
CRIJ 2314
Criminal Investigation
CRIJ 2323
Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement
HART 1403
Air Conditioning Control Principals
HART 1407
Refrigeration Principles
HART 1441
Residential Air Conditioning
HART 1451
Energy Management
HMSY 1338
Homeland Security Emergency Communications Management
HYDR 1301
Rigging and Conveying Systems
IMED 1316
Web Design I
IMED 1345
Interactive Digital Media
INMT 1305
Introduction to Industrial Maintenance
ITCC 1310
Discovery: Networking for Home and Small Business
ITCC 1311
Discovery: Working at a Small to Medium Business for ISP
ITNW 1308
Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems
ITNW 1313
Computer Virtualization
ITNW 1370
Install and Configure Server 2012
ITNW 2335
Network Troubleshooting and Support
ITSE 2313
Web Authoring
MATH 1314
College Algebra
NURA 1160
Nurse Aide for Health Care Lab
NURA 1301
Nurse Aide for Health Care
PTAC 1302
Introduction to Process Technology
PTAC 1332
Process Instrumentation I
PTAC 1410
Process Technology I Equipment
PTAC 2436
Process Instrumentation II
WLDG 1323
Welding Safety, Tools, and Equipment
WLDG 1428
Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding