Dual Credit

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    Energy Institute has established a partnership with HCC to offer dual credit opportunities to our students over the summer (we are not able to offer dual credit opportunities during the school year).

    Please note that when a student takes a dual credit course, they are adding official grades to their high school transcript AND their college transcript. We want students to be successful at both levels and students need to aim for A's on these courses in order to start off college with a HIGH GPA.

    HCC Summer Session Course Dates:

    • 1st Five Weeks Session:
    • 1st Eight Weeks Session: 
    • 1st Ten Weeks Session: 
    • 2nd Five Weeks Session: 

     

    *All summer session 1 courses will have to be taken with the online anytime format because the session starts a week before the conclusion of HISD's semester.   

    Strands Offered: 

    Students that would like to take dual credit courses will need to pick one of the following strands. These strands offer students the ability to take courses starting the summer after their freshman year through the summer before their senior year.

     

    OPTION 1: Engineering Strand - Students must meet  HCC Reading/Writing and Math standards

    HCC course name is listed first and the HISD course name is listed in parenthesis. Each HISD course is .5 credits.

    Summer 1           MATH 1314 (INSMTH DCH A) - usually after 9th grade

    Summer 2           ENG 1201 (ENG MATH A) & ENG 1204  (ENG MATH B) - usually after 10th grade 

    Summer 3           GOVT 2305 (US GOVT) & ECON 2301 (ECON) - usually after 11th grade 

     

    OPTION 2: HCC Core Strand - Students must meet HCC Reading/Writing standards

    HCC course name is listed first and the HISD course name is listed in parenthesis. Each HISD course is .5 credits.

    Summer 1           SPCH 1315 (PUB SPK 1A) & HUMA 1301 (HUMANITIES) - usually after 9th grade

    Summer 2           PSYC 2301 (PSYCHOLOGY) & SOCI 1301 (SOCIOLOGY) - usually after 10th grade  

    Summer 3           GOVT 2305 (US GOVT) & GOVT 2306 (SPTSS 1) - usually after 11th grade

     

    OPTION 3: Computer Science Strand - HCC Computer Science Majors      

    HCC course name is listed first and the HISD course name is listed in parenthesis. Each HISD course is .5 credits.

    Summer 1          COSC 1436 (COMP PRG 1A) & COSC 1437 (COMP PRG 1B) - usually after 9th grade

    Summer 2          PSYC 2301 (PSYCHOLOGY) & EDUC 1300 (COLL TRANS A) - usually after 10th grade  

    Summer 3          GOVT 2305 (US GOVT) & GOVT 2306 (SPTSS 1) - usually after 11th grade

     

    OPTION 4: Foreign Language Strand  - Students must meet HCC Reading/Writing standards          

    HCC course name is listed first and the HISD course name is listed in parenthesis.

    Each of these courses at HCC equals 1 full high school credit.

    Summer 1          Spanish 1411 (Spanish 1) - usually after 9th grade

    Summer 2          Spanish 1412 (Spanish 2) - usually after 10th grade 

     

    Note: Even if your child qualifies to exempt from the TSI because they are considered college ready by another standard, HCC might still require your child to take the TSI for their records.

     

    Important Deadlines for Summer 2022:

     

    Interest Form: 

    Students will meet with their child's dean and Mrs. Garcia to discuss all dual credit requirements and expectations before students are enrolled in courses.

     

    TSI Exemption Chart:

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    TSI:

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