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Dual Enrollment
Dual Enrollment
Dual Enrollment

Get a head start on your college career while still in high school by taking dual credit courses. The courses provide opportunities for high school students to take college-level courses and earn credits toward a high school diploma and a college degree during the school day. Students my take certificate courses (technical classes earning elective credit) or academic core courses. See available courses listed below.

Requirements to Participate in Dual Enrollment

Be a high school student in 9th -12th grade. Some technical programs have an age requirement of 17 (Dental Assisting, Nurse Aid)
Be on track for graduation
Meet the minimum placement test score required by the college (ACT, SAT, ASSET, or Accuplacer) – Accuplacer testing is available at CEC.
Other testing options can be found on the West Georgia Technical College website at www.westgatech.edu.
Complete WGTC Dual Enrollment Application and Participation Agreement Page.
Complete the Dual Enrollment Funding application at www.gafutures.org.

Who pays for Dual Enrollment?

Dual Enrollment pays 100% tuition, mandatory fees, and textbooks. Some fees such as lab fees are not covered (Coweta County pays this portion)
Dual-enrolled hours DO NOT count toward the maximum HOPE Scholarship or HOPE Grant hours.

What are the requirements for the Dual Enrollment?

Be a high school student attending an eligible public, private, or home school program in Georgia.

Do credits transfer to all colleges?

Please see the link for equivalent credits in the Georgia system. View Transferable Credits
How do dual enrollment classes affect high school GPA?

Students receive grades that count toward their college work and high school GPA. Dual Enrollment courses are weighted like AP credits.
The credit for the dual enrollment class may affect high school graduation.
Failed dual enrollment courses may impact high school graduation and will impact college GPA.
How do dual enrollment classes affect college GPA’s?

Students receive two grades from WGTC: a letter grade for academic achievement and a score for work ethic.
A grade of “C” or better must be maintained to receive credit for Dual Enrollment classes.
Failed Dual Enrollment courses could prohibit students from continuing dual enrollment.
When are dual enrollment classes?

Technical Courses earning elective credit at CEC follow the school calendar, observe all school holidays, and follow the CEC bell schedule.
Core classes follow WGTC calendar and holidays and may meet during the day, evening, or online.
WGTC Technical/Certificate Programs available to High School students:

All courses listed below are two (2) consecutive blocks one semester unless otherwise noted.

Automotive Engine Repair Technician
Certificates earned during class: Electrical; Heating & AC; and Engine Repair
Cosmetology: Shampoo Technician
Cosmetology: Advanced Cosmetology Technician Prerequisite: Shampoo Technician
Criminal Justice and Crime Scene Fundamentals
Certificates earned during class: Criminal Justice Fundamentals; and Crime Scene Fundamentals
Culinary Arts (Year-long course)
Certificates earned during class: Prep Cook; Production Cook; and ServSafe
Dental Assisting (Must be 17 years old): Basic Dental Assisting
Dental Assisting (Must be 17 years old): Advanced Dental Assisting Prerequisite: Basic Dental Assisting
Game Development (year-long course)
Nurse Aide (Must be 17 years old)
Welding Certificates earned during class: Basic Shielded; Advanced Shielded; Gas Tungsten; and Gas Metal
College Core Courses

WGTC Academic Courses available to High School students:

All courses listed below are one block and locations, days and times may vary.

BIOL 2113 – Anatomy & Physiology
BIOL 2114 – Anatomy & Physiology II
ECON 1101 – Economics
ENGL 1101 – English & Composition
ENGL 1102 – English Lit
ENGL 2130 – American Lit
HIST 1111 – World History
HIST 1112 – World History II
HIST 2111 – US History
HIST 2112 – US History II
HUMN 1101 – Humanities
MATH 1111 – College Algebra
MATH 1113 – Pre-Calculus
POLS 1101 – American Government
PSYC 1101 – Psychology
SOCI 1101 – Sociology
SPAN 1101 – Spanish
SPCH 1101 – Speech
For more information visit https://www.westgatech.edu/admissions/dual-enrollment