Dual Enrollment can help high school students discover their passion with a clear pathway to career certifications and success. FCTC’s hands-on programs can lead to credit towards high school graduation or home study completion and post-secondary requirements.
What are the eligibility requirements for Dual Enrollment?
- Students entering their junior and senior year and 16 years old by the start of school, must have approval from their high school guidance counselor and parents, and be on track for graduation.
- Good attendance and discipline records, 2.0 or higher unweighted GPA and room in their schedule for 3 consecutive periods are also required.
What are the applications steps for Dual Enrollment?
- Students should first meet with their Guidance Counselors for approval that there is space in the their schedule
- Applications can be found at fctc.edu and must be completed in its entirety with signatures from both the parents and the Guidance Counselor
- A required pre-assessment is needed
- Review that some programs require safety equipment or uniforms which are the responsibility of the student to purchase
- Completed applications must be submitted by:
- Spring 2018 Applications due to FCTC by October 31st
- Fall 2018 Applications due to FCTC by April 30th
Dual Enrollment Health and Human Services Programs
- Dental Assistant
- Medical Assistant
Dual Enrollment Industrial Programs
- Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Technology
- Horticulture Science and Service
- Landscape & Turf Management
- Nursery Management
- Automotive Service Technology
- Culinary Arts
- Medium and Heavy-Duty Truck & Bus, Diesel
- Welding Technologies
What are the Secondary Program Electives eligibility requirement for students in Grades 9-12:
- Minimum of two periods available in their schedule
- Good discipline record
- Guidance Counselor approval
Secondary Program Opportunities
- Culinary Arts
- Early Childhood Education
- Nails and Facials Specialty
To find out more about how First Coast Technical College can expand your opportunities for a strong competitive advantage, please see your High School Guidance Counselor to start the process.
In 2006, legislation was passed as part of the A++ initiative that clarified statutory language relating to district GPA weighting requirements for dual enrollment courses. In addition, the legislation made a strong statement regarding the need to increase access to dual enrollment courses for all eligible students. Specifically, subsections (5) and (18) of s. 1007.271, F.S., now read:
(5) Each district school board shall inform all secondary students of dual enrollment as an educational option and mechanism for acceleration. Students shall be informed of eligibility criteria, the option for taking dual enrollment courses beyond the regular school year, and the minimum academic credits required for graduation. District school boards shall annually assess the demand for dual enrollment and other advanced courses, and the district school board shall consider strategies and programs to meet that demand and include access to dual enrollment on the high school campus whenever possible. Alternative grade calculation, weighting systems, or information regarding student education options which discriminates against dual enrollment courses are prohibited.
(18) School districts and Florida College System institutions must weigh dual enrollment courses the same as advanced placement, International Baccalaureate, and Advanced International Certificate of Education courses when grade point averages are calculated. Alternative grade calculation systems, alternative grade weighting systems, and information regarding student education options that discriminate against dual enrollment courses are prohibited.