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Dual Credit

Students planning to take Dual Credit Government 2304 and/or Speech 1315 through Tarrant County College should enroll in the following sections:

Summer Term Course Section Instructor Textbook
 Summer 1 (6/3 to 7/3 GOVT 2305 84605-0500342 Paul Penson The O'Connor US Government Book
Pearson Publishing 13th Edition
Summer 1 (6/3 to 7/3 SPCH 1315 84601-0500343 Tamar Artin
A free online textbook:
https://open.lib.umn.edu/publicspeaking/
Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking


Northwest ISD students can earn Dual Credit toward their college core by taking the following courses during the semester(s) indicated below (Note: TCC may not offer all courses each year). The number in parenthesis indicates the number of college credit hours required for each of the core areas. Students who wish to complete all of their college core classes while in high school will need to take some courses that will not count for high school credit and may need to take some courses over the summer. 

               Component Area (6 Hours) *NISD offers the 6 hours required                                                                     

Fall Semester: ENGL 1301
Fall Semester: OnRamps ENGL 1301
Spring Semester: SPCH 1315

               Math (3 Hours) *NISD offers more than the 3 hours required

Fall or Spring: MATH 1314
OnRamps College Algebra (MATH 1314)
OnRamps PreCalculus (MATH 2312)
OnRamps Statistics (MATH 1342)

               Life & Physical Science (6 Hours) - *NISD offers more than the 6 hours required.

Fall Semester: BIOL 2401
Spring Semester: BIOL 2402
Spring Semester: BIOL 2406

               Language, Culture & Philosophy (3 Hours) – *NISD offers more than the 3 hours required. 

Fall Semester: ENGL 2322
Spring Semester: ENGL 2323 

               Creative Arts (3 Hours) *NISD offers the 3 hours required.

 Fall Semester: ARTS 1301

               American History (6 Hours) *NISD offers the 6 hours required

                              OnRamps US History (HIST 1301 & 1302)

               Government (6 Hours) – *NISD offers fewer than the required number of hours to be Core Complete

Fall Semester: GOVT 2305

               Social & Behavioral Studies (3 Hours) – *NISD offers more than the 3 hours required.

                              Spring Semester: ECON 2301
                              Spring Semester: PSYC 2301

               Component (6 Hours) – *NISD offers fewer than the required number of hours to be Core Complete.  

                              Spring Semester: ENGL 1302


Dual Credit Partnerships:

Northwest ISD maintains traditional dual credit partnerships with Tarrant County College and North Central Texas College. The majority of NISD is not located within the taxing boundaries of either college, therefore, students should expect to pay out-of-county tuition rates when taking dual credit courses. Students who reside in Tarrant County are eligible for in-county tuition through Tarrant County College.

In addition to traditional dual credit, NISD also maintains partnerships with community colleges and universities to provide specialized support for some of our academy and career pathway options. 

Each college has specific application and enrollment criteria and deadlines. It is important that you pay close attention to the information that relates to the college you choose to attend.

For a list of dual credit and dual enrollment credit courses accepted in NISD and their high school equivalent see our Dual Credit Crosswalk


For more information about one of our partners please click on the links below:


Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment Partners

Tarrant County College

Provides face-to-face, and online dual credit for Northwest High School, V. R. Eaton High School, and Byron Nelson High School

Provides face-to-face, and online dual credit for our Aviation and Aeronautics Academy at V.R. Eaton High School
The University of Texas at Austin 

On-Ramps

Provides face-to-face, dual enrollment credit courses at Northwest High School, V.R. Eaton High School, and Byron Nelson High School

OnRamps Transcript FAQ
North Central Texas College

Provides face-to-face, and online dual credit for Northwest High School, V. R. Eaton High School, Byron Nelson High School, and Steele Accelerated High School
El Centro

Provides face-to-face instruction for our Culinary Arts and Hospitality Academy at Byron Nelson High School
The University of Texas at Austin

Engineer Your World

Provides face-to-face, dual enrollment credit engineering courses at V. R. Eaton High School, and Byron Nelson High School 
The University of Texas at Tyler

Provides dual credit opportunities through Project Lead the Way for our STEM Academy at Northwest High School

   

MEMORANDUMS of UNDERSTANDING

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is an agreement between the School District and our community college and university partners.  You can view our MOUs by partner institution by clicking on the links below:

Tarrant County College MOU
The University of Texas at Austin -
OnRamps MOU


North Central Texas College
MOU
El Centro
MOU
The University of Texas at Austin -
Engineer Your World MOU
The University of Texas at Tyler
MOU




More about Dual Credit

Students that successfully complete Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment courses will be awarded both college credit and high school graduation credit towards graduation requirements at both institutions. Students in the dual credit program experience the rigor of college-level courses and acquire the confidence to succeed academically and socially in the college environment. Recent data shows that students who complete dual credit experiences are more likely to persist in their second year of college at both two and four-year institutions in Texas compared to their peers who did not participate. Additionally, over the last 8 years in Texas, dual credit participants had a higher four-year college graduation rate than their non-dual credit peers at almost every public institution in the state.

Advantages to taking Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment:

  • Experience the demand of college earlier with more support
  • Get ahead on your potential college and career pathway
  • Save some additional funds for college
  • Increase the likelihood of earning a high school diploma and a college degree
  • Ease your transition into higher education
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to access college facilities and resources
  • Enhance your skills required to be successful at the collegiate level such as Time Management, Critical Thinking, Study Skills, and Collaboration

Difference between Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment:





FAQ about DC/DE Courses and Course Options:

What DC Courses should I take if I want to take DC for the first time?

In NISD we offer a wide variety of course options as well as providers. A great starting point we recommend for students to attempt is ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302- which is English Composition I and English Composition II. You can take these 2 courses for HS English III or HS English IV credit. Also, you can take these 2 courses from one of our partners – the University of Texas at Austin DC (OnRamps) or North Central Texas College (NCTC).


How many DC/DE courses should I take per semester? Per Year?

Starting out in DC/DE for the first time, it is recommended that you participate in 2 DC/DE courses. The ENGL option described above is a great starting point. You are eligible to take as many DC/DE courses each you as you feel you can manage.


Will all of my DC/DE Courses I take transfer?

For the most part, yes. In the state of Texas, if a course is taken as a component of the Texas Core Curriculum, then public colleges and universities in Texas will be obligated to take the course. For out-of-state and private institutions it will be up to the ‘receiving’ institution as to what credit and how much that college/university will take as transfer credit.
A good rule of thumb would be to check your potential colleges (Colleges that you pinned in Naviance Family Connection) and their transfer policy to see if they accept credit from the University of Texas at Austin (for OnRamps courses) or North Central Texas College (for NCTC courses). For example, if you took OnRamps PreCal, look at your potential college/university’s transfer policy for UT Austin courses and Precalculus Math. For ENGL Courses look at your potential college/university’s transfer policy for UT Austin and NCTC courses and find ENGL 1301

Dual Credit, OnRamps, and Advanced Placement Courses and the Texas Core Curriculum

If a student has more Semester Credit Hours than required for a particular Foundational Component Area, the receiving institution is not required to apply those credits. If a student has less Semester Credit Hours than required for a particular Foundational Component Area, the receiving institution may impose requirements for the fulfillment of the remaining needed Semester Credit Hours

Foundational Component Areas

NCTC - Dual Credit Courses

TCCD - Dual Credit Courses

UT – OnRamps Courses

Advanced Placement Courses

 

AP Exam Scores and individual college/university policies will determine how AP scores may apply to the TCC.

Communications (6 SCH)

ENGL 1301 – Composition I (English III or IV)

ENGL 1302 – Composition II (English III or IV)

 

ENGL 1301 – Composition I (English III or IV)

SPCH 1315 – Public Speaking

SPCH 1321 – Business and Professional Communication

RHE 306/ENGL 1301 – OnRamps (English III or IV)

RHE 309/ENGL 1302 – OnRamps (English III or IV)

AP English Language (English III)

AP English Literature (English IV)

 

Mathematics (3 SCH)

MATH 1314 – College Algebra

MATH 1342 – Elementary Statistics

MATH 2412 – Pre-calculus

MATH 1314 – College Algebra

MATH 1342 – Elementary Statistics

MATH 2412 – Pre-calculus

MATH 2312 – OnRamps Pre-calculus

MATH 1342 – OnRamps Statistics

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Statistics

Life and Physical Science (6 SCH)

BIOL 2401 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I

BIOL 2402 – Human Anatomy & Physiology II

PHYS 1401 – College Physics I

PHYS 1402 – College Physics II

CHEM 1411 – General Chemistry I

CHEM 1412 – General Chemistry II

BIOL 2401 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I

BIOL 2402 – Human Anatomy & Physiology II

PHYS 1401 – College Physics I

PHYS 1402 – College Physics II

CHEM 1411 – General Chemistry I

CHEM 1412 – General Chemistry II

None Available at This time

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Physics 1

AP Physics C: Mechanics

AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism

 

Language, Philosophy, and Culture (3 SCH)

ENGL 2322 – British Literature I

ENGL 2323 – British Literature II

ENGL 2332 – World Literature I

ENGL 2333 – World Literature II

ENGL 2322 – British Literature I

ENGL 2323 – British Literature II

ENGL 2332 – World Literature I

ENGL 2333 – World Literature II

None Available At This Time

AP Spanish Language

AP Spanish Literature

AP French Language

AP German Language

Creative Arts (3 SCH)

ARTS 1301 – Art Appreciation

 

ARTS 1301 – Art Appreciation

 

None Available At This Time

AP Music Theory

AP Studio Art: 2-D Design

AP Studio Art: 3-D Design

AP Studio Art: Drawing

American History (6 SCH)

None Available At This Time

None Available At This Time

HIS 315K/HIST 1301 – OnRamps US History

HIS 315L/HIST 1302 – OnRamps US History

AP US History

 

Government and Political Science (6 SCH)

GOVT 2305 – Federal Government

GOVT 2306 – Texas Government

GOVT 2305 – Federal Government

GOVT 2306 – Texas Government

None Available At This Time

AP US Government & Politics

AP Comparative Government & Politics

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 SCH)

PSYC 2301 – General Psychology

SOCI 1301 – Introduction to Sociology

ECON 2301 - Macroeconomics

PSYC 2301 – General Psychology

SOCI 1301 – Introduction to Sociology

ECON 2301 - Macroeconomics

None Available At This Time

AP Psychology

 

Component Area Option (6 SCH)

SPCH 1315 – Public Speaking

SPCH 1321 – Business and Professional Communication

ENGL 1302 – Composition II (English III or IV)

 

None Available At This Time

None Available At This Time

For a complete list of Texas Core Curriculum courses by college/university and/or Foundational Component Area go to: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/apps/tcc/