What is Dual Credit?

Dual credit refers to students earning college and high school credit simultaneously for a course taken either in the high school or on a college campus. Students can earn dual credit on the high school campus through partnerships with a postsecondary institution when specific faculty criteria are met. Depending on the school/program, students also might be able to earn credit on the college campus. 


FAQs about Dual Credit

Will I get credit for the high school and college courses?  

Will the College Credits transfer to another school?

*Dual credit students are admitted as freshmen, not transfer students, at the college/university they attend immediately upon high school graduation.

Are there Scholarships available?

KHEAA Dual Credit Scholarship - Limited to 2 courses each year in 11th and 12th grades

KHEAA Dual Credit Work Ready Scholarship - Limited to 2 courses each year in 9th through 12th grades

KHEAA Dual Credit FAQ 

Where are dual credit courses offered?

Explore Career Pathways

By clicking on each image, you will be taken to a page that will allow you to explore more about the program and each of the classes.


Business & Marketing

Computer Science

Construction Technology



Family Consumer Science

Health Science

Law & Public Safety


Media Arts


Dual Credit Glossary

Interested in pursuing a dual credit course?  Please click the link below for your home school counseling office.

How can I learn more about an occupation that looks interesting to me?

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) provides information on what workers do; the work environment; education, training, and other qualifications; pay; the job outlook; information on state and area data; similar occupations; and sources of additional information for more than 300 occupational profiles covering about 4 out of 5 jobs in the economy.

BCTC Career Pathways 

BCTC's Career Pathways are designed to simplify choices for you. Programs are grouped together to help you choose what interests you and guide you through your college experience and into your career. You can take dual credit in high school, enter your career directly after graduation, or transfer to a university for more study in your chosen field. We offer advising to help you choose a path, stay on the path, learn what you need to know, and graduate. We'll help you get the most out of your educational journey at BCTC. 

BCTC Program Finder 

BCTC's Program Finder: Whether you're taking dual credit, starting college for the first time, or thinking about a career change, we've got you covered. We offer associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates - and we're here to help you reach your goals. Get started by finding the program that works for you! 

Find Your College Major Assessment - MyMajors 

The BCTC MyMajors assessment is one of many ways we can help you get on the right path! MyMajors considers your academic achievements, interests, and personality to recommend top programs that appear to fit you best.