Dual Credit Information

Dual Credit Information

Dual Credit courses are classes offered that meet both high school graduation requirements AND college course requirements.  The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction allows students Sophomore through Senior to take dual credit classes.  Students taking dual credit courses MUST complete and mail to DPI a dual credit enrollment application prior to the start of the dual credit course. The deadline for application for the fall semester is August 15 and the deadline for application for the spring semester is November 1.  Applications are available from the DPI website:  http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/forms/sfn51295.pdf

 

Dual credit courses may be taken at the college or online or at Watford City High School through a collaboration with the college and adjunct professors within the school.  The costs of college admission, tuition, and the textbook(s) is the responsibility of the student taking the course. Students who plan to take dual credit courses on campus at Watford City High School must also complete an application for admission for Williston State College, pay the 35.00 admission fee to WSC, submit immunization records, and in the case of a composition course or College Algebra must also submit ACT, Compass, PLAN, or SAT records.  The following courses may be available for dual credit at WCHS:

 

Composition (1/2) 12 Dual Credit --ENGL 110 College Composition I (3)
This class will replace English IV. Students must have an 18 or higher English score on their ACT test AND place at the advanced or proficient category in both Reading and Language Arts tests on their North Dakota State Assessment tests taken during their junior year to enroll in this class.  

Inventing, planning, drafting, writing, and revisiting different essay types for a variety of audiences and a variety of contexts.  Close reading and analysis.  Introduction to finding and evaluating information. Collaborative invention and revision techniques.  There will be writing every day in class.  NOTE: THIS CLASS REQUIRES A FINAL TEST REGARDLESS OF TEST EXEMPTION STATUS! Important Note: All students must purchase their own textbooks for this class, regardless of whether they are taking it for credit or not.  As of January 2012 there are two textbooks required; 52.00 and 51.00 dollars each plus tax. Tuition is 150.00 plus a 35.00 admission fee. This class is taught in two semesters with semester one being Intro. to Composition and semester two being College Composition for college credit. Student pays tuition to WSC at the start of second semester on the college calendar.  Students taking the second semester of this course MUST enroll in dual credit and pay tuition to WSC.

Speech (1/2) 11-12 Dual Credit--COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
Students must have an 18 or higher English score on their ACT test AND place at the advanced or proficient category in both Reading and Language Arts tests on their North Dakota State Assessment tests taken during their junior year to enroll in this class. 

Speech is a study of proper techniques in the areas of informative and persuasive speaking, including organization of written material. Class time is spent in presenting and listening to speeches as well as textbook studies. Oral and written evaluation will be used for grading.   IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS CLASS REQUIRES A FINAL TEST REGARDLESS OF TEST EXEMPTION STATUS! Important Note: All students must purchase their own textbooks for this class, regardless of whether they are taking it for credit or not. This class may be first or second semester. Student pays tuition to WSC at the start of first or second semester on the college calendar.

College Algebra (1) 11-12 Dual Credit --MATH 103 College Algebra (3)
College Algebra will provide students the opportunity to review concepts covered in Algebra II. The course is designed for students planning on attending college and majoring in non-science degrees. Topics include relations and functions, equations and inequalities, complex numbers, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions; system of equations, matrices and determinants, sequences and summation.

Students must have earned a 21 or higher on the math portion of their ACT test to take this class. .  Prerequisite--Algebra II. IMPORTANT NOTE:  THIS CLASS REQUIRES A FINAL TEST REGARDLESS OF TEST EXEMPTION STATUS!  This class is taught in two semesters with semester one being Intro. to College Algebra and second semester being College Algebra for credit. Currently admission is $35.00 and tuition is about 150.00 for the 3 credits and students must purchase their own textbook. Student pays tuition to WSC at the start of second semester on the college calendar.  Students taking the second semester of this course MUST enroll in dual credit and pay tuition to WSC.

AP Calculus (1) Dual Credit Option Available 12--MATH 165 Calculus I (4)
An Advanced Placement course in mathematics that consists of a full academic year of work in calculus and related topics comparable to courses in colleges and universities. It is expected that students who take this course will seek college credit and/or placement from institution of higher learning. The course is intended for students who have a thorough knowledge of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra, axiomatic geometry, trigonometry, and analytic geometry (rectangular and polar coordinates, equations and graphs, lines, and conics. The topics covered are: functions, limits, differential calculus, application of derivatives, integral calculus, and application of integrals).

Students have the option of enrolling in AP Calculus at WCHS and at the same time earning college credit through Dickinson State University. Students choosing this option must apply for admission and pay tuition to DSU during second semester. Currently admission is $35.00 and tuition is about 952.88 for the 4 credits. Students may elect to gain credit only from WCHS. Prerequisite - Pre-Calculus. IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS CLASS REQUIRES A FINAL TEST REGARDLESS OF TEST EXEMPTION STATUS!

This class is taught in two semesters with semester one being Intro. to Calculus I and semester two being Calculus I. Student pays tuition to Dickinson State University at the start of second semester on the college calendar.

AP Calc students are required to take the Advanced Placement Calculus AB Exam given each May. The test is 93.00.

Chemistry (1) 11-12 Dual Credit Option Available--CHEM 121 General Chemistry (5)
This is a general course that is designed for the college bound student. Topics include atomic structure, stoichiometric relationships, chemical reactions, gas laws, thermochemistry, bonding and molecular geometry. Course required for college majors of science, pre-med, allied health, agriculture, and engineering. Algebra I is a prerequisite.  NOTE: THIS CLASS REQUIRES A FINAL TEST REGARDLESS OF TEST EXEMPTION STATUS! This class is taught in two semesters with the first semester being Intro. to Chemistry and the second semester being Chemistry. Student pays tuition to WSC at the start of second semester on the college calendar. Students taking the second semester of this course MUST enroll in dual credit and pay tuition to WSC. Students also must purchase their own textbook.

Ag Mechanics III A (1) 11-12 Dual Credit Option Available -- Pre-Building Trades I (3):

2 periods Fall Semester (Mr. Johnsrud)   Introduces students to basic carpentry with a step-by-step approach to tools, equipment, building materials, safety, and common building practices. It is an exploratory; first course in carpentry, for general knowledge or preparation for students planning to enroll in a Residential Carpentry program after high school. Other topics may include basic electricity, plumbing, and temperature control. Currently tuition is 150.00 plus the 35.00 admission fee to Williston State College.

Ag Mechanics III B (1) 11-12 Dual Credit Option Available -- Pre-Building Trades II (3):

2 periods Spring Semester (Mr. Johnsrud)   This second semester course further introduces students to basic carpentry with a step-by-step approach to tools, equipment, safety, and blue print reading. It is an exploratory; first course in carpentry, for general knowledge or preparation for students thinking about a career in carpentry after high school. Topics Covered include: residential and light carpentry, construction materials, hand and power tool operation and safety, building design and blueprint reading, etc. This class will have a more hands on approach working with applications of what was learned the previous semester. Work on a construction project is mandatory. Currently tuition is 150.00 plus the 35.00 admission fee to Williston State College.

Advanced Ag Welding and Fabrication (1/2) 11-12 Dual Credit Option Available -- Welding Technology, Theory and Safety Weld 151 (3): 1 period during semester 1 (Mr. Johnsrud) Foundations of Ag (Ag II) spring semester is a prerequisite.   Examines and presents welding and shop safety, Oxy-fuel safety, base metal preparation, weld quality, SMAW equipment and set-up, electrode selection, and joint design/fit-up. Other information which could be introduced could include, plasma cutting, TIG, and MIG welding. Currently tuition is 150.00 plus the 35.00 admission fee to Williston State College.

AgriBusiness (1/4) 10-12 Dual Credit Available--AGEC 141 Introduction to Agribusiness Management (2)
This is an introductory course dealing with economic importance of the Agribusiness community and the potential for employment with the Agribusiness industry.  Dual credit available from ND State College of Science.  Important Note: All students must purchase their own textbooks for this class, regardless of whether they are taking it for credit or not. Mr. Wisness will be teaching this course.