Wallace State Community College will offer a dozen different evening courses this summer at Hayden and J.B. Pennington High schools.
Courses are open to high school students on a dual-enrollment basis, according to Dr. Dale Palmer, director of extended learning at Wallace State, but are actually designed for adults and other non-traditional students who may take the courses conveniently close to home instead of commuting to the main campus.
He said expected enrollment is about 200 at each site, with a majority representing adults taking college classes at the off-campus site. All classes except Principles of Biology meet one time a week from 6 p.m. until 9:45 p.m. The biology class meets twice a week at that time.
Dual enrollment means that, for high school students, courses count as college credit at Wallace State and and will transfer to other colleges and universities in the state and also count toward meeting the student’s high school unit requirements in specific course areas such as English, biology, chemistry, math, history, psychology, sociology, and Spanish.
Dual enrollment is open to students from grades 10 to 12. The program allows students to get a head start on meeting college core course requirements while at the same time getting credit toward meeting high school unit requirements for the same courses.
Students in grades lower than 10 may be granted exceptional entrance based on gifted and talented identification. The studentmusthaveaBaverage,(2)must have written approval from the superintendent and principal, (3) must meet entrance and course placement exam requirements of the college, and (4) may not exceed 10 hours of course credit during one school year. Courses offered
Courses offered at Hayden are BIO 103, Principles of Biology I, Monday and Wednesday (4 credit hours); ENG 101 English Composition I, Monday (3 credit hours); HIS 202 U.S. History II, Wednesday (3 credit hours); PSY 210, Human Growth and Development, Monday (3 credit hours); and SPH107, Fundamentals of Public Speaking, Wednesday (3 credit hours.)
Courses offered at J.B. Pennington are CIS 146, Microcomputer Applications,
Tuesday (3 credit hours); ENG 102, English Composition II, Tuesday, (3 credit hours); ENG 251, American Literature I, Thursday(3 credit hours); HIS 102, Western Civilization II, Tuesday (3 credit hours); MTH 100, Intermediate College Algebra, Tuesday (3 credit hours); PSY 200, General Psychology, Thursday (3 credit hours); and SPH 107, Fundamentals of Public Speaking, Tuesday (3 credit hours).
The summer term begins May 29 and ends Aug. 3. Early on-line registration begins May 7; on-site registration begins May 14, extending through May 23.
Students wishing to attend dual enrollment courses should contact their high school guidance counselor for assistance with the admission and registration processes. Tuition for a three-hour course is $321, plus miscellaneous fees of $87, for a total of $408 for a three-hour course, $544 for a fourhour course.
Adults wishing to attend must apply for admission at Wallace State if they have not previously done so. Applications are available from the admissions office or online at www.wallacestate.edu. High school or previous college transcripts and photo IDs should be provided. For more information, visit the website or call the admissions office at (256) 352-8238.