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Dual Credit

Somerset Community College’s Dual Credit program will benefit students by providing a seamless pathway to postsecondary education while reducing student expense and time to credential attainment: with the ultimate purpose, completion of a postsecondary credential.

Somerset Community College offers dual credit in area high schools as well as in area technology centers.  Students may also earn dual credit for taking an online course or by attending classes at one of the SCC locations.  The high schools offer general education courses that are a pathway to an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science.  We are presenting offering Introduction Sociology, College Algebra, College Algebra Workshop, History of the US through 1865, History of the US Since 1865, Introduction to Biology and Lab, Ancient Through Medieval Art History, Writing l and Writing II within our regional high schools.  The courses offered are based on the availability of instructors.  The area technology centers offer a variety of courses including Office Procedures, Visual Communication, Human Growth and Development, Medicaid Nurse Aide, Welding, Industrial Maintenance and many others based on the availability of instructors.

Program History

Somerset Community College (SCC) has worked with local schools in our service area for over 15 years.  Over those 15 years, the dual credit program has grown into a partnership with 15 area technology centers and 9 high schools.  The College offers dual credit courses and these courses are taught at an area high school or  an area technology center by faculty who are credentialed and qualified to teach college-level courses.  High School students enrolled in our dual credit/dual enrollment program also have the opportunity to enroll in high school and college at the same time taking online or on-campus courses at a discounted tuition rate of $52.00 per credit hour. 

In the summer, 2016, Governor Biven’s Executive Order established the Kentucky Dual Credit Scholarship with a $15 million appropriate over the biennium.  Eligible students may be awarded funds for up to two (2) courses per academic year, not to exceed nine (9) credit hours over the course of their high school career.  If a student chooses to enroll in additional courses, the dual credit tuition rate ceiling is $52.00 per credit hour for the 2016-2017 year and the student will be responsible for payment of coursework that is not covered by the Dual Credit Scholarship.  To be eligible for a dual credit scholarship, a student must be a Kentucky resident, be enrolled in a Kentucky public high school, be enrolled in an eligible dual credit course at a participating postsecondary institution, and complete a 30 minute college success counseling session each year of scholarship eligibility.

For the 2016-2017 year, KCTCS has established the KCTCS Junior Dual Credit Scholarship for high school juniors for one college-level class (up to six hours) for eligible juniors.

For additional information, students should their respective high school counselor(s) or contact Linda Bourne (606)451-6663.