Dual Credit Programs
CCC Dual credit programs, College Now and Coastal Commitment, allow students to take college-level academic coursework while at their high school. Through an articulation agreement between Clatsop Community College and regional schools, students are enrolled in high school classes that have been approved by CCC for college credit.
College Now provides Career Technical Education (CTE) opportunities that are built into Programs of Study at our Secondary High Schools. These dual credit classes are aligned with CTE College offerings and can count towards a short-term Career Pathway Certificate, One-year certificate, or a two-year AAS Degree. College Now opportunities also exist for students attending the Tongue Point Job Corps Center and students attending the United States Coast Guard training programs.
Coastal Commitment classes allow students to take college-level, academic coursework while at their high school. Instruction takes place at the high school by college-approved high school teachers. Through an agreement between Clatsop Community College and regional schools, students are enrolled in high school classes that have been approved by CCC for college credit.
How to Participate in Dual Credit Programs
To begin earning Clatsop Community College credits:
Contact your high school counselor and/or teacher about how to register for College Now and/or Coastal Commitment class offerings and to discuss requirements. For further information, please see the Dual Credit Handbook.
Advantages of Dual Credit Participation
Students will be able to:
- Earn college credits while concurrently enrolled in high school
- Reduce the cost of post-secondary education
- Get a head start on earning a college-level certificate or degree
- Minimize the duplication of courses taught in both high school and college
- Become aware of career opportunities through the college courses and resources
- Receive specialized academic education to better prepare for entry-level employment and career achievement