Dual Credit

Jefferson Community and Technical College offers dual credit courses at many secondary sites in Jefferson, Shelby, Carroll, Bullitt, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham, Owen, Spencer, and Trimble counties.  It is our mission to assist schools in creating and growing their dual credit course offerings while helping our students and families to make informed choices regarding college and career pathways as well as lessening the financial burden of a post-secondary education. 

What is Dual Credit?

Typically, dual credit courses are offered at a high school or Area Technology Center where the schools have an agreement with a college or university and are taught by adjunct instructors.  Juniors and seniors enroll in a college course and simultaneously earn college credit and high school credit for this course.  Students can also attain dual credit by attending courses on a college or university campus or by enrolling online.  Jefferson Community and Technical College has partnered with dozens of high schools within our region and offer many dual credit courses in both academic and career/technical subjects.

What is the difference between dual credit and dual enrollment?

Dual Credit courses afford students the opportunity to earn high school and college credit from attending and passing the same course.  Dual enrollment simply means that a high school student is enrolled in a college course for college credit only.  These classes are different from AP courses since students are immediately given college credit upon the successful completion of the course and do not have to take an examination at the end of the course.

Early College Models

JCTC has Early College programs that are offered on our Bullitt, Carrollton, Downtown and Southwest campuses and are aligned closely with the curriculum of the local high schools to offer students the opportunity of attaining between 12 college credit hours to an Associate’s Degree.