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MPSD Partners with MCC Again to Offer Dual Credit Classes

School districts sign dual credit agreement with MCC

    Special to The Star The Meridian Star | Posted: Friday, July 22, 2011 6:00 am             


Meridian Community College President Dr. Scott Elliott, Meridian Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Alvin Taylor and Lauderdale County Schools Superintendent Randy Hodges signed a memorandum of understanding concerning academic and career and technical dual credit for their school districts on Thursday.


In the agreement, students in the city and county high can be awarded a half-credit credit on their high school transcript for a similar high school class. The MCC class is on their college transcript.


Classes that will be offered this fall under this agreement include anatomy and physiology I with Lab; Economics I, English Composition I and II, World Civilization I and II, College Algebra; General Psychology; American Federal Government; Principles of Speech; Graphic Design and Production I, Principles of Computer Aided Design (CAD), Fundamentals of Telecommunications, Power Machinery 1A, Welding I, Industrial Maintenance Safety, Industrial Maintenance Math and Measure, Practical Nursing and Automotive Technology.


The College started dual credit in the fall semester of 2005 with only two University Transfer Program classes; this spring the number grew to 22.


“At first, all classes were taught on the MCC campus, but now we have adjunct faculty who teach a dual credit class on high school campuses,” said Barbara Jones, vice president for operation at MCC.


She added, “Ten of the 22 spring 2011 classes were taught on the various high school campuses.”


MCC began offering Career and Technical Education classes along with the University Transfer Program classes three years ago.


MCC’s dual credit program is offered to students residing in Lauderdale County and who are enrolled at any high school in the Meridian or Lauderdale County School districts. To register, students must submit to College’s Admissions offices a completed admissions application and a completed Dual Credit form, which should be signed by a principal or counselor and should have an official high school transcript.


Students taking dual credit or dual enrollment classes are required to complete orientation session on Aug. 2 at either 10 a.m.-noon, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. or 6 p.m.-8 p.m.


For more information on registering for the dual credit classes, call the College at (601) 483-8241.

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