Dual Credit
Dual Credit

Northwest ISD students can earn Dual Credit toward their college core by taking the following courses during the semester(s) indicated below (Note: TCC may not offer all courses each year). The number in parenthesis indicates the number of college credit hours required for each of the college core areas. Students who wish to complete all of their college core classes while in high school will need to take some courses that will not count for high school credit and may need to take some courses over the summer. 

All NHS, BNHS, and EHS students who wish to take SPCH 1321 online during the spring of 2020 should sign up for the course on the yellow table below:

High School

Course & Section

Synonym

Instructor

Book Title and ISBN

NISD/WHITE SETTLEMENT ISD

SPCH 1321 84600

0519863

Not Yet Assigned

Free online book - access with Blackboard

 

Byron Nelson High School- Northwest ISD
These class sections are available to Byron Nelson students only.

High School

Course & Section

Synonym

Instructor

Days/Times

Room Number

Books

Byron Nelson High School

Math 1314-34805

0518994

Aimee Tennyson (Embedded)

11:55-12:40 M-F

OWBN AC-234 RM # AC234 (capacity 35)

College Algebra, Blitzer, 7th edition, MyMathLab 18 week access code ISBN: 9780135902110

Byron Nelson High School

Math 1314-34806

0518996

Aimee Tennyson (Embedded)

12:45-1:30 M-F

OWBN AC-234 RM # AC234 (capacity 35)

College Algebra, Blitzer, 7th edition, MyMathLab 18 week access code ISBN: 9780135902110

 

Steele Accelerated- Northwest ISD
This class section is available to Steele students only

High School

Course & Section

Synonym

Instructor

Days/Times

Room Number

Books

James M Steele

SPCH 1315-34210

0519132

Not yet Assigned

2:20 - 3:50 pm TTH

OWJS 309B

Free online book - access with Blackboard

 

Additional courses that may be available for dual credit are:

Written Communications (6 Hours) *NISD offers the 6 hours required to be core complete.
Fall Semester: OnRamps ENGL 1301 - Composition I
Spring Semester: OnRamps ENGL 1302 - Composition II

Speech & Communication Skills (3 Hours) – *NISD offers the 3 hours required to be core complete.
Spring Semester: SPCH 1321 - Business & Professional Communications

Political Science (6 Hours) – *NISD offers fewer than the required number of hours to be core complete.
Fall Semester: GOVT 2305 - Federal Government
NOT AVAILABLE for Dual Credit - GOVT 2306 - Texas Government

History (6 Hours) *NISD offers the 6 hours required to be core complete.
Fall Semester: OnRamps HIST 1301 -United States History I to 1876
Spring Semester: OnRamps HIST 1302 - United States History II since 1876

Social & Behavioral Science (3 Hours) – *NISD offers more than the 3 hours required to be core complete.
Spring Semester: ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Spring Semester: PSYC 2301 - General Psychology

Health & Wellness (1 Hour) – *NISD does not offer dual credit health and wellness classes.
NOT AVAILABLE for Dual Credit - KINE 1164  - Intro to Physical Fitness & Sport

Mathematics (3 Hours) *NISD offers more than the 3 hours required to be core complete.
Fall or Spring: MATH 1314 [Byron Nelson & Steele Only]
OnRamps College Algebra (MATH 1314) [Counts as Algebra 2 Credit]
OnRamps PreCalculus (MATH 2312) [Counts as PreCalculus Credit]
OnRamps Statistics (MATH 1342)

Natural Sciences (8 Hours) *NISD offers more than the 8 hours required to be core complete.
Fall Semester: BIOL 2401 - Anatomy & Physiology I
Spring Semester: BIOL 2402 - Anatomy & Physiology II
Spring Semester: BIOL 2406 - Environmental Biology

Creative Arts (3 Hours) *NISD offers the 3 hours required to be core complete.
Fall Semester: ARTS 1301 - Art Appreciation

Language, Culture & Philosophy (3 Hours) – *NISD offers more than the 3 hours required to be core complete. 
Fall Semester: ENGL 2322 - British Literature to 1800
Spring Semester: ENGL 2323 - British Literature Since 1800




Dual Credit Partnerships:


Northwest ISD maintains traditional dual credit partnerships with Tarrant County College and North Central Texas College. The majority of NISD is not located within the taxing boundaries of either college, therefore, students should expect to pay out-of-county tuition rates when taking dual credit courses. Students who reside in Tarrant County are eligible for in-county tuition through Tarrant County College.

In addition to traditional dual credit, NISD also maintains partnerships with community colleges and universities to provide specialized support for some of our academy and career pathway options. 

Each college has specific application and enrollment criteria and deadlines. It is important that you pay close attention to the information that relates to the college you choose to attend.

For a list of dual credit and dual enrollment credit courses accepted in NISD and their high school equivalent see our 2019-2020 Dual Credit Crosswalk
For more information about one of our partners please click on the links below:


Dual
 Credit and Dual Enrollment Partners

Tarrant County College The University of Texas at Austin  North Central Texas College
Provides face-to-face, and online dual credit for Northwest High School, V. R. Eaton High School, and Byron Nelson High School

Provides face-to-face, and online dual credit for our Aviation and Aeronautics Academy at V.R. Eaton High School
On-Ramps

Provides face-to-face, dual enrollment credit courses at Northwest High School, V.R. Eaton High School, and Byron Nelson High School

OnRamps Transcript FAQ 
Provides face-to-face, and online dual credit for Northwest High School, V. R. Eaton High School, Byron Nelson High School, and Steele Accelerated High School 
El Centro The University of Texas at Austin
Provides face-to-face instruction for our Culinary Arts and Hospitality Academy at Byron Nelson High School Engineer Your World

Provides face-to-face, dual enrollment credit engineering courses at V. R. Eaton High School, and Byron Nelson High School 



 

Memorandums of Understanding

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is an agreement between the School District and our community college and university partners.  You can view our MOUs by partner institution by clicking on the links below:

Tarrant County College MOU The University of Texas at Austin - OnRamps MOU
North Central Texas College MOU
El Centro MOU The University of Texas at Austin -
Engineer Your World MOU





More about Dual Credit

Students that successfully complete Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment courses will be awarded both college credit and high school graduation credit towards graduation requirements at both institutions. Students in the dual credit program experience the rigor of college-level courses and acquire the confidence to succeed academically and socially in the college environment. Recent data shows that students who complete dual credit experiences are more likely to persist in their second year of college at both two and four-year institutions in Texas compared to their peers who did not participate. Additionally, over the last 8 years in Texas, dual credit participants had a higher four-year college graduation rate than their non-dual credit peers at almost every public institution in the state.

Advantages to taking Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment:

  • Experience the demand of college earlier with more support
  • Get ahead on your potential college and career pathway
  • Save some additional funds for college
  • Increase the likelihood of earning a high school diploma and a college degree
  • Ease your transition into higher education
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to access college facilities and resources
  • Enhance your skills required to be successful at the collegiate level such as Time Management, Critical Thinking, Study Skills, and Collaboration

Difference between Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment:




FAQ about DC/DE Courses and Course Options:

What DC Courses should I take if I want to take DC for the first time?

In NISD we offer a wide variety of course options as well as providers. A great starting point we recommend for students to attempt is ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302- which is English Composition I and English Composition II. You can take these 2 courses for HS English III or HS English IV credit. Also, you can take these 2 courses from one of our partners – the University of Texas at Austin DC (OnRamps) or North Central Texas College (NCTC).

How many DC/DE courses should I take per semester? Per Year?

If you are starting out in DC/DE for the first time, it is recommended that you participate in 2 DC/DE courses. The ENGL option described above is a great starting point. You are eligible to take as many DC/DE courses each you as you feel you can manage.

Will all of my DC/DE Courses I take transfer?

For the most part, yes. In the state of Texas, if a course is taken as a component of the Texas Core Curriculum, then public colleges and universities in Texas will be obligated to take the course. For out-of-state and private institutions it will be up to the ‘receiving’ institution as to what credit and how much that college/university will take as transfer credit.

A good rule of thumb would be to check your potential colleges (Colleges that you pinned in Naviance Family Connection) and their transfer policy to see if they accept credit from the University of Texas at Austin (for OnRamps courses), Tarrant County College, or North Central Texas College. For example, if you took OnRamps PreCal, look at your potential college/university’s transfer policy for UT Austin courses and Precalculus Math. For ENGL Courses look at your potential college/university’s transfer policy for UT Austin and NCTC courses and find ENGL 1301



 


Dual Credit, OnRamps, and Advanced Placement Courses and the Texas Core Curriculum


If a student has more Semester Credit Hours than required for a particular Foundational Component Area, the receiving institution is not required to apply those credits. If a student has less Semester Credit Hours than required for a particular Foundational Component Area, the receiving institution may impose requirements for the fulfillment of the remaining needed Semester Credit Hours.

Foundational Component Areas NCTC - Dual Credit Courses TCCD - Dual Credit Courses UT – OnRamps Courses

Advanced Placement Courses

 AP Exam Scores and individual college/university policies will determine how AP scores may apply to the TCC. 

Written Communications  (6 SCH)
  • ENGL 1301 – Composition I (English III or IV)
  • ENGL 1302 – Composition II (English III or IV)
  • ENGL 1301 – Composition I (English III or IV)
  • ENGL 1302 – Composition 2 (English III or IV)
  • SPCH 1321 – Business and Professional Communication 
  • RHE 306/ENGL 1301 – OnRamps (English III or IV)
  • RHE 309/ENGL 1302 – OnRamps (English III or IV)
  • AP English Language (English III)
  • AP English Literature (English IV) 
Mathematics
(3 SCH)
  • MATH 1314 – College Algebra
  • MATH 1342 – Elementary Statistics
  • MATH 2412 – Pre-calculus
  • MATH 1314 – College Algebra
  • MATH 1342 – Elementary Statistics
  • MATH 2412 – Pre-calculus
  • MATH 2312 – OnRamps Pre-calculus
  • MATH 1342 – OnRamps Statistics 
  • MATH 1314 - OnRamps College Algebra
 
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics
Natural Sciences
(8 SCH)
  • BIOL 2401 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL 2402 – Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIOL 2406 - Environmental Biology
  • PHYS 1401 – College Physics I
  • PHYS 1402 – College Physics II
  • CHEM 1411 – General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1412 – General Chemistry II
  • BIOL 2401 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL 2402 – Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIOL 2406 - Environmental Biology
  • PHYS 1401 – College Physics I
  • PHYS 1402 – College Physics II
  • CHEM 1411 – General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1412 – General Chemistry II
  • PHY 302/PHYS 1301 - OnRamps Physics
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 
Language, Philosophy, and Culture
(3 SCH) 
  • ENGL 2322 – British Literature I
  • ENGL 2323 – British Literature II
  • ENGL 2332 – World Literature I
  • ENGL 2333 – World Literature II
  • ENGL 2322 – British Literature I
  • ENGL 2323 – British Literature II
  • ENGL 2332 – World Literature I
  • ENGL 2333 – World Literature II
None Available At This Time
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Spanish Literature
  • AP French Language
  • AP German Language
Creative Arts
(3 SCH)
 
  • ARTS 1301 – Art Appreciation
  • ARTS 1301 – Art Appreciation
None Available At This Time
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
  • AP Studio Art: 3-D Design
  • AP Studio Art: Drawing
History
(6 SCH)
 
None Available At This Time None Available At This Time
  • HIS 315K/HIST 1301 – OnRamps US History
  • HIS 315L/HIST 1302 – OnRamps US History
  • AP US History 
Political Science
(6 SCH) 
  • GOVT 2305 – Federal Government
  • GOVT 2306 – Texas Government
  • GOVT 2305 – Federal Government
  • GOVT 2306 – Texas Government
None Available At This Time
  • AP US Government & Politics
  • AP Comparative Government & Politics 
Social and Behavioral Sciences
(3 SCH) 
  • PSYC 2301 – General Psychology
  • SOCI 1301 – Introduction to Sociology
  • ECON 2301 - Macroeconomics
  • PSYC 2301 – General Psychology
  • SOCI 1301 – Introduction to Sociology
  • ECON 2301 - Macroeconomics
None Available At This Time
  • AP Psychology 
Speech and Communication Skills
(3 SCH)
  • SPCH 1315 – Public Speaking
  • SPCH 1321 – Business and Professional Communication
  • SPCH 1321 - Business and Professional Communication
None Available At This Time None Available At This Time


For a complete list of Texas Core Curriculum courses by college/university and/or Foundational Component Area go to:
http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/apps/tcc/