Nashville State Community College provides opportunities for high school students to begin college while still enrolled in high school. There are three major programs offered to high school students: Dual Enrollment, Joint Enrollment and Dual Credit.
Who is eligible for dual and joint enrollment?
High school students can begin taking college courses now if they meet the following requirements:
Who is eligible for dual credit?
High school students who are taking or have taken the required high school courses in order to take a Dual Credit Assessment.
See additional program and requirement details below.
Meghan Oliver, Director of High School Programs
Dual Enrollment is the enrollment of a high school student in one or more specified college courses for which the student will be awarded both high school and college credit. High school students can take college courses at their high school (where available), on any NSCC campus, or online. Courses will not be expected to count toward the student’s high school diploma unless the student has made prior arrangement with the high school, umbrella school and/or local board of education. The student is responsible for obtaining verification of transfer credit to their chosen university.
To enroll in the Dual Enrollment program applicants must:
Download an Dual-Joint Enrollment Application now.
For more information on Dual Enrollment courses, contact the NSCC Director of High School Programs at 615-353-3269, or e-mail email@example.com.
For more information on the Tennessee Dual Enrollment Lottery Grant, visit College Pays.
For more information on Metro Nashville Public Schools' Middle College High School program, read more here.
Dual Credit is a program that allows Career and Technical Education high school students the opportunity to earn college credits for college courses that are equivalent to the high school course(s) they are taking. College credit is earned by passing a comprehensive test that covers the competencies of the college course.
College credit earned through Dual Credit will transfer to other post-secondary institutions at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is up to the individual student to contact the receiving college/university to verify if the credit earned will transfer.
Steps to Earning Dual Credit
|High School Courses||Equivalent NSCC Courses|
| 1. || Teaching as a Profession I and II|| EDUC 2010 - Foundations of Education and|
EDUC 2120 - Intro to Special Education
|2.||Three (3) Courses in Engineering Technology||ENGT 1000 - Intro to Engineering Technology|
| 3. || CAD I and II|| ENGT 1150 - Technical Graphics and|
CAD 1200 - Computer Aided Drafting I
|4.||Networking Essentials||CNT 1005 - Intro to Computer Networks|
| 5. || Digital Electronics|| EETH 1400 - Digital Electronics and|
EETH 1405 - Digital Electronics Lab
| 6. || Culinary Arts I, II and III|| CUL 1015 - Sanitation & Safety* and|
CUL 1040 - Culinary Arts I
* Student must have ServSafe
certification to receive credit.
| 7. || Greenhouse Management and|
Landscaping & Turf Management
| HORT 1010 - Intro to Horticulture and|
HORT 1120 - Landscape Design
| 8. || Criminal Justice I|
Criminal Justice II
Criminal Justice III
| CRMJ 1010 - Intro to Criminal Justice|
CRMJ 2012 - Criminal Investigation
CRMJ 1087 - Basic Crime Scene Investigation
|9.||Personal Finance||BUS 2240 - Personal Money Management|
|10.||Banking and Finance||FIN 1110 - Principles of Banking|
|11.||Business Management||BUS 1113 - Introduction to Business|
|12.||Developing Community Leaders I and II||BUS 2311 - Leadership|
|13.||Marketing I||MKT 2220 - Marketing|
|14.||Wholesale Logistics||LOGI 1000 - Supply Chain Management|