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.
Dual enrollment students should be aware that college courses are designed for the traditional college age student and adults. The course may expose the student to content, language, discussions and approaches appropriate for adults.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Tennessee Dual Enrollment Lottery Grant, visit Dual Enrollment Grant at TN.gov.
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|
| Teaching as a Profession I, II and III|| EDUC 2010 - Introduction to Teaching and|
EDUC 2200 - Instructional Technology
*Student must complete all 3 HS courses to participate.
**HS TAP teachers must attend NSCC training sessions to offer this.
| Criminal Justice I|
Criminal Justice II
Criminal Justice III
| Intro to Criminal Justice (CRMJ 1010, 3 college credit hours)|
Criminal Investigation (CRMJ 1040, 3 college credit hours)
Basic Crime Scene Investigation (CRMJ 1087, 3 college credit hours)
| Culinary Arts I, II and III|| Culinary I - Fundamentals (CULA 1320, 3 college credit hours)|
Sanitation and Food Safety (CULA 1200, 2 college credit hours)
Student must have ServSafe certification to receive credit for CULA 1200.
| Foundations of Tech/|
Principles of Engineering
|Intro to Engineering Technology (ENGT 1000, 3 college credit hours)|
|Technical Design or Architecture & Engineering Design I and II||Technical Graphics (ENGT 1150, 3 college credit hours)|
|Architecture & Engineering Design I and II or Autodesk CAD Certificate||Computer-Aided Draft I (CAD 1200, 3 college credit hours)|
|Architecture & Engineering Design I & II or Autodesk Revit Certificate||3-D Design with Revit Arch I (CAD 1650, 3 college credit hours)|
|Autodesk Inventor Certificate||3-D AutoCAD & Solid Modeling (CAD 2113, 3 college credit hours)|
|Residential & Commercial Construction I and II||Materials/Methods Construction (CIT 1220, 3 college credit hours)|
|Energy & Power Pathway completion||Electric Circuits (EETH 1110, 4 college credit hours)|
| Digital Electronics|| Digital Electronics (EETH 1400, 3 college credit hours) and|
Digital Electronics Lab (EETH 1405, 1 college credit hour)
|Programming & Logic I and II||Program Logic and Design (CIS 1030, 3 college credit hours)|
|Comptia A+ certification||A+ IT Essentials (CPT 1510, 3 college credit hours)|
|Personal Finance||Personal Finance (BUSN 1300, 3 college credit hours)|
|Business Management||Introduction to Business (BUSN 1305, 3 college credit hours)|
|Developing Community Leaders I, II and III||Leadership (BUSN 2311, 3 college credit hours)|
|Marketing & Management Principles||Principles of Marketing (BUSN 2380, 3 college credit hours)|
|Banking & Finance||Principles of Banking (FIN 1110, 3 college credit hours)|
|Wholesale Logistics||Supply Chain Management (LOGI 1000, 3 college credit hours)|
|Entrepreneurship||Entrepreneurship (ENTR 1600, 3 college credit hours)|
|Web Site Foundations||Beginning HTML (COM 1000, 3 college credit hours)|
|Web Site Development||Basic Web Design (COM 1010, 3 college credit hours)|
|Digital Design I, II and III||Digital Imaging I (COM 1230, 3 college credit hours)|
|Music Industry Survey||The Business of Music (MST 1210)|
|Completed Pathway in Health Science or Medical Terminology||Medical Terminology (BIOL 1000, 3 college credit hours)|