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 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, II and III|| EDUC 2010 - Introduction to Teaching and|
EDUC 2200 - Instructional Technology
|2.||3 Engineering Technology courses||ENGT 1000 - Intro to Engineering Technology|
| 3. || CAD I and II|| ENGT 1150 - Technical Graphics and|
CAD 1200 - Computer Aided Drafting I
| 4. ||CAD I, CAD II and Advanced Drafting and Design||CAD 1650 - 3-D Design with Revit Arch I|
|5.||Networking Essentials||CPT 1510 - A+ IT Essentials|
|6.||Programming and Software Development (completion of pathway)|| CIS 1030 - Program Logic and Design|
| 7. || Digital Electronics|| EETH 1400 - Digital Electronics and|
EETH 1405 - Digital Electronics Lab
| 8. || Culinary Arts I, II and III|| CUL 1015 - Sanitation & Safety* and|
CUL 1040 - Culinary Arts I
* Student must have
ServSafe certification to
| 9. || Greenhouse Management|| HORT 1010 - Intro to Horticulture|
| 10. || Criminal Justice I|
Criminal Justice II
Criminal Justice III
| CRMJ 1010 - Intro to Criminal Justice|
CRMJ 1040 - Criminal Investigation
CRMJ 1087 - Basic Crime Scene Investigation
|11.||Personal Finance||BUSN 1300 - Personal Finance|
|12.||Banking and Finance||FIN 1110 - Principles of Banking|
| 13.||Business Management||BUS 1305 - Introduction to Business|
|14.||Developing Community Leaders I and II|| BUSN 2311 - Leadership|
|15.||Marketing and Management Principles||BUSN 2380 - Principles of Marketing|
|16.||Wholesale Logistics||LOGI 1000 - Supply Chain Management|
|17.||Entrepreneurship||ENTR 1600 - Entrepreneurship|
|18.||Construction (completion of pathway)||CIT 1220 - Materials/Methods Construction|
|19.||Audio Technology I, II and III|| MST 1130 - Studio Recording I and |
MST 1240 - Digital Audio Production I
|20.||Broadcasting I, II and III||COM 2010 - Digital Video Editing I|
|21.||Music Industry Survey||MST 1210 - The Business of Music|
|22.||3 courses in Health Science||BIOL 1000 - Medical Terminology|