Our service area includes 13 counties and hosts 29 independent school districts – proof that we touch many lives, both young and old, in our efforts to provide a top quality higher education option in West Texas.
Welcome to Howard College!We the faculty, staff and administration take pride in our students and our college and are pleased that you have chosen to begin your college career at Howard College. We hope that your college career will be rewarding and that your association with Howard College faculty, staff and students will be enjoyable and enlightening.
We believe that you are the most important person on our campus. Howard College faculty and staff are here to serve your educational needs. This web site was designed to help you find out more about Howard College Dual Credit. It is intended to provide you essential facts about many aspects of college life.
We encourage you to review this web site and use it to learn more about how you can be successful at Howard College. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the dual credit department. Howard College strives to accommodate the individual needs of all students in order to enhance their opportunities for success in the context of a comprehensive community college setting.
The Howard County Junior College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or any other legally protected status in educational programs, activities, admission, or employment practices. However, the Howard County Junior College District reserves the right to change the provisions of this web site at any time. Every attempt has been made to address all matters requiring policy. However, ever-changing federal and state laws are foundational in the operation of the college district and will take priority.
Vision Education…for Learning, for Earning, for Life!
Mission Statement To build our community through excellence in education for lifelong learning.
Objectives and Strategies Provide Excellence in Education
Focus on student success
Provide early intervention
Provide resources to achieve excellence
Encourage excellence and growth in programs
Improve efficiency and effectiveness
Foster Life-Long Learning
Foster life-long learning
Provide comprehensive educational opportunities
Grow and cultivate critical thinking skills
Be a Partner in Economic and Community Development
Identify and focus on workforce needs
Foster individual enrichment, community involvement, and cultural opportunities
Motto - - - - Education….For Learning, For Earning, For Life!
What Is Dual Credit Enrollment?
Dual Credit enrollment is a program that allows high school students to enroll in college courses while still attending high school. Courses are taken in place in of the normal course load at high school. High school as well as college credit may be earned upon successful completion of the course.
Students enrolled in Howard College will be eligible to be awarded credit toward high school graduation for completing certain college-level courses. The process of earning high school and college credit simultaneously is called Dual Credit.
Area school districts have identified specific courses at Howard College for which high school credit will be granted upon successful completion of the college course with a minimum grade established by each school. Year-long high school courses typically require a two-semester college course sequence. Semester long high school courses are generally associated with a one-semester college course.
Students must have permission in writing from their high school principal and counselor, permission of the student’s parent/guardian, and must present an official high school transcript. Students must satisfy Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements prior to enrolling in college-level course work.
With the appropriate permission and assessment, a student may be concurrently enrolled.
Core Academic and Vocational/Technical Courses
A high school student is eligible to enroll in dual credit courses if the student demonstrates college readiness by achieving the minimum passing standards under the provisions according to the THECB Rules and Regulations.