OverviewThe Early College course sequence is designed to give students the opportunity to graduate with a high school diploma and an associate degree in 4 years. While the goal is to graduate in 4 years with an associates degree, we realize that different students progress at different rates for various reasons; some students are required to take remedial courses before taking credit bearing college courses, some students might struggle with a college class, or some students want a reduced course load. Regardless of the reason, students at the Early College do have a 5th year option we call the Super Senior Year. This additional time offers students the opportunity to catch up or spread out the college course load over 5 years.The goal for all students at the Early College is to continue to a 4 year college or university after graduation. The Early College offers course sequences for the following associate degrees:Associate in Arts - The associate in arts (AA) program emphasizes liberal arts and is intended for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university. This degree program offers courses comparable to the freshman and sophomore levels at four-year colleges and universities.Associate in Science - The associate in science (AS) degree is awarded for study in science and mathematics. This program is recommended for students planning to pursue programs of study in agriculture, dentistry, engineering, forestry, furniture, mathematics, medicine, science, textiles or other areas leading to a bachelor of science degree. This degree program offers courses comparable to the freshman and sophomore levels at four-year colleges and universities.AS - 4 year optionAS - 5 year optionAssociate in Fine Arts - The associate in fine arts (AFA) degree is recommended for students who plan to transfer to senior colleges or universities to continue study in areas leading to a bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of arts in fine arts (BAFA) or bachelor of science in art education. The program has a concentration in the studio arts which includes courses in two- and three-dimensional design, drawing, painting and digital photography. Currently, this degree is only available in the visual arts medium. This degree program offers courses comparable to the freshman and sophomore levels at four-year colleges and universities.AFA Course Sequence - We are currently developing this sequence to start for the 2014-2015 school year. Students must choose this option in their freshmen year.
Last Modified on November 5, 2013