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Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment

   

Thank you for your interest in Mineral Area College 's Dual Credit Program.  The Program allows qualifying juniors and seniors a great opportunity to get a head start on their college education while still in high school.  If you have previously taken or plan to take Dual Credit classes, you are to be commended for thinking ahead and utilizing this opportunity.

Why Take Dual Credit or Enrollment?

  • Gives you a jump start
  • Helps you transition and better prepare for college
  • Dual credit and enrollment are less expensive
  • Adds enrichment in coursework by offering courses not available at your high school
  • Helps with high school class rank
  • Helps with college admission

For any information that is not addressed at this site, contact your high school counselor or Julie Downs at:

Telephone: (573) 518-3805
Postal address:
Mineral Area College
PO Box 1000
Park Hills, MO 63601

Electronic mail:   jdowns@mineralarea.edu 

All enrollment materials are sent to, and can be obtained from, the high school counselor.  Eligible students will need to have a parent or legal guardian's signature on the provided enrollment form in order to enroll. 

Dual Credit Mission:

The mission of the Dual Credit Program at Mineral Area College is to enable high performing high school students an opportunity to take affordable, high-quality, lower level college courses on their high school campuses.  The program also allows for enrichment and extension of the high school curriculum and avoidance of unnecessary duplication in course work as students move from high school to college.

Arts and Sciences Dual Credit - General education courses earning college and high school credit at the same time taken on at high school campus.

Participating Schools

Arcadia Valley R-II High School

Bismarck R-V High School

Bunker R-III High School

Central R-III High School

Clearwater R-I High School

Farmington R-VII High School

Fredericktown R-I High School

Iron County C-IV High School

Kingston K-14 High School

St. Paul Lutheran High School 

Meadow Heights R-II High School

North County R-I High School

Oak Ridge High School

Perry County 32 High School

Potosi R-III High School

South Iron R-I High School

Southern Reynolds Co. R-II High School

Summersville R-II High School

UniTec Career Center

Arcadia Valley Career and Technology Center

Not all schools participate every semester. Check with your high school counselor.

Courses Available
** Note the pre-requisite required.

American History I    (3 Credit Hrs.)
American History II    (3 Credit Hrs.)
American Political Systems     (3 Credit Hrs.)
** Analytical Geometry & Calculus I    (5 Credit Hrs.)

A minimum Math score of 28 on the ACT Test; or have a minimum Algebra score of 95 on the COMPASS Test; or have a minimum College Algebra score of 66 on the COMPASS Test; or have a minimum Trigonometry score of 90 on the COMPASS Test; or have completed MAT1230 College Algebra  and MAT1330 Trigonometry with a grade of "C" or better.

Appreciation of Music (3 Credit Hrs.)
** College Algebra    (3 Credit Hrs.)

A minimum Math score of 23 on the ACT Test; or have a minimum Algebra score of 66 on the COMPASS Test; or have a minimum College Algebra score of 53 on the COMPASS Test; or have a minimum Trigonometry score of 46 on theCOMPASS Test; or have completed MAT113 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of "C" or better.

Intro. to Criminal Justice (3 Credit Hrs.)

Comparative Religion (3 Credit Hrs.)
** Elementary Spanish    (3 Credit Hrs.)
Same requirements as English Composition I(see below)
** English Composition I    (3 Credit Hrs.)
A minimum English score of 18 on the ACT Test; or have a minimum writing score of 70 on the COMPASS Test; or have completed ENG097 Basic Writing II or its equivalent Learning Center Modules ENG024, ENG025, ENG026 with a grade of "C" or better.

**English Composition II

Grade of "C" or better in English Composition I.

** Introduction to Literature  (3 Credit Hrs.)

Grade of "C" or better in English Composition I.
General Biology    (5 Credit Hrs.)
General Psychology    (3 Credit Hrs.)
General Sociology    (3 Credit Hrs.)

History of Art I (3 Credit Hrs)

History of Art II (3 Credit Hrs)

History of Art III (3 Credit Hrs)

Intro to Criminal Justice (3 Credit Hrs.)
Introduction to Humanities    (3 Credit Hrs.)
Introduction to Literature    (3 Credit Hrs.)

Introduction to Philosophy (3 Credit Hrs.)

**Introductory Statitics (3 Credit Hrs.)

A minimum Math score of 21 on the ACT Test; or have a minimum Algebra score of 48 on the COMPASS Test; or a minimum College Algebra score of 38 on the COMPASS Test.
Medical Terminology I   (3 Credit Hrs.)
**Medical Terminology II    (3 Credit Hrs.)

A grade of "C" or better in HLT235 Medical Terminology I.
Public Speaking    (3 Credit Hrs.)
**Trigonometry    (3 Credit Hrs.)
A minimum Math score of 27 on the ACT Test; or have a minimum Algebra score of 90 on the the COMPASS Test; or have a minimum College Algebra score of 72 on the COMPASS Test; or have a minimum Trigonometry score of 63 on the COMPASS Test; or have completed MAT123 College Algebra with a grade of "C" or better.
Western Civilization I
   (3 Credit Hrs.)

Western Civilization II (3 Credit Hrs.)
World Civilization I  (3 Credit Hrs.)

World Civilization II (3 Credit Hrs.)

And many more!

Courses available vary by each individual school and may be offered for the Fall and/or Spring semester.  Check with your high school counselor for course offerings at your school!

Program Requirements -

1) Be a junior or senior, at least 16 years old.

2) You must have the consent of your parent or a legal guardian to enroll.

3) You must be recommended for enrollment by your high school principal or his or her designee.

4) You must not have any holds on any MAC records you might have (Business Office/balance owed, library, etc.).  If the holds are removed (balance paid, library books returned, library fines paid, etc.) and enrollment is submitted byt he final enrollment date, you can enroll.

5) You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or a 7.0 on an 11.0 scale.

6) Check with your high school counselor to verify that you meet enrollment requirements, and to obtain enrollment materials. 

Check with your high school counselor on current tuition rates.

Career and Technical Dual Credit - Career and Technical courses earning college and high school credit at the same time taken on a career center or high school campus.

Program Requirements -

1) You need to be a junior or senior, at least 16 years old.

2) Enrolled in a program at the Arcadia Valley, Cape Girardeau, Perryville or UniTec Career Centers or a high school with an articulation agreement.

3) Be recommend by your high school or career center counselor.

4) Have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

5) Complete an application provided by your career center or high school counselor in the fall.

6) Turn the application into your counselor by the due date.

Articulated programs available leading to one year certificates or Associate of Applied Science Degrees in:

Automotive Collision      Automotive Technology     Business Management

Child Development        Computer Networking        Construction/Building

Electrical/Electronics     Graphic Arts                    HVAC Technology

Horticulture                 Machine Tool                   Office Systems Technology

Radio/TV Broadcasting   Welding                          Design/Wood Manufacturing

**  Check with your high school or career center counselor for specific programs available in your area or at your school.

Arts & Sciences &/or Career Technical Education Dual Enrollment - Earning college and high school credit at the same time taking courses online or on a MAC campus.

Program Requirements -

1) You need to be a junior or senior, at least 16 years of age.

2) You must have consent of  your parent or guardian to enroll.

3) You must no have any holds on any MAC records you might have (Business Office/balance owed, library, etc.).  If the holds are removed (balance paid, library books returned, library fines paid, etc.) and enrollment is submitted by the final enrollment date, you can enroll.

4) Fill out the online MAC "High School Application" under the admissions tab at www.mineralarea.edu before each semester you plan to enroll.

5)  Make sure ACT and/or Compass scores are sent to MAC.

Classes Available through dual enrollment?  Any offered on MAC's campus or online through MAC!

Student Privileges

Once enrollment has been processed, student has access to materials provided by the campus library.  Student will use their student ID number to check out library materials.  Student may also utilize tutoring services through both on and off-campus Learning Centers.

MyMac/Email Account Assistance

If you are having problems accessing your MyMac/Email Account please contact the Helpdesk by email at helpdesk@mineralarea.edu or by phone at 518-2137.  Please make sure you have your name and student ID included in your email or phone call/message.