Dual Credit Classes

College Credits/Work opportunities

in High School

Dual Credit Classes

Advanced Placement (AP)

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) exams enable students to earn college credit based on information obtained in high school. Credit varies on exam score and individual colleges.  Cost is approximately $85 per exam. Contact Mr. Finch in guidance for AP test questions 309-367-4151 ext. 553. To obtain an outside link for more information see: http://www.collegeboard.org/ap

 MTHS ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) classes

  • ​​​Honors AP Senior English (English Literature and Composition and/or English Language and Composition)
  • Honors AP World History
  • Honors AP Statistics  
  • Honors AP Calculus AB
  • Honors AP Calculus BC
  • Honors AP Physics I (Physics 1: Algebra-Based)
  • Honors AP Physics II (Physics 2: Algebra-Based)
  • Honors AP Physics-Calc based (Physics C: Mechanics  and/or Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism)
  • Honors AP Computer Science Principles 
  • Honors AP Computer Science A
  • AP Art & Design
  • Other AP exams available: Spanish Language, German Language, Psychology, Chemistry, Music Theory and other exams upon request

Dual Credit Classes

Some MTHS Classes can be taken for high school and ICC college credit. Not all colleges accept dual credit courses. Check with the college admissions office of the college you plan to attend to see if they accept dual credit courses. Cost: $50 per course taught at MTHS. Fees will be charged directly to the student’s Skyward account.  Most textbooks are provided by teacher; however, some classes may require students to purchase textbooks. See course details below.

Requirements:

  1. Students must apply at ICC. Steps to apply:
    • Go to: edu
    • Click: “Get started” (top left)
    • Click: “Admissions”
    • Click: “Apply now”
    • Put in your information. For type of enrollment pick “Early College.”
    • Need help applying? See your counselor but you must bring your social security number.
  2. You must qualify to be in dual credit courses. See below each course for qualifications.
  3. How Do I Prepare? Practice your skills and better prepare yourself for the placement assessment by visiting these webpages:
    • https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/student/practice(free ACCUPLACER practice questions and test taking tips)
    • https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login(free web-based study app)
    • https://www.khanacademy.org(additional math review)

 MTHS Dual credit classes

  1. Honors Senior English I: Offered senior year. 1st semester can be taken for 3 college credits, ICC Course ENGL 110. Must have one of the following Reading scores: NextGen Accuplacer 259 or Writing 5 or Higher;  ACT 18; SAT 480. Cost $50
  2. Honors Senior English II: Offered senior year.  2nd semester can be taken for 3 college credits, ICC Course ENGL 111. Must successfully complete (Honors Senior English I) ICC English 110 with a grade of C or better. Cost $50
  3. Senior English DC: Offered senior year.  Semester 2 only: Can be taken for 3 college credits, ICC Course ENGL 110. Must successfully complete Senior English SD with a C or better. Must have one of the following Reading scores: NextGen Accuplacer 259 or Writing 5 or Higher;  ACT 18; SAT 480.  Cost $50
  4. Honors Psychology: Offered senior year, one semester course (offered both Fall and Spring).  Can be taken for 3 college credits, ICC Course PSY 110.  Must have one of the following Reading scores:  NextGen Accuplacer 259 or Writing 5 or Higher; ACT 18;  SAT 480.  Cost $50
  5. Honors Humanities: Offered junior or senior year, one semester course (typically offered both Fall and Spring). Can be taken for 3 college credits, ICC Course HUM 123. Must have one of the following Reading scores: NextGen Accuplacer 259 or Writing 5 or Higher; ACT 18;  SAT 480.  Cost $50
  6. Statistics DC: Offered junior or senior year, one semester course (offered both Fall and Spring).  Can be taken for 3 college credits, ICC Course Math 111.  Must have one of the following Math scores: NextGen Accuplacer QRAS 267 or AAF 220 or higher; ACT 22; SAT 520; High school C or above in Algebra I and Algebra II or equivalent. AND Must have one of the following Reading scores: NextGen Accuplacer 259 or Writing 5 or Higher;   ACT 18;  SAT 480.  Cost $50
  7. Biology DC: Offered junior or senior year, one semester course (offered both Fall and Spring).   Can be taken for 3 college credits, ICC Course BIO 111.  Prerequisite: 3 years of science or 2 years of science with concurrent enrollment in Physics with a C or better; Must have one of the following Reading scores: NextGen Accuplacer 259 or Writing 5 or Higher;  ACT 18;  SAT 480. Course cost $50. Book Fees estimated $170.
  8. World Civilization DC: Offered junior or senior year.  Can be taken for 4 college credits, ICC Course HIST 111 (Early World Civilizations). One semester course (Elective does not replace required US History or Civics requirement). Must have one of the following Reading scores: NextGen Accuplacer 259 or Writing 5 or Higher; ACT 18;  SAT 480.  Cost $50
  9. Honors German 3 & 4 and German 4: Offered junior or senior year. Can be taken for 4 college credits each semester. Sequence: Year 1: Semester 1-ICC Course GER 110 and Semester 2-ICC Course GER 111. Year 2: Semester 1-ICC Course GER 210 and Semester 2-ICC Course GER 211.  Must have one of the following Reading scores: NextGen Accuplacer 259 or Writing 5 or Higher; ACT 18; SAT 480.  Each semester course costs $50.
  10. Music Theory/History DC I: Offered sophomore, junior or senior year. ICC courses-MUS 180 (1 credit hour) & MUS 170 (3 credit hours). No Prerequisite.  Cost $100
  11. Music Theory/History DC II:Offered sophomore, junior or senior year. ICC courses-MUS 171 (3 credit hours) and MUS 181 (1 credit hour). Prerequisite grade C or better in MUS 170 and 180. Cost $100.
  12. Computer Hardware & Operating Systems: Offered junior or senior year. Can be taken for 3 college credits each semester. ICC Courses – CMNET 150 (Computer Hardware – A+) and CMNET151 (Operating Systems – A+). No prerequisites. Each semester costs $50.
  13. Honors U.S. HISTORY: Offered Junior or senior year; This course can be taken for ICC college credit: HIST 201(semester 1), HIST 202 (semester 2).   Must have one of the following Reading scores: NextGen Accuplacer 259 or Writing 5 or Higher; ACT 18;  SAT 480.  Cost $50 each semester
  14. Welding: Welding dual credit classes are arranged through Mr. Charron, the MTHS welding teacher. One college credit each. Not offered 2020-2021
    1. WLDTR 121 flat position SMAW
    2. WLDTR 122 horiz. position SMAW
    3. WLDTR 225 GMAW
    4. WLDTR 226 GTAW
    5. WLDTR 227 Advanced GMAW

Work/Education Programs

 

ICC Health Occupations is a one semester course that studies a wide variety of healthcare careers through classroom work, labs, job shadowing, and clinical experiences.  The course prepares students for the State of Illinois Nursing Assistant exam and work as a CNA. Students will receive 1 vocational credit which is equal to 2 CTE classes at MTHS and 7.5 credit hours at ICC. Classes run from 7am to 10am at the Eureka AC Home or ICC Peoria campus.  Students will return to MTHS for 4th hour at 10:45 am.

The Work-Based Learning/Dual Credit Health Occupations Program includes four college courses:

  • HLTH 112 Nursing Assistant Training (5 credit hours)
  • HLTH 116 Alzheimer’s Disease (1 credit hour)
  • HLTH 041 Basic Life Support (CPR) (0.5 credit hours)
  • ICC 104 Introduction to Health Careers (1 credit hour)

Students earning a C or better in HLTH 112 & HLTH 116 with completion of HLTH 041 qualify to take the Nursing Assistant State Exam to become certified. The cost for the program is approximately $800. This cost includes books and instructor fees. Note: Costs may vary slightly based on ICC’s fees. The fee will be applied to your child’s Skyward account and will be part of registration costs.  Additional costs may include scrubs, possible immunizations, and physical.  Must have one of the following Reading scores: NextGen Accuplacer 237 or higher; Writeplacer score of 3; ACT 18; SAT 480.  Applications are available outside of guidance. Deadline: January 26, 2022 for the 2022-2023 school year.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Fire Science Programs: Dual credits and cost vary depending on programs. The fee will be applied to students’ Skyward account and will be part of registration costs.  Cost vary on the amount of students enrolled in the program, cost ranges for the EMS combined with Fire Science are $1,200-1,500+.  Classes meet 7:30am-10:00am Monday-Friday.  Must have one of the following Reading scores: NextGen Accuplacer 237 or higher; Writeplacer score of 3; ACT 18; SAT 480.  Applications are available outside of guidance. Deadline: January 26, 2022 for the 2022-2023 school year.

Construction WBL Program through Peoria PERFECT  http://www.perfectpeoria.com/  This competency-based Construction program exposes students to a variety of high-skill, high-wage construction industry careers. Students participate in specialized hands-on training, classroom instruction and internships at various locations, including apprenticeship schools and local construction job sites. Instruction includes a focus on safety and the skills necessary to succeed in various construction careers, from skilled trades to project management. No college credit.  Counts as 1 MTHS CTE Credit per semester. One-Year Program Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. OR Monday – Friday, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.. 1st Semester – Class held at various trade locations (Team building, OSHA 10-Hour certification, Explore 12 trades, challenge aptitude); 2nd Semester – Internships with contractors (survey student interests, placed with contractors, shadow project manager/site supervisor, learn first-hand skills at job site, practice career proficiency). Applications are available outside of guidance. Deadline:  February 23, 2022

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE:

COOPERATIVE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (CO-OP) Year – 3.0 credits; Senior; Prerequisite: Sufficient credits as determined by Guidance Department.  Students must successfully complete the application process in order to be accepted into this program. This process includes an application form, parent authorization, faculty recommendations, an interview with the coordinator and attendance and discipline reports. This is a work experience program that is designed to develop employment competencies in students through both classroom instruction and a career related training station. Emphasis is placed on matching students with career related entry-level positions. Therefore, food service positions, unless managerial, are not acceptable training stations for this program. The classroom instruction portion of the program includes topics such as personal career development, job seeking skills and communication, and career exploration. This course will provide students with the knowledge, attitude, skills, and habits necessary to make the transition from school (high school/college) to the workplace successfully. Acceptance into this program and a specific job placement cannot be guaranteed. If the student does not have a job (approved by the coordinator) before the beginning of the school year, entrance into the CO-OP program will be denied. This course will also include a personal finance component that will count for the student’s Consumer Education requirement.

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE:

 

Caterpillar Program:

Caterpillar’s Student Trainee Program – NO ICC CREDIT

  • Caterpillar’s Student Trainee Program is a paid internship in the areas of Accounting, Clerical, Engineering and Information Technology.
  • During the summer, students work eight hours per day, 40 hours per week.
  • When school begins in the fall, the work schedule is adjusted to 15 to 20 hours per week. Students work half days and attend school half days.
  • Students earn one high school vocational credit per semester.
  • Assignments are made on the basis of the student’s interest, course of study and availability of openings.
  • Must be at least 16 yrs old and have a minimum GPA 2.8/4.0.
  • Application must be completed the prior school year.
  • Applications will be in the guidance office in the beginning of January and are due February TBA.

( Last edited 11/2021)