Dual & Concurrent
FREE college classes for High School students!
Are you interested in getting a head start taking college classes during high school? Do you want to expand your educational opportunities right now?
Carbon County Higher Education (CCHEC) is the Rawlins Outreach Campus for Western Wyoming Community College.
Rawlins High School, Rawlins Cooperative High School, and Little Snake River Valley High School juniors and seniors are eligible for dual/concurrent classes through Western.
What are Dual and Concurrent Classes?
Concurrent enrollment courses are college courses taught by college approved high school/CCHEC teachers, as part of their duties. These classes are taught during the high school day and the college class is part of the high school schedule.
Dual enrollment credit is awarded to students who complete college-level courses either online or in traditional college classes. Courses are taught by college instructors, instruction is at a college pace, and courses are offered outside of the regular school day. You will attend class on the college outreach campus (Carbon County Higher Education Center) or online.
Dual enrollment students have one class period of their school day dedicated to working on each college course at CCHEC with our Dual Enrollment Facilitator.
Dual enrollment college courses are meant to be a step between high school and college. This bridge between high school and college helps teach students time management and additional responsibility while still having a structured support system in place. Additionally, this opportunity allows students to learn and practice the real-life skill of having different expectations in different environments and attending courses in different buildings.
Students will also obtain a Western student ID card, which allows them access to events on the main Western campus, as well as many discounts at various locations.
Benefits of Dual and Concurrent Enrollment
- Students earn both high school and college credit.
- Counts as one elective credit or core class towards high school graduation.
- High school students who take college courses subsequently perform better in college than those with no history of dual enrollment course taking.
- Students who earned college credits in dual enrollment and similar programs before high school graduation had a lower average time to degree – 4.25 years . . . 4.65 years.
- Reduces the cost of college to the student and their family.
- Career and technical students have documented skills to offer their employer and a head start on further training.
What will it cost?
Dual and concurrent credit courses should have no cost to students or their families.
The Carbon County BOCHES & CCSD#1 Boards pay for tuition, fees and books for dual credit courses. Continued enrollment depends on the student receiving a minimum GPA of 2.0 in each class and completion of all enrolled courses.
Things to consider before you register
- Am I at least 16 years of age?
- Am I a junior or senior with high level academic capabilities?
- Do I have current ACT scores or will I need to take the Western McCann/ALEKS assessments?
- Will my high school instructor in this content area recommend me for a college course?
- Will I be able to meet all my high school requirements?
- Do I have time for a college course and am I willing to do the homework?
- Do I realize college classes will take a greater time commitment and my outside activities cannot interfere?
- Do I understand that the grade I earn in this class will go on my permanent college transcript and high school transcript?
- Do I understand that I am responsible for researching transfer issues prior to enrolling in college classes? Colleges have varying policies on the acceptance of college credit earned while a student is still in high school.
Classes you can take
Classes offered on-site in Rawlins and online change each semester. Please reach out to your high school counselor or the CCHEC Student Services Coordinator for a current listing of available courses.
Concurrent courses available at Rawlins High School:
- HLTK 1200 WS1 – Medical Terminology with Mrs. Donough in the Fall
- HIST 1251 WS1 – Wyoming History with Mr. Thompson
- HIST 1330 WS1 – World History Since 1750 with Mr. Thompson
Concurrent Courses available at Carbon County Higher Education Center:
- Automotive courses with Mr. Gorman
- AUTO 1580 WS1 – Basic Auto Maintenance (2 credits)
- AUTO 1700 WS1 – Engine Fundamentals (6 credits)
- AUTO 1765 WS1 – Auto Electrical Systems I (3 credits)
- AUTO 1740 WS1 – Brake Systems (3 credits)
- Welding courses with Mr. Flaherty (all courses are offered every semester)
- WELD 1715 WS1 – Oxyacetylene Cutting (1 credit)
- WELD 1755 WS1 – Shielded Metal Arc Welding (3 credits)
- WELD 1760 WS1 – Adv. Shielded Metal Arc Welding (3 credits)
- WELD 1840 WS1 – Groove Welding Plate (3 credits)
- Construction Trades courses with Mr. Snodgrass (all courses are offered every semester)
- CNTK 1700 WS1 – Intro to Construction (3 credits)
- CNTK 1905 WS1 – Carpentry (4 credits)
Spring 2022 Dual Enrollment Courses (generally evening courses held at CCHEC)
- ENGL 1020 W1 – English Composition II with Travis Moore
- ENGL 2050 W1 – Creative Writing: Prose I with Travis Moore
- PHLB 1810 W1 – Phlebotomy Principles & Practice with Melissa Donough
- SOC 1000 W1 – Sociological Principles with Dave Throgmorton
- NURS 1510/1511 WNT – Certified Nursing Assistant with Barbara James
- CRMJ 1001 W1 – Introduction to Criminal Justice
- EDFD 1101 W1 – Introduction to Education
Fall 2022 Tentative Dual Enrollment Courses
- CRMJ 1001 W1 – Intro to Criminal Justice with Sarah Chavez
- ENGL 1010 W1 – English Composition I with Travis Moore
- ENGL 2040 W1 – Creative Writing: Short Stories with Travis Moore
- EDCI 1200 W1 – Introduction to Education with Erin Edwards
- NURS 1510/1511 WNT2 – Certified Nursing Assistant with Barbara James
Online Course Options
Options for online courses change each semester. Please contact the CCHEC Student Services Coordinator or your high school counselor for a current listing of offered courses.
HMDV 1025 – Intro to Online Learning
HMDV 1000 – College Studies
ACCT 2010 – Principles of Accounting I
BIOL 1003 – Current Issues in Biology
BIOL 1010 – General Biology
BADM 1000 – Intro to Business
CHEM 1000 – Introductory Chemistry
COMM 1030 – Interpersonal Communications
COMM 2010 – Public Speaking
CMAP 1200 – Computer Information Systems
COSC 1030 – Computer Science I
ECON 1010 – Macroeconomics
ENGL 1010 – English Comp I
ENGL 1020 – English Comp II
ES 1070 – Solid Modeling I
FIN 1000 – Personal Finance
HLED 1003 – Wellness
HLED 1140 – Nutrition
HIST 1211 – US History to 1865
HIST 1220 – US History from 1865
HIST 1251 – Wyoming History
IMGT 2400 – Intro to Information Management
MGT 1000 – Intro to Supervision
MKT 2100 – Marketing
MATH 1400 – College Algebra
MATH 1405 – Trigonometry
MATH 2200 – Calculus I
PHIL 1000 – Intro to Philosophy
PSYC 1000 – General Psychology
SPAN 1010 – First Year Spanish
These courses will help students meet college needs while allowing them to explore interests. All courses will required college level writing and an average of nine (9) hours of studying per week for each 3 credit course. Some courses have prerequisites or minimum ACT scores that must be met.
How to begin
Students meet with both their high school counselor and CCHEC/Western Student Services Coordinator each semester to determine the best courses for each student. Some college courses dually count as required high school courses, while others may count as elective high school courses.
Dual Enrollment Student Expectations
Each year, dual enrollment students will need to fill out and have a parent sign a Student Expectations form.
Students can print an unofficial transcript by logging into My Western and going to the Self-Service Menu - For Students - My Academic Information - My Transcripts.
Official Western transcripts can be ordered online at any time by using this link.
Each official transcript request costs $5.25.
We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about our campus, our classes, or how you can get started at CCHEC.