Dual Credit Partnership Agreement

TSTC Memorandum of Understanding Dual Enrollment

Dual Credit

  • Waco ISD offers a comprehensive list of dual credit offerings through McLennan Community College (MCC) and Texas State Technical College (TSTC) that may be taken on the MCC campus, at the high school campuses (WHS or UHS), at the Greater Waco Advanced Health Care Academy, the Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy or online. These courses allow students to make progress toward a college degree while completing their high school graduation requirements. 

    What is Dual Credit?
    Dual credit courses are courses offered through a partner post-secondary institution that allow students to earn both high school credit and college credit simultaneously by successfully completing the courses. 

    What is the benefit of enrolling in Dual Credit coursework? 
    These courses expose students to the rigor of the college-level classroom, preparing them for entry into post-secondary education. Completion of these courses allows students to graduate with a degree sooner, thus saving money. Through the ACCELERATE program, students can strategically take dual credit courses throughout their four years of high school and graduate with both an Associate degree and a high school diploma at the same time. 

    How are these courses different than an Advanced Placement class?
    The Advanced Placement (AP) course curriculum is developed by the College Board. The curriculum is set to a national standard that is widely recognized as highly rigorous as well as helping students develop skills needed for college.  Advanced Placement courses offer students the opportunity to sit for a national test given during a two-week period in May, and the score on this test determines whether students receive college credit. Texas law requires that Texas public colleges and universities must award students credit for a score of 3 or higher (on a 1-5 scale) unless a higher score has been determined to be more appropriate for a specific major; private and out-of-state colleges mayrequire a 4 or a 5 for credit, but most accept the 3 or higher as in Texas. The College Board offers a college look-up service that will show exactly which colleges and universities accept which AP scores for credit across the US.

    In contrast, curriculum for dual credit courses taken in Texas is developed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to meet the needs of Texas students.  Dual credit courses completed successfully through MCC or TSTC can be transferred to other post-secondary institutions, both inside Texas and outside of the state. Texas state law requires all Texas public colleges and universities accept dual-credit courses; however, if these courses are not part of the Texas Core curriculum, the courses might count only as electives, especially if a dual credit class is required for a specific degree. Universities can also require that students earn a C- or higher to receive credit. In either case, these completed dual credit college hours advanced students toward the completion of a Bachelor's degree. 

    In some majors or institutions, either dual credit or AP credits may be awarded only as elective credits and students may be required to repeat a foundation class. This is especially true in STEM majors where the foundation classes are utilized for determining future program placement in those university programs. It is advised that families review the policies of the institutions they are considering for full information about the transferrability of course credits. 

College Credit-Earning Courses Offered in Waco ISD

  •           MCC 50            TSTC           PLTW




    University High School and Waco High School

    • ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting
    • ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting
    • ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting
    • ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
    • ARTS 1303 Art History
    • BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
    • BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors
    • BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II
    • BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors
    • BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II
    • BIOL 1413 Zoology
    • BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II
    • BIOL 2404 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
    • BIOL 2420 Microbiology
    • BMGT 1327 Principles of Management
    • BUSG 2309 Small Business Management
    • BUSI 1301 Survey of Business
    • BUSI 1307 Personal Finance
    • CHEM 1405 Chemistry for Non-Science Majors
    • CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I
    • CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II
    • COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication
    • COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing
    • COSC 1336 Introduction to Programming
    • CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • CRIJ 1306 Court Systems
    • CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law
    • CRIJ 1313 Juvenile Justice System
    • CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems
    • CRIJ 2314 Criminal Investigations
    • CRIJ 2328 Police Systems and Practices
    • DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater
    • ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
    • ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
    • EDUC 1300 Learning Frameworks
    • EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician -Basic
    • ENGL 1301 Freshman Composition I
    • ENGL 1302 Freshman Composition II
    • ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing
    • ENGL 2321 British Literature
    • ENGL 2322 Early British Literature
    • ENGL 2328 American Literature: Civil War-Present
    • ENGR 1304 Engineering Graphics
    • ENGR 2106 Introduction to Digital Systems Lab
    • ENGR 2306 Introduction to Digital Systems
    • ENVR 1101 General Environmental Science Lab
    • ENVR 1102 General Environmental Science Lab II
    • ENVR 1301 General Environmental Science
    • ENVR 1302 General Environmental Science II
    • FREN 1411 Beginning French I
    • FREN 1412 Beginning French II
    • FREN 2311 Intermediate French I
    • FREN 2312 Intermediate French II
    • GEOL 1101 Earth Sciences Lab
    • GEOL 1301 Earth Science & Lab
    • GEOL 1401 Earth Science & Lab for non-majors
    • GEOL 1403 Physical Geology
    • GERM 1411 Beginning German I
    • GERM 1412 Beginning German II
    • GERM 2311 Intermediate German I
    • GERM 2312 Intermediate German II
    • GOVT 2305 United States Government
    • GOVT 2306 Texas Government
    • HIST 1301 US History to 1877
    • HIST 1302 US History from 1877
    • HIST 2321 World Civilizations I
    • HIST 2322 World Civilizations II
    • HUMA 1301 Introduction to Humanities
    • IMED 1316 Web Design I
    • MATH 1314 College Algebra
    • MATH 1316 Trigonometry
    • MATH 1324 Math-Business & Economic Analysis I
    • MATH 1325 Math-Business & Economic Analysis II
    • MATH 1332 Contemporary Math
    • MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
    • MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus
    • MATH 2413 Calculus I
    • MATH 2414 Calculus II
    • MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing
    • MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation
    • MUSI 1310 American Music
    • PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy
    • PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics
    • PHYS 1401 College Physics I
    • PHYS 1402 College Physics II
    • PHYS 1403 Astronomy: Galaxies and Stars
    • PHYS 1405 General Physics I
    • PHYS 2425 University Physics
    • PSYC 1300 Learning Frameworks
    • PSYC 2301 General Psychology
    • PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
    • SGNL 1401 American Sign Language Beginning I
    • SGNL 1402 American Sign Language Beginning II
    • SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
    • SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication
    • SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
    • SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communications
    • SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Speaking

    Greater Waco Advanced Health Care Academy (GWAHCA)

    • BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II
    • BIOL 2404 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
    • BIOL 2420 Microbiology
    • BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors

    Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy (GWAMA)

    • CETT1303 DC Circuits
    • CETT1305 AC Circuits
    • CETT1325 Digital Electronics
    • DFTG1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching
    • WLDG1313 Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders
    • WLDG1407 Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes
    • WLDG1417 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication
    • WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding


    For information on enrollment, contact the College Career Military Readiness Specialist:
    University High School - Renee Jacinto - 254-756-1843

    Waco High School - Alfred Freeman - 254-776-1150

    GWAHCA - Sara Shiels 254-399-6654

    GWAMA - Sara Bartlett 254-412-7900