The following guidelines will be followed when developing and implementing dual credit programs. “Dual Credit” is defined as awarding secondary and postsecondary credit for a course offered in a high school during regular school hours and may include lower division transfer courses and professional technical courses.
The students receiving college credit are generally juniors or seniors. High school placement practices will be used to determine appropriate placement of students in college-level courses. In some instances the college placement test may be administered as an additional required qualification.
Credits transcripted by the College
The College will provide a staff member to serve as the contact person for the high schools and to be responsible for ensuring a College transcript is established.
Dual credit course subject matter and materials
All high school course information will be submitted to MHCC faculty for review and must meet lower division transfer or professional-technical criteria to be accepted for dual credit. An articulation agreement will be written and agreed to between the high school and the College for articulated courses.
High school instructors will be subject to the same qualifications as MHCC faculty members as identified in the Institutional Standards for Faculty-Staff Qualifications Board Policy 6080 and AR-6080-A.
Collective Bargaining / Faculty Associations
High school dual credit instructors, who are not also otherwise employed by the College, are not a part of any collective bargaining agreement or faculty association of Mt. Hood Community College. In addition, dual credit instructor approval decisions have no direct correlation on the collective bargaining agreements the College has with its employees.