Dual credit allows high school students to simultaneously earn credit toward a high school diploma and a postsecondary degree or certificate. Postsecondary institutions work closely with high schools to deliver college courses that are identical to those offered on the college campus. Credits earned in a dual credit class become part of the student’s permanent college record. Students may enroll in dual credit programs taught at the high school or on the college campus. (Idaho State Board of Education, 2005).
The Department of Agricultural and Extension Education is serving as the gateway for dual credit courses in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in cooperation with secondary agricultural education programs. The following courses are approved in the state:
Ag Ed 140 - Introduction to Organizational and Personal Development (1 credit), Secondary course: Ag 410 - Personal Skills Development
Ag Ed 158 - Introduction to Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs (1 credit), Secondary component: Earn a "gold" ranking on State FFA (Future Farmers of America) Proficiency Award
Ag Ed 159 - Introduction to the FFA Organization (1-2 credits); Secondary component: Earn Idaho State FFA Degree for 1 credit, be named a District Star for an additional credit
Ag Ed 160 - Survey of the Exprectations and Responsibilities of Teaching High School Agriculture "Bridge Project" (2 credits), Secondary component: Ag 9800 placement
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Ag Ec 105 - Survey of AgriBusiness (2 credits), Secondary course: Ag 660 - Agricultural Business and Economics. A third credit is available to students who participate in the Idaho State FFA Farm Business Management Career Development Event and earn a 60% or better on the exam.
Agricultural Systems Management
ASM 105 - Survey of Agricultural Mechanics (1 - 3 credits), Secondary courses: Two to three semesters of approved Idaho secondary agricultural mechanics courses.
Plant, Soil, and Entomological Sciences
PLSC 100 - Survey of the Plant and Soil Sciences (3 credits), Secondary courses: Two semesters advanced course work in plant and soil science.
For More Information about CALS Dual Credit Contact: Dr. Lou E. Riesenberg or Dr. Allison J. L. Touchstone
For More Information about general Dual Credit at the University of Idaho go to the University of Idaho Dual Credit Home Page.
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