CTC College Credit Info

Dual Credit (DC) is available for students who have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. With instructor and counselor approval a student may also be approved for dual credit with a cumulative GPA between 2.50-2.99.  Furthermore, students must have a minimum 18 ACT composite score or achieve a passing score on the Accuplacer, which is administered by MCC.  Dual credit is placed on the student’s college transcript and allows students to submit that credit for review and possible acceptance at any two or four year institution of their choice. There is a charge for dual credit by MCC.

Articulated Credit (AC) is available to all students who complete a qualified career program (over one or two years) with at least a B- (80%) average. Upon successful completion of their career tech program at CTC a student must complete at least fifteen (15) additional credit hours at MCC. These 15 credits must include a minimum of one (1) technical course in the related program area. Once these 15 hours are completed the credit will be added to the student’s college transcript. There is no charge for articulated credit.

Please note that the credit listed on the program pages is subject to change. As curriculum changes in our programs or at the sponsoring institution, it may allow us to receive more credit for our programs. It is also possible that curriculum changes could cause certain credits to become unavailable. If you have any questions concerning dual or articulated credit, please feel free to contact the CTC at 650-7180.

The Career and Technology Center Dual and Articulated Credit

Advanced Computer Engineering

CSIS 111:  Microcomputer Hardware Concepts (DC or AC)—MCC-BR 3 Cr.

CSIS 151:  Microcomputer Operating Systems (DC or ACT)—MCC-BR 3 Cr.

NET 1065:  Computer Technologies (DC)—University of Central Missouri (UCM) 3 Cr.



AGRI 108:  Animal Science (DC or AC)—State Fair Community College (SFCC) 3 Cr.

AGRI 129:  General Horticulture (AC)—SFCC 3 Cr.

AGRI 131:  Introduction to Agribusiness Systems (DC or AC)—SFCC 3 Cr.


Automotive Technology MCC/Longview

AUTO 150:  Automotive Engine Repair (DC or AC) 6 Cr.

AUTO 166:   Electrical Systems (DC) 6 Cr.

AUTO 170:   Automotive Braking Systems (DC or AC) 4 Cr.


CSI/Law Enforcement

LWEN 100:  Introduction to Public Safety (AC)—MCC-BR 2 Cr

CRJU 101:    Introduction to Criminal Justice (AC)—MCC-BR 3 Cr.

CJ 1000: Introduction to Criminal Justice (DC)—Univ. of Central MO (UCM) 3 Cr.


Culinary Arts

HMGT 120:  Food Service Sanitation (AC)—Johnson County CC/MCC-BR 1 Cr.

HMGT 121:  Perspectives of Hospitality Management (AC)—JCCC/MCC-BR 3 Cr.


EMT MCC/Blue River

EMS 150:  Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (AC) 8 Cr.


E-Studies MCC/Blue River/ 15 Hours/ AC or DC

BSAD 127:  Management Internship I 3 Cr.

BSAD 150:  Intro to Business 3 Cr.

BSAD 219:  Entrepreneurship 3 Cr.

BSAD 221:  Business Communications 3 Cr.

CSIS 115:    Computer Concepts & Applications 3 Cr.

Fire Science MCC Blue River/ 16 Hours/ AC Only

FSTE 169:   Fire Prevention 3 Cr.

FSTE 170:   Hazardous-Materials Awareness and Operations 3 Cr.

FSTE 179:   Principles of Emergency Services 4 Cr.

FSTE 204:   Principles of Fire Emergency Safety & Survival 3 Cr.

FSTE 209:   Building Construction and Fire Protection 3 Cr.


Health Science

BIOL 150:   Medical Terminology (DC)—MCC-BR 2 Cr.

NUR 1700:  Intro to Professional Nursing (DC)—Univ. Central MO (UCM) 1 Cr.

NUR 2000:  E-Health and Cyber Wellness (DC)—UCM 2 Cr.

NUR 2710:  Intro to Nursing App. Across the Lifespan (DC)—UCM 1 Cr.


Marketing MCC Blue River

BSAD 150:   Business Essentials (AC) 3 Cr.

BSAD 205:   Marketing (DC or AC) 3 Cr.

BSAD 113:   Field Experience 1 (DC or AC) 3 Cr.

BSAD 221:   Business Communications 3 Cr.


Welding Technology MCC/BTC Pending As of Aug 2018

Dual Enrollment, Dual Credit, Advanced-Standing Articulated Credit, and Traditional College Enrollment

There are several ways that high school students can earn college credit. This chart shows how they differ or are the same.


Regular College Enrollment for
High School Students

Dual Credit

Advanced Standing

Dual Enrollment-

Not Offered at CTC

Location of course

College campus

High school or career center

High school or career center

College campus

Course taught by

College instructor

High school or career center teacher

High school or career center teacher

College instructor


Full tuition/fees charged

One-half of tuition charged

No charge

Full tuition/fees charged

Student qualifications

Must have a signed application for admission from High School Principal, Counselor, or Home School provider. Students under the age of 16 must also have the college Dean of Student Services/Development's approval. Testing may be required depending on course(s) taken.

Student must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA and meet qualifications (18 ACT composite score or passing score on Accuplacer) outlined in the Dual Credit Guidelines.

All students can enroll in articulated courses; however, to earn college credit the student must earn a 13 or better in the class or achieve 80% of the competencies for the course.

Student must have a

minimum 2.5 GPA, take the MCC ACCUPLACER placement test and meet Dual Enrollment



Agreement between MCC and High School?





Is high school credit given?





When is college credit earned?

Immediately upon completion of the course.

Immediately upon completion of the course.

After, as an MCC student, earning 15 hours of MCC credit with at least one course in the technical area.

Immediately upon the completion of the course.

Are credits transferable to other colleges or universities?

Credits earned through regular college enrollment transfer the same as other MCC college credits according to transfer agreements with other post-secondary institutions.

Credits transfer to all public colleges in Missouri and to all but a very small number of private colleges in the state. Public institutions must accept at least 5 dual credit courses and may accept more.

Credits transfer the same as other MCC college credits according to transfer agreements with other post-secondary institutions.

Credits transfer the same as other MCC college credits according to transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions,