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CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT
GRAND COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

 

WHAT IS CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

During the 1987 Utah State Legislature session, Senate Bill 228 was passed which authorized concurrent enrollment as a high school acceleration program.  The concurrent enrollment program, which is funded under an annual state appropriation, makes college courses available to high school students for both high school and college credit.  The credits earned count towards graduation (both high school and college) and becomes a part of both transcripts.  General Education and several of our Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses offered at Grand County High School are part of the Concurrent Enrollment system.


Concurrent enrollment courses are taught either at the high school (face-to-face or broadcast), at Utah State University or at facilities that are appropriate for the course.  Teachers can be either regular college faculty or high school teachers who have been approved for adjunct faculty status at the college. 

 

WHY TAKE CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSES

Head Start Concurrent enrollment students get a head start on college by learning college processes, developing college study habits, and earning college credit while in high school. Students also leave high school with a large amount of college credits that can shorten the time that it takes for an individual to receive a certificate or degree.

Easier Transition Students who participate in concurrent enrollment have a smoother transition to college because they are familiar with the college experience.

Save Money Concurrent enrollment classes are offered for just $5 per college credit as compared to the average in-state tuition at approximately $500 per credit.  English 1010 as a CE course will cost a student $15 as compared to $1000 at a Utah higher education facility.  You can’t pass that up!

Test the Waters For many students, a traditional college pathway is a great fit. Other students may thrive by going right into the workforce through an apprenticeship program or starting their own businesses. Either way, concurrent enrollment offers a wide range of options, from the traditional degree route to certifications Concurrent enrollment allows students to try out general education or career-technical classes to see which pathway best fits their interests.

Concurrent Enrollment (CE) Vs. Advanced Placement (AP) Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered at the high school.  At the end of the course students take an AP exam.  Students can get college credit for AP exams if they get a certain score (often 3,4 or 5) and the college that they are attending accepts those credits.  It should be noted that the AP exam is $93 for each specific discipline.  It should also be noted that the students will not get a letter grade for those credits, just a Pass/Fail by the university that is transcribing the incoming transcript even though Grand County High School will be giving a letter grade. In general, concurrent enrollment is a cheaper alternative, and offers credit with a letter grade as long as the student passes the course. AP courses that correlate with an passing exam are more transferable across the nation than English 1010, which will transfer easily to Utah colleges and universities.  English 1010 will transfer within Utah as a Communications Literacy credit and as an Elective credit within other states.

Double-Dipping Concurrent enrollment courses allows a student to take courses that will satisfy both high school and college graduation requirements.  In the course catalog that is attached, it is noted the high school discipline that the course will satisfy.  In all cases in the state of Utah, if the course does not satisfy a General Education course for university, it will be counted as an elective course.

Variety is the Spice of Life Concurrent enrollment courses cover a wide-variety of disciplines and should meet the needs of all students (those going into a traditional post-secondary setting or those pursuing trade career and technical education).  Again, the course catalog that is attached will reflect that diversity

 

ELIGIBILITY

General Education Courses

  • Must be 11th and 12th-grade students

  • Juniors must have a 3.5 GPA and Seniors must have a 3.0 GPA; however, the high school has the prerogative to evaluate eligibility on a case by case basis

  • English 1010 requires an English ACT score of 17+ and a GPA of 3.0 and/or A in Honors English 11.  In addition, students are required to take one additional trimester of English 12

  • Math 1050 requires successful completion of Secondary Math I, II, III with a grade of C or better AND a math ACT score of 23 or higher or an ALEKS score of 46 or higher

  • Stats 1040 requires the successful completion of Secondary Math I, II, III with a grade of C or better or an ACT score of 19 or higher or an ALEKS score of 30 or higher

Career and Technical Education Courses (CTE)

  • Must be 11th and 12th-grade students; however, exceptions can be made for 10th graders whom parents and counselor feel are prepared for CTE concurrent enrollment courses

  • Students must have a GPA of 2.0 in order to take CTE courses

 

GETTING STARTED

Getting Started – Four Easy Steps

Please note that the application process must be done in one session. In order to prepare for this session parent and the student must have their email address, the student must have his/her social security number and you must be prepared to pay with a credit card/debit card. It is highly recommended that parents and student engage in the application process together.


Step 1: Apply for Admission

* Go to concurrent.usu.edu

* Select Apply Now

* Complete the application and pay the $50 application fee

Step 2: Create Password

* Within 3 business days of applying and paying your admission fee, the students will be emailed an A-number. If not, call 435-797-8223

* Go to myid.usu.edu and create a password

* After creating a password, wait at least 15 minutes before registering for courses

Step 3: Register for Courses/Purchase Textbook

* Go to concurrent.usu.edu

* Select Register Now and follow the steps listed.

* Don’t wait; late registration is $100 per course (deadlines are view-able when selecting courses)

* At the same time, you can view your textbook information. Note that some classes will state that no course materials are needed. If there are course materials, a listed material will be available to price compare. Choose the item that is best for you and purchase your textbook

Step 4: Pay Tuition

* Go to concurrent.usu.edu

* Select Pay Tuition and follow the steps listed

* Don’t wait; late payments incur a $15 fee

Important Dates: 

Registration Opens for Second Trimester October 28th 

Registration Opens for  Third Trimester February 3rd

 

COURSE CATALOG

Course Catalog

Please note that all of these courses are not taught each trimester. Students and parents should reference the current Broadcast and Face-to-Face schedules to find out course offerings.


AUTO 1000 Introduction to Transportation Technology I

USU – (4.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Career and Technical Education/Elective (1.0 credits)

The first course in automotive or diesel technology. Students will gain needed skills in shop safety and other basic skills that will prepare students for specific automotive or diesel courses. Covers: using manual and information systems, precision measurement, tires and wheels, bearings, headlamp adjustment, oils and fluids, cleaning methods, gaskets, and sealants, cooling systems and belts and hoses. This course can be articulated with high school automotive courses.


AUTO 1400 Suspension and Steering Theory

USU – (3.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Career and Technical Education/Elective (0.50 credits)

Will study the theory of SRS Systems Manual, power steering systems, rack and pinion systems, McPherson Strut Suspension Systems, and short and long arm suspension systems. We will also study two and four-wheel alignment procedures and steering geometry as well as tire wear problems. Students will also learn the theory behind tire and wheel vibrations. Where applicable, related math and physics will be taught.


AUTO 1405 Suspension and Steering Lab

USU – (3.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Career and Technical Education/Elective (0.50 credits)

Students will complete as many as four-wheel alignment procedures and wheel balances as time permits, as well as all P-1 and P-2 NATEF tasks for this area of study.


AUTO 1500 Brakes & Theory

USU – (3.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Career and Technical Education/Elective (0.50 credits)

Covers the principles of the automotive braking system. Includes the study of ABS, manual and power brake system, covers disc brakes, and drum brakes as well as power assist units. Where applicable, related math and physics will be taught.


AUTO 1505 Brakes Lab

USU – (2.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Career and Technical Education/Elective (0.50 credits)

Students will complete necessary pressure checks to diagnose and analyze brake problems and will complete major and minor brake work, which will include turning drums and rotors on a brake lathe. Students will complete all P-1 and P-2 NATEF tasks for this area of study.

BCIS 1300 Website Design

USU - (3.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Digital Studies/Elective (0.50 credits)

This course focuses on the design and construction of Internet Web pages. Web page development using HTML and Web page editing software is discussed. All students will have hands-on experience creating and publishing their own Web pages. Word processing and file management skills are strongly recommended.


BCIS 1340 Digital Video Production

USU – (3.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Digital Studies/Elective (0.50 credits)

This class covers fundamental theories and practice in computer-based audio and video production, including recording, editing, digitizing audio and video segments utilizing current video-editing programs, and various Internet streaming technologies. Includes lectures, demonstrations, and a project during which each student will set up, shoot, edit and digitize a high-quality video project for computer-based multimedia.


BIOL 1010 Biology and the Citizen

USU – Breadth Life Sciences (3.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Science/Elective (0.50 credits)

Principles and methods of biology and how they impact the daily life and environment of the individual.


EDDT 1040 CAD Level I: Introduction to CAD

USU – Computer and Information Literacy (3.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Digital Studies/Elective (0.50 credits)

Covers the fundamentals of computer-aided-drafting (AutoCAD). Students will train using the basic operating features, menus, commands, file management, drawing set up, and plotting. Applications will include, orthographic projection, sections, dimensioning techniques, tracing, pictorial drawing, and coordinate features will be included.


EDDT 2620 3D Modeling Advanced

USU – (3.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Digital Studies/Elective (0.50 credits)

Descriptive geometry and orthographic projection are the graphic tools of engineering. Students will learn to use the descriptive geometry to not only determine true size and shape, but also intersections, true distances, true distances of lines space, and exact piercing points. Students will solve practical problems in applying the principles of descriptive geometry.


ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering Design

USU – (2.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Career and Technical Education/Science/Elective

(0.50 credits)

Introduction to engineering design, problem-solving, and computer application skills. Orients students to college programs, academic advising, student services, professional societies, ethics, and engineering careers. A background in trigonometry is strongly recommended.

ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose

USU – Communications Literacy (3.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Language Arts/Elective (1.0 credits)

Students learn skills and strategies for becoming successful academic readers, writers, and speakers: how to read and write critically, generate and develop ideas, work through multiple drafts, collaborate with peers, present ideas orally, and use computers as writing tools


FCSE 1040 Introductory Sewing for Outdoor Products

USU – (3.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Career and Technical Education/Elective (0.50)

Introductory-level sewing techniques in this course are geared toward beginning sewing students. Topics focus on sewing for the outdoor industry and manufacturing. It includes the use of sewing machines and sergers. No previous sewing experience is needed.


FCSE 2040 Intermediate Clothing Construction Skills, Principles and Alterations

USU – (3.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Career and Technical Education/Elective (0.50)

Intermediate-level sewing techniques, construction of clothing and accessories. Pattern alteration and fitting, and use of the sewing machine and serger.


GEO 1010 Introduction to Geology

USU – Breadth Physical Sciences (3.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Science/Elective (0.50 credits)

This course introduced plate tectonics, minerals, rocks, water resources, geological hazards, internal and external geologic processes, and a geologic history of the earth.


HDFS 1500 Human Development Across the Lifespan

USU – Breadth Social Sciences (3.0)

Grand County High School – Career and Technical Education/Elective/Social Studies Elective (0.50 credits)

This is an overview of human development across the lifespan, from conception to death.


HIST 1700 American Civilization

USU – Breadth American Institutions (3.0 credits)

Grand County High School – U. S. History 2/Social Studies Elective/Elective (0.50 credits)

Fundamentals of American civilization. Covers history, political system, and economic institutions of the United States. Fulfills American Institutions requirement.


MATH 1050 College Algebra

USU – Quantitative Literacy (4.0 credits)

Grad County High School – Mathematics/Elective (1.0 credits)

Functions: graphs, transformations, combinations, and inverses. Polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic functions, and applications. Systems of equations and matrices. Partial fractions. Graphing calculator required.


MUSC 1010 Introduction to Music

USU – Breadth Creative Arts (3.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Arts/Elective (0.50 credits)

Nontechnical course to develop understanding and enjoyment of music. Through the study of musical elements, as well as historical, cultural, and social influences, an awareness of the relationship between techniques and aesthetic values in world music can be developed.


NURS 1000 Nursing Assistant

USU – (5.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Career and Technical Education/Elective (1.0 credits)

This course is offered to students who are interested in preparing for work in a long-term facility as a nursing assistant. It meets federal and state requirements and allows students to apply and test for certification as Utah Certified Assistants. It is separate from the nursing program and serves as an elective.


NURS 1008 Medical Terminology

USU – (2.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Career and Technical Education/Health/Elective (0.50 credits)

This course provides students with the building blocks of basic medical language. Such understanding will facilitate learning of scientific and medic

during more advanced career preparation. Relationship of word parts to their anatomical counterparts are studied. Rules for combining word parts into complete medical terms are stressed. Accurate pronunciation and spelling of word parts and complete terms are emphasized throughout the course.


POLS 1100 United States Government and Politics

USU – Breadth American Institutions (3.0 credits)

Grand County High School – US Government and Citizenship/Social Studies Elective/Elective (0.50 credits)

U.S. Constitution, political parties and elections, interest groups, Congress, president, bureaucracy, courts, and civil rights and liberties. This course meets the Americanization requirement.


PSY 1010 General Psychology

USU - Breadth Social Sciences (3.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Social Studies Elective/Elective (0.50 credits)

Explores basic areas of psychology, and how each explains human thought and behavior at the individual, familiar, and cultural levels.


STATS 1040 Introduction to Statistics

USU – Quantitative Literacy (3.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Mathematics/Elective (1.0 credits)

Descriptive and inferential statistical methods. Emphasis on conceptual understanding and statistical thinking. Examples presented in many different areas.


TEAL 1010 Introduction to Education

USU – Elective/Preparation Anchor Elementary and Secondary Education (3.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Career and Technical Education/Elective (0.50 credits)

Students assess themselves as prospective teachers. Opportunities provided for students to observe in public schools (K-12), as well as to complete volunteer service in other community educational settings.


USU 1320 Civilization: Humanities

USU – Breadth Humanities (3.0 credits)

Grand County High School – Social Studies Elective/Elective (0.50 credits)

It provides a basic understanding of a broad range of themes, which cut across human history and continue to be important in contemporary society.

 
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

General Education

Trisha Hedin

hedin@grandschools.org 

Cell (435) 260-7128

USU (435) 260-8764 

High School (435) 719-4851

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Stephanie Dahlstrom

stephanie.dahlstrom@usu.edu

USU (435) 259-7432

 
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