Columbia State to Host Dual Enrollment Session at Hickman County Career Center on July 22
Columbia State will be offering a dual enrollment information session for Hickman County on July 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hickman County Career Center. The Career Center is located at 130 Progress Center Plaza, Centerville, TN and the phone number is 931-729-5941.
Columbia State is pleased to be offering two courses in Hickman County for the fall 2010 semester. Composition I (English 1010) will be offered at East Hickman High School on Monday nights from 6-9 p.m. and American History, (History 2010) will be offered at Hickman County High School on Thursday nights from 6-9 p.m. These classes are open to all Columbia State students living in Hickman and other nearby counties.
“We hope this option will help some of our students attend classes closer to home. The purpose of the meeting is to provide Hickman County students and their families information about Columbia State’s dual enrollment program,” said Lois Stone, Coordinator for Extended Programs at Columbia State.
The state of Tennessee offers a $300 dual enrollment grant to encourage students’ participation in this program. Stone will be on hand to provide general information about dual enrollment eligibility, the admissions process and the state grant. She will also be there to assist parents and students with the application process if desired.
“Dual Enrollment is a great way for eligible high school juniors and seniors to begin earning college credit while still in high school,” added Stone. “One of the most popular courses taken by dual enrolled students is English Composition. High school seniors taking college English can earn college credit in English and high school senior English credit at the same time. Dual enrollment allows students to experience what a college class is like and how it differs from high school. Even though earning college credit at a reduced cost is a great incentive, the self-confidence students gain is invaluable. Dual enrollment is a wonderful way students can prepare for the transition to college.”