Dual Credit for High School Students

The Missouri Valley College Dual Credit / Dual Enrollment Program is designed to give college-bound students an opportunity to gain college credit for courses taken while still in high school. Missouri Valley College courses are available at a significantly discounted tuition rate.

You pay $80 per credit hour for their dual credit / dual enrollment courses.

Missouri Valley College is a fully accredited college, so credits should transfer simply. Contact the college you plan to attend to verify that credits will be accepted.


Benefits of Dual Credit / Dual Enrollment Classes

  • Complete traditional college core curriculum requirements while you are still in high school, thus shortening the amount of time needed to earn a college degree
  • Earn college credit at a significantly discounted rate
  • Take classes in the familiar setting of your high school


Availability of Classes

Courses are offered four ways:

  • Dual credit courses are offered at the student’s own high school taught by approved high school teachers and (on a limited basis) through I-TV (interactive television).
  • Dual enrollment courses are offered on the Missouri Valley College campus and online.

Eligibility

In general, courses are available to high school juniors and seniors with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and have a recommendation from your high school counselor and/or principal. You should have the emotional maturity to complete rigorous collegiate level coursework which includes completing work on time, following detailed instructions, meeting deadlines, time management, self advocacy and ability to think critically.


How to Enroll

  • Review the Dual Credit / Dual Enrollment Handbook and Course Offerings with your parents
  • Talk to your instructor and counselor about enrolling for college credit and to determine your eligibility
  • If you are a NEW student and have NEVER enrolled in Missouri Valley College classes, please go to https://www.moval.edu/mvcb11/DualCredit.aspx and complete the application FIRST. Then fill out the registration form completely.
  • If you are a CONTINUING student and have enrolled in Missouri Valley College classes in the past,  you will not need to do the online application. You will only need to fill out the registration form completely.
  • Give your completed registration form to your counselor along with a down payment of $240.00
  • SUMMER 2022 DUAL ENROLLMENT - ONLINE

    (CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY JUNE 6, 2022 – ENDS FRIDAY JULY 29, 2022)

    • BI104 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY / LAB   LORMAND   4 CREDITS   
    • CS119 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS   CLAUSE   3 CREDITS
    • DN102 DANCE APPRECIATION   MORGAN   3 CREDITS
    • EN130  RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION   OLSON   3 CREDITS
    • HS104 FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN HISTORY I  BERGMAN    3 CREDITS
    • MA150 TOPICS IN MODERN MATH   INNES   3 CREDITS
    • MA165 COLLEGE ALGEBRA   MUELLER   3 CREDITS
    • MA200 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS   INNES   3 CREDITS
    • MC150 MEDIA AND CULTURE  POST   3 CREDITS
    • NP100 PERSONAL GROWTH AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS   TROTH  3 CREDITS
    • PE221 LIFETIME WELLNESS   COLLINS   2 CREDITS
    • PH105 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE   LINSENBARDT  3 CREDITS
    • PH122 INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY   RUSSELL   3 CREDITS
    • PL125Z ETHICS AND CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES   LIBBY   3 CREDITS
    • PY100Z PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY   JONES   3 CREDITS

    COURSES THAT ARE BOLDED HAVE PREREQUISITES. PLEASE SEE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE SPECIFIC PREREQUISITE

    IMPORTANT DATES FOR SUMMER SESSION CAN BE FOUND IN THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR.

  • SUMMER 2022 DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    BI 104. Principles of Biology – 4 hours. Concepts and principles common to the living world; protoplasmic and cellular nature of living things; metabolism, its biochemical and biophysical foundation; heredity; evolution; ecological relationships.

    CS 119. Computer Applications – 3 hours. Non-technical introductory courses for the general student to have “hands-on” experience with the personal computer. Students will learn keyboarding and mouse operation skills as well as the basic commands of Windows 2000, and how to perform word processing, spreadsheet, and database operations using MICROSOFT OFFICE.

    DN 102. Dance Appreciation – 3 hours. This course will explore what dance is and why people dance from a cultural and historical perspective. The course will include reading, video viewing, lectures, discussions and participation in dance experiences.

    EN 130. Rhetoric and Composition – 3 hours. An introduction to college writing and the basic forms of the essay, EN 130 teaches students to read and think critically, to write logical, welldeveloped academic essays; to write in a variety of rhetorical situations; and to develop information literacy skills. Students will write Summary-Response, Rhetorical Analysis, and Researched Analysis essays using MLA style. C or higher required.

    HS 104. Foundations of American History I – 3 hours. The evolution of U.S. history from colonial times to the late 19th century. This course is designed to satisfy Missouri State Law requirement, RSMO, Section 170.011.

    MA 150. Topics in Modern Mathematics – 3 hours. This course is designed to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills as well as to expose the student to a variety of topics in math that are relevant in our society. Topics may include logic and reasoning, number systems, strategies for problem solving, relations and functions, probability and statistics, and the relationship between algebra and geometry.

    MA 165. College Algebra – 3 hours. For students that desire more extensive work in algebra. Topics include: introduction to the Cartesian Coordinate System; graphing of equations, functions and their graphs, including linear, quadratic, polynomial, and rational functions; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices and determinants; introduction to logarithms; and applications of these topics.

    MA 200. Introduction to Statistics – 3 hours. An introduction to the basic principles of statistics. Major topics include graphic, numeric, and algebraic summaries of data (graphs, measures of central tendency and spread, correlation and regression); elementary principles of sampling and experimental design; elementary probability; normal distributions and the central limit theorem; confidence intervals; and tests of significance. Focus on analysis of data using appropriate statistical techniques. (prerequisite is college algebra or topics in modern math)

    MC 150. Introduction to Media & Culture – 3 hours. Overview of the history and influence of mass media in America.

    NP 100. Personal Growth and Interpersonal Relations – 3 hours. Course focuses on understanding and improving communications and listening skills and interpersonal relationships with others. Identification of values and goals to improve self-concept.

    PE 221. Lifetime Wellness – 2 hours. A course designed to introduce the concepts of fitness and wellness in the areas of: cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and muscular strength, body composition, posture, nutrition, stress management, and other health related factors.

    PH 105. Environmental Science – 3 hours. Broad coverage of the environmental problems which exist on the earth today and a study of the ecological principles and approaches for the solution of these problems.

    PH 122. Introduction to Astronomy – 3 hours. A study of the sky, brief history of astronomy, tools used in astronomy, stars from birth to death, galaxies, cosmology, planets, meteorites, asteroids, comets, and the possibility of life on other worlds.

    PL 125. Ethics and Contemporary Moral Issues – 3 hours. This course provides an introductory examination of moral philosophy. Classical and contemporary expressions of major approaches to ethical theory are presented and evaluated in relation to contemporary events and current ethical issues.

    PY 100. Principles of Psychology – 3 hours. The study of human behavior from a scientific point of view, including research and theory relative to all the major specialty areas within psychology.

  • FALL 2022 ONLINE DUAL ENROLLMENT

    CLASSES BEGIN TUESDAY AUGUST 23, 2022

    BI104 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY   LORMAND   4 CREDITS   16 WEEKS (MAX 50)

    • REQUIREMENTNEEDS TO BE A SCIENCE TEACHER SUPERVISOR / PROCTOR WITH THE STUDENTS

    CM100 PUBLIC SPEAKING AND INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION   GUIRE   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS

    CS119 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS   CLAUSE   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS

    EN130 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION   LASLEY   3 CREDITS  16 WEEKS

    HS104 FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN HISTORY I   COLEMAN   3 CREDITS  16 WEEKS

    HU125 HUMANITIES I   CARTER   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS

    MA165Z COLLEGE ALGEBRA   JACOBS   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS

    MA200Z INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS   STAFF   3 CREDITS    16 WEEKS

    MU125 JAZZ, POP AND ROCK   FRAGISKATOS   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS

    PL125 ETHICS AND CONTEMORARY MORAL ISSUES   LIBBY   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS

    PS100Z FOUND OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT   COLEMAN   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS

    PY100Z PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY   BECKHAM   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS

    SC100Z INTRODUCTION  TO SOCIOLOGY   AYERS   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS

    TH105 THEATRE APPRECIATION   HEISSERER   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS

    ***HIGH SCHOOL ONLY COURSES these classes will need 8 students for the class to make and not risk being cancelled 

    CH111 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I   LORMAND   5 CREDITS   FULL YEAR  32 WEEKS  (MAX 45)

    • REQUIREMENT – NEEDS TO BE A SCIENCE TEACHER SUPERVISOR / PROCTOR WITH THE STUDENTS. THERE WILL BE A COST FOR LAB KITS AS WELL AS ELECTRONIC TEXT BOOK

    MA190 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY & CALCULUS I   PAPRECK  5 CREDITS  FULL YEAR  32 WEEKS

    COURSES THAT ARE BOLDED HAVE PREREQUISITES. PLEASE SEE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE SPECIFIC PREREQUISITE

  • FALL 2022 ONLINE DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    BI 104. Principles of Biology4 hours. Concepts and principles common to the living world; protoplasmic and cellular nature of living things; metabolism, its biochemical and biophysical foundation; heredity; evolution; ecological relationships

    CH 111. General Chemistry I – 5 hours. Covers chemical and physical change, measurement, matter and energy, atomic and molecular structure, quantum theory, periodicity, the mole, stoichiometry, descriptive surveys of the elements and their compounds, metallurgy, redox reactions and introductions to qualitative and quantitative analysis, solutions and equilbria.

    • PREREQUISITE INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA (ALGEBRA II) FULL YEAR COURSE

    CM100. Public Speaking and Introduction to Communication – 3 hours. An overview of communication studies with an emphasis on Public Speaking and other concepts involved in effective human communication

    CS 119. Computer Applications – 3 hours. Non-technical introductory courses for the general student to have “hands-on” experience with the personal computer. Students will learn keyboarding and mouse operation skills as well as the basic commands of Windows 2000, and how to perform word processing, spreadsheet, and data base operations using MICROSOFT OFFICE.

    EN 130. Rhetoric and Composition – 3 hours. An introduction to college writing and the basic forms of the essay. EN 130 teaches students to read and think critically, to write logical, well developed academic essays, and to write in a variety of rhetorical situations. Students draft and revise essays that are collected in a portfolio. EN 130 students also compose a researched argumentative essay according to MLA guidelines

    HS 104. Foundations of American History I – 3 hours. The evolution of U.S. history from colonial times to the late 19th century. This course is designed to satisfy Missouri State Law requirement, RSMO, Section 170.011

    HU 125. Humanities I – 3 hours. A survey of the arts in Western civilization in ancient world through the Renaissance. Focus will be on music, art, architecture, and literature; including some discussion of social conditions and philosophy

    MA 165. College Algebra – 3 hours. For students that desire more extensive work in algebra Topics include: introduction to the Cartesian Coordinate System; graphing of equations, functions and their graphs, including linear, quadratic, polynomial, and rational functions; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices and determinants; introduction to logarithms; and applications of these topics.

    MA 190. Analytic Geometry and Calculus I – 5 hours. Topics explore the foundations of calculus: limits, continuity, the derivative of a function, the chain rule, the Mean Value Theorem, Riemann sums, integration. Includes applications, optimization problems, derivatives and integrals of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Purchase of an approved calculator required

    • (prerequisite is pre calculus) FULL YEAR COURSE

    MA 200. Introduction to Statistics – 3 hours. An introduction to the basic principles of statistics. Major topics include graphic, numeric, and algebraic summaries of data (graphs, measures of central tendency and spread, correlation and regression); elementary principles of sampling and experimental design; elementary probability; normal distributions and the central limit theorem; confidence intervals; and tests of significance. Focus on analysis of data using appropriate statistical techniques.

    • (prerequisite is college algebra or a class beyond Algebra II)

    MU 125. Jazz, Pop and Rock – 3 hours. Students will explore the development of rock ‘n roll, jazz, and American popular music and their subgenres through historical and theoretical analysis.

    PL 125. Ethics and Contemporary Moral Issues – 3 hours. This course provides an introductory examination of moral philosophy. Emphasis is placed on the application of concepts from ethical theory to a range of contemporary issues (for example, racism, sexism, immigration, economic justice, and the death penalty).

    PS 100. Foundations of Federal Government – 3 hours. The federal system, constitution, executive, legislative, judicial and administrative organization. This course is designed to satisfy Missouri State Law requirement, RSMO, Section 170.011 regarding instruction and testing of the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Missouri

    PY 100. Principles of Psychology – 3 hours. The study of human behavior from a scientific point of view, including research and theory relative to all the major specialty areas within psychology

    SC 100. Introduction to Sociology – 3 hours. An overview of the basic theories, methods, concepts, and issues central to the discipline of sociology. An examination of the relationship between social behavior and society.

    TH 105. Theatre Appreciation – 3 hours. Designed for the non-major. Studies the nature of theatre, drama, and the elements of the collaborative art of stage production, acting, and directing for greater appreciation of the theatre.

  • FALL 2022 DUAL ENROLLMENT - MVC CAMPUS

    CLASSES BEGIN TUESDAY AUGUST 23, 2022

    MA1657 COLLEGE ALGEBRA  CASEY  2:00 MWF   3 CREDITS

    MA2003 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS   ADAMS   2;00 MWF   3 CREDITS

    MC150 MEDIA AND CULTURE   POST   2:00 MWF   3 CREDITS

    PH1054 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE   JAYASUNDERA    2:00 MWF   3 CREDITS

    PY1005 PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY   JONES   2:00 MWF    3 CREDITS

    SC1003 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY   STAFF  2:00 MWF  3 CREDITS 

    CM110 ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE   BOWERS   1:40 PM TR   3 CREDITS

    HS1044 FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN HISTORY I  BERGMAN  1:40 TR   3 CREDITS

    MA1701 PRE CALCULUS   CASEY   1:40 TR   3 CREDITS

    PL110 INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THINKING   PETROV   1:40 TR   3 CREDITS

    PS1001 FOUNDATIONS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT   ACAY  1:40 TR  3 CREDITS

    COURSES THAT ARE BOLDED HAVE PREREQUISITES. PLEASE SEE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE SPECIFIC PREREQUISITE

  • FALL 2022 MVC CAMPUS DUAL CREDIT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    CM 110. Argumentation and Debate – 3 hours. Principles and practice in methods of organizing, conducting, and evaluating debates and arguments. Students will learn skills in research, critical thinking, writing, and delivery. In addition, students will engage with each other by participating in several in class debates on a wide range of different subjects, ranging from international relations to domestic policy.

    HS 104. Foundations of American History I – 3 hours. The evolution of U.S. history from colonial times to the late 19th century. This course is designed to satisfy Missouri State Law requirement, RSMO, Section 170.011.

    MA 165. College Algebra – 3 hours. For students who have completed MA 145, or equivalent, but desire more extensive work in algebra. Topics include: introduction to the Cartesian Coordinate System; graphing of equations, functions and their graphs, including linear, quadratic, polynomial, and rational functions; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices and determinants; introduction to logarithms; and applications of these topics.

    MA 170. Pre-calculus – 3 hours. Elementary function theory, with graphing techniques and applications. Polynomials, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and trigonometric functions will all be studied in detail. This course will provide a foundation for the use of graphing utilities in problem solving..

    • Prerequisite: “C” or better in MA 165 or equivalent

    MA 200. Introduction to Statistics – 3 hours. An introduction to the basic principles of statistics. Major topics include graphic, numeric, and algebraic summaries of data (graphs, measures of central tendency and spread, correlation and regression); elementary principles of sampling and experimental design; elementary probability; normal distributions and the central limit theorem; confidence intervals; and tests of significance. Focus on analysis of data using appropriate statistical techniques.

    • Prerequisite: MA 165

    MC 150. Media and Culture – 3 hours. Overview of the history and influence of mass media in America.

    • THIS COURSE IS A PREREQUISITE FOR ALL MASS COMMUNICATIONS COURSES.

    PH 105. Environmental Science – 3 hours. Broad coverage of the environmental problems which exist on the earth today and a study of the ecological principles and approaches for the solution of these problems.

    PL 110. Introduction to Critical Thinking – 3 hours. This course seeks to provide students with tools to think more critically, read more critically, and argue more effectively. Topics covered may include, but are not limited to, the nature and structure of arguments, deductive and inductive forms of reasoning, ambiguity and vagueness, identification of rhetorical devices and strategies, and identification of logical fallacies

    PS 100. Foundations of Federal Government – 3 hours. The federal system, constitution, executive, legislative, judicial and administrative organization. This course is designed to satisfy Missouri State Law requirement, RSMO, Section 170.011 regarding instruction and testing of the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Missouri

    PY 100. Principles of Psychology – 3 hours. The study of human behavior from a scientific point of view, including research and theory relative to all the major specialty areas within psychology.

    SC 100. Introduction to Sociology – 3 hours. An overview of the basic theories, methods, concepts, and issues central to the discipline of sociology. An examination of the relationship between social behavior and society.