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
  • SPRING 2022 DUAL ENROLLMENT - ONLINE

     SPRING  2022 DUAL ENROLLMENT – ONLINE

    CLASSES BEGIN JANUARY 11, 2022

    • AR201Z ART APPRECIATION   RAHNER   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS
    • CM100Z PUBLIC SPEAKING AND INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION   GUIRE   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS
    • CS119Z COMPUTER APPLICATIONS   CLAUSE   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS
    • EN130Z RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION   BORCHERS   3 CREDITS  16 WEEKS
    • EN160Z LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION   LASLEY   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS
    • HL140X MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY   STAFF   1 CREDIT   8 WEEKS
    • HS105Z FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN HISTORY II   COLEMAN   3 CREDITS  16 WEEKS
    • MA165Z COLLEGE ALGEBRA   JACOBS   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS
    • MA170Z PRE CALCULUS   PAPRECK   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS
    • MA200Z INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS   PAHLS   3 CREDITS    16 WEEKS
    • MU125 JAZZ, POP AND ROCK   STAFF   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS
    • PE221Z LIFETIME WELLNESS   COLLINS   2 CREDITS   16 WEEKS   
    • PH105Z ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE   LORMAND   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS
    • PL150Z BIOMEDICAL ETHICS   TAFT   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS
    • PS100Z FOUND OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT   COLEMAN   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS
    • PY100Z PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY   BECKHAM   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS
    • RE100Z INTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGION   AYERS   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS
    • SC100Z INTRODUCTION  TO SOCIOLOGY   AYERS   3 CREDITS   16 WEEKS

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

  • SPRING 2022 DUAL ENROLLMENT - MVC CAMPUS

    SPRING 2022 DUAL ENROLLMENT –  MVC CAMPUS

    (CLASSES BEGIN TUESDAY JANUARY 11, 2022).  

    • EN160E LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION   GRAY   2:00 PM   3 CREDITS
    • MA1656 COLLEGE ALGEBRA   ARNI  2:00 MWF   3 CREDITS
    • MA2003 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS   ADAMS   2:00 MWF   3 CREDITS
    • PH1054 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE   ADHIKARI  2:00 MWF   3 CREDITS
    • PY1002 PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY   JONES   2:00 MWF   3 CREDITS
    • SC1002 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY   GUTHREY  2:00 MWF  3 CREDITS
    • CM1008 PUBLIC SPEAKING AND INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION   HUNT   1:40 TR   3 CREDITS
    • EN160J LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION   STAFF    1:40 PM  3 CREDITS
    • HS1053  FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN HISTORY II   BERGMAN   1:40 TR   3 CREDITS
    • MA1701 PRE CALCULUS   CASEY   1:40 TR   3 CREDITS
    • MU125 JAZZ, POP AND ROCK   STAFF   1:40 TR   3 CREDITS
    • PL1101 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

  • DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    SPRING 2022 ONLINE DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    AR 201. Art Appreciation – 3 hours. Develops understanding and appreciation of the nature of art and its historical development

    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

    EN 160. Literature and Composition 3 hours. A continued emphasis upon the principles of expository writing and research established in EN 130. Students will utilize the process method to draft and revise well-developed essays. Students will develop skills for synthesizing primary and secondary texts in research papers, a close reading/explication and/or an annotated bibliography according to MLA standards. In doing so, students will examine the basic genre elements of various literature with selected works used as the basis for discussions, lectures, and student writing. C or higher required. Prerequisite: C or better in EN 130

    HL 140. Introduction to Medical Terminology – 1 hour. This course introduces the skills and knowledge needed to develop an understanding of the language of medicine and health care. This course will increase the student’s ability to utilize and recognize medical terminology through the use of medical conditions. Word pronunciation, spelling, and basic documentation are also emphasized through the use of classroom interaction and electronic resources

    HS 105. Foundations of American History II – 3 hours. U.S. history from Reconstruction to the present time including development of the U.S. and Missouri constitutions. This course is designed to satisfy Missouri State Law Requirement RSMO, Section 170.011

    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 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 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.

    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

    PL 150. Biomedical Ethics – 3 hours. A consideration of the ethical implications of modern medical research and practice across many healthcare disciplines. Topics include professional versus universal ethics, and rights of patients, genetic engineering, truth and information in medicine, the concept of mental illness, experimentation on human subjects and public health policy

    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

    RE 100. Introduction to World Religions – 3 hours. This course is an introductory examination of several major religions and worldviews. Attention will be given to the religious significance of human life through discussion of a range of questions including, but not limited to: What is the meaning, the aim of our life? What is sin? What is the road to happiness? What are death, judgment? Students will be encouraged to broaden their worldview in response to the people, forces and things that surround us

    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..

  • DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    SPRING 2022 MVC CAMPUS DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    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

    EN 160. Literature and Composition 3 hours. A continued emphasis upon the principles of expository writing and research established in EN 130. Students will utilize the process method to draft and revise well-developed essays. Students will develop skills for synthesizing primary and secondary texts in research papers, a close reading/explication and/or an annotated bibliography according to MLA standards. In doing so, students will examine the basic genre elements of various literature with selected works used as the basis for discussions, lectures, and student writing. C or higher required. Prerequisite: C or better in EN 130

    HS 105. Foundations of American History II – 3 hours. U.S. history from Reconstruction to the present time including development of the U.S. and Missouri constitutions. This course is designed to satisfy Missouri State Law Requirement RSMO, Section 170.011

    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 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 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.

    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.