College Ready

College Ready: Dual Credit Classes

High school students who complete selected high school courses with a "C" grade or better can earn Community/Technical College credit.

Why should students earn college credits in high school?

  • Earn double credit (both high school and college credit) for completing a high school course.
  • Receive priority registration if, after high school graduation, the student attends the community/technical college that granted the dual credit.
  • Stay on the high school campus and receive college credit.
  • Save college tuition costs before graduating from high school.

How does a student sign up for dual credit?

Contact your high school CTE teacher, counselor, or the career resource center specialist.

Which colleges offer dual credits?

Credits are available through Pierce College, Clover Park Technical College, and Bates Technical College. In addition to the dual credits listed below, Career and Technical Education also offers Advanced Placement courses in Environmental Science and Computer Science and an International Baccalaureate class in Film giving students even more opportunities to earn college credit while still in high school.

Which courses offer dual credit?

High School Course Title College Providing Credit College Course Title Credit Available Depending on College
Aerospace Engineering & Manufacturing CPTC FSME 101 3
Aerospace Engineering & Manufacturing CPTC FSME: 111 5
Anatomy & Physiology Bates AMA 117 4
  CPTC CAH 102A 2.5
  Pierce BTECH 150 5
Business & Marketing I Bates MARK 124 5
  Pierce MNGT 182 5
Business & Marketing II CPTC RBM 143 5
  Pierce MNGT 293 5
Careers in Education Pierce EDUC 190 3
Culinary Arts I Bates CART 101 4
Culinary Arts II Bates CART 106 2
Culinary Arts III Bates CART 105 1
Design Technology II
CPTC   5
Early Childhood Education I Bates ECED& 107 5
  CPTC ECED& 107 5
  Pierce ECED& 107 5
Early Childhood Education II Bates ECED& 120 5
  CPTC ECED& 120 5
  Pierce ECED& 120 5
Financial Algebra CPTC ACTG 120 2
  Pierce BUS 103 3
Flight Training CPTC AVP 105 4
Forensic Technology Pierce CJ 205 5
IB Environmental Systems & Society SL I CPTC ENV 141 4
Introduction to Medical Careers CPTC CAH 103 5
Nutrition & Wellness CPTC REST 122 4
Microsoft Office Certification 1
Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
Bates AOA 110 and AOA 204 5
  CPTC CAS 121 and CAS 141 3
  Pierce BTECH 200A, B, C, D and BTECH 225 A 4
Microsoft Office Certification 2
Microsoft Excel
Bates AOA 203 3
  CPTC CAS 130 3
  Pierce BTECH 210 A,B,C,D 3
Microsoft Office Certification 3
Microsoft Access and Outlook
Bates AOA 205 and AOA 111 5
  CPTC CAS 151 3
Prepress Desktop Publishing (Yearbook) CPTC GTC 143 5
Prepress Desktop Publishing (Yearbook) CPTC GTC 174 5
Small Business Management Bates MARK 102 5
  Pierce MNGT 130 5
Sports Medicine 1 Pierce HSCI 258 2
Sports Medicine 2 Pierce KINS 228 2
Sustainable Design CPTC ENV 141 4
Visual Communications CPTC GTC 130 5
Web Design Bates WEB 205 5
  CPTC CPW 118 5
  Pierce DDSGN 150 5

For information about how to register for dual credit, please talk with your CTE teacher, your career specialist, or click here

Please note: registering for dual credit at your high school does not automatically record the credit at the college. For information about how to apply your dual credit to your college, please visit

Schools and Colleges of Pierce County comply with all federal rules and regulations and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age marital status, disability or veteran's status and are equal opportunity employers that follow affirmative action guidelines and practices. Questions regarding these policies should be directed to the CTE Director or Administrator at the applicants School or College.

Clover Park School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Address correspondence to one of the following individuals who have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination at Clover Park School District, 10903 Gravelly Lake Dr., SW, Lakewood, WA 98499-1341:

Title IX Coordinator,
Section 504/ADA Coordinator,
Civil Right Compliance Coordinator
Greg Davis, Executive Director of Compliance and Student Services 
Contact the Executive Director of Compliance and Student Services
(253) 583-5154