NORTH PLATTE, NE - The five Nebraska Community College Association member colleges and Nebraska’s two tribal colleges have agreed to principles and standards for dual and concurrent enrollment credit. This is the first time a formal agreement for dual and concurrent enrollment has been made between institutions of higher education in the state of Nebraska.
Northeast Community College and the six other institutions - Central Community College, Mid-Plains Community College, Southeast Community College, Western Nebraska Community College, Little Priest Tribal College and Nebraska Indian Community College - agreed to five basic principles that address college standards and rigor, awarding of credit, instructor qualifications, consistency in delivery, and assessment and evaluation.
Lyle Kathol, vice president of educational services at Northeast, said dual and concurrent enrollment credit give current high school students an opportunity to complete college coursework while also fulfilling high school graduation requirements.
“Early college experiences also promote more focused career decisions by high school students prior to entering college. Thousands of Nebraska high school students are currently participating in these opportunities, saving families and taxpayers thousands of dollars,” he said.
For more information on dual and concurrent enrollment credit opportunities, contact Makala Williams, director of early college at Northeast Community College, at (402) 844-7118.