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Cooperative Programs

The Cooperative Program is designed for high school juniors and seniors who attend public, private, or parochial schools in the Wayne County area; who are at least 16 years of age; and who have successfully completed 10th grade English.

Cooperative Programs include Dual Enrollment (Jump Start), Career Services Courses, and Linkage Courses. Dual enrolled students must have completed all high school core courses, except 12th grade English.

Students enrolled in Cooperative Programs earn college credit by attending college level classes outside the normal school day. The transfer of college credit for high school credit is determined by the individual high school. Depending on the high school schedule, students must be enrolled in at least two high school courses, excluding the summer term.

The cost of tuition is waived for Cooperative Program students enrolling in curriculum courses. However, students are responsible to pay the Student Activity Fee and to purchase textbooks and supplies.

Students may be admitted on a space available basis into college level courses, providing the following avenues have been satisfactory met:  admission requirements, placement test scores, and course prerequisites.

Cooperative Program students are required to take the College’s Placement Test, which evaluates skills in English; reading; and math, in order to determine student’s eligibility to enroll in college credit courses. Students are not permitted to enroll in developmental courses or courses in the following limited admission programs:  Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Medical Assisting, or Phlebotomy.

Contact Information:

High school students interested in Cooperative Programs are invited to contact the Cooperative Programs Office, which is located in the Dogwood Building, Room 141. For further information, students may contact the following individuals:

Lorie Waller
(919) 739-6757