Southwest Tech offers the same transferable credit options as four-year universities at half the cost.
Southwest Tech offers a variety of ways for high school students to earn college credit while still in high school. We are continuously establishing agreements with area high schools to grant college credit to high school students.
Dual Enrollment Data
Southwest Tech offers this 2020 Dual Enrollment Data .
For students who take part in a Dual Credit option through Southwest Tech the data show:
- An increase in participation
- Tuition savings
- Top career clusters
- And more
"SWTC courses are a great way to get college credits, and also to gain experience and knowledge about different topics. I have taken multiple courses through SWTC, and in each course the professors and other staff have been very helpful and provided great resources and learning opportunities. Taking these courses has allowed me to understand some things that I like and dislike and develop a plan for my future schooling."
Gear Up program student from Mineral Point High School
Students earning dual credit in high school who plan to enroll in a Southwest Tech program following high school graduation should review courses/credits taken and where these fall in the sequence of required courses in the program they are entering. Having the courses completed as dual credit in high school may affect the amount of credit needed in the semester, which may in turn affect the amount of a student’s financial aid award. If you have questions contact the Financial Aid Office at 608-822-2660.
Currently Available Dual Credit Programs
CollEdge Up is an educational partnership between CESA 3 and Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. The program allows students to simultaneously earn high school and college credits through a combination of alternative learning platforms. The courses are college level and taught by Southwest Tech faculty members.
Start College Now
Start College Now allows juniors and seniors in high school to enroll in courses the high school does not have or cannot offer to a student who wants to go above and beyond in a subject area. One benefit of this program is the dual enrollment component. The courses the student takes gives them both high school credit toward graduation as well as college credit to take with him as they continue their educational journey.
Transcripted credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit by taking an approved college-level course taught by a high school instructor at the high school during the traditional school day.
Advanced standing provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit, which is awarded upon enrollment in a program at a technical college, for a course taken while in high school.
High school students across the country and around the world take AP courses and exams to challenge themselves, explore their interests, and earn college credit and placement.
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) helps students receive college credit for what they already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course.