Dual Enrollment Opportunities at Arizona Western College!
Arizona Western College partners with Yuma, Imperial and La Paz County high schools to offer Dual Enrollment credit for academic and occupational classes. Dual Enrollment courses are held on high school campuses and are taught by high school instructors who have met the Higher Learning Commission and community college hiring qualifications. The Dual Enrollment Program was established at Arizona Western College to ease the transition from high school to college and to increase the number of college-bound high school students in our communities.
Arizona Western College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Getting Started with Dual Enrollment
Steps to complete:
Apply for admission. You will need your Social Security number to complete this step.
Note: Please make sure that you are carefully reading the instructions on the “residency” portion of the application since this will determine if you pay in-state or out-of-state tuition.
Go to email and find your admission email which contains your Arizona Western College ID #. Follow the instructions to activate your Arizona Western College Account and find your NetID #.
Math and English courses require a qualifying ACCUPLACER placement test score in order to register. Students can take placement tests at any Arizona Western College Testing Center free of charge, and some high schools offer placement testing.
Arizona Western College testing centers are open weekly, Monday – Thursday from 7am to 5pm. If you need any additional information please contact the testing center at (928) 344-7641 or email@example.com
You cannot register for dual enrollment classes online. Complete the Dual Enrollment Registration Form and submit it at Arizona Western College Registration Office by the registration deadline.
Note: All new students must submit documentation confirming lawful presence in the US. View all acceptable documents. Documentation can be verified at the Admission & Registration Office
Note: Students who do not submit their registration paperwork to the Arizona Western College Dual Enrollment Office or Registration Clerk by the designated due date for their high school are responsible for bringing their paperwork to Arizona Western College.
Tuition can be paid in these ways:
Pay with cash, check, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) in person at the campus registration event OR at any Arizona Western College campuses cashier's office.
Call the Arizona Western College fiscal office at (928) 317-7666 with your student number ready and provide a credit/debit card number to charge.
Pay online by logging in to Student Self-Service with your Arizona Western College username and password. This option is only open to students that have set up self-service and allows you to pay all at once or sign up for a monthly payment plan. Online payment may not be available when accessed through a phone or tablet.
Important dates for 2018-2019
- FALL 2019 semester - Payment due upon registration.
Please check with your high school for registration dates.
- SPRING 2020 semester – Payment due upon registration.
Please check with your high school for registration dates.
Failure to pay in full or set up a payment plan by the deadline will result in a student being dropped from their classes without notice.
Benefits For High School Students:
- Provide quality learning opportunities.
- Help prepare you for college.
- Students will experience college-level courses.
- Courses enhance higher level thinking skills.
- Provide incentive to advance beyond the high school level.
- Transition to college begins earlier and occurs in a familiar and comfortable environment.
Benefits For the High School:
- Compared to similar peers, dually-enrolled students:
- 90% receive a high school diploma (78% Nationally)
- 30% earn an Associate’s Degree or Credentials along with a high school Diploma (1% Nationally)
- More likely to enroll in college immediately after high school (71%)
- Lower likelihood of placement in remedial courses
- Higher 1st-year College Grade Point Average
- Higher 2nd-year Retention Rates at (86%)
- Higher Degree or Certificate Completion Rates
- Shorter Average Completion of Bachelor’s Degree
2019-2020 Available Courses
Antelope High School
|ENG||101||800||Freshman Composition||George Roach||Fall 2019||3||ENG 100 or Test Score|
|MUS||120||800||Music Appreciation||Daniel Range||Fall 2019||3||ENG 101 Eligible|
|ENG||102||800||Freshman Composition II||George Roach||Spring 2020||3||ENG 100 or Test Score|
|MUS||120||800||Music Appreciation||Daniel Range||Spring 2020||3||ENG 101 Eligible|
Cibola High School
|AJS||101||801||Introduction to Administration of Justice||David Barrios||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|ANS||100||810||Animal Industries||Erika Derma||Fall 2019||4||ENG 101 Eligible|
|ANS||100||811||Animal Industries||Megan McKenna||Fall 2019||4||ENG 101 Eligible|
|AUT||100||810||Basic Service and Systems||TBD||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|CUL||141||810||Basic Food Selection, Prep. & Garde Manger||Tawny Saldana||Fall 2019||4||N/A|
|CUL||143||810||ServeSafe and Sanitation||Tawny Saldana||Fall 2019||1.5||N/A|
|CUL||144||810||Menu Planning||Tawny Saldana||Fall 2019||1.5||N/A|
|MAT||121||810||Intermediate Algebra||Josh Norlien||Fall 2019||4||MAT 81 or Test Score|
|PEM||102||810||Emergency Procedures for Coaches||Johannah Elliot||Fall 2019||2||N/A|
|PEM||202||810||Sports Injury Management||Johannah Elliot||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|SPA||101||810||Elementary Spanish 1||Marisela Cardenas Trujillo||Fall 2019||4||N/A|
|AJS||101||810||Introduction to Administration of Justice||TBD||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|AJS||230||810||Police Function||TBD||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|AUT||100||810||Basic Service Systems||TBD||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|BUA||100||810||Survey of Business||Kris Norton||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|CUL||141||810||Basic Selection, Preparation & Garde Manager||Tawny Saldana||Spring 2020||4||N/A|
|CUL||143||810||ServeSafe and Sanitation||Tawny Saldana||Spring 2020||1.5||N/A|
|CUL||144||810||Menu Planning||Tawny Saldana||Spring 2020||1.5||N/A|
|EDU||110||810||Introduction to Education||Loren Henley||Spring 2020||3||ENG 101 Eligible|
|PEM||102||810||Emergency Procedures for Coaches||Johanna Elliot||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|PEM||202||810||Sports Injury Management||Johanna Elliot||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|PEM||208||810||Sports Injury Treatment||Johanna Elliot||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|SPA||102||810||Elementary Spanish 2||Marisela Cardenas Trujillo||Spring 2020||4||SPA 101|
Gila Ridge High School
|ANS||100||820||Animal Industries||Shelby Stoner||Fall 2019||4||ENG 101 Eligible|
|CUL||141||820||Basic Food Selection, Prep. & Garde Manger||Kyle Pulsifer||Fall 2019||4||N/A|
|CUL||143||820||ServeSafe and Sanitation||Kyle Pulsifer||Fall 2019||1.5||N/A|
|CUL||144||820||Menu Planning||Kyle Pulsifer||Fall 2019||1.5||N/A|
|ECN||100||820||Intro to Economics||Jerri Van Sickle||Fall 2019||3||ENG 101 Eligible|
|MAT||121||820||Intermediate Algebra||Michelle Masson||Fall 2109||4||MAT 81 or Test Score|
|PEM||102||820||Emergency Procedures for Coaches||Jaime Behr||Fall 2019||2||N/A|
|PEM||202||820||Sports Injury Management||Jaime Behr||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|WLD||106||820||Techniques in Shielded M/A Welding:tech||Michael Young||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|AHE||101||820||Medical Terminology||Hilary Stock||Spring 2020||3||ENG 100|
|CUL||141||820||Basic Selection, Preparation & Garde Manager||Kyle Pulsifer||Spring 2020||4||N/A|
|CUL||143||820||ServeSafe and Sanitation||Kyle Pulsifer||Spring 2020||1.5||N/A|
|CUL||144||820||Menu Planning||Kyle Pulsifer||Spring 2020||1.5||N/A|
|ECE||165||820||Health, Safety and Nutrition||Christina Delgado Mercer||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|ECE||166||820||Early Childhood Field Experience 1||Christina Delgado Mercer||Spring 2020||1||N/A|
|ECN||100||820||Introduction to Economics||Jerri Van Sickle||Spring 2020||3||ENG 101 Eligible|
|EDU||110||820||Introduction to Education||TBD||Spring 2020||3||ENG 101 Eligible|
|MAT||151||820||College Algebra: Standard||Michelle Masson||Spring 2020||4||MAT 121 or Test Score|
|PEM||102||820||Emergency Procedures for Coaches||Jaime Behr||Spring 2020||2||N/A|
|PEM||208||820||Sports Injury Treatment||Jaime Behr||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|TVP||125||820||Television Production 1||James Kuzniak||Spring 2020||4||N/A|
|WLD||108||820||Techniques In Gas Tungsten Arc Welding||Michael Young||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|WLD||109||820||Techniques in Gas Metal Arc Welding||Michael Young||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
Kofa High School
|AJS||101||830||Intro to Admin of Justice||Melinda Alexander||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|AUT||100||830||Basic Service and Systems||Rene Llamas||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|CTM||100||830||Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills||Brad Graham||Fall 2019||5||N/A|
|CTM||123||830||Building Construction Methods 1||Brad Graham||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|CUL||141||830||Basic Food Selection, Prep & Garde Manger||Christine Nicholson||Fall 2019||4||N/A|
|CUL||143||830||ServSafe and Sanitation||Christine Nicholson||Fall 2019||1.5||N/A|
|CUL||144||830||Menu Planning||Christine Nicholson||Fall 2019||1.5||N/A|
|ENG||101||830||Freshman Composition/GE||TBD||Fall 2019||3||ENG 100|
|MAT||121||830||Intermediate Algebra||Lizeth Vasquez||Fall 2019||4||MAT 81 or Test Score|
|PEM||102||830||Emergency Procedures for Coaches||Mary K. (Kathy) Hoover||Fall 2019||2||N/A|
|PEM||202||830||Sports Injury Management||Mary K. (Kathy) Hoover||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|SPA||101||830||Elementary Spanish 1||Victor Taboada||Fall 2019||4||N/A|
|WLD||105||830||Techniques in O/A Welding & Cutting||Christopher Smart||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|WLD||106||830||Techniques in Shielded M/A Welding:tech||Christopher Smart||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|AHE||101||830||Medical Terminology||Diana Marquart||Spring 2020||3||ENG 100|
|AHE||101||831||Medical Terminology||Diana Marquart||Spring 2020||3||ENG 100|
|AJS||101||830||Introduction to Administration of Justice||Melinda Alexander||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|AJS||230||830||Introduction to Administration of Justice||Melinda Alexander||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|AUT||100||830||Basic Service Systems||Rene Llamas||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|CTM||100||830||Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills||Brad Graham||Spring 2020||5||N/A|
|CTM||123||830||Building Construction Methods 1||Brad Graham||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|CTM||124||830||Building Construction Methods 2||Brad Graham||Spring 2020||3||CTM 123|
|CUL||141||830||Basic Selection, Preparation & Garde Manager||Christie Nicholson||Spring 2020||4||N/A|
|CUL||143||830||ServeSafe and Sanitation||Christie Nicholson||Spring 2020||1.5||N/A|
|CUL||144||830||Menu Planning||Christie Nicholson||Spring 2020||1.5||N/A|
|ENG||102||830||Freshman Composition II||TBD||Spring 2020||3||ENG 101|
|FSC||151||830||Principles of Emergency Services||D'Arcy Carll||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|FSC||152||830||Fundamentals of Fire Prevention||D'Arcy Carll||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|MAT||151||830||College Algebra: Standard||Lizeth Vasquez||Spring 2020||4||MAT 121 or Test Score|
|PEM||102||830||Emergency Procedures for Coaches||Mary K. (Kathy) Hoover||Spring 2020||2||N/A|
|PEM||208||830||Sports Injury Treatment||Mary K. (Kathy) Hoover||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|SPA||102||830||Elementary Spanish 2||Victor Taboada||Spring 2020||4||SPA 101|
|WLD||108||830||Techniques In Gas Tungsten Arc Welding||Chris Smart||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|WLD||109||830||Techniques in Gas Metal Arc Welding||Chris Smart||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
Parker High School
|AJS||101||840||Intro to Admin of Justice||Jose Martinez||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|ENG||101||840||Freshman Composition/GE||James Badger||Fall 2019||3||ENG 100 or Test Score|
|PHY||111||840||College Physics I||Robert Reeves||Fall 2019||4||ENG 101 Eligible and one of the following: MAT 150 or MAT 187; MAT 183 and MAT 151|
|AJS||230||840||Police Function||Jose Martinez||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|ENG||102||840||Freshman Composition II/GE||James Badger||Spring 2020||3||ENG 101|
|MAT||187||840||Precalculus||Punita Verma||Spring 2020||5||MAT 121 or Test Score|
|PHY||112||840||College Physics II||Robert Reeves||Spring 2020||4||PHY 111 and ENG 101 Eligible|
San Luis High School
|AJS||101||850||Intro. to Administration of Justice||Gerardo Zaragoza||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|ANS||100||850||Animal Industries||Cecil Pratt||Fall 2019||4||ENG 101 Eligible|
|ART||177||850||Digital Photography 1||Adrianne Wagner||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|CTM||100||850||Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills||Lawrence Casaus||Fall 2019||5||N/A|
|CTM||123||850||Building Construction Methods 1||Lawrence Casaus||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|EMS||105||850||Portfolio Development||Kim Elg||Fall 2019||4||N/A|
|HIS||121||850||History of the US to 1865||Ian McDougal||Fall 2019||3||ENG 101 Eligible|
|MAT||151||850||College Algebra: Standard||Arturo Wong||Fall 2019||4||MAT 121 or Test Score|
|PEM||102||850||Emergency Procedures for Coaches||Kyrah Holland||Fall 2019||2||N/A|
|PEM||202||850||Sports Injury Management||Kyrah Holland||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|WLD||105||850||Techniques in Shielded M/A Welding:tech||Zachery Kelly||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|WLD||106||850||Techniques in O/A Welding & Cutting||Zachery Kelly||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|AJS||230||850||Police Function||Gerardo Zaragoza||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|BUA||100||850||Survey of Business||Zaira Gonzalez||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|CTM||100||850||Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills||Lawrence Casaus||Spring 2020||5||N/A|
|CTM||123||850||Building Construction Methods 1||Lawrence Casaus||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|CTM||124||850||Building Construction Methods 2||Lawrence Casaus||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|EGR||188||850||Fundamentals of Engineering Design||Fernando Ramirez||Spring 2020||4||ENG 101 Eligible & MAT 151 & 183|
|EMS||150||850||Emergency Care||Kim Elg||Spring 2020||2||N/A|
|HIS||122||850||History of the US from 1865||Ian McDougal||Spring 2020||3||ENG 101 Eligible|
|PEM||102||850||Emergency Procedures for Coaches||Kyrah Holland||Spring 2020||2||N/A|
|PEM||202||850||Sports Injury Management||Kyrah Holland||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|PEM||208||850||Sports Injury Treatment||Kyrah Holland||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|WLD||108||850||Techniques In Gas Tungsten Arc Welding||Zachary Kelly||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|WLD||109||850||Techniques in Gas Metal Arc Welding||Zachary Kelly||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
San Pasqual High School
|Currently No Courses Being Offered|
Vista High School
|BUA||100||860||Survey of Business||Tammy Pixley||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|HRM||100||860||Introduction to the Hospitality Industry||Arisbey Garcia||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|BUA||100||860||Survey of Business||Tammy Pixley||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|HRM||100||860||Introduction to the Hospitality Industry||Arisbey Garcia||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
Yuma Catholic High School
|HIS||121||870||History from US from 1865||Steve DeDecker||Fall 2019||3||ENG 101 Eligible|
|HIS||121||871||History from US from 1865||Steve DeDecker||Fall 2019||3||ENG 101 Eligible|
|PHI||101||870||Introduction to Philosophy||John Laney||Fall 2019||3||ENG 101 Eligible|
|PHI||101||871||Introduction to Philosophy||John Laney||Fall 2019||3||ENG 101 Eligible|
|ENG||101||870||Freshman Composition/GE||Cheryl Meade||Fall 2019||3||ENG 100 or Test Score|
|ENG||101||871||Freshman Composition/GE||Cheryl Meade||Fall 2019||3||ENG 100 or Test Score|
|ENG||101||872||Freshman Composition/GE||Cheryl Meade||Fall 2019||3||ENG 100 or Test Score|
|MAT||151||870||College Algebra: Standard||Warren Mendoza||Fall 2019||4||MAT 121 or Test Score|
|MAT||151||871||College Algebra: Standard||Warren Mendoza||Fall 2019||4||MAT 121 or Test Score|
|MAT||151||872||College Algebra: Standard||Liang Zhoa||Fall 2019||4||MAT 121 or Test Score|
|MAT||187||870||Pre-Calculus||Warren Mendoza||Fall 2019||5||MAT 121 or Test Score|
|MAT||220||870||Calculus I w/ Analytical Geometry||Warren Mendoza||Fall 2019||5||MAT 187 or Test Score|
|MAT||230||870||Calculus II w/ Analytical Geometry||Warren Mendoza||Fall 2019||5||MAT 220|
|SPA||101||870||Elementary Spanish 1||David Duran||Fall 2019||4||N/A|
|SPA||101||871||Elementary Spanish 1||David Duran||Fall 2019||4||N/A|
|BIO||201||500||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||Marlie Meza||Spring 2020||4||BIO 156 or BIO 181|
|EGR||188||870||Fundamentals of Engineering Design||Ramon Cid||Spring 2020||4||ENG 101 Eligible & MAT 151 & 183|
|ENG||102||870||Freshman Composition II/GE||Cheryl Meade||Spring 2020||3||ENG 101|
|ENG||102||871||Freshman Composition II/GE||Cheryl Meade||Spring 2020||3||ENG 101|
|ENG||102||872||Freshman Composition II/GE||Cheryl Meade||Spring 2020||3||ENG 101|
|HIS||122||870||History of the US from 1865||Steve DeDecker||Spring 2020||3||ENG 101 Eligible|
|HIS||122||871||History of the US from1865||Steve DeDecker||Spring 2020||3||ENG 101 Eligible|
|PHI||233||870||Philosophy of Religion||John Laney||Spring 2020||3||ENG 101|
|PSY||101||870||Introduction to Psychology||Terra Stallworth||Spring 2020||3||ENG 101 Eligible|
|PSY||101||871||Introduction to Psychology||Terra Stallworth||Spring 2020||3||ENG 101 Eligible|
|MAT||183||870||Plane Trigonometry||Warren Mendoza||Spring 2020||2||MAT 121 or Test Score|
|MAT||183||871||Plane Trigonometry||Warren Mendoza||Spring 2020||2||MAT 121 or Test Score|
|MAT||220||870||Calculus I w/ Analytical Geometry||Warren Mendoza||Spring 2020||5||MAT 187 or Test Score|
|MAT||230||870||Calculus II w/ Analytical Geometry||Warren Mendoza||Spring 2020||5||MAT 220|
|MAT||270||870||Applied Statistics||Warren Mendoza||Spring 2020||4||MAT 142 or approved Higher MAT|
|REL||201||870||Comparative World Religions||Dr. Glenn Butta||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|REL||201||871||Comparative World Religions||Dr. Glenn Butta||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|SPA||102||870||Elementary Spanish II||David Duran||Spring 2020||4||SPA 101|
|SPA||102||871||Elementary Spanish II||David Duran||Spring 2020||4||SPA 101|
Yuma High School
|AJS||101||880||Introduction to Administration of Justice||Manuel Zuniga||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|ANS||100||880||Animal Industries||Laramie Pruit||Fall 2019||4||ENG 101 Eligible|
|AUT||100||880||Basic Service and Systems||John Baldwin||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|CTM||100||880||Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills||Terry Hurt||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|CTM||123||880||Building Construction Methods 1||Terry Hurt||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|CUL||143||880||ServeSafe and Sanitation||Jaclyn Hill||Fall 2019||1.5||N/A|
|CUL||144||880||Menu Planning||Jaclyn Hill||Fall 2019||1.5||N/A|
|PEM||102||880||Emergency Procedures for Coaches||Nicolas Santos||Fall 2019||2||N/A|
|PEM||202||880||Sports Injury Management||Nicolas Santos||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|WLD||105||880||Techniques in O/A Welding & Cutting||Gonzalo Huerta||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|WLD||106||880||Techniques in Shielded M/A Welding:tech||Gonzalo Huerta||Fall 2019||3||N/A|
|AJS||230||880||Police Functions||Manuel Zuniga||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|AST||130||500||The Planets||Doug Thompson||Spring 2020||4||N/A|
|AUT||100||880||Basic Service Systems||John Baldwin||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|CTM||100||880||Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills||Terry Hurt||Spring 2020||5||N/A|
|CTM||124||880||Building Construction Methods 2||Terry Hurt||Spring 2020||3||CTM 123|
|CUL||141||880||Basic Selection, Prep. & Garde Manger||Jaclyn Hill||Spring 2020||4||N/A|
|CUL||143||880||ServeSafe and Sanitation||Jaclyn Hill||Spring 2020||1.5||N/A|
|CUL||144||880||Menu Planning||Jaclyn Hill||Spring 2020||1.5||N/A|
|ENG||101||500||Freshman Composition I||Daniel Herrera||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|ENG||102||500||Freshman Composition II||Daniel Herrera||Spring 2020||3||ENG 101|
|PEM||102||880||Emergency Procedures for Coaches||Nicolas Santos||Spring 2020||2||N/A|
|PEM||202||880||Sports Injury Management||Nicolas Santos||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|PEM||208||880||Sports Injury Treatment||Nicolas Santos||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|WLD||108||880||Techniques In Gas Tungsten Arc Welding||Gonzalo Huerta Jr.||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
|WLD||109||880||Techniques in Gas Metal Arc Welding||Gonzalo Huerta Jr.||Spring 2020||3||N/A|
Frequently Asked Questions
Dual enrollment courses allow eligible students to earn both high school and college credit at the same time on their high school campus during their regular high school day. The credits students earn through dual enrollment are treated the same as regular college credit, i.e. they can be transferred to community colleges, Arizona's state universities, and even some out-of-state colleges.
- A current partnering high school student that receive authorization from their high school guidance counselor and their parent or legal guardian can be enrolled in Dual Enrollment Course at their high school.
- Students who has meet the prerequisite criteria for the course or have a qualifying placement score by taking an appropriate assessment test and is admitted to Arizona Western College.
Concurrent enrollment is the same principle as Dual Enrollment, BUT courses are taken by students individually at an Arizona Western College campus or online and cater to the student's individual interests and time frame. Concurrent enrollment classes are not affiliated with the high schools in any way. If students want to transfer the college credit to their high school they will need prior approval from their high school counselor if they want these courses to help satisfy high school requirements.
- Dual enrollment students pay roughly 1/3 of the traditional tuition rate at Arizona Western College and about 10% of the cost of state university.
- Tuition rate for all dual credit courses is $25 per credit hour regardless of the student’s age.
- Course materials (course book or resources) are usually provided by the partnering high school and many fees are waived due to student’s dual enrollment status.
- Students can start college with credits already completed before starting their freshman year of college. This permits the student to graduate early, concentration on their major, or discover other disciplines or programs of study.
- Students can start college with an already well-established Grade Point Average.
- These courses enhance higher level thinking skills, which better prepare students for college/university classes. Earning pre-college credit is based on the grade received in the class, not a test taken at the end of the course (AP).
For the 2018-2019 year, the tuition rate is $25 per credit hour. (Tuition is subject to change)
Arizona Western College will drop off registration documents at participating high schools at the beginning of the semester, then the teachers/counselors will distribute the documents during the first couple week of classes. Students will turn in their completed documents by registration/fee collection date at their high school campus or at an Arizona Western College Campus within 1-2 weeks. Arizona Western College staff will come to the school to conduct on-site registration. If a student's documents are not submitted in that time, it is up to the individual student to drop it off at Arizona Western College's Registration Office.
Tuition can be paid in these ways:
- Pay with cash, check, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) in person at Arizona Western College campuses cashier's office.
- Call the Arizona Western College fiscal office at (928) 317-7666 with your student number ready and provide a credit/debit card number to charge.
- Pay online at http://selfservice.azwestern.edu/ by logging in to the Student Self-Service site with your Arizona Western College username and password. This option allows you to pay all at once or sign up for a monthly payment plan. Online payment may not be available when accessed through a phone or tablet.
It is the student’s responsibility to drop the class through one of the following method. The student can come to the Arizona Western College campus and fill out a drop/add form.
Please note that dropping a class after the payment deadline will result in a grade of W on your transcript. The W grade will not directly affect your Grade Point Average, but it may affect your future eligibility for federal financial aid. You will also still be responsible for paying any remaining tuition for the class, or be ineligible for a refund if you've already paid for the class.
Students must pay fees and tuition once they are registered, and may log on to their Self-Service account to either make payments on their account or set up a payment plan. If a student doesn't pay their fees and tuition, the college has the authorization of de-registering them from their classes. It is important that a payment option is selected immediately. Unpaid balances over six months past due may be sent to collections, which can include a setoff from your income tax refund.
Dual enrollment isn't the same as AP credit. A student can spend the whole year in an AP class, but receiving college credit is dependent upon earning an adequate score on the AP test at the end of the year, and the requirements to get college credit on these tests are sometimes higher than what the student may expect. Dual enrollment classes are based on the grade the student receives in the class; if they pass (usually with a grade of C or better), they get credit.
The Dual Enrollment Program is the result of mutual agreements between participating high school districts and Arizona Western College pursuant to AZ Revised Statute 15-1821.01. High school teachers who are interested in teaching Dual Enrollment courses must provide information for evaluation, before a course will be available at the high school. The appropriate division chair for the discipline to be taught will need: a Dual Credit Teacher Interest Form, a current resume, unofficial transcripts and letter(s) of recommendation (optional).
Benefits for Dual Enrollment
Dual enrollment allows high school students to earn college credit for high school courses. Students benefit from:
- An affordable head start on their college academic programs.
- An easier transition from high school to college.
- A chance to learn in a familiar and comfortable environment.
- Access to Arizona Western College library, computer labs and online library resources.
As an instructor, you have an opportunity to help students advance their education in your own classroom.
Requirements for Faculty Certification
Curriculum and Course Competencies
Instructors use the same curriculum and competencies for high school students as that of students instructed on Arizona Western College's (Arizona Western College) campus. The same standards and guidelines apply as established by the Community College. Articulation Events happen every year in the spring semester to establish connections between Arizona Department of Education Standards and Arizona Western College competencies.
Academic Teaching Fields: Master's in the teaching field or Master's in any teaching field with 18 graduate semester hours in the specific teaching field.
Occupational Teaching Fields: Same qualifications as those listed for Academic Teaching or Bachelor's + 3 years' work experience in the field to be taught or Associate's or 64 semester hours and 5 years' work experience in the field to be taught or 5 years' experience in the field taught.
Arizona Western College Department Chair/Faculty Responsibilities
- Approve course offerings, textbooks, hardware, software, curriculum and competencies in conjunction with high school liaison.
- Evaluate high school instructors in a manner consistent with adjunct faculty policies.
- Communicate curriculum changes.
High School Faculty Responsibilities
- Ensure high school students meet eligibility requirements prior to enrolling.
- Assist in communicating dual enrollment information to students.
- Teach to Arizona Western College course competencies and maintain college-level standards in the course.
- Participate in classroom evaluation conducted by Department Chair or designee.
- Complete required enrollment procedures by the deadline date, Full Time Student Equivalent (FTSE) verification and final grades.