Proposed Dual Credit Associate Degree for High School Students

Proposed Dual Credit Associate Degree for High School Students


Associate in Arts (AA) Degree (general Transfer Degree)

Associatiion in Arts (AA) Degree
*This represents a general transfer at DACC and in Illinois
Timeframe/Term Course Credit Hours
Summer Before Junior Year
  • ENGL 101 Rhetoric & Composition I (3)
  • INST 101 Success in College (1)
4 Credit Hours
Fall Junior Year
  • ENGL 102 Rhetoric & Composition II (3)
  • Social Science IAI Option (3)
  • Humanities IAI Option (3)
9 Credit Hours
Spring Junior Year
  • HUMN (3)
  • Social Science IAI Option (3)
  • Elective - IAI or approved transfer option (2)
11 Credit Hours
Summer Before Senior Year
  • SPCH 101 or 102 (3)
  • Fine Arts IAI Option (3)
6 Credit Hours
Fall Senior Year
  • MATH 115/116/other IAI Math (3-5)
  • IAI Life or Physical Science Option (3-4)
    *One of sciences must have a lab.
  • Social Science IAI Option (3)
  • Elective - IAI or approved transfer option (3)
12-14 Credit Hours
Spring Senior Year
  • IAI Life or Physical Science with Lab (3-4)
    *One of sciences must have a lab
  • Humanities or Fine Arts IAI Option (3)
  • Elective - IAI or approved transfer option (3)
  • Elective - IAI or approved transfer option (3)
12-13 Credit Hours
Summer After Graduation
  • Electives (5)
5 Credit Hours
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 60+ Credit Hours

Important Notes/Considerations:

  1. The curriculum guide above assumes that the students place into college-level reading, writing, and math.
  2. STEM and Education majors are required to take 3 additional math credits, 3 additional science credits, 3 less social science credits and 3 less humanities credits.
  3. Education majors should take science classes that have labs (= 4+ credit hours)
  4. Math should be toward the end of the two years so that students can take advantage of the math available at the high school before they take college-level math. (Reason: they will place higher)
  5. Individual high schools may suggest specific general education electives if they offer them through the high school.
  6. DACC Academic Advisor, Amie Musk, is available to help students decide what general education courses will meet their career and education goals. Contact her at 217-443-8750 for advice.
  7. DACC Advisement & Counseling webpage also has information on course transferability. Visit https://www.dacc.edu/aac/courses for information on general education requirements for Illinois colleges, to learn about the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), and to see how DACC courses transfer in-state and out-of-state through Transferology.com.