Dual Enrollment Academy

Looking to earn college credit while still in high school? Consider WCTC’s Dual Enrollment Academy, and earn credit in the Printing and Publishing, Tool and Die/CNC or Welding/Fabrication areas.

WCTC’s Dual Enrollment Academy is designed to provide high school seniors with a head start in jobs in high-demand fields while providing them an opportunity to earn college credits – prior to high school graduation. The initiative awards participants with a WCTC certificate (upon successful completion) along with high school credits.

Students will spend the majority of their school day, both fall and spring semesters of their senior year, at WCTC participating in the Dual Enrollment Academy. There is no cost to the high school student for participation in this program; however, students will be required to provide their own safety equipment (e.g. shoes or goggles), school supplies and transportation to and from WCTC.

Beyond gaining college credit, participation in the Dual Enrollment Academy helps high school students ease the transition from high school to post-secondary education, giving them insight into college academics. The initiative also benefits business and industry by having an immediate impact on private-sector employers looking for skilled talent.

Attend an informational meeting at WCTC to discover how Dual Enrollment Academy can help students succeed in their dream career. After the presentation, tour the WCTC labs for Welding/Fabrication, Tool and Die/CNC, and Printing and Publishing to determine which career is the best fit for you.  Check back to this site in October for Informational meeting dates.

Application Timetable

  • February 2nd – Dual Enrollment Application available
  • March 13th – Dual Enrollment Application deadline for applicants
  • April 17th – ACT, AP/IB, and/or COMPASS scores due to Waukesha County Technical College.
  • May – Decision Notification Letter from WCTC sent to High School & Students

Students who do NOT submit application materials by the deadlines stated above will not be considered for admission to the program. After decisions have been made, admitted students will be contacted about orientation and registration information.

COMPASS Assessment

Participants who have not taken the ACT Assessment can schedule to take WCTC’s COMPASS assessment. Please register to take your COMPASS assessment before April 15, 2015. Available testing dates.

Enrollment Timetable (admitted students only)

  • Early May – Dual Enrollment Academy Enrollment Fall Semester Packet sent to participants
  • Summer 2015 – Dual Enrollment Academy Orientation (attendance mandatory)
  • September 1st - Tentative First Day of Class

Admitted students must attend the Dual Enrollment Academy Orientation. Students who do not attend the mandatory Orientation day may forfeit their spot in the Dual Enrollment Academy program.

Course Availability

Admission to the Dual Enrollment Academy program is available for FALL semester only. Students who are admitted in the fall semester are permitted to enroll in spring semester courses pending satisfactory academic performance during the fall.

Attendance Policy

Attendance in the Dual Enrollment Program is in alignment with the college attendance policy. Students cannot miss more than (3) days per class per semester. Please schedule vacations in accordance with this policy.

Homework Policy

Dual Enrollment Academy homework must be turned in by the assigned due date in alignment with the WCTC course syllabus. Late and/or missing assignments could impact participant’s course grade which could result in dismissal from the Dual Enrollment Academy program.

Program Options Offered

Programs offered for the 2015-2016 school year will include Welding/Fabrication, Tool and Die/CNC, Printing Publishing, and additional programs as determined by industry need and student interest. Check back in late fall to get more information about the Dual Enrollment programs that will be offered at WCTC next year!