Want to get a jump start on your college education? Then you are in the right spot. Mineral Area College’s Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment program allows students to earn college credit before graduating high school.

Student Handbook for Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment

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573-518-3805
Dual Credit Office, 5270 Flat River Road, P.O. Box 1000, Park Hills, MO 63601

What is Dual Credit?

Dual Credit allows eligible high school students the opportunity to take college-level courses at their high school. Students receive credit from both MAC and the high school. Dual credit courses are taught by qualified high school instructors. Dual credit and dual enrollment courses will appear on a student’s official MAC transcript which is a permanent record. Consult with your counselor and parent/guardian prior to enrolling.

How do I get started with Dual Credit?

  1. Complete the High School Admissions Application on MyMAC if you have not taken MAC classes before or if it has been one or more semesters since taking a MAC course. You will then receive a letter in the mail with directions on how to access your MyMAC and MAC email accounts.
  2. Have the high school send your ACT or Accuplacer test scores to MAC. (Students planning to enroll in a MAC course that has a pre-requisite which the student took at another college, must have that official college transcript sent to MAC.)
  3. Talk to your high school counselor about how to enroll in dual credit courses each semester. Eligible students will complete a Dual Credit Form which must have the student and parent/guardian signatures. The counselor will set a deadline to submit the forms which will be prior to Sept. 1 for the fall semester and prior to Feb. 1 for the spring semester.

Does my high school offer dual credit through MAC?

The following schools offer selected dual credit courses through Mineral Area College:

Check with your high school counselor or the MAC Dual Credit Coordinator for selection of courses at your high school.

How do I drop a course?

Students who want to drop a course must complete the Drop Form, located on MyMAC (under the Student tab). Check the Registration Guide at www.MineralArea.edu for the withdrawal deadline. Read the payment policy below prior to dropping a course.

How much do dual credit courses cost?

  • Dual Credit Tuition: $58 per credit hour
  • Dual Credit Fees: $10 fee per semester
  • Dual Credit Textbooks & Materials: Check with your high school
  • MAC is not responsible for purchasing required books and materials
  • (Tuition and fees are subject to change.)

How do I pay for the courses?

Once a dual credit student (and parent/guardian) signs the Dual Credit Form and it is approved by the Dual Credit Office, the student (and parent/guardian) are financially responsible for tuition and any additional costs associated with the course(s) they selected. Students will be mailed a bill for each semester they enroll. Bills are mailed about 6-8 weeks into the semester. Students who have an outstanding balance cannot view/request transcripts or enroll in additional courses until the balance is paid in full. Eventually, unpaid accounts are sent to a collection agency.

Methods of payment:

  • Stop by or call the Business Office at 573-518-2287
  • Log in to MyMAC and click on the My Account Info tab
  • Mail a check or money order to: Business Office, Mineral Area College, P.O. Box 1000, Park Hills, MO 63601. Write the Student ID # on the check.

Fall Semester Dual Credit Payment Deadline: December 1

Spring Semester Dual Credit Payment Deadline: May 1

What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual enrollment allows eligible high school and home school students the opportunity to take college courses. Some high schools allow the college credit to also be used for high school credit. (Check with your high school to see if this is an option.) Dual enrollment courses are taught by MAC faculty either on the MAC campus, at a MAC outreach center or online. Dual credit and dual enrollment courses will appear on a student’s official MAC transcript which is a permanent record. Consult with your counselor and parent/guardian prior to enrolling.

How do I get started with Dual Enrollment?

  1. Complete the High School Admissions Application on MyMAC if you have not taken MAC classes before or if it has been one or more semesters since taking a MAC course. You will then receive a letter in the mail with directions on how to access your MyMAC and MAC email accounts.
  2. Have the high school send your ACT or Accuplacer test scores to MAC. Home school students can take the Accuplacer at MAC or have ACT send the student’s test scores to MAC. (Students planning to enroll in a MAC course that has a pre-requisite which the student took at another college, must have that official college transcript sent to MAC.)
  3. Students can enroll in dual enrollment courses on MyMAC or by contacting MAC’s Dual Credit Coordinator. Students must register for dual enrollment courses prior to the first day of MAC’s semester.

How do I drop a course?

Students who want to drop a dual enrollment course must complete the Drop Form, located on MyMAC (under the Student tab). Check the Registration Guide at www.MineralArea.edu for the withdrawal deadline. Read the payment policy below prior to dropping a course.

How much do dual enrollment courses cost?

  • Dual Enrollment Tuition: $58 per credit hour
  • Dual Enrollment Fees: Students are responsible for fees
  • Dual Enrollment Books: Students are responsible for purchasing their books and required materials unless the high school does so
  • (Tuition and fees are subject to change.)

What is the payment policy and when is the deadline?

Dual enrollment students are financially responsible for tuition and any additional costs associated with the course(s) they enroll in unless they drop the course(s) prior to the start of the MAC semester. Students will be mailed a bill for each semester they enroll. Bills are mailed about 6-8 weeks into the semester. Students who have an outstanding balance cannot view/request transcripts or enroll in additional courses until the balance is paid in full. Eventually, unpaid accounts are sent to a collection agency.

Methods of payment:

  • Stop by or call the Business Office at 573-518-2287
  • Log in to MyMAC and click on the My Account Info tab
  • Mail a check or money order to: Business Office, Mineral Area College, P.O. Box 1000, Park Hills, MO 63601. Write the Student ID # on the check.

Fall Semester Dual Enrollment Payment Deadline: December 1

Spring Semester Dual Enrollment Payment Deadline: May 1

High school students must meet the following requirements to enroll:

  • Freshmen – 90th percentile composite score on the ACT
  • Sophomores – 3.0 GPA or higher & high school recommendations from the principal & counselor
  • Juniors – 2.5 GPA or higher & high school recommendation from the counselor
  • Seniors – 2.5 GPA & high school recommendation from the counselor.

GPA is calculated on a 4.0 scale.

Additionally, high school students must meet the same pre-requisites to enroll in a course as adult students. Students are responsible for ensuring their test scores and college transcripts (if applicable) are on file with MAC’s Admissions Office prior to enrolling. Course pre-requisites are located in the college’s catalog at www.MineralArea.edu.

MAC complies with the Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended. In accordance with this federal law, the institution has adopted policies and procedures governing the confidentiality of student educational records. No individual shall have access to, nor will the institution disclose any information from, a student’s educational record without the written consent of the student, or as otherwise authorized by FERPA. The college affords students the right to inspect official records directly relating to them.

Students must complete the FERPA form if they wish to grant parents, guardians, spouse, and/or others access to their educational records maintained by the Registrar’s Office, Business Office/Cashier’s Office and Financial Aid Office. The FERPA form is located on MyMAC (under the Student tab).

Articulated credit is credit earned at a career and technical center (see below for locations). High school and adult students can enroll in approved programs at a career and technical center. The transcripts of those classes will then be sent to Mineral Area College at the student’s request where they will be held in escrow until a student earns 15 hours of college-level credit at Mineral Area College. (Students must earn the 15 hours of MAC credit within 5 years of high school graduation otherwise the career and technical credits will not be transcribed.) Please see the college catalog for eligible programs articulated with career and technical centers.

The primary purpose of Programs of Study is to provide successful student transitions between secondary and postsecondary education. The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 called upon states and local education agencies to create secondary-to-postsecondary sequences of academic and career education coursework that lead students to attain a postsecondary degree or industry recognized certificate or credential. The Program of Study lists the courses that should be taken each year, from 9th grade through 12th grade.  It also includes courses that are available at the local career and technology centers as well as dual credit courses that are available so students can earn both college credit and high school credit at the same time.

To get started, find the broad career cluster that contains the type of careers in which they are interested.  For instance, a student who is interested in working with computers, either as a video game designer or as a computer maintenance technician, would select the Information Technology Career Cluster. Then click on your high school for your Program of Study. (If your high school is not listed, select the career and technical center associated with your high school).

Click here for examples of careers in each cluster.

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Related MAC Degrees and Certificates

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • Associate of Applied Science in Agriculture, Business Management or Industrial Maintenance
  • Certificate in Industrial Maintenance

Programs of Study

Architecture and Construction

Related MAC Degrees and Certificates

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • Associate of Applied Science in Construction/Building Technology, Electrical Technology, Electrical/Electronics Technology, Engineering Technology, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology, Skilled Trades or Welding Technology
  • Certificate in Construction/Building Technology, Electrical Technology, Electrical/Electronics Technology, Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology or Welding Technology

Programs of Study

Arts, A/V Technology and Communications

Related MAC Degrees and Certificates

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Arts/Printing Technology or Digital Media Technology
  • Certificate in Graphic Arts/Printing Technology or Digital Media Technology

Programs of Study

Business Management and Administration

Related MAC Degrees and Certificates

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Computer Programming, Business Management, Business Management – Accounting, Business Management – Microcomputers, Office Systems Technology - Administrative Assistant or Office Systems Technology - Medical Coding
  • Certificate in Business Management, Office Systems Technology - Administrative Assistant or Office Systems Technology - Medical Coding

Programs of Study

Education and Training

Related MAC Degrees and Certificates

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching

Programs of Study

Finance

Related MAC Degrees and Certificates

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Management – Accounting, Business Management or Business Management - Microcomputers
  • Certificate in Business Management

Programs of Study

Government and Public Administration

Related MAC Degrees and Certificates

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Management, Business Management – Accounting, Business Management – Microcomputers, Criminal Justice - Correctional Administration, Criminal Justice - Judicial Administration or Office Systems Technology - Administrative Assistant
  • Certificate in Business Management or Office Systems Technology - Administrative Assistant

Programs of Study

Health Science

Related MAC Degrees and Certificates

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science in Associate Degree Nursing, Advanced Placement ADN, Radiologic Technology or Respiratory Therapy
  • Associate of Applied Science in Office Systems Technology- Medical Coding, Paramedic Technology or Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician, Office Systems Technology - Medical Coding, Practical Nursing – LPN or Paramedic Technology

Programs of Study

Hospitality and Tourism

Related MAC Degrees and Certificates

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Management, Business Management – Accounting, Business Management – Microcomputers, Graphic Arts/Printing Technology or Office Systems Technology - Administrative Assistant
  • Certificate in Business Management, Graphic Arts Printing Technology or Office Systems Technology - Administrative Assistant

Programs of Study

Human Services

Related MAC Degrees and Certificates

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Management, Child Development or Office Systems Technology - Administrative Assistant
  • Certificate in Business Management, Child Development, Child Development Associate or Office Systems Technology - Administrative Assistant

Programs of Study

Information Technology

Related MAC Degrees and Certificates

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Computer Programming, Business Management – Microcomputers, Computer Networking, Engineering Technology - Design Drafting or Graphic Arts/Printing Technology
  • Certificate in Computer Aided Design and Drafting, Computer Networking or Graphic Arts Printing Technology

Programs of Study

Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

Related MAC Degrees and Certificates

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice- Correctional Administration, Criminal Justice- Judicial Administration, Criminal Justice- Law Enforcement, Fire Science Technology or Paramedic Technology
  • Certificate in Criminal Justice- Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Science or Paramedic Technology

Programs of Study

Manufacturing

Related MAC Degrees and Certificates

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Collision Technology, Automotive Technology, Electrical Technology, Electrical/Electronic Technology, Engineering Technology- Design Drafting, Engineering Technology- Manufacturing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology, Industrial Maintenance, Machine Tool Technology, Skilled Trades or Welding Technology
  • Certificate in Automotive Collision Technology, Automotive Technology, Electrical Technology, Electrical/Electronic Technology, Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology, Industrial Maintenance or Machine Tool Technology

Programs of Study

Marketing

Related MAC Degrees and Certificates

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Computer Programming, Business Management, Business Management- Accounting, Business Management- Microcomputers, Office Systems Technology- Administrative Assistant or Office Systems Technology- Medical Coding
  • Certificate in Business Management, Office Systems Technology- Administrative Assistant or Office Systems Technology- Medical Coding

Programs of Study

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Related MAC Degrees and Certificates

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Networking, Electrical Technology, Electrical/Electronics Technology, Engineering Technology- Design Drafting, Engineering Technology- Manufacturing or Graphic Arts/Printing Technology
  • Certificate in Computer Networking, Electrical Technology, Electrical/Electronics Technology or Graphic Arts/Printing Technology

Programs of Study

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Related MAC Degrees and Certificates

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Collision Technology or Automotive Technology
  • Certificate in Automotive Collision Technology or Automotive Technology

Programs of Study

Mineral Area College’s dual credit program is accredited by NACEP (National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.)