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Dual Credit in CTE

About Dual Credit in CTE

A CTE dual credit course is a rigorous, college-level high school class that allows you to earn both high school and college credit at the same time.

View the list of FWPS CTE dual credit courses.

Benefits of Dual-Credit Courses:

  • Free College Credit
    Example: Taking “Computer Applications” in high school can earn you 5.0 credits at Renton Technical College for “MAP 114 – Computer Fundamentals: Office 365” AND save you $665.25 (the cost to take a 5.0 credit course at RTC).
  • College Preparation
    Rigorous courses in high school will prepare you for a smooth transition to college education.
  • Earlier College Graduation
    You may be able to graduate college sooner by earning college credit early while in high school.
  • Higher Pay in the Military
    If you are planning to enter the military after high school, you may be able to enlist at a higher pay grade based on earned college credits.


Scholar Requirements:

  • Complete a qualifying CTE High School course with a “C” (2.0) or better and be granted credit by your High School

(See the FWPS Dual Credit Course List for eligible courses).

General Directions of How to Access This Free College Credit:

  1. Apply for admission to enroll at the qualifying college.
  2. Request for an official high school transcript to be sent to the college.
  3. Complete the required CTE Dual Credit Request Form.
  4. Allow time for processing, then contact the college representative listed below to follow-up on the status of your CTE Dual Credit transcription:

(Procedures may vary by college, please see below to view the dual credit procedures by college.)

Dual Credit Procedures by College

Download Dual Credit Procedures by College PDF

Special Note About Credit Transfers:

  • College credits may or may not transfer to four-year institutions or other colleges outside the WA state community/technical college system.
  • Students should consult with those colleges concerning specific credit transfer and admissions requirements.