Career and Technical Programs
Early College Experience strives to provide access to higher education to a diverse student population. In addition to college courses taught on site and through Compressed Interactive Video (CIV), ECE offers these online courses:
Fall 2013 Spring 2014
Art Appreciation American Government
Public Speech General Psychology
English Composition I English Composition II
History of the American People to 1877 History of the American People since 1877
Intro to Hospitality Intro to OSHA
Medical Terminology Medical Terminology
Personal Health and Safety Personal Health and Safety
ECE Online Brochure Application Textbooks
Classes are offered during a class period in a computer lab at the high school. A lab/classroom facilitator monitors student progress and discusses possible improvement strategies for students who are not on track to be successful in the course. NWACC provides training for facilitators.
Students taking courses online through Early College Experience are required to participate in an orientation and receive instructions on the use of Blackboard, including information on online interaction, note-taking, and time management strategies. Early College Experience collects student performance reports from faculty and shares information with school counselors for the purpose of early interventions for students not on track to be successful
Students take proctored exams for the online courses. If the high school is unable to provide proctors, they need to contact the Early College Experience office to schedule someone to proctor exams for their online students.
Student pay reduced tuition based on the district where they live. There is a $45 distance learning fee per course, and students are responsible for purchasing required textbooks.
Registration and Enrollment dates
Fall: April 1 – July 1
Spring: November 1 – December 20
ECE will enroll students as completed applications, transcripts and test scores are received.
Eligible students must meet the following criteria to take ECE Online courses:
- Be enrolled in grades 10-12
- Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading system
- Have the following minimum test scores for College Reading and Writing
ACT Reading 19 ACT English 19
COMPASS Reading 83 COMPASS Writing 80
SAT Reading 480 SAT Writing 480
PSAT Critical Thinking 48 PSAT Writing 48
PLAN Reading 15 PLAN English 16
EXPLORE Reading 14 EXPLORE English 14