Dual Credit Enrollment Program
This option allows students to earn high school credits toward graduation as well as college credits, which will appear on an official Triton College transcript. These college credits are often transferable to other institutions of higher learning.
EPHS students who successfully enroll in a Triton College course will not be required to attend a Mod 4 class while they are earning dual credit.
Courses traditionally offered for dual credit have been in the following two-year sequential programs:
► Allied Health
► Automotive Technology
► Computer Science
► Criminal Justice
► Early Childhood Education
► Engineering Technology
► Hospitality/Culinary Arts
► Nursing Assistant
► Personal Training
Credits earned in these areas apply toward both a certificate and an associate degree in applied science. However, course options vary by semester and are posted by Triton College approximately six weeks before the semester begins.
EPHS students may complete the application process for Triton and register through EPHS for a Triton course during the registration window at the high school. Students will then choose a specific course when the list of courses becomes available.
Students who wish to enroll in a Triton course will need to complete an application and submit standardized test scores and/or take the Triton Placement Exam in order to be accepted as a student of the college. Elmwood Park school counselors will facilitate this process for each interested individual.
Students are responsible for their own transportation to the Triton College campus, where classes take place as listed in the college course schedule and the Triton calendar.
Tuition, fees and cost of books will be the responsibility of District 401, provided the student completes the Triton course with a final grade of C or better. If the student earns a D or drops or fails the course, all costs associated will become the responsibility of the student's family.