Center for College and Career Transitions

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1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 243-4595

Dual Credit Courses

Dual credit allows high school students to take a college-level course right at their own high school, taught by a certified high school instructor. Students receive technical college credit upon successful completion of their college-level class (with a grade of C or above). The course is identical to the Madison College course taught on our campus.

There is no cost to high school students for dual credit courses. Students participating in dual credit courses must be admitted and register for their class following Madison College procedures.


Students eligible for dual credit include high school juniors and seniors who have maintained a high grade point average and are ready for the challenge of a college-level course. They may not have any significant disciplinary problems on their student record. For more information, be sure to speak to your high school counselor.


To take Dual Credit classes follow the steps below:

  1. Talk to your high school counselor and state your interest in earning early college credit. Learn what classes are available for you to take at your high school.
  2. Create a Madison College student account.
  3. Enroll in your class using the Student Center.
  4. Attend your class at your high school.

Dual Credit Classes

The courses below are approved for area high schools to be taught as a dual credit course. Remember that courses offered for dual credit vary by high school! The classes we offer at individual high schools are the high school's decision based on their curriculum needs and staff expertise. Check with your school counselor to talk over your early college credit opportunities.

Courses currently being offered for dual credit:

Beginning Access
Beginning Excel
Beginning PowerPoint
Beginning Word

Basic Gas Metal
Basic Arc