Albert J. Pecora, Ed.D
Coordinator of Dual Enrollment
Office: Founders Hall E-207
|The Dual Enrollment Process|
|Saving on the Cost of a College Education|
|Dual Enrollment Courses|
|Dual Enrollment Handbook: for Students, Parents and Schools|
|Important Dual Enrollment Links|
Dual Enrollment @ PCCC
Dual Enrollment is a program that offers qualified high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take college-level courses and earn college credits while still in high school.
Through Dual Enrollment, students who excel will receive additional academic stimulation and an early start on their college career, while saving money on the cost of a college education.
Unlike Advanced Placement (AP) courses, students obtain actual college credit which is based upon progress throughout the course and course grade as opposed to a single score on a standardized examination Courses
Some Benefits of Dual Enrollment
- Encourages students to pursue a college education
- Enriches the academic experience for high-achieving students
- Helps students transition smoothly from high school to college
- Saves money on the cost of a college education
- Enables students to achieve a degree faster
By creating closer relationships between colleges and communities and stronger partnerships between high school and college faculty, Dual Enrollment can have positive effects on high school graduation rates and college enrollment rates.
STEM Dual Enrollment
In addition to the regular Dual Enrollment courses, PCCC offers an outstanding, grant-funded dual enrollment program focused on the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
STEM @ PCCC offers participating high school students state-of-the-art facilities, outstanding professors, stimulating projects, and personalized instruction to enhance inquiry and discovery. Read more