The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Act allows students to enroll part time at an eligible community college, State University, or private college or university. The purpose of this Act by Iowa Legislature is to promote rigorous educational pursuits and provide a wide variety of options for students.
Concurrent classes are college courses offered at FDSH. Students receive one high school credit and assigned college semester hours of credit upon successful completion. The Fort Dodge Community School District provides the instructor. To enroll in Concurrent courses, indicate which course(s) you wish to take on your registration card, and see your school counselor to discuss what prerequisites must be completed at Fort Dodge Senior High before enrolling and how they work into your high school requirements and future plans. Complete and return the appropriate forms to your counselor. A student will earn one high school credit per semester and college credit according to semester hours.
Post-Secondary Enrollment Options are college courses students attend at Iowa Central Community College or online college courses. FDSH highly encourages students to take challenging courses, including AP and college level. Taking high level courses prepares students for the next level of learning. These courses also allow students deeper and more career exploration. While taking college level courses in high school, students can lighten their college load or add additional courses of interest at the college level. The intention is to prepare students for a successful life after high school; not earn a degree. When discussing with universitites and inducstry, we have found students are bst prepared when they enroll in no more than 30 college credits while still in high school. Thsi balance alsoa llows students the enjoyment of igh school. Utilize your school counselor in deciding which college and AP courses are most appropriate for you and your future. Discuss which post-secondary course(s) you intend to take, what prerequisities must be completed at FDSH before enrolling, and how they fit into yoru high school requirements and future plans with your school counselor. Complete and return all appropriate forms, including the blue "Notification of Student Interest/Enrollment" form to yoru school counselor by May 15, 2019. All course requests must be submitted by the end of the school year prior for guaranteed placement. The student/parent(s) is responsible for providing transportation to and from the college. Teh student will earn high school credit based on a weighted scale and college credit according to semester hours.
Students are eligible to earn a maximum of 23 credits hours per year.
Upon graduation, students who have taken Concurrent or Post-secondary college courses, and plan to attend another college/university need to check with that institution to determine how college credit will apply. Students will need to have Iowa Central Community College send a transcript to the college/university of your choice.
Iowa Central Community College Mandatory Assessment and Placement Chart (opens new window)
College Course Test Requirements
All college level classes require competency in each category.
- COMPASS 80
- Accuplacer Reading Comprehension 66
- ACT 18
- ALEKS 14
- ACT 18
- ALEKS 30
- ACT 20
- ALEKS 76
- ACT 28
- ACT 18
- B Average on all science courses taken
- COMPASS 65
- Accuplacer WritePlacer 5 or 4+ Accuplacer Reading 66
- ACT 18
**Iowa Central Composition Classes require all 10th and 11th graders to take the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension and Writing test. **
**Iowa Central Math Courses require ALL students to take the ALEKS test. **
ICCC ACC-111 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING
ICCC ACC-311 COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING
ICCC AUT-108 INTRODUCTION TO TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY
ICCC AUT-163/AUT-503/AUT-610 INTRO TO ENGINE REPAIR/
AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS/AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
ICCC BIO-168 INTEGRATED HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1 w/LAB
ICCC BIO-173 INTEGRATED HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2 w/LAB
ICCC BPT-162/BPT-163 INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY w/LAB
ICCC CAD-101 INTRO TO CAD – ADVANCED MECHANICAL CAD
ICCC CAD-194 ARCHITECTUAL MODELING
ICCC CRR-303 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOBODY REPAIR
ICCC CRJ-100 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE
ICCC ENG-105 COMPOSITION I
ICCC ENG-106 COMPOSITION II
ICCC HCM-143 & 144 FOOD PREPARATION 1 W/ LAB
ICCC HCM-608 INTRO TO HOSPITALITY
ICCC HIS-112 WESTERN CIVILIZATION: ANCIENT TO EARLY MODERN HIS
ICCC HIS-113 WESTERN CIVILIZATION: EARLY MODERN TO PRESENT
ICCC HSC-113 NURSE AIDE
ICCC HSC-104 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE
ICCC HSC-113 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
ICCC MAT-156 STATISTICS I
ICCC MAT-210 CALCULUS I
ICCC MAT-216 CALCULUS II
ICCC PEC-121 BODY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
ICCC PEC-127 CARE AND PREVENTION OF ATHLETIC INJURIES
ICCC PEC-111 TECH AND THEORY OF COACHING
ICCC PEC-105 BASIC ATHLETIC TRAINING
ICCC PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
ICCC SPC-112 PUBLIC SPEAKING
ICCC WEL-122 BEGINNING WELDING
Project Lead the Way - Students must have scored at a minimum placement level on one of the following tests: Iowa Assessements, ACT or Accuplacer for each of the PTLW courses:
ICCC EGT-400 Introduction to Engineering,
ICCC EGT-410 Principles of Engineering
ICCC EGT-420 Digital Electronics.
Cooperative Career & Technical Education: A student who reaches a high level of competency in certain vocational courses is eligible to receive credit in a vocational program at specific community colleges. This is called "articulation." Articulation allows students to make a smooth transition fro high school to a community college program without experiencing duplication of learning. Courses that can be articulated are noted in the course description.