Texas Education Code, §§29.182, 29.184, 61.027, 61.076(J), 130.001(b)(3) - (4), 130.008, 130.090, and 135.06(d) provide the Board with the authority to regulate dual credit partnerships between public two-year associate degree-granting institution and public universities with secondary schools.
The curriculum for college credit courses is approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Board. The curriculum for non-college credit courses is determined collaboratively between industry and faculty.
Benefits for Students
- Students receive dual credit for courses successfully completed. They receive high school credit and college credit for courses completed.
- Students obtain marketable skills for employment beyond high school.
- Students complete courses in the general education and core curriculum for programs offered at LIT.
- Students earn college credits before graduating from high school thus reducing their college tuition costs and accelerating their college degree program.
- School districts may develop additional partnerships with local Workforce Development Boards or local businesses to support dual enrollment students.