Dual Credit Information for Students and Parents  

Students at participating Indiana high schools, who meet enrollment criteria, are eligible to enroll in Dual Credit courses offered by Purdue University. Various Indiana high schools offer Purdue dual-credit classes that are equivalent to courses in Purdue's College of Agriculture or College of Technology.

Students who want to enroll in Agriculture or Education courses should refer to the Dual Credit Student Packet - College of Agriculture (PDF: 1.75MB). Students who want to enroll in Technology courses should refer to the Technology Dual Credit Student Packet (PDF: 146KB).

Apply for Admission

Apply online. Use the apply link for "All Other Students." Once on the Admissions Login page, use the "West Lafayette Dual Credit Students" application for Agriculture and Education courses. Use the College of Technology Statewide dual credit application for Technology courses.

You are not officially enrolled until you apply, are admitted and course fees are paid.

Dual Credit Courses

College of Agriculture Courses

Animal Science - ANSC 10600 (3 credits)

ANSC 10600 Syllabus (PDF: 145KB)

This course merges Advanced Life Science: Animals with Purdue’s ANSC 10600 Biology Companion Animal which is an introduction to the various aspects of companion animal biology.  Students investigate concepts that enable them to understand the biology of companion animals, with topics including anatomy, physiology, health, immunity, nutrition, growth, digestion, metabolism, behavior, genetics, reproduction and lactation.  Through instruction, including laboratory and fieldwork, students will learn the biological systems of companion animals.

Botany - BTNY 11000 (4 credits)

BTNY 11000 Syllabus (PDF: 1.42MB)

This course merges Advanced Life Science: Plant and Soil with Purdue’s BTNY 11000 Introduction to Plant Science which is an introduction to the major groups in the plant kingdom, their origin, classification, and economic importance.  Students study concepts, principles, and theories associated with plants and soils. Knowledge gained enables them to better understand the workings of agricultural and horticultural practices. They recognize how plants are classified, grow, function, and reproduce. Students explore plant genetics and the use of plants by humans. They examine plant evolution and the role of plants in ecology. Students investigate, through laboratories and fieldwork, how plants function and how soil influences plant life.

Food Science - FS 16100 (3 credits)

FS 16100 Syllabus (PDF: 298KB)

This course merges Advanced Life Science: Food with Purdue’s FS 16100 The Science of Food course. The chemistry, biology, and nutrition of food from production to consumption are examined, including: food-diet-health relationships, and food facts, fantasies, and practices that are important for making intelligent food decisions. Students enrolled in this course formulate, design, and carry out food-base laboratory and field investigations as an essential course component. Students understand how biology, chemistry, and physics principles apply to the composition of foods, the nutrition of foods, food and food product development, food processing, food safety and sanitation, food packaging, and food storage. Students completing this course will be able to apply the principles of scientific inquiry to solve problems related to biology, physics, and chemistry in the context of highly advanced industry applications of foods.

College of Technology Courses

Applied Leadership - OLS 27400 (3 credits)

Introduction to, and overview of, the fundamental concepts of leadership and supervision. Emphasis is placed on the supervisor's major functions and essential areas of knowledge, relations with others, and personal development.

Design Thinking in Technology - TECH 12000 (3 credits)

Students will engage in critical analysis of real-world problems and global challenges. They will demonstrate the ability to recognize opportunity and to take initiative in developing solutions applying the principles of human centered design. Students will be able to communicate effectively and to work well on teams. Problems and solutions will be examined from societal, cultural, and ethical perspectives.

Human Relations in Organizations - OLS 25200 ( 3 credits)

A survey of the concepts that provide a foundation for the understanding of individual and group behavior in organizations, with special emphasis on typical interpersonal and leadership relationships.

Introduction to "C" programming - CNIT 10500 (3 credits)

This course is an introduction to computer programming using the "C" language. The emphasis is on structured programming principles, and understanding the basic concepts that apply to engineering problems. Among topics covered in this course are: problem solving using top down design, using flowcharts to explain the program logic, selection structure, repetition structure, bitwise operations, arrays, pointers, strings, passing arguments, and sequential files.

Introduction to Systems Development - CNIT 18000 (3 credits)

This course introduces information systems development. Topics include types of information systems, system development, database management systems, and problem solving. Students will read/create UML, ERD, and data flow diagrams to model information system objects, data, processes, and logic. Labs emphasize modeling and SQL/QBE querying to prepare students for later systems, programming, and database classes. Given user requirements students will design, construct, and test a personal computer information system. PC literacy required.

Leadership Principles - OLS 28400 (3 credits)

An in-depth study of a sequence of manager actions that influence employees to achieve desired performance results. How these manager actions are transformed by employers into desired performance is also covered.

Production Design and Specification - MET 10200 (3 credits)

The design, evaluation, and documentation of engineering specifications required of manufacturability and assembly are introduced. Emphasis is on CAD-based details, assemblies, design layouts, equipment installations, and related industrial practices.

Technical Graphics Communication - CGT 11000 (3 credits)

This course is an introduction to the graphic language used to communicate design ideas using CAD. Topics include sketching, multiview drawings, auxiliary views, pictorial views, working drawings, dimensioning practices, and section views.