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 the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

Students who want to enroll should refer to the Polytechnic Dual Credit Student Packet (PDF: 146KB).

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

Dual Credit Courses

Design Thinking in Technology - TECH 12000 (3 Credits)

Student 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.

Foundations of Organizational Leadership - TLI 11200 (3 Credits)

A survey of individual and organizational behavioral concepts and principles that provide a foundation for leadership in technology organizations. The focus will be toward the understanding of behaviors necessary for effective technology leadership, including concepts of work in a technology-rich environment.

Gateway to Technology, Leadership and Innovation - TLI 11100 (3 Credits)

This course serves as an introduction to the various Technology Leadership & Innovation (TLI) programs. Students study the interface between technology and people, while developing strategies to lead, innovate, and solve problems in a technology-rich, systems environment. Concepts of globalization, ethical practices, and life-long learning are also explored.

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 Software Development Concepts - CNIT 15501 (3 Credits)

This course introduces fundamental software development concepts common to most programming languages. Topics include: problem solving and algorithm development, debugging, programming standards, variable, data types, operators, decisions, repetitive structures, modularity, array, user interface construction, software testing and debugging. A broad range of examples will be used throughout the course to show how each programming concept applies to real life problems.

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.

Production Design and Specifications - 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 Communications - CGT 11000 (3 Credits)

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

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