High School Dual-Credit Enrollment

The Dual Credit High School Enrollment Program is for juniors and seniors in high school. It allows them to earn high school and college course credits concurrently. The college credits are offered at a reduced rate and in many cases credits will transfer to other institutions.

Distance Education

Classes are prepared by NCTA faculty for online delivery using the Blackboard course management system. This virtual classroom provides flexibility to teach and learn at a time of day best suited to the student and the school. The online courses contain lectures with audio voice-overs, laboratory assignments, homework assignments, online quizzes and tests.

A few distance learning math and horticulture courses are taught in "real time" through various methods of delivery.

Course Subjects, Cost

The courses are specifically for students interested in agribusiness management systems, animal science and Ag education, agronomy and horticulture, general education, and veterinary technology.

  •  Cost of tuition currently for in-state and out-of-state residents is $43.75 per credit hour for high school students.*
  • Students should have a 3.0 GPA; if an interested student doesn't meet this requirement he or she will need a counselor's approval to take a dual credit course.

*Many of these courses are also offered to current students who are not enrolled in high school. Fees are based on the regular per credit hour tuition rate for non-high school participants.

For more information about the courses offered please call the NCTA Admissions Office.



  • Reduced course costs ($43.75 per credit hour)
  • Earn college credit while still in high school
  • Credit transfers to other colleges - jump-start your degree

Check out the Dual Credit Info Packet

Download Dual Credit Info Packet (PDF, 3MG)

Faculty Benefits

  • Pre-prepared curriculum lab assignments and exams provided by NCTA
  • Faculty lectures provided with voice-over flexibility in teaching courses
  • Courses offered online through Blackboard course management system


(Student and instructor application forms)

ACE scholarship application

The Access College Early Scholarship is available to high school students who wish to enroll in dual enrollment courses. Please follow this link for more information:

ACE Scholarship

Please send applications to:
NCTA Continuing Education Office
404 East 7th St., Curtis, NE 69025

Tina Smith - Coordinator


How to Enroll

It's easy for high school students to apply for dual credit and distance education courses!
Click below to start your online application.

Apply now for high school dual credit