Farmington Central High School pathway options

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Sandburg collaborates with Farmington Central High School by providing students the opportunity to complete college courses that connect with career paths. Whether the student is interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree or certificates in career or technical areas, there is a pathway for everyone. 

Students at FCHS can enroll in classes towards completion of an Associate in Arts degree. This degree requires completion of 61 credit hours and focuses on completing general education courses that are necessary for bachelor's degrees. Students who are interested in completing an Associate in Science degree should speak with a Sandburg advisor to develop an individual plan.

Associate in Arts degree includes:

  • English 101 and 102 (6 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Public Speaking (3 credit hours)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities (9 credit hours)
  • Social Sciences (9 credit hours)
  • Sciences (7 credit hours)
  • Math (3 credit hours)
  • Human Relations (3 credit hours)
  • Electives (21 credit hours)


To complete an AA degree, students must successfully complete the required 61 credits hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Pathway to AA degree

FCHS students will take these courses online or at FCHS depending on instructor availability.

Students taking dual credit courses must meet Sandburg admissions standards and complete the steps to enroll.

 

How do these classes transfer?

The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is a statewide transfer agreement which facilitates transfer among more than 100 participating colleges and universities in Illinois. The IAI General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) includes the following categories:

Please see specific courses below.

  • Communication: 3 courses or 9 credit hours
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 courses total, 1 course must be a Humanities course, 1 course must be a Fine Arts course. The additional course is the student’s choice or as directed by the advisor.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 courses or 9 credits total. Courses must be from 3 different subject areas.
  • Mathematics: 1 course (3-5 credit hours)
  • Physical Science and Life Sciences: 2 courses total, 1 course form each area (7-8 credit hours). One of the courses must have a lab.
  • Human Relations: 1 course or 3 credit hours.

Communication
ENG.101 – Freshman Composition 1  IAI Course No. C1 900
ENG.102 – Freshman Composition 2  IAI Course No. C1 901
SPE.120 – Introduction to Public Speaking  IAI Course No. C2 900

Fine Arts
ART.111 – Art Appreciation  IAI Course No. F2 900
MSU.100 - Music in the Western World  IAI Course No. F1 900

Humanities
PHL.102 – Ethics  IAI Course No. H4 904

Social Sciences
HIS.105 – American History to 1877   IAI Course No. S2 900
PSY.101 – Introduction to Psychology  IAI Course No. S6 900
SOC.101 – Introduction to Sociology  IAI Course No. S7 900

Sciences
BIO.101 – General Biology – Life Science with lab  IAI Course No. L1 900L
PHY.130 – The Physical Universe – Physical Science  IAI Course No. P1 906

Math
MAT.109 – Concepts of Math  IAI Course No. M1 904

Human Relations
SOC.203 – Introduction to Diversity  IAI Course No. S7 903D

Electives - Suggested
BUS.100 – Introduction to Business 
CRM.101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice 
ECO.101 – Introduction to Economics   IAI Course No. S3 900
HIS.106 – American History from 1877  IAI Course No. S2 901
HTH.120 – Health
POS 122 – American Government & Politics  IAI Course No. S5 900
PSY.107 – Positive Psychology

 

The 1 + 1 program allows FCHS students to enroll in college courses at a little slower pace due to their high school commitments. Students take the first year of classes towards their Associate in Arts (AA) degree. After graduation from FCHS, they enroll at Sandburg to complete the remainder of their degree requirements. This option still affords students to save money because they could complete their Bachelor's degree in three years instead of four.

The AA degree requires completion of 61 credit hours and focuses on completing general education courses that are necessary for Bachelor's degrees.

Associate in Arts degree includes:

  • English 101 and 102 (6 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Public Speaking (3 credit hours)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities (9 credit hours)
  • Social Sciences (9 credit hours)
  • Sciences (7 credit hours)
  • Math (3 credit hours)
  • Human Relations (3 credit hours)
  • Electives (21 credit hours)

 

To complete an AA degree, students must successfully complete the required 61 credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Pathway to 1 + 1 Program

This is a plan for the AA degree only. Students who desire an AS degree must meet with a Sandburg academic advisor to develop an individual plan. There is no guarantee an FCHS student could complete an AS degree in high school due to availability of classes. Courses may be switched out based on availability of instructors. This plan will be adjusted for students beginning dual credit courses during their sophomore and junior years.

FCHS students will take these courses online.

Students taking dual credit courses must meet Sandburg admission standards and complete the steps to enroll.

FCHS 1 + 1 Plan

Course credit hours are designated in parentheses.

Fall – Junior year

  • SOC.101 -Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • HIS.105 - American History to 1877 (3)

Spring – Junior year

  • PSY.101 - Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • HIS.106 - American History from 1877 (3)

Fall – Senior year

  • ENG.101 - Freshman Composition 1 (3)
  • BIO.101 - General Biology (4)
  • SOC.203 - Introduction to Diversity (3)

Spring – Senior year

  • ENG.102 - Freshman Composition 2 (3)
  • MUS.100 - Music in the Western World (3)
  • PSY.101 - Introduction to Psychology (3)


Completion of 30 credits at Sandburg

  • CHM.100 - Concepts of Chemistry (3)
  • MAT.109 - Concepts of Mathematics (3)
  • SPE.120 - Introduction to Public Speaking (3)
  • PHL.102 - Ethics (3)
  • Electives - (18)

To graduate from Sandburg with an AA degree, the student must successfully complete the required 61 credit hours and a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average.


How do these classes transfer?

The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is a statewide transfer agreement which facilitates transfer among more than 100 participating colleges and universities in Illinois. The IAI General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) includes the following categories:

Please see specific courses below.

  • Communication: 3 courses or 9 credit hours
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 courses total, 1 course must be a Humanities course, 1 course must be a Fine Arts course. The additional course is the student’s choice or as directed by the advisor.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 courses or 9 credits total. Courses must be from 3 different subject areas.
  • Mathematics: 1 course (3-5 credit hours)
  • Physical Science and Life Sciences: 2 courses total, 1 course form each area (7-8 credit hours). One of the courses must have a lab.
  • Human Relations: 1 course or 3 credit hours.

Communication
ENG.101 – Freshman Composition 1  IAI Course No. C1 900
ENG.102 – Freshman Composition 2  IAI Course No. C1 901
SPE.120 – Introduction to Public Speaking  IAI Course No. C2 900

Fine Arts
ART.111 – Art Appreciation  IAI Course No. F2 900
MSU.100 - Music in the Western World  IAI Course No. F1 900

Humanities
PHL.102 – Ethics  IAI Course No. H4 904

Social Sciences
HIS.105 – American History to 1877   IAI Course No. S2 900
PSY.101 – Introduction to Psychology  IAI Course No. S6 900
SOC.101 – Introduction to Sociology  IAI Course No. S7 900

Sciences
BIO.101 – General Biology – Life Science with lab  IAI Course No. L1 900L
PHY.130 – The Physical Universe – Physical Science  IAI Course No. P1 906

Math
MAT.109 – Concepts of Math  IAI Course No. M1 904

Human Relations
SOC.203 – Introduction to Diversity  IAI Course No. S7 903D

Electives - Suggested
BUS.100 – Introduction to Business 
CRM.101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice 
ECO.101 – Introduction to Economics   IAI Course No. S3 900
HIS.106 – American History from 1877  IAI Course No. S2 901
HTH.120 – Health
POS 122 – American Government & Politics  IAI Course No. S5 900
PSY.107 – Positive Psychology

Fall – Junior year

  • SOC.101 -Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • HIS.105 - American History to 1877 (3)

Spring – Junior year

  • PSY.101 - Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • HIS.106 - American History from 1877 (3)

Fall – Senior year

  • ENG.101 - Freshman Composition 1 (3)
  • BIO.101 - General Biology (4)
  • SOC.203 - Introduction to Diversity (3)

Spring – Senior year

  • ENG.102 - Freshman Composition 2 (3)
  • MUS.100 - Music in the Western World (3)
  • PSY.101 - Introduction to Psychology (3)


Completion of 30 credits at Sandburg

  • CHM.100 - Concepts of Chemistry (3)
  • MAT.109 - Concepts of Mathematics (3)
  • SPE.120 - Introduction to Public Speaking (3)
  • PHL.102 - Ethics (3)
  • Electives - (18)

To graduate from Sandburg with an AA degree, the student must successfully complete the required 61 credit hours and a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average.



 

Students who are interested in career paths can take classes towards an Associate in Applied Sciences or certificates while in high school. Depending on the availability of qualified faculty, these career degrees or certificates may be offered at FCHS, online, or on Sandburg's campus. Students may also complete some of the courses at FCHS, graduate from FCHS, and then finish the AAS degree or certificate at Sandburg.

These degrees, offered in the career, technical, and health areas, prepare the student for the workforce. They are not intended to transfer to a four-year college or university. For some of our AAS degrees in health care, students must complete a separate application and meet the established requirements for admission.

 

Computers - Information and Communication Technology Pathway

FCHS students can take online courses in Information and Communication Technology. The certificates listed below must be taken in sequence.

Computer Support Associate

Computer Technician

Network Security Associate

CISCO Network Associate

Cyber Security Associate

 

Farmington Central High School students will pay the tuition and fees for dual credit classes.

Students must make payment in full or enroll in the payment plan by the set dates for the semester, typically 4 weeks prior to the start of the term. If payment is not made, students will be dropped from their courses and will need to re-enroll and arrange payment. Students may pay with credit card, check or cash, through either campus, Carthage or Galesburg. Deferred payment plans are available, please contact our Business Office for further information on payment plans at 309.341.5281. Students may view their balance by logging in to mySandburg, then self-service. 

Dual credit students receive a tuition discount of 50% for the first six credit hours each semester.

Regular Tuition for 2 classes in 2019-20 ($170 per credit hour)          

ENG.101 (3 credit hours): 510.00                    

PSY.101 (3 credit hours): 510.00                    

Registration fee: 25.00                  

Tuition & fees total:$1045.00    

Sandburg discount: -$535.00

Total tuition for Dual Credit: $535.00               

 
Dual Credit Success Scholarships

Offered to students who participated in Dual Credit during high school. To be eligible for the scholarship, students are required to complete at least six dual credit hours, complete the FAFSA, have a grade point average at Sandburg of a 3.0 or higher, and complete the DC Success Scholarship application. The college selects and awards these students to promote enrollment following high school. Awards are $1,500 for the first year of full time enrollment following high school graduation.   


Applying for Financial Aid

Please visit our dual credit financial aid page for information on how to apply for the FAFSA.

 

College Environment:

The college learning environment encourages critical thinking and promotes the examination of contrasting perspectives of the world. This is an environment of adult interaction where students will be exposed to concepts, lectures, and materials that are designed for adults and adult audiences.

  • Internet usage: At the college, there is some restricted internet access; however, student internet usage is not monitored.
  • College environment: Carl Sandburg College is a community of lifelong learners that welcomes, values, and respects diversity. The Ccollege fosters a climate of mutual respect that celebrates diversity and inclusion by embracing our similarities as well as our differences. The Ccollege stands for tolerance, non-discrimination, and cultural sensitivity.
  • Expected conduct: A copy of the Student Code of Conduct is available on the Sandburg website and all students are expected to behave in adherence with this policy.
  • Course descriptions: Course descriptions for all courses are available through the online catalog. At times, college courses may expose students to graphic depictions or discussion of mature themes.
  • College classroom activities: Classroom activities may include fieldwork, lab experiments with chemicals, career and technical education courses may include the use of machinery/complex equipment, and group work with other students of all ages and backgrounds.
College/Course Expectations:

Enrolled students establish a permanent college academic record and transcript that may be required by future colleges or universities. This permanent academic record may affect eligibility for future financial aid. It is also understood that the student will receive college credit for successfully completed course work. 

  • Students are responsible to go online to obtain their college grades. Grades will not be mailed to student’s residence.
  • All students are expected to be in compliance with all current published college policies, rules, and regulations. Students are subject to the same course requirements, grading standards, and attendance requirements established by the course instructor in the course syllabus.
  • Students will be treated like everyone else in the class.
  • Students will be held to the same expectations as any other student in the classroom and will be expected to follow the course syllabus.
  • The course content, delivery and assessments, will not be altered due to underage students enrolled in the course. Students may be exposed to adult language, discussion and/or themes in the classroom, and on campus. 
  • Students are responsible to communicate with the instructor if there are any questions or concerns.
  • Students are responsible to seek assistance for any special needs they have, such as disability services or tutoring.
  • The faculty bear no responsibility for underage students outside of the classroom. Parents/legal guardians are responsible for the students before and after class.
  • Parents/legal guardians assumes responsibility and liability for student and will be expected to attend any disciplinary sessions.
FERPA
  • If a student is attending a postsecondary institution - at any age - the rights under FERPA have transferred to the student. However, in a situation where a student is enrolled in both a high school and a postsecondary institution, the two schools may exchange information on that student. If the student is under 18, the parents still retain the rights under FERPA at the high school and may inspect and review any records sent by the postsecondary institution to the high school.
Contact Us

For more information regarding the Farmington Central HS dual credit program, please contact:

Megan Jones
Coordinator of Recruiting and Dual Credit
mjones@sandburg.edu
309.341.5229