TVCC Catalog


Dual Credit High School Partnership Programs

Treasure Valley Community College (TVCC) provides numerous opportunities for area high school students to earn college credits while still in high school. Please review the following programs to find out how you can get a jump start on your college career at a reduced tuition cost.


The COL-CRED program at TVCC is a collaborative educational venture in partnership with area high schools. It is a unique opportunity for high achieving students to earn both High School and College credits while in high school. Classes are taught on the high school campus by qualified high school instructors. The registration process is facilitated through the high school teacher and high school students can sign up for as many Col-Cred classes as are offered at each individual high school.

COL-CRED classes are usually those that meet general education requirements for Oregon and Idaho universities. They are introductory in nature and meet the basic core requirements offered during the college freshman year.

College Choice

TVCC offers local high school Juniors and Seniors the opportunity to enroll in two college courses each quarter. 

Students meeting the cumulative 3.0 GPA criteria for the program can register, on a space available basis, two weeks before each quarter. Both online and live classes are eligible for College Choice. Advisors in the Student Services Center can help students with class selections.

Sponsored Dual Credit

Sponsored Dual Credit is a Dual Credit option for high school students who will be seeking a 2-year degree, certificate, or skill set in a career and technical field.  It is designed to award college credit for skills or knowledge attained while in high school. At TVCC, students can begin earning college credit through Sponsored Dual Credit programs as early as their freshman year at one of the partnering high schools. Many of the Sponsored Dual Credits are Professional Technical (PT) credits and may not transfer to a four year university, however, up to 12 PT credits can be used as electives toward an Oregon transfer degree (AAOT). For more information call (541) 881-5814, or check with a high school counselor for further information about this program.

Helpful Contacts

  • Advising: 541.881.5815
  • Admissions: 541.881.5811
  • Financial Aid: 541.881.5833
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