Salina Area Technical College has agreements in place with several area high schools that enable students to earn college credit while still in high school.
There are two enrollment options:
- Concurrent enrollment is when high school students enroll in Salina Tech courses offered at their high school.
- Dual Enrollment is when high school students attend college classes at Salina Tech.
Salina Tech offers a variety of concurrent enrollment technical and general education programs in area high schools. These are the same classes, using the same books and tests as our on-campus courses, but you don’t leave your school.
These options give high school students a chance to learn valuable technical skills while still in high school; each May, many students graduate from both Salina Tech and their high school, with good-paying, full-time jobs waiting for them, with little out-of-pocket expenses.
Students can also earn college credit for those basic classes, such as English Composition or College Algebra, that most college students take during their freshman year. But at Salina Tech, they’ll pay about one-third of what they would at many other colleges. Students in concurrent enrollment classes also get a feel for what’s expected of them at the college level; research shows students who take college-level classes when in high school are more successful later in college.