Dual Credit Courses – College of DuPage (COD)

Dual Credit courses allow high school students to enroll in college-level coursework and secure credit at both the high school and college level simultaneously. Courses are taught by high school instructors who are approved by the college. Curriculum, syllabi, and textbooks also meet college guidelines.

For College of DuPage (COD) dual credit, tuition and fees are waived, and a COD transcript is generated. COD grants all college credits, therefore, students should contact COD for final dual credit transcripts after course completion. All COD dual credit opportunities are pending formal agreement between IPSD and COD. These agreements are reviewed on regular basis and subject to change based on qualifications. To qualify students must complete appropriate applications, and placement testing as required. Freshmen are not eligible for dual credit. Any summer dual credit courses offered by COD and other institutions must be approved by the Director of Guidance if the course could potentially replace a required course for graduation. These courses will typically be used on the high school transcript as elective courses, not in place of our course graduation requirements.

COD Dual Credit Courses and Student Requirements:

IPSD Course Name and Number COD Course Name and Number Testing Requirements
Anatomy and Physiology, SCI2004D Anatomy and Physiology 1500, 4 credits COMPASS reading test or ACT composite of 20 or above
Apparel Construction I, FACS1000D Fashion Merchandising & Design 1155, 3 credits COMPASS reading test or ACT composite of 20 or above
Apparel Construction II, FACS2000D Fashion Merchandising & Design 1156, 3 credits COMPASS reading test or ACT composite of 20 or above
Architectural Drafting, TEE3001D Architecture 1101, 2 credits no test
Broadcast Journalism & Production II, TEE2007D Motion Picture & Television 1220, 3 credits no test
Education 2, BUS1041D Education 1101, 3 credits no test
Digital Electronics, PLTW2002 Electronics Technology 1141, 3 credits no test
Digital Photography, ART4000D Photography 1100, 3 credits no test
Introduction to Education I, BUS1040D Education 1100, 3 credits no test
Genetics, SCI2003D Biology 1120, 3 credits COMPASS reading and math test or ACT composite of 20 or above and ACT Math score of 21 or above
Horticulture, SCI2016D Horticulture 1100, 3 credits no test
Lifeguarding, PE1052D Physical Education Lifeguard Training 2244, 2 credits no test
Media Communication & Production I, TEE1014D Motion PicturegTelevision 1011, 3 credits no test
Senior Foods, FACS4000D Physical Education 1554, (Healthy Eating) 1 credit no test