Rappahannock Community College is in the process of expanding its dual enrollment offerings to allow more high school students to earn study certificates, transfer credits and career credentials. One area that has been expanded is webpage design, currently being offered at Mathews High School.
According to RCC spokesperson Tom Martin, the expanded selection of dual enrollment classes is making it possible for students to get a head start on a bachelor’s degree or improve their employability with career-studies certificates, before their high school graduation.
MHS computer instructor Dennis Whitcomb points to the three courses he is teaching this year as an example. His popular classes—"Introduction to Internet Services," "Web Page Design I," and "Web Page Design II"—are each applicable toward an RCC certificate in web design for the 98 students taking them.
All the high schools in RCC’s service area offer dual-enrollment cl...
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