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Idaho State University Health High School continues dual-enrollment health-related courses for 2010-11 academic year

Posted August 2, 2010

Idaho State University Health High School (UHHS) will continue its dual-enrollment health-related courses in the fall 2010 and spring 2011. Qualified high school students can take several Web classes for both high school elective and academic college credit.

One of the best aspects of the program is its price per college credit: high school students participating in ISU's Early College Program have a $65 per credit fee for taking the classes. Regular ISU part-time fees are $273 per credit.

The UHHS program provides a platform for learning more about the health professions and offers high school students access to online courses throughout the state. 

Courses include the following:  HCA 1110  – "Intro to the Allied Health Professions"; HCA 2210 – "Medical Terminology and Communication"; DENT 2201 – "Principles of Dental Hygiene"; CSED 2205 – "Introduction to Communication Differences and Disorders"; HE 2221 – "Introduction to Health Education"; PTOT 2299 – "Introduction to Occupational Therapy."

The courses begin on Aug. 23, with payment due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20, to avoid disenrollment.

"If a student thinks he or she might be interested in one of the health professions, taking one or more of these online classes allows them to decide if they are truly interested in one of the disciplines as their future career," said Barbara Bishop, Director of the Early College Program.

Students are also starting a college transcript, paying reduced fees and learning about the work required to be successful in college-level class work. Interested students may apply for admission to take dual credit classes by submitting their application at apply.isu.edu. and choosing the "Early College Program" application. Students who previously enrolled in ISU dual credit classes still need to take this step since the university is converting to Banner and BengalWeb for admission and registration.

A High School Verification and a Parent/Guardian document must be signed by a high school official and parent or guardian and submitted to the Early College Program before admission is complete. Once those steps have been taken, the student will be mailed their user name and password needed to register for the dual credit classes.

For more information, please contact the Early College Program at 282-6067 or 282-2633 or visit one or both of the web sites at http://earlycollege.isu.edu or http://public.itrc.isu.edu/uhhs/ .

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