College Transfer - River Falls Campus

Dual Credit High School Academy

CVTC, along with your school district, has partnered to offer incoming juniors and seniors planning to attend a two- or four-year college, the opportunity to earn two full semesters of college credits. This academy is being offered face-to-face at the CVTC River Falls Campus. Students must be highly motivated and committed to all 10 courses throughout the school year.

When: August 30, 2021 - May 19, 2022

Location: CVTC River Falls Campus

Credential Earned: Simultaneously earn a high school diploma and 26 credits of college general education credits. General education credits earned through this academy are guaranteed to transfer under the Universal Transfer Credit Agreement to any University of Wisconsin college.

Check out our College Transfer Video below for more details on the Academy.

Fall Course Schedule & Dates: August 30 - December 20, 2021

Course Title

General Chemistry  

English Composition 1.3
Introduction to American Government

Plane Trigonometry
Prerequisite: Tailwinds Assessment

Academic Success

Spring Course Schedule & Dates: January 24 - May 19, 2022

Course Title

Principles of Biology
English Composition 2
Introduction to Psychology
Career Readiness

Course Description

806-134 General Chemistry (4 credits)

Covers the fundamentals of chemistry. Topics include the metric system, problem-solving, periodic relationships, chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, properties of water; acids, bases, and salts; and gas laws.

801-136 English Composition I (3 Credits)
This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

809-195 Economics (3 credits)
This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

804-228 Plane Trigonometry (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Tailwinds Assessment meeting minimum requirements.
Note: Please identify your testing date on your application
Plane Trigonometry includes the study of the six trigonometric functions and their use in solving right triangles, radian measure, circular functions, linear and angular speed application problems, graphs of circular functions, trigonometric identities, inverse trigonometric functions, solving trigonometric equations, solving oblique triangles, vector application problems, complex numbers, polar equations, and parametric equations

890-205 Academic Success (1 credit)
This one credit course covers success strategies for academic, professional, and life contexts. Students will learn about the academic community, and they will learn strategies and tactics related to effective studying, time management and prioritization, and problem solving. Emphasis will be placed on service learning and community involvement.

806-201 Principles of Biology (4 credits)

The Principle of Biology Class explores the fundamental principles of biochemistry, cells, ecology, genetics, evolution, and biodiversity. This is a lab-based course where students can applying basic laboratory procedures. The course is designed for both majors and non-majors in biological or medical sciences.

801-223 English Composition 2 (3 credits)
English Composition 2 advances composition skills, emphasizing well-reasoned argumentative writing. This course cultivates critical thinking and college-level discourse. Students conduct research using library and web-based sources, observations, and interviews, using a formal documentation style. Students will read and analyze professional non-fiction texts to understand how writers develop and present ideas through writing.

809-122 Introduction to American Government (3 credits)
Introduces American political processes and Institutions. Focuses on rights and responsibilities of citizens and the process of participatory democracy. Learners examine the complexity of the separation of powers and checks and balances. Explores the role of the media, interest groups, political parties and public opinion in the political process. Also explores the role of state and national government in our federal system.

809-198 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. Additional topics include research methods, biological and environmental impacts, development, sensation and perception, consciousness, intelligence and stress. This course directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.

890-206 Career Success Strategies (1 credit)
This course focuses on the CVTC core abilities: models integrity, thinks critically, communicates effectively, and values diversity.  Students will demonstrate core abilities and the understanding of what it takes to be career ready and competitive in today's workforce.

Just the Facts

Fall 2021
28 Credit High School Academy

Registration Status //

Academy Dates //
August 30, 2021 - May 19, 2022High School Academies follow all scheduled CVTC breaks.

Days of Week //
Mon - Fri

Times //
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Classroom Location //
CVTC River Falls Campus

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Still have questions? Please contact our HS Academies Team at 715-852-1365 for more information.