General Studies

Dual Credit High School Academy

​CVTC and local high schools have partnered to offer students general studies courses as an opportunity to earn high school and college credit. Dual credit academies give high school students a chance to navigate their interests and career options to develop the most successful individualized academic and career pathway. Credits earned through this academy may be applied to the CVTC Liberal Arts Transfer Program. The academy courses listed below will be taught online. Please note that online does not mean self-paced. Assignments, discussions and assessments will have specific due dates. Face-to-face/virtual support will be available one hour per week in the summer with additional support provided as needed.

*If you plan to take the College Transfer Academy and are working towards your AA or AS Assocaites Degree in Liberal Arts, please consider taking these classes: Intro to Ethics, US History 1877-to 1877, Art Appreciation or Intro to Sociology.

*If you plan on taking the Pre-Nursing Healthcare Academy and need Chemistry, please consider taking Prep for Basic Chemistry.

Please indicate on your application what class(es) you want to take. CVTC recommends taking no more than two classes. 

Course TitleCourse Schedule

Prep for Basic Chemistry
2 credits

June 12 - August 4, 2023

U.S History to 1877
3 credits

June 12 - August 4, 2023

Intro to Sociology
3 credits

June 12 - August 4, 2023

Art Appreciation
3 credits
June 12 - August 4, 2023
​Intro to Ethics: Theory and APP
3 credits 
​June 12 - August 4, 2023

Course Description

836-133 Prep for Basic Chemistry (2 Credits)
This course introduces basic principles of chemistry including the properties of matter, atomic structure, and the classification of chemical reactions. Students learn to characterize solutions, acids, and bases, and differentiate between elements and compounds.

803-211 U.S. History to 1877   (3 Credits)
A survey of the history of the United States to 1877. Emphasis is placed on colonial settlement & development, the movement for independence, the establishment of government under the Constitution, westward expansion, emergence of sectionalism and the Civil War, and the period of Reconstruction.

809-196 Intro to Sociology (3 Credits)
This course introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology, including culture, race, socialization, gender, group behavior, deviance, social stratification, and social change. Students will use the sociological perspective to analyze major social institutions, multiculturalism, and social issues affecting our selves and society. Students will participate in a variety of experiences to strengthen and demonstrate these perspectives and skills. Critical thinking skills are emphasized, and learning activities include applying sociological theory to current issues in society. The focus is on how social factors and forces influence beliefs and behaviors, both in our personal lives and at work. 

815-201 Art Appreciation (3 Credits)
Art Appreciation is to study visual arts as the transmitter of cultural, humanistic, and aesthetic values from the remote past to present across different cultures. It will help learners develop visual literacy, analytical skills, problem solving abilities, and lifelong appreciation for the visual arts. Students will learn to question the nature of art and its relevance to daily life and will be encouraged to integrate art history, design principles, and aesthetic criticism in understanding artworks within cultural and historical contexts. Students also obtain knowledge of art-making, the material processes, and being aware of controversial issues in the art world. 

809-166 Intro to Ethics (3 Credits)

This course provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and professional standards of behavior, and apply a systematic decision- making process to these situations. 

Just the Facts

Summer 2023
14 Credit High School Academy

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June 12 - August 4, 2023High School Academies follow all scheduled CVTC breaks.

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