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 Chippewa Falls Campus. Students must be highly motivated and committed to all 9 courses throughout the school year.

When: August 28, 2023 - May 16, 2024

Location: CVTC Chippewa Falls & River Falls Campus 

Credential Earned: Simultaneously earn a high school diploma and 28 credits of college general education credits. Classes in this academy will allow students to earn credits towards the CVTC Liberal Arts AA Degree or Liberal Arts AS Degree.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.

Students taking the College Transfer Academy who want to earn additional credits towards the Liberal Arts AA or AS Associates Degree can look at taking classes in the summer through the General Studies Academy. 

Fall Course Schedule & Dates: August 28 - December 18, 2023

Course Title

General Chemistry  

English Composition 1

Introduction to American Government 



LA Pathway Planning


Spring Course Schedule & Dates: January 23 - May 16, 2024

Course Title

Principles of Biology4

English Composition 2                 


Introduction to Psychology


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.

804-230 Statistics  (4 credits)
Prerequisite: 804-118 Interm Algebra w Apps or min score of 47 on Tailwind Math Fundamentals

Studies appropriate statistical techniques for the systematic collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of data using experimental and quasi-experimental methods found in research. Studies statistical inference including techniques, confidence intervals, types I and II errors, hypothesis testing, and results interpretation. Also includes descriptive statistics, basic probability-theory, the Central Limit Theorem; the binomial, normal, Student t, chi-squared, and F distributions; and techniques of 1 and 2 sample tests, linear regression, correlation, sample sizes, an introduction to analysis of variance and selected nonparametric procedures. May require use of a graphing calculator or computer software.

809-204 LA Pathway Planning (1 credit)

In this course students acquire an understanding of the liberal arts curriculum and construct a specific plan through this curriculum toward future transfer or career. Students become familiar with academic and student support services and learn strategies that will help them to succeed in academics and advance in a career.

806-201 Principles of Biology (4 credits)

The Principle of Biology Class explores 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.

801-198 Speech  (3 credit)
Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.

Just the Facts

Fall 2023
28 Credit High School Academy

Registration Status //

Academy Dates //
August 28, 2023 - May 16, 2024High 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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