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    The CBC Dual Enrollment program provides high school students the opportunity to enroll in college-credit courses. The CBC dual enrollment courses are offered at a reduced rate of tuition (almost 1/2 of non-dual student tuition). Students gain the necessary skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education while in high school. Sometimes Dual Enrollment is referred to as "dual credit" or "concurrent enrollment/credit". 

    The Coastal Bend College Dual Enrollment program is a proud affiliate member of the National Alliance for Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). NACEP emerged in 1997 as the national forum for concurrent enrollment professionals. At NACEP's national conferences, concurrent enrollment leaders from around the nation gather to share best practices, present research finding and discuss state policy developments. CBC is one of the 241 two-year college members. For more information regarding NACEP, please visit their website at www.nacep.org.  

    Workforce Pathway:  Dual Enrollment students can chose to enroll in one of the CBC workforce programs while in high school (see below). Most of the courses pair well with the CTE offered at the high school. This is a great way to begin taking the courses you will need for the Associate of Applied Science in your chosen career. The first step is to complete the Level I Fundamentals Certificate.   

    Below is a list of career pathways that are available for YOU!


          Accounting                Computer Information Tech.           Forensic Science          
                Automotive Technology              
    CIT: Web/Game Design 
            Health Information Technology          
                Administrative Assistant               
            Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice          
                Admin. Asst.- Medical Office               Drafting & Design           Oil & Gas/Process Technology           
                Certified Nursing Assistant               Early Dev. & Education          Welding (four processes available)         


    Academic Pathway: The AS/AA degree has 42 credit hours of general education requirements, three-credit hours of degree designation and 15 hours of core curriculum courses as electives.

    We always encourage students to meet with their high school counselor and Dual Enrollment Specialist on a regular basis to make sure you are taking the appropriate courses for "dual credit". 

    Some of the Benefits of Taking DE Courses: 

    • Get a head start on your college education by earning college credits while in high school; 
    • Exposure to the rigor of a college-level course;  
    • Convenience of of course location (your high school campus, online or at any CBC location); 
    • Access to CBC support services such as the library, academic/career advising and computer labs. 

    For more information regarding the CBC Dual Enrollment program, contact us TODAY!    

    Coastal Bend College
    Office of Dual Enrollment 
    R.W. Dirks Student Services Bldg., V-126
    Phone: 361-354-2723
    Email: dualenrollment@coastalbend.edu
    Dual Enrollment Team 

    Susie Gaitan, Dual Enrollment Director 
    Office: (361) 354-2714
    Email: mgaitan@coastalbend.edu 

    Daniel Rea, Dual Enrollment Specialist
    Office: (361) 354-2272
    Email: drea@coastalbend.edu 

    Matthew Saldivar, DE Specialist/Special Populations Case Manager (Perkins)
    Office: (361) 354-2426
    Email: msaldivar@coastalbend.edu 

    Donna Cano, Dual Enrollment Administrative Assistant 
    Main Line: (361) 354-2723
    Email: dorodriguez@coastalbend.edu