More than two dozen high school juniors and seniors in Northeast Tennessee are getting a jump on post-secondary education opportunities by enrolling in online Dual Enrollment courses offered by the Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton in conjunction with the Tennessee Board of Regents.
The online courses the students are taking are Trends and Issues in Nursing, Medical Terminology and Dosage Calculations for Nurses. Upon course completion, students receive high school credit and academic credit at TTC-Elizabethton.
Local students include Christiana Baker, Logan Brown, Josh Campbell, Samantha Hardin, Jasmine Moss, Tasa Mushayamunda, Meagan Reece, Landon Pearson and Dakota Walker from Elizabethton High School; Pam Adkins, from Cloudland High School; Jessica Burleson, Lorinda Hardin, Kaitlynn Kincer, Emily Mangrum, Ryan Martin and Jasmine Townsend from Happy Valley High School; and Kelsey Campbell, Dylan Greene, Victoria McCloud and Adrian Winnie from Unaka High School.
The benefits of online Dual Enrollment courses include allowing students to begin work toward a college degree while pursuing a high school diploma, and enabling high school students to graduate at a faster rate, according to Patricia Roark, coordinator of online distance learning education at TTC-Elizabethton.