Dual Enrollment is your opportunity to study at CCS while in high school. Make thoughtful, process-oriented work, earn college credit and prove your potential to succeed in college.

High school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to take a variety of foundation-level courses at CCS in the fall or winter term at a discounted tuition rate. CCS Art Scholars receive tuition assistance through the CCS Start Scholarship and many students are also eligible for funds from their school district via the State of Michigan School Aid Act.

All coursework is tracked on an official CCS transcript and credits can be applied toward a future undergraduate degree at CCS or your college of choice. We make it easy by taking you through the process of getting enrolled step-by-step. Check out the Precollege Courses Book to get started.

Dual Enrollment Courses to choose from:

  1. Foundation Drawing I

  2. Digital Fundamentals

  3. 2D Design

  4. 3D Design Concepts

  5. 3D Design Techniques

  6. Elements of Drawing

  7. Additional Course Options

This course is an undergraduate, freshmanlevel Foundation course. Its primary purpose is to introduce students to basic concepts in drawing and then begin to develop more creative and expressive responses. Drawing I moves the student into a more volumetric understanding of drawing as well as considerable emphasis on observational and formal composition and design.

DFN 101 B
Ford Campus
Monday, Wednesday 4 – 6:45 p.m.

DFN 101 C
Ford Campus
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This introductory course in computer skills is a requirement to complete the Foundation curriculum. Students explore the computer as a tool in support of an artist’s/ designer’s practice, including software required for the college information system, word processing and creative digital imagery in both pixel- and vector-based software. Students work with popular software packages appropriate for design to gain an understanding of the tools used to create and manipulate digital imagery and to develop a broad understanding of how and why the computer is so prominent in image making today. This course is a hybrid course which meets onsite and online.

DFN 119 A
Ford Campus; Hybrid onsite and online
Monday, Wednesday 4 – 5:30 p.m.

DFN 119 B
Ford Campus; Hybrid onsite and online
Tuesday, Thursday 4 – 5:30 p.m.


This course is an undergraduate, freshmanlevel Foundation course. This course is an introduction to the principles, vocabulary and mechanics of two-dimensional design, including the exploration and application of color theory. Students explore design concepts through lectures, readings, discussions, hands-on studio assignments and critiques. This is the first course in a two-part design sequence, required to complete the Foundation design curriculum.

DFN 117 F
Ford Campus
Monday, Wednesday 4 – 6:45 p.m.

DFN 117 H
Ford Campus
Tuesday, Thursday 4 – 6:45 p.m.

DFN 117 J
Ford Campus
Tuesday, Thursday 7:15 – 10 p.m.

This course is an undergraduate, freshmanlevel Foundation course. This course is an introduction to the principles, vocabulary and mechanics of three-dimensional design, including the exploration and application of color theory. Students explore design concepts through lectures, readings, discussions, hands-on studio assignments and critiques. This is the second in a two-part design sequence, required to complete the Foundation design curriculum.

DFN 118 B
Ford Campus
Monday, Thursday 7:15 – 10 p.m.

DFN 118 C
Ford Campus
Monday, Thursday 4 – 6:45 p.m.

DFN 118 D
Ford Campus
Monday, Thursday 4 – 6:45 p.m.

This course is an undergraduate, freshmanlevel Foundation course. This course will familiarize the student with basic construction and fabrication techniques of the wood and metal shops at CCS. Through the completion of a series of small projects, students will be introduced to the majority of tools and machines within the shops. Students will also learn a wide variety of methods and techniques needed to safely complete future projects. Safety is the most essential function of this course. Students will earn the certification required by receiving a minimum grade of 2.0/C in this class.

DFN-116-A
Ford Campus
Monday, Thursday 4 – 6:45 p.m.

DFN 116 B
Ford Campus
Monday, Thursday 4 – 6:45 p.m.

DFN 116 C
Ford Campus
Monday, Thursday 7:15 – 10 p.m.

DFN 116 K
Ford Campus
Tuesday, Friday 4 – 6:45 p.m.

DFN 116 L
Ford Campus
Tuesday, Friday 4 – 6:45 p.m.

This course is the first course at the undergraduate level and does not assume that the student has any strongly developed drawing skills. It is further assumed that the experienced student profits by exposure to a systematic exploration of drawing methods. Its primary purpose is to introduce the student to basic concepts in drawing and then developing more creative and expressive responses. Drawing I moves the student into a more volumetric understanding of drawing as well as considerable emphasis on observational, formal composition and design.

DFN 140 A
Ford Campus
Monday, Wednesday 4 – 6:45 p.m.

If there is a course you are very eager to take that is not listed here, please inquire with us directly. High school students with junior or senior ranking can request permission from a department chair to enroll and attend a course. Let us guide you through the process. Visit our website for the Dual Enrollment Application Form and to find out more.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

High school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to take a variety of Foundation-level courses at CCS in the Fall or Winter semester at a discounted tuition rate. CCS Art Scholars receive tuition assistance through the CCS StART Scholarship, and many students are also eligible for funds from their school district via the State of Michigan School Aid Act. Home school, private and parochial school students may also be eligible. All coursework is tracked on an official CCS transcript, and credits can be applied toward a future undergraduate degree at CCS or your college of choice. We make it easy by taking you through the process of getting enrolled step-by-step.

Choose option 1 or 2 below, and get started!


Option 1


Work with your high school counselor to see if you are eligible for Dual Enrollment through your school district. If so, you must submit the following items:

› Completed Dual Enrollment application form and checklist
› Five to eight digital images of your artwork
› Letter/documentation from your high school counselor
  confirming your eligibility
› Promise to Pay letter from your school district
› Payment of your tuition balance at the time of registration
  (once student has been granted permission by the department
  to enroll)


Option 2


If you are not eligible for Dual Enrollment through your high school, but are still interested in taking a college-level course at CCS, you must submit the following items:

› Completed Dual Enrollment application form and checklist
› Five to eight digital images of your artwork
› Full payment at the time of registration (once student has been granted permission by the department to enroll)

All Dual Enrollment applications are handled by CCS’s Office of Precollege and Continuing Studies.

Application Due Dates**:
December 15 for Winter Semester (classes meeting January – May)
June 15 for Fall Semester (classes meeting September – December)

** Summer semester courses are not eligible for Dual Enrollment tuition assistance but are available at the CCS Summer tuition rate.

DUAL ENROLLMENT DISCOUNTED TUITION RATES

CCS Art Scholar: $600 with CCS StART Scholarship
Non-CCS Art Scholar: $900

All Dual Enrolled students are subject to ALL policies that apply to CCS degree-seeking students, including but not limited to: attendance policy, payment due dates, withdrawal/refund policies, withdrawal procedures and policies. Dates and policies are found in the CCS Schedule Book, which can be found online: bb.collegeforcreativestudies. edu > Campus Offices > Academic Advising &
Registration > Academic Policies & Procedures > Undergraduate Schedule Catalog > Select Term.

Once you are enrolled you will receive the following information in the mail: enrollment confirmation, parking hang tag (for CCS parking structure), CCS Student ID and billing receipt (if applicable). Students will receive additional information prior to the course start via email. That information will include: course syllabus, material list, student login and password for Blackboard to access course information online, and any additional information regarding the course.

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