By Anna Minasyan
College credit courses will be offered at Schurr beginning Sept. 12 from 3:15 to 6 through the Dual Enrollment program, which allows high school students to earn college credits.
The classes offered are Administration of Justice Department 1every Wednesday in Room D-4, Chicano Studies 2 every Tuesday in Room A-5 and Engineering Graphics and Design every Tuesday in the library. Students will be able to earn up to three college units which are UC and CSU transferable.
“The goal of the ELAC partnership is to give students a headstart when they arrive to college and to help them save money,” said Baltazar Mejia, college counselor.
Professors from ELAC will teach the courses, some will advise a prerequisite class such as a math level of geometry or higher for Engineering Graphics and Design. This class would be an introduction to the engineering major, one of many required in college, while Chicano Studies 2 would be an elective class.
“ I’m interested in taking the engineering course to improve my math and science skills which would help me get ahead in college,” said Alicia Amamoto, senior.
The ELAC partnership with Schurr began two years ago with communication and robotics courses.