Eastern Kentucky University expands spring semester online dual credit

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Eastern Kentucky University’s (EKU’s) Department of Applied Engineering and Technology will offer three online dual credit courses this spring for high school juniors and seniors.

Any eligible student is able to enroll in TEC 102, CON 294, and/or AVN 170 (descriptions below). Career and technical education (CTE) students who currently are enrolled in an appropriate program area can use these courses as CTE dual credit in the school accountability system’s transition readiness component.

All three courses are 100% online. Students log in based on their schedule and an EKU professor teaches the course.

Students enrolled in fall 2019 EKU classes need not reapply. New students (juniors and seniors meeting the EKU dual credit criteria – 3.0 high school GPA and college readiness in English – should apply on EKU’s website. EKU also will need high school transcripts, evidence of college readiness in English (ACT, SAT, KYOTE or EKU Placement Test) and a signed consent form for all new students.

Tuition for 2019-2020 is $53 per credit hour, but the scholarships listed below can waive this.

If you have students wishing to enroll in these sections, email Chris Bogie their names and course preferences. There are limited spaces available in each section and spaces in these classes will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Classes available include:

  • TEC 102 Technology and Society: This course focuses on how engineers and technicians apply their creativity, resourcefulness, mathematical, technical and scientific knowledge to solve authentic design problems. While primarily focusing on the manufacturing and construction fields of engineering, students will solve a variety of real-world engineering problems to successfully complete the course requirements. This course spends half the semester in Autodesk Revit and the other half in OnShape. Students will learn how to use these technologies to improve society; no prior experience is required. Work Ready and KHEAA Scholarships can be assigned.
  • AVN 170 – Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): This course provides an introduction to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). A history of UAS, typical applications and an overview of regulations, airframe and power plant systems, sensors, ground control stations, airspace, weather and other foundational skills needed to safely operate UAS in the U.S. airspace systems will be covered. Work Ready and KHEAA Scholarships can be assigned.
  • CON 294 – Construction Graphics: – BRAND NEW DUAL CREDIT COURSE. This three credit hour course covers the basic principles of residential and small commercial planning; styles of architecture; a comparative study of structural systems and the preparation of working drawings. It uses Autodesk AutoCAD; no prior experience is required. Work Ready and KHEAA Scholarships can be assigned.

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