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    Chalmette High School’s Dual Enrollment Program

    Academic Year 2024-2025

    Chalmette High School partners with Nunez Community College to offer Dual Enrollment courses. Dual Enrollment courses offer a great opportunity for students to

    • Complete college-level courses while in high school, increasing the chance of graduating from college early
    • Prepare for college-level learning before enrolling full-time in college
    • Take courses that may be transferable to colleges and universities across the state
    • Earn Industry-Based Credentials and training that will allow them to be employable after graduation
    • Have access to college resources, facilities, and services such as advising, career counseling, and mentoring.

    If you are interested in being a Dual Enrollment student, please read through the information below. 

    CHS Campus Offerings

    In order to take a CHS campus dual enrollment offering, students will need to select these courses on the scheduling request form.  

    • CHS Campus Academic Offerings are linked to a TOPS diploma requirement. Therefore, these courses will fulfill both the TOPS diploma requirement AND also provide college credit to most local universities. By taking these courses, students will have the opportunity to complete some of their freshmen-level college classes while still in high school. In order to qualify for these courses, students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and must be in high academic standing.
      • English Composition I (Nunez - ENGL 1010) (CHS - English III* AP/DE)
      • English Composition II (Nunez - ENGL 1020) (CHS - English IV* AP/DE)
      • College Algebra (Nunez - Math 1300) (CHS - Algebra III*DE)
      • World History (Nunez - HIST 1500) (CHS - World History*)
      • American Government (Nunez - POLI 1100) (CHS - Civics)
      • General Chemistry I (Nunez - CHEM 1100) (CHS - Chemistry)
      • General Biology I (Nunez - BIOL 1100) (CHS - Biology II* AP/DE)
      • Environmental Science (Nunez - BIOL 2210) (CHS - Environmental Science* DE)
      • Elementary Spanish I & II  (Nunez - SPAN 1010/1020) (CHS - Spanish I/II* DE)
      • Media Art I (Nunez - FIAR 1850)  (CHS - Media Art I (TOPS ART Credit))
      • Media Art II (Nunez - FIAR 2850) (CHS - Media Art II (Elective))
    • CHS Campus Technical Offerings are electives. Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and meet prerequisite requirements.
      • Medical Terminology (Nunez - HSOM 1020/1030) (CHS - Medical Terminology (Elective))
      • Basic Food Preparation and Sanitation (Nunez - CULA 1020/1050) (CHS - ProStart I/II (Elective)) (Prerequisite –  Nutrition and Food)

     

    Nunez Community College Campus Offerings

    In order to be eligible for the dual enrollment program, all applicants must meet the specific course/program's academic requirements, have a clean discipline record, and not have excessive absences. If you believe you meet these qualifications, please click the link below to complete an application. 

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR NUNEZ-CAMPUS DUAL ENROLLMENT

    Associate Degrees (Students must begin coursework in these programs by the beginning of their junior year.)  

    • Associates of Applied Science - Students will choose one of the degree programs below. Coursework includes college-level academic classes such as College Algebra, English Composition, Chemistry, etc. as well as industry-specific coursework. Requirements – Must be entering 11th. GPA 2.5+. Pre-ACT or ACT Composite of at least 19 with subs-scores of at least 19 (Math) and 18 (English) 
      • Process Technology (P-Tech) - The Process Technology (PTEC) program prepares students to become process technicians and operators who control and monitor systems that keep plants running efficiently and safely. This program prepares graduates to work as process technicians in refineries, chemical plants, and related industries.
      • Aerospace Manufacturing Technology - This degree program, developed with the support of industry including Boeing who is participating in manufacturing the largest rocket ever at the nearby Michoud Facility as part of NASA’s Orion project, provides classroom and hands-on training that allows students to develop the knowledge and skills to successfully perform the tasks required of an entry-level aerospace manufacturing technician.
      • Coastal Studies and GIS Technology - This program prepares students for coastal-focused careers with a focus on GIS technology skills and instruction in coastal and environmental science.  The program blends instruction in technical skills, regulatory information, and science to produce completers who have valuable skills to apply to the sector and have a thorough understanding of the complicated problems of the environment to be informed advocates for coastal stewardship and be a part of innovative solutions.
      • Air Conditioning - The Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration program utilizes technical classroom instruction and real-life, hands-on lab exercises in the shop for gainful employment opportunities as entry-level air conditioning and refrigeration helpers, installers, mechanics, and technicians.
      • Electrical - Electricians install and maintain residential, commercial, and industrial electrical and power systems. Students will learn to build, install, maintain and repair electrical systems that provide heat, light, and/or power for residential, commercial, and industrial structures through courses offering a combination of theory and hands-on learning.
      • Instrumentation - This program provides classroom and hands-on training that allows students to develop the knowledge and skills to successfully perform the tasks required of an entry-level Instrument Fitter and Technician. Instrument Fitters and technicians perform key installation and maintenance functions across several industries and are trained in piping, tubing, fasteners, and working with metal production. Instrumentation technicians and fitters must be familiar with electrical systems, craft-specific drawings and must be experts in hand and power tools specific to their trade.
    • Associate of Science in Teaching: Grades 1-5 
      • This program provides high-quality foundational coursework designed to produce teacher candidates for university colleges of education. This program is aligned with the state reform efforts and the degree focus is on elementary grades 1st through 5th.
      • Coursework includes college-level academic classes such as College Algebra, Statistics, English Composition, Biology, Physical Science, World History, etc. as well as observations in teaching and learning settings.
      • Requirements – Must be entering 11th. GPA 2.5+. Pre-ACT or ACT Composite of at least 19 with subs-scores of at least 19 (Math) and 18 (English).
    • Associate of Science in Care and Development of Young Children 
      • This program provides education and training in the care of young children. A student who completes this program is prepared to assure the health, safety, and well-being of young children who are in out-of-home care. Students completing the program can then apply for the Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate with LDOE, which is needed for the lead teachers and directors in early childcare programs in LA. 
      • Coursework includes college-level academic classes such as College Algebra, English Composition, Psychology, Speech, etc. as well as observations in teaching and learning childcare settings. 
      • Requirements – Must be entering 11th. GPA 2.5+. Pre-ACT or ACT Composite of at least 19 with subs-scores of at least 19 (Math) and 18 (English).
    • Louisiana Transfer Degrees: Associate of Arts in Business, Fine Arts, or Humanities; OR Associate of Science in Biological Sciences or Physical Sciences
      • Louisiana Transfer Degrees provide a seamless transition into baccalaureate programs at public four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Credits are guaranteed to transfer, provided students meet admissions requirements.
      • Coursework includes college-level academic classes in English, Math, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Fine Arts, Social Science, and Electives.
      • Requirements – Must be entering 11th. GPA 2.5+. Pre-ACT or ACT Composite of at least 19 with subs-scores of at least 19 (Math) and 18 (English)

     

    Certificates of Technical Studies and Technical Diplomas (Students must begin coursework in these programs by the beginning of their junior year.)

    • Technical Diploma in Industrial Maintenance
      • This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to keep a building functioning, and to service a variety of structures including commercial and industrial buildings and mobile homes. The program includes instruction in the basic maintenance and repair skills required to service building systems, such as air conditioning, heating, electrical, major appliances, and other mechanical systems.
      • Coursework includes industry-specific coursework such as Electrical, HVAC, Welding, and Construction.
      • Requirements – Must be entering 11th. GPA 2.0+. Pre-ACT or ACT Composite of at least 15 with subs-scores of at least 15 (Math) and 15 (English).
    • Certification of Technical Studies in Patient Care Technician
      • EKG I/II - Electrocardiograph (EKG) technicians, also known as cardiographic or electrocardiogram technicians, perform diagnostic tests to aid doctors in identifying and treating cardiovascular problems in patients. These tests help detect irregularities that may result in a heart attack or heart disease.
      • Phlebotomy - Phlebotomists are people trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research. Phlebotomists collect blood primarily by performing venipunctures (or, for collection of minute quantities of blood, finger sticks).
      • Patient care technicians are allied health professionals who provide direct patient care within their regulated scope of practice. They perform basic nursing assistant tasks which may include obtaining patient vital signs and other data, communicating with the healthcare team and patients, assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs), complying with confidentiality requirements, and performing EKGs and phlebotomy tasks.
      • Coursework includes industry-specific coursework such as Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy, EKG, Medical Terminology, and Medical Office Assistant.
      • Requirements – Must be entering 12th.  GPA 2.0+. ACT Composite of at least 19 with subs-scores of at least 19 (Math) and 18 (English). Prerequisite – Certified Nursing Assistant.
      • As part of this program, students will take the following courses. These courses can be taken as stand-alone courses or as part of the program.
    • Certificate of Technical Studies in Culinary Arts
      • The certificate program in Culinary Arts prepares students for employment in a variety of food service occupations. Students use professional cooking and baking equipment to learn the mastery of food service, proper sanitation, food management, cost controls, and effective management skills.
      • Coursework includes industry-specific coursework such as Sanitation, Meat, Poultry, and Soups, and it also includes English and Math courses.
      • Requirements – Must be entering 11th. Must have taken Nutrition and Food and Prostart I at Chalmette High. GPA 2.0+. Pre-ACT or ACT Composite of at least 15 with subs-scores of at least 15 (Math) and 15 (English).
    • Certificate of Technical Studies in Cloud Computing
      • The purpose of the program is to train students for the job requirements of Amazon Cloud Services, as well as other Cloud Services Providers, such as Google or Microsoft. The program prepares students for all three IT Implementation situations, by offering a curriculum that focuses on a strong On Premise foundation consisting of MS Windows and Linux Desktop and Server Administration, Lan and WAN Networking, as well as IT Security for Systems and Networks. The curriculum then addresses how to apply these skills to Cloud Based Server Administration, Cloud Based Network Administration, and Security Administration for Cloud Based Servers and Networks.
      • Requirements – Must be entering 11th. Must have taken CIW at Chalmette High. GPA 2.0+. Pre-ACT or ACT Composite of at least 15 with subs-scores of at least 15 (Math) and 15 (English).

     

    Pre-Apprenticeship Programs (Students must begin coursework in these programs by the beginning of their junior year.)  

    • Ochsner Nursing
      • The nursing apprenticeship is set up to allow students the opportunity to gain knowledge, earn postsecondary credit, and experience work-based learning on the way to becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Registered Nurse (RN). Students who choose this pathway will follow a similar course progression as the Patient Care Technicians and will be able to interview for Ochsner’s state-registered nursing apprenticeship. 
      • Requirements – Must be entering 11th GPA 2.5+. Pre-ACT or ACT Composite of at least 19 with subs-scores of at least 19 (Math), 18 (English), 19 (Reading)
    • Youth Restaurant
      • This program prepares individuals for employment in a variety of food service occupations. Cooks, chefs, and restaurant managers can look forward to jobs in bakeries, restaurants, hotels, and schools. 
      • Entering 11th.  Pre-ACT or ACT Composite of at least 15 with subs-scores of at least 15 (Math) and 15 (English). GPA 2.0+.
    • Operation Spark (pending state board of education approval)
      • The Operation Spark Apprenticeship prepares students for an in-demand, high-wage career in software development. Students learn how to think like a software engineers and gain all of the relevant skills needed to enter into a career as a full-stack engineer. The progressive learning sequence takes students from computer users to fully autonomous, full-stack developers.
      • Entering 11th.  Pre-ACT or ACT Composite of at least 15 with subs-scores of at least 15 (Math) and 15 (English). GPA 2.0+.

     

    Technical/Work Skills Courses - Requirements – Entering 11th or 12th Pre-ACT or ACT Composite of at least 15 with subs-scores of at least 15 (Math) and 15 (English). GPA 2.0+. Additional qualifiers are available.

    • Certified Nursing Assistant - Nursing assistants provide basic bedside care and comfort to patients and residents in multiple healthcare settings. The Nursing Assistant course prepares students for employment in long-term care, hospitals, home healthcare, and other healthcare facilities.
    • Emergency Medical Responder - This course covers emergency conditions of victims of a medical or trauma emergency in the pre-hospital environment. It emphasizes scene stabilization, initial management of mass casualty incidents, recognition of patient condition or extent of injuries relative to the airway, breathing and circulation, and skills fundamental to the role of a first responder. Course content adheres to the National Standard Curriculum and prepares students for state and national registry examinations. 
    • Emergency Medical Technician - Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics respond to emergencies, perform basic medical procedures, and transport patients to medical facilities for further care. They may work in an ambulance, with the fire and police departments, or as part of rescue teams. (Required Prerequisite – Emergency Medical Responder)
    • Welding I-IV - Skilled Welders are always in high demand. Basic welders, like tack welders, fuse metals together with heat. In contrast, more skilled welders like construction and fitter welders work in more complex environments, joining beams and other structures, or assembling and repairing piping systems.
    • Electrical I/II - Electricians install and maintain residential, commercial, and industrial electrical and power systems. Depending on their level of skill and certification, some electricians perform more complex maintenance and repair tasks such as repairing factory generators, motors and transformers. Electricians also offer advice on equipment safety.
    • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning I/II- Students have the opportunity to become HVAC Technicians who install, maintain, and repair air conditioning, heating, and ventilation systems, and they can also take on sales, marketing, or supervisory positions. Students who complete the program will master a variety of skills and be prepared for entry-level service technician positions.
    • Instrumentation – This program provides classroom and hands-on training that allows students to develop the knowledge and skills to successfully perform the tasks required of an entry-level Instrument Fitter and Technician. Instrument Fitters and technicians perform key installation and maintenance functions across several industries and are trained in piping, tubing, fasteners, and working with metal production. Instrumentation technicians and fitters have to be familiar with electrical systems, craft-specific drawings and must be experts in the hand and power tools specific to their trade.
    • Cloud Computing – The purpose of these courses is to train students for the job requirements of Amazon Cloud Services, as well as other Cloud Services Providers, such as Google or Microsoft.
    • Water Plant Operator – Partnering with the St. Bernard Parish Government, Nunez has created a course to help students enter this high-demand career. Students will take courses in water treatment, production, and distribution. Upon successful completion of the courses and exams, students can qualify for a possible hire as an Operator in Training at our local Sewage and Water Board.
    • Care and Development of Young Children- This program provides significant training for childcare teachers to earn an Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate from LDOE and work as a lead teacher in an early childcare/daycare program.

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR NUNEZ-CAMPUS DUAL ENROLLMENT

     The St. Bernard Parish School Board seeks to provide all of its students and employees equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, age, disabilities, veteran status, or gender. The Board further seeks to provide a safe learning and work environment acknowledging the worth and dignity of each individual. To that end, the Board expressly prohibits discrimination of any kind and/or sexual harassment.

    All Dual Enrollment questions and concerns should be directed to Mrs. Aleen LeBoeuf and/or Mr. Eric Durr

    Please email aleboeuf@sbpsb.org and/or eric.durr@sbpsb.org.