Dual Credit

Dual Credit

Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) offers a Dual Credit program in partnership between the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) which provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credits while completing their high school requirements through concurrent enrollment. If you are a high school junior or senior, you can enroll in selected college courses offered at and in cooperation with your high school. Students may enroll in up to 12 hours of Dual Credit courses each academic year.


  • Gives you a step ahead into college life and the skills needed to succeed.
  • Lowers the cost of your overall college education.
  • Reduces the amount of time it takes to complete a college degree.
  • Increases student matriculation from high school to college.
  • Enhances college and career readiness.


HCTC offers two Concurrent Enrollment programs:

Dual Credit-Courses taught in a secondary school by a secondary school employee. Tuition is FREE! Students enrolled in Dual Credit courses only pay a $50.00 enrollment charge per semester.

Dual Credit with College Instructor - Courses taught on one of the HCTC campuses by a HCTC instructor or an HCTC instructor teaches the course(s) at your high school. Tuition is based on the HCTC tuition rate per credit hour. Students enrolled in these courses will receive an HCTC scholarship for half of the cost up to 6 credit hours and the student will also be responsible for text and other material that may be required by the instructor.


It's as easy as 1, 2, 3 . . .

1. Complete a FREE admission application (can be picked up from your guidance counselor)

2. Submit permission forms signed by you, your high school guidance counselor or Area Technology Center representative, and a parent/guardian.

3. Provide a copy of your high school transcript and ACT or COMPASS scores.


Tuition and fees are assessed based on the type of Dual Credit course(s) you enroll. Track tuition/fees and pay online through Student Self-Service.


Contact Jama Griffie, Admissions Advisor: 606-487-3203.