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Sandburg collaborates with Williamsfield High School by providing students the opportunity to complete college courses that connect with career paths. Whether the student is interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree or certificates in career or technical areas, there is a pathway for everyone. 

The embedded degree allows WHS students to complete an Associates in Arts degree while in high school. This degree requires completion of 61 credit hours and focuses on completing general education courses that are necessary for bachelor’s degrees.

Associate in Arts degree includes:

  • English 101 and 102 (6 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Public Speaking (3 credit hours)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities (9 credit hours)
  • Social Sciences (9 credit hours)
  • Sciences (7 credit hours)
  • Math (3 credit hours)
  • Human Relations (3 credit hours)
  • Electives (21 credit hours)


To complete an AA degree, students must successfully complete the required 61 credits hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Pathway to AA degree

This is a tentative plan for WHS students to complete an Associate of Arts degree in high school. Courses may be switched out based on availability of instructors. This plan will be adjusted for students beginning dual credit courses during their sophomore or junior years.

This is a plan for the AA degree only. Students who desire an AS degree must meet with a Sandburg academic advisor to develop an individual plan. There is no guarantee a WHS student could complete an AS degree in high school due to availability of classes.

WHS students will take these courses online, at Sandburg’s campus, or at WHS depending on instructor availability.

Students taking dual credit courses must meet Sandburg admissions standards and complete the steps to enroll.

WHS plan to complete an AA degree.

Course credit hours are designated in the parentheses.

Fall – Freshman year
  • HIS.105 - American History to 1877 (3)
  • ART.111 - Art Appreciation (3)
Spring – Freshman year
  • HIS.106 - American History from 1877 (3)
  • SOC.101 - Introduction to Sociology (3)
Fall – Sophomore year
  • ENG.101 - Freshman Composition 1 (3)
  • PSY.101 - Introduction to Psychology (3)
Spring – Sophomore year
  • ENG.102 - Freshman Composition 2 (3)
  • MUS.100 - Music in the Western World (3)
Fall – Junior year
  • BIO.101 - General Biology (4)
  • PHL.102 - Ethics (3)
  • POS.122 - American Government and Politics (3)
Spring – Junior year
  • PHY.130 - Physical Universe (3)
  • SOC.203 - Introduction to Diversity (3)
  • ECO. 101 - Introduction to Economics (3)
Fall – Senior year
  • ENG.160 - Introduction to Fiction (3)
  • BUS.100 - Introduction to Business (3)
  • PSY.107 - Positive Psychology (3)
Spring – Senior year
  • SPE.120 - Introduction to Public Speaking (3)
  • MAT.109 - Concepts of Mathematics (3)
  • HTH.120 - Health (3)

To graduate from Sandburg with an AA degree, the student must successfully complete the required 61 credit hours and a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average.

How do these classes transfer?

The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is a statewide transfer agreement which facilitates transfer among more than 100 participating colleges and universities in Illinois. The IAI General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) includes the following categories:

Please see specific courses below.

  • Communication: 3 courses or 9 credit hours
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 courses total, 1 course must be a Humanities course, 1 course must be a Fine Arts course. The additional course is the student’s choice or as directed by the advisor.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 courses or 9 credits total. Courses must be from 3 different subject areas.
  • Mathematics: 1 course (3-5 credit hours)
  • Physical Science and Life Sciences: 2 courses total, 1 course form each area (7-8 credit hours). One of the courses must have a lab.
  • Human Relations: 1 course or 3 credit hours.

Communication
ENG.101 – Freshman Composition 1
ENG.102 – Freshman Composition 2
SPE.120 – Introduction to Public Speaking

Fine Arts
ART.111 – Art Appreciation

Humanities
ENG.160 – Introduction to Fiction
PHL.102 – Ethics

Social Sciences
HIS.105 – American History to 1877
PSY.101 – Introduction to Psychology
SOC.101 – Introduction to Sociology

Sciences
BIO.101 – General Biology – Life Science with lab
PHY.130 – The Physical Universe – Physical Science

Math
MAT.109 – Concepts of Math

Human Relations
SOC.203 – Introduction to Diversity

Electives - Suggested
BUS.100 – Introduction to Business
ECO.101 – Introduction to Economics
HIS.106 – American History from 1877
HTH.120 – Health
MUS.100 – Music in the Western World
POS 122 – American Government & Politics
PSY.107 – Positive Psychology

 

The 1 + 1 program allows WHS students to enroll in college courses at a little slower pace due to their high school commitments. Students take the first year of classes towards their Associate in Arts (AA) degree. After graduation from WHS, they enroll at Sandburg to complete the remainder of their degree requirements. This option still affords students to save money because they could complete a Bachelor’s degree in three years instead of four.

The AA degree requires completion of 61 credit hours and focuses on completing general education courses that are necessary for bachelor’s degrees.

Associate in Arts degree includes:

  • English 101 and 102 (6 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Public Speaking (3 credit hours)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities (9 credit hours)
  • Social Sciences (9 credit hours)
  • Sciences (7 credit hours)
  • Math (3 credit hours)
  • Human Relations (3 credit hours)
  • Electives (21 credit hours)


To complete an AA degree, students must successfully complete the required 61 credits hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.


Pathway to 1 + 1 Program

This is a plan for the AA degree only. Students who desire an AS degree must meet with a Sandburg academic advisor to develop an individual plan. There is no guarantee a WHS student could complete an AS degree in high school due to availability of classes. Courses may be switched out based on availability of instructors. This plan will be adjusted for students beginning dual credit courses during their sophomore or junior years.

WHS students will take these courses online, at Sandburg’s campus, or at WHS depending on instructor availability.

Students taking dual credit courses must meet Sandburg admissions standards and complete the steps to enroll.

WHS 1 + 1 plan

Course credit hours are designated in the parentheses.

Fall – Junior year
  • ENG.101 - Freshman Composition 1 (3)
  • ART.111 - Art Appreciation (3)
Spring – Junior year
  • ENG.102 - Freshman Composition 2 (3)
  • SOC.101 - Introduction to Sociology (3)
Fall – Senior year
  • BIO.101 - General Biology (4)
  • HIS.105 - American History to 1877 (3)
  • PSY.101 - Introduction to Psychology (3)
Spring – Senior year
  • MSU.100 - Music in the Western World (3)
  • HIS.106 - American History from 1877 (3)
  • PHL.102 - Ethics (3)

Completion of 30 credits at Sandburg
  • CHM.100 - Concepts of Chemistry (3)
  • MAT.109 - Concepts of Mathematics (3)
  • SPE.120 - Introduction to Public Speaking (3)
  • SOC.203 - Introduction to Diversity (3)
  • Electives (18)

To graduate from Sandburg with an AA degree, the student must successfully complete the required 61 credit hours and a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average.


How do these classes transfer?

The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is a statewide transfer agreement which facilitates transfer among more than 100 participating colleges and universities in Illinois. The IAI General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) includes the following categories:

Please see specific courses below.

  • Communication: 3 courses or 9 credit hours
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 courses total, 1 course must be a Humanities course, 1 course must be a Fine Arts course. The additional course is the student’s choice or as directed by the advisor.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 courses or 9 credits total. Courses must be from 3 different subject areas.
  • Mathematics: 1 course (3-5 credit hours)
  • Physical Science and Life Sciences: 2 courses total, 1 course form each area (7-8 credit hours). One of the courses must have a lab.
  • Human Relations: 1 course or 3 credit hours.

Communication
ENG.101 – Freshman Composition 1
ENG.102 – Freshman Composition 2
SPE.120 – Introduction to Public Speaking

Fine Arts
ART.111 – Art Appreciation

Humanities
ENG.160 – Introduction to Fiction
PHL.102 – Ethics

Social Sciences
HIS.105 – American History to 1877
PSY.101 – Introduction to Psychology
SOC.101 – Introduction to Sociology

Sciences
BIO.101 – General Biology – Life Science with lab
PHY.130 – The Physical Universe – Physical Science

Math
MAT.109 – Concepts of Math

Human Relations
SOC.203 – Introduction to Diversity

Electives - Suggested
BUS.100 – Introduction to Business
ECO.101 – Introduction to Economics
HIS.106 – American History from 1877
HTH.120 – Health
MUS.100 – Music in the Western World
POS 122 – American Government & Politics
PSY.107 – Positive Psychology

Students who are interested in career paths can take classes towards an Associate in Applied Sciences or certificates while in high school. Depending on the availability of qualified faculty, these career degrees or certificates may be offered at WHS, online, or on Sandburg's campus. Students may also complete some of the courses at WHS, graduate from WHS, and then finish the AAS degree or certificate at Sandburg.

These degrees, offered in the career, technical, and health areas, prepare the student for the workforce. They are not intended to transfer to a four-year college or university. For some of our AAS degrees in health care, students must complete a separate application and meet the established requirements for admission.

 

Computers - Information and Communication Technology Pathway

WHS students can take online courses in Information and Communication Technology. The certificates listed below must be taken in sequence.

Computer Support Associate

Computer Technician

Network Security Associate

CISCO Network Associate

Cyber Security Associate

 

Williamsfield High School will pay the tuition for dual credit students; however, all students are required to complete the FAFSA application before August 1. For students who do not complete the FAFSA by August 1 or do not sign a waiver at the high school, the family will be responsible to pay the entire tuition and fees owed for the dual credit course(s).

Students must make payment in full or enroll in the payment plan by the set dates for the semester, typically 4 weeks prior to the start of the term. If payment is not made, students will be dropped from their courses and will need to re-enroll and arrange payment. Students may pay with credit card, check or cash, through either campus, Carthage or Galesburg. Deferred payment plans are available, please contact our Business Office for further information on payment plans at 309.341.5281. Students may view their balance by logging in to mySandburg, then self-service. 

Dual credit students receive a tuition discount of 50% for the first six credit hours each semester.

Regular Tuition for 2 classes in 2019-20 ($170 per credit hour)          

ENG.101 (3 credit hours): 510.00                    

PSY.101 (3 credit hours): 510.00                    

Registration fee: 25.00                  

Tuition & fees total:$1045.00    

Sandburg discount: -$535.00

Total tuition for Dual Credit: $535.00               

 
Applying for Financial Aid

Please visit our dual credit financial aid page for information on how to apply for the FAFSA.

 

Contact Us

For more information regarding the Williamsfield HS dual credit program, please contact:

Megan Jones
Coordinator of Recruiting and Dual Credit
mjones@sandburg.edu
309.341.5229