Career Dual Enrollment

Earn your high school diploma, obtain an industry credential or license, and earn articulated college credit all while in high school. Okaloosa Technical College (OTC) can help you meet these goals and prepare you for your future. As a Career Dual Enrolled (CDE) student, you will share your day between OTC and your home high school. This means you will be able to complete an industry-approved, high-skill, high-wage technical program with weighted credits while you are completing high school graduation requirements.

Career Dual Enrollment (CDE) opportunities are open to all Okaloosa County full-time high school students that are in their junior or senior year. Transportation will not be provided. Some programs will have further requirements. Prospective students should see their home high school counselor to discuss Career Dual Enrollment options.

Available Programs

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Building Trades & Construction Design Technology
  • Electrician
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration
  • Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality
  • Welding Technology
  • Computer Systems and Information Technology (CSIT)
  • Cosmetology* (This is a shared course and not considered Dual Enrolled)
  • Student is Enrolled in 11th or 12th grade.
  • Has a minimum GPA of 2.0 unweighted GPA
  • Meet specified post-secondary education readiness scores on an Adult Basic Skills assessment or the assessments recognized in rule as acceptable for waiver.
  • Minimal Discipline (screened by OTC)
  • Attendance in good standing
  • Commit to pursue an approved industry certification
  • Student and Parent MUST attend a mandatory information session with OTC
  • Student must be able to provide their own transportation

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