Goliad High School students learn job skills in dual credit courses
Jan. 21, 2014 at 9:04 p.m.
Updated Jan. 20, 2014 at 7:21 p.m.
Goliad High School enrollment in dual credit college courses is up this year, despite having a relatively small senior class.
In 2012, Goliad High School students enrolled in 706 credit hours. In 2013, that number was 644. And in 2014, students enrolled in 735 credit hours, said Debbie Henning, Goliad High School counselor. Juniors and seniors can take the dual credit courses. She said this year's senior class is 91 students, smaller than previous years.
The high school offers seven dual credit courses through Coastal Bend College in Beeville, which are all taught in Goliad, she said. This year, the school started offering a welding course, which it hopes will prove beneficial to those students who want to work in the oil industry. Fourteen students are enrolled in the new welding course, she said.
Henning said she thinks dual credit courses help prepare kids for college and are a cheaper option for students than taking the classes on campus. She said the school district pays $100 per student per semester toward tuition in work force courses such as welding, drafting and certified nursing assistant training.