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Statewide Dual Credit Agriculture

The Office of Postsecondary Coordination and Alignment is pleased to announce that two statewide dual credit agriculture courses are available to high school students for the 2013-14 school year as part of our statewide dual credit initiative. Any high school that offers Agriculture Business Finance (5943), and/or Greenhouse Management (5954), is eligible to provide this exciting opportunity to students enrolled in these courses. Schools interested in participating in this pilot must submit a completed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) annually. The deadline to submit MOUs for the 2013-14 school year has passed.

These courses cover all of the State Board of Education-approved standards for each course in addition to learning objectives identified by faculty work groups from public postsecondary institutions across the state. These learning objectives and supplemental resources will be provided to the dual credit teachers. The statewide dual credit agriculture challenge examinations will cover material from the secondary standards as well as the approved postsecondary learning objectives. This is an excellent opportunity for agriculture students to experience postsecondary learning while in the supportive high school environment.

Earning and Applying Statewide Dual Credit Agriculture Credits

Students who meet or exceed a cut score of 70% on one of the statewide dual credit agriculture challenge examinations will be awarded three credits upon matriculation at any public postsecondary institution in Tennessee. The following table indicates the postsecondary courses aligned with each statewide dual credit challenge examination. All public postsecondary institutions will accept earned credits under the statewide dual credit program. If the institution to which the student matriculates does not offer the specific course for which a student earns credit, a three hour elective credit will be awarded.

Secondary Course

Secondary Code

College Course

College Code

Application of Earned Credits toward Degrees

Greenhouse Management

5954

Introduction to Ornamental Horticulture

AGRI 1030

  • Major (if applicable)
  • Elective Credits

Agriculture Business Finance

5943

Introduction to Agriculture Business

AGRI 1010

  • Major (if applicable)
  • Elective Credits

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