Fast Track Academy

 

Fast Track Academy

Dual Enrollment
Fast Track
How Do I Apply?
Federal Pell Grant Pilot
Future Foundation Scholarship
Career Tech Scholarship
Future Financial Aid
STARS/Transfer Information
Dual Enrollment Manual
Dual Enrollment Brochure
FAQ
Benefits of Dual Enrollment
Cost Savings:
Tuition and fees at Wallace State are significantly
less than those at four year colleges.

Simultaneous Credit:
Earn credit for both high school graduation and your
college degree with the same amount of coursework!

Educational Advantage:
Get a jump start on your college career while easing
the transition from high school to college.

Dual Enrollment Students:
  • Are more likely to enroll in college right out of high
    school
  • Earn higher first year GPAs
  • Are more likely to continue on to the second year
    of college—making them more likely to finish!

Complete an associate degree, college certificate, or up to 60 hours of transfer credit before high school graduation!

Fast Track is a joint partnership between Wallace State and local school system which allows high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to complete up to two years of college coursework before high school graduation. All coursework is taken on Wallace State’s campus but students are still able to return to their local high school to participate in extracurricular activities.

View the Fast Track Information Sheet
View the Fine and Performing Arts Information Sheet
View the Fast Track for Industry Information Sheet
View the CTDE Information Sheet
 

To be eligible, students must:

  • Have completed the 10th grade
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to enroll in Academic courses and 2.5 to enroll in Technical and Health courses
  • Submit written recommendation from the local high school including approval of principal and superintendent
  • Meet WSCC entrance requirements
  • Complete placement exams

Cost of Program:
In most cases, students are responsible for paying college tuition. However, full scholarships may be available for certain programs. All textbooks for Fast Track students are provided by WSCC.

Application Process:
Fast Track Academy accepts applications each spring for students who plan to begin the following fall. Students interested in participating in Fast Track need to apply for admission to WSCC by completing the online admissions application. Students should also complete the Wallace State Fast Track Academy Application below and submit to his/her high school counselor by the deadline listed on the application. The high school counselor will then complete the recommendation portion of the application and submit to the Wallace State Fast Track Academy. Students will be notified of program acceptance in April.

Fast Track Academy Application

Fast Track for Industry (FTI) — Cullman County Students

Download the Fast Track for Industry Information Sheet

Application Process:
Fast Track for Industry is a joint partnership between Wallace State Community College and Cullman County Schools. FTI is an accelerated dual enrollment program for Cullman County 11th and 12th graders who are interested in pursuing degrees in certain career fields and obtaining express entry into high demand, skilled positions in the workforce. Students participating in Fast Track for Industry will take all of their classes on the campus of Wallace State and be taught by both Cullman County instructors and Wallace State instructors.

Students interested in applying for Fast Track for Industry need to apply for admission to WSCC by completing the online admissions application. Students should also complete the Wallace State Fast Track for Industry Application below and submit to his/her high school counselor by the deadline listed on the application. The high school counselor will then complete the recommendation portion of the application and submit to the Wallace State Fast Track office. Students will be notified of program acceptance in April.

Fast Track for Industry students are eligible for full tuition scholarships through the career technical dual enrollment program. Please see link above “Career Tech Scholarships” for scholarship criteria. http://ftfi.ccboe.org/

Fast Track for Industry Application

REHAU Apprenticeship—Fast Track for Industry

Wallace State, Cullman County Schools, and REHAU have collaborated to develop a premier short term certificate option for Cullman County students through the REHAU Academy. The goal of the program is to produce the best-trained, Polymer Specialists in the industry through a unique educa-tional program in which multiple disciplines will be combined into a systems approach for trouble-shooting and resolving problems in an automated manufacturing plant. The curriculum will provide students with knowledge and hands-on training in machining, electricity, pneumatics, PLC, robotics, injection molding, and automation. The program consists of five semesters of training in which coursework is mixed with paid on-the-job training in the REHAU manufacturing facility.

REHAU Academy Application

Fine and Performing Arts Academy

The Fine and Performing Arts Academy offers students in grades 11 and 12 the opportunity to take courses in art, dance, music, theatre and visual communications, along with their academic courses. They can choose to participate in this program through the Wallace State Fast Track program or they can stay at their local high school, coming in late or leaving early to accommodate their Wallace State Fine Arts courses.

FPA Academy Application

For more information regarding dual enrollment, please contact:

dual.enrollment@wallacestate.edu

or call 256.352.8051  

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