Earning College Credit

Earning College Credit

Students at Cedar Falls High School have numerous opportunities to earn college credit while enrolled in school.

Advanced Placement Courses

  • AP Calculus
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics I
  • AP Physics C, Mechanics
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Composition & Rhetoric II
  • AP Great Books II
  • AP U. S. History
  • AP American Government
  • AP Music Theory

Students completing these courses may elect to take the Advanced Placement exam. Upon completion of the exam, a college or university may award credit based on the score earned. More information can be found on the College Board website under AP Students.

Concurrent Classes *

Cedar Falls High School offers several “concurrent” classes. Because of a partnership with Hawkeye Community College, students may enroll in college-level courses taught during the regular school day. Upon successful completion of the course, students will earn both high school and college credit. Students are responsible for verification of credit acceptance at the post-secondary institution they attend. The website www.transferiniowa.org may be a helpful resource in determining transfer credits at the three Iowa Regents Universities and the Community Colleges. Students are also responsible for contacting Hawkeye Community College at 319-296-4045 to send the transcript to the post-secondary institution. Students will need to meet prerequisites of ACT and/or COMPASS score to enroll in these courses. See course descriptions for prerequisites.

Course # Class Credits
BUS102 Intro to Business 3
BUS183 Business Law 3
CSC110 Intro to Computers 3
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts 3
MAT156 Statistics 3
ECE170 Child Growth and Dev. 3
PNN100 Nursing Assistant 3
LIT101 Introduction to Literature 3
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
ENG105 Composition 3
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3
HIS118 Western Civ II 3
AUT107 Intro to Automotive Technology 3
WEL104 Introduction to MIG 2
MFG157 Introduction to CNC Program 2
EGT400 Intro to Engineering 3
EGT410 Principals of Engineering 3
EGT 450 CIM-Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3
EGT470 Engineering Design and Dev 3
EGT460 Civil Engineering and Architecture 3

*See course descriptions in Student Handbook for prerequisite requirements.

Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act

By an act of the Iowa legislature, students may enroll in courses at a postsecondary institution. Funds for this enrollment will be provided by the local school district, provided that the student meets the admissions requirements of that postsecondary institution and that the course(s) taken are not offered by the local school district. Only full-time students of junior or senior status are eligible. STUDENTS MUST NOTIFY THEIR SCHOOL COUNSELOR NO LATER THAN SPRING BREAK OF THE YEAR PRIOR TO THE ACADEMIC YEAR THEY INTEND TO ENROLL IN A POSTSECONDARY COURSE. Further information about application guidelines and procedures may be obtained from the school counselors. Please see the CFHS Counseling Website at PSEO/Senior Year Plus for more information.