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JumpStart

Mountwest Community and Technical College in partnership with local county schools and have created pathways for high school students to begin the college experience while in high school. With reduced tuition costs students can attend college for a significant savings. The college schedule is built into the regular school day and transportation will be provided if needed.

Students must be a senior and have a minimum GPA of 2.0 or above to enroll.

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Course College in High School Program In-state Tuition

12-hour track

Total Cost = $350
$195 per credit hour

13-hour track

Total Cost = $375
$195 per credit hour

14- hour track

14-hour track
$195 per credit hour

Benefits of the Program

  • Students will take college courses at a significantly reduced rate.
  • Students will earn their high school credits and college credits simultaneously.
  • Students can earn up to 24 college credit hours in the first year.

Pathways

  • Health Science
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Business
  • Early Childhood Education
  • General Education & Transfer Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Network System Administration/Information Technology
  • Healthcare Professions
  • Electronics Technology
  • Veterinary Technology

Financial assistance is available for the College in High School program. An application is required and students must prove financial need. A tuition incentive program will also be available to students who enroll and complete their certificate or degree at Mountwest, the fees will be waived upon graduation.

Based on Academic Year 2021-2022, the estimated tuition and fees is as follows:

Ready to get started with Jumpstart? Please fill out the application below.

Student Information

Name(Required)
Date of Birth(Required)
Permanent Address (this address will be used for all official College correspondence)(Required)
Gender (Select One Choice Only)(Required)
Ethnicity(Required)
The following required information is requested to meet state and federal guidelines but will not be used in the admissions process: Are you Hispanic or Latino (a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race)?
Ethnicity(Required)
Additionally, please select one or more races from the following five racial groups
Emergency Contact(Required)
How do you prefer to be contacted?(Required)

Admission Information

Semester you plan to begin:(Required)

Academic Information

Graduation Date(Required)
Jumpstart Pathway you wish to attend(Required)
Consent Agreement(Required)
Signature(Required)

Memorandum of Understanding

This section is to be completed by the student and student's parent or legal guardian. Completion of this section without parent signature is in violation of MCTC policies and procedures. As active partners, the verified participating high school and Mountwest Community & Technical College fully support and will participate in the dual enrollment program under the direction of Mountwest. Additionally, as a student and parent/guardian/mentor, we also agree to participate in the dual enrollment program as outlined in this MOU. Mountwest Community & Technical College agree to contribute to the dual enrollment program by providing: a.) The venue and target participants for the dual enrollment program b.) Parent/student/guardian/mentor orientation sessions c.) Credit bearing college course(s)
The Student listed above in the application section agrees to participate in the dual enrollment program by (all must be selected:(Required)
Student Signature(Required)
The Parent/Guardian/Mentor listed above agrees to participate in the dual enrollment program by (all must be selected):(Required)
Parent Signature(Required)
Consent Agreement(Required)

Information Technology Pathway
Network Systems Administration Concentration

Professionals in this field have day-to-day tasks such as installing/configuring servers, workstation computers, and printers, setting up user accounts and explaining to users how to log on and utilize the network, configuring software solutions for employees as they are needed, and finally, setting up virtualization and storage equipment to facilitate a company’s goals. Professional titles are often Server Administrator or System Administrator. Jobs in this area start around $35,000-$40,000 dollars based on certifications attained and experience in field.

Information Technology Pathway
Network Systems Security Concentration

Professionals in this field have day-to-day tasks such as installing/configuring servers, workstation computers, and printers, setting up user accounts and explaining to users how to log on and utilize the network, configuring software solutions for employees as they are needed, and finally, setting up virtualization and storage equipment to facilitate a company’s goals. Professional titles are often Server Administrator or System Administrator. Jobs in this area start around $35,000-$40,000 dollars based on certifications attained and experience in field.

Electronics Technology Pathway

Electronics Technician is a career that includes training which can apply to computers, appliances, communications systems, drones, radio-controlled devices, and all sorts of current, new, and upcoming technologies. This field has many opportunities including electronic repair, servicing, upgrades, maintenance, design, automation, and engineering. This pathway will lead students towards various degrees, including Advanced Automation, Biomedical Instrumentation, or Electronics Technology. The median pay for jobs in this field are $58,000 – $66,000. For the most current salary information, please refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Occupational Outlook Handbook” found online at bls.gov/ooh/.

General Studies & Transfer Studies Pathway

This program will allow high school students to take general education courses while in high school. In most cases, the students will receive high school credit as well as college credit. Upon high school graduation, the classes will count towards graduation at Mountwest and/or most colleges and universities. This unique opportunity makes it possible for a student to graduate in the same amount of time it would take to earn a Bachelor’s degree, with 2 degrees instead of one.

Information Technology Pathway
Network Systems Administration Concentration

Professionals in this field have day-to-day tasks such as installing/configuring servers, workstation computers, and printers, setting up user accounts and explaining to users how to log on and utilize the network, configuring software solutions for employees as they are needed, and finally, setting up virtualization and storage equipment to facilitate a company’s goals. Professional titles are often Server Administrator or System Administrator. Jobs in this area start around $35,000-$40,000 dollars based on certifications attained and experience in field.

MCTC Course Days Time Credit Hours County Credit Marshall Credit
ENL 1111
MWF
11:30am-12:20pm
3
*Senior English
ENG 101
ENL 0951
F
12:30pm-1:20pm
1
X
X

COL 101

F
1:30pm-2:15pm
4
X
X
IT 2702
MW
12:30pm-2:15pm
4
X
X

IT 120

TR
12:30pm-2:15pm
4
X
X

1. Students who do not have a minimum of 18 on the ACT or 480 on the SAT for English will be required to take ENL 095 along with ENL 111.

2. IT 270 – This course prepares students to sit for the CompTIA A+ certification.

* Cabell County students will receive half senior english credit for ENL 111 & ENL 115 will count for the second half english credit. Wayne County students will receive whole senior english credit for ENL 111.

MCTC Course Days Time Credit Hours County Credit Marshall Credit
ENL 1111
MWF
11:30am-12:20pm
3
*Senior English
ENG 101
ENL 0951
F
12:30pm-1:20pm
1
X
X

COL 101

F
1:30pm-2:15pm
4
X
X
IT 2702
MW
12:30pm-2:15pm
4
X
X
IT 1313
TR
12:30pm-2:15pm
4
X
X

1. Students who do not have a minimum of 18 on the ACT or 480 on the SAT for English will be required to take ENL 095 along with ENL 111.

2. IT 270 – This course prepares students to sit for the CompTIA A+ certification.

3. IT 131 – This course begins the preparation for students seeking Cisco CCNA
certification.

* Cabell County students will receive half senior english credit for ENL 111 & ENL 115 will count for the second half english credit. Wayne County students will receive whole senior english credit for ENL 111.

 

Information Technology Pathway
Network Systems Security Concentration

Professionals in this field have day-to-day tasks such as installing/configuring servers, workstation computers, and printers, setting up user accounts and explaining to users how to log on and utilize the network, configuring software solutions for employees as they are needed, and finally, setting up virtualization and storage equipment to facilitate a company’s goals. Professional titles are often Server Administrator or System Administrator. Jobs in this area start around $35,000-$40,000 dollars based on certifications attained and experience in field.

Electronics Technology Pathway

Electronics Technician is a career that includes training which can apply to computers, appliances, communications systems, drones, radio-controlled devices, and all sorts of current, new, and upcoming technologies. This field has many opportunities including electronic repair, servicing, upgrades, maintenance, design, automation, and engineering. This pathway will lead students towards various degrees, including Advanced Automation, Biomedical Instrumentation, or Electronics Technology. The median pay for jobs in this field are $58,000 – $66,000. For the most current salary information, please refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Occupational Outlook Handbook” found online at bls.gov/ooh/.

MCTC Course Days Time Credit Hours County Credit Marshall Credit

ENL 111

MWF
11:30am-12:20pm
3
*Senior English
ENG 101

ENL 095

F
12:30pm-1:20pm
1
X
X

COL 101

F
1:30pm-2:15pm
4
X
X

IT 270

MW
12:30pm-2:15pm
4
X
X

ELT 111

TR
12:30pm-2:15pm
5
X
X
MCTC Course Course Name Days Time Credit Hours County Credit Marshall Credit
ENL 1111
Written Comm
MWF
11:30am-12:20pm
3
*Senior English
ENG 101
ENL 0951
Dev. Writing
F
12:30pm-1:20pm
1
X
X

COL 101

New Student Seminar
F
1:30pm-2:15pm
1
X
X

COM 112

Oral Comm
MW
1:00pm-2:15pm
3
X
CMM 103

COM 112

Oral Comm
TR
11:30am-12:45pm
3
X
CMM 103
MAT 120
AP Math2
TR
11:30am-12:45pm
3
Math Credit
MAT 121
MAT 144
App Algebra Expanded 3
MTWR
11:30am-12:35pm
5
Math Credit
MAT 102
SPAN 101
Intro Spanish I
MW
1:00pm-2:15pm
3
Foreign Lang
SPN 101
PSYC 200
Gen Psychology
TR
1:00pm-2:15pm
3
X
PSY 201

General Studies & Transfer Studies Pathway

This program will allow high school students to take general education courses while in high school. In most cases, the students will receive high school credit as well as college credit. Upon high school graduation, the classes will count towards graduation at Mountwest and/or most colleges and universities. This unique opportunity makes it possible for a student to graduate in the same amount of time it would take to earn a Bachelor’s degree, with 2 degrees instead of one.

1. Students who have 17 or below on the ACT or 479 or below on the SAT for English
will be required to take ENL 095 along with ENL 111.

2. MAT 120 requires a score of 19 or above on the ACT or 370 or above on the SAT

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