By: Gracie Stains, Contributing Writer
Miranda Gregis, a senior at Centralia High School, is involved in Dual Credit classes with Moberly Area Community College.
The Dual Credit Online Courses (DCON) Gregis is taking are: Anatomy, Speech and Composition II.
Dual Credit classes are a lot cheaper than they would be in college. “Even if you do not want to pay for the college credit, it is worth it to take the class to prepare you for college,” Gregis states.
After graduation, Gregis wants to go into MACC’s Occupational Therapist Assistant program. For this program, there are certain classes as prerequisites. Gregis says, “Taking dual credit classes has given me the opportunity to do these prerequisites in high school so I can go into the program Fall of 2022 instead of Fall of 2023.”
Gregis decided to participate in this program to get a head start on college. She explains that dual credit classes have let her skip a year of college courses she would have had to take after high school.
To avoid procrastination, Gregis plans out her week and keeps track of her work with a planner. Gregis is involved in National Honors Society, Concert Choir and SKRUBS.
Students who are interested in this program and getting a head start like Gregis, can apply for a Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Course Scholarship through the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development.