Which subjects do you love most? Pursue your interests by jumping into college Bible, English, history,
math, and science courses.
If you’re planning to come to PCC, we’ll help you choose the best options for the major
you’re considering. If you’re planning to transfer credits to another institution, you'll need
to confirm whether courses meet the institutional and specific degree requirements of the transfer
At your high school’s discretion, dual enrollment college credits could also count
toward your high
school graduation requirements. See the bottom of the page for more information.
High School Credit Equivalency
The policies for assigning high school credit for college courses vary by state. The Carnegie Unit is the
most widely used method of assigning credits in U.S. secondary schools. A Carnegie Unit represents a total
of 120 hours of coursework in one subject; fractional units are awarded for subjects with fewer hours.
At the college level, each semester credit hour represents approximately 45 hours of class lecture combined
with outside classwork or studying. If your state defines a high school credit as a Carnegie Unit of 120
hours, a 2-credit college course would be equivalent to 1/2 unit of high school credit, and 3- or 4-credit
college courses would be equivalent to 1 unit. High schools may need to adjust based on your state’s
requirements for assigning high school credit.