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Online Dual Enrollment Courses

Earn College Credits

Which subjects do you love most? Pursue your interests by jumping into college Bible, English, history, math, and science courses. In addition, some elective courses are also available.

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 institution.

At your high school/Abeka Academy’s discretion, dual enrollment college credits could also count toward your high school graduation requirements. See the bottom of the page for more information.

BIV 102 New Testament Survey (2 college credits)

This course provides a general knowledge of the New Testament books of Romans through Revelation. Students learn the author, theme, content, and distinctive features of each book.

Fulfills the BI 205 requirement for all majors

BIV 202 Old Testament Survey (2 college credits)

A chronological overview of Israel’s history from Joshua to Malachi. The student will learn a broad outline of each book, including the authorship, purpose, major characters, and passages of doctrinal significance.

Fulfills the BI 105 requirement for all majors

BIV 203 Life of Christ (2 college credits)

This course is an in-depth look at the life and ministry of Jesus from His incarnation to His ascension. The student will use a harmony of the gospels to study the major chronological events in the life of Christ. A research paper will be prepared by each student based on a detailed study of one major event from Christ's ministry.

Required for Missions. Fulfills Bible elective for other majors; check Catalog to determine if major requires Bible elective.

BIV 216 Teachings of Jesus (2 college credits)

A comprehensive study of the teachings of Christ as found in the four Gospels, with an emphasis on application. The student will thoroughly investigate Christ's parables, discourses, and short sayings.

Fulfills Bible elective; check Catalog to determine if major requires Bible elective.

BIV 233 Life of David (2 college credits)

A study of the life of David. The student will learn contextual perspectives of theocracy and transition to the monarchy. Emphasis is given to specific events in the life of David and people associated with him. The student will be able to identify and illustrate application of biblical truth to daily life.

Required for Bible General Studies, Missions, Pastoral Ministries, and Youth Ministries. Fulfills Bible elective for other majors; check Catalog to determine if major requires Bible elective.

EDV 102 Personal and Community Health (2 college credits)

Students will acquire basic knowledge in proper and personal health practices and habits. Students will also discuss community health issues and safety practices affecting homes, schools, and daycare facilities.

Required for Early Childhood; Elementary Education; Missions (Non-Ministerial); Secondary Education, Physical Education concentration; and Sport Management

FNV 216 Personal Finance (3 college credits)

This course introduces the issues involved in long-term financial planning. Students learn money management, credit management, home ownership, and retirement and estate planning and use these skills to prepare a personal budget, manage consumer credit, and evaluate the cost of asset ownership. In addition, the students will gain a basic understanding of insurance, taxes, and investment options and associated risk as they apply to personal finance. This course may be taken as a social science elective.

Fulfills elective; check Catalog to determine if major requires elective credits.

MKV 204 Principles of Marketing (3 college credits)

The fundamentals of the marketing mix and marketing environment are examined. The student will gain foundational knowledge of product concepts, pricing decisions, promotional techniques, and distribution strategies. Detailed study of market segmentation, target marketing, and the behavior of business customers will allow the students to make informed business decisions.

Required for Advertising/Public Relations, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management

MUV 213 Appreciation of Fine Arts (3 college credits)

Students learn an overview of the basic elements and historical periods of Western art and music, principal artists and composers of those eras, and biblical principles for the development of a Christian philosophy of the arts. This course may be taken as a social science elective.

Required for Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Humanities

SPV 101 Fundamentals of Speech (3 college credits)

This basic principles and techniques course emphasizes delivery styles and platform performance. Students study and perform Scripture reading, impromptu, demonstration, speech of introduction, and extemporaneous devotional.

Required for all majors

ENV 121/123 English Grammar and Composition I (3 college credits)

Students learn traditional grammar and mechanics. Additionally, students will learn how to write essays focusing on effective paragraphs, sentences, and diction.

Prerequisites: English placement exam.

Required for all majors, but students may test out based on results of Advanced English Placement Exam.

ENV 126 English Grammar and Composition II (3 college credits)

This course focuses on developing students’ ability to write persuasively and to conduct research. Students will write argumentative, researched essays and papers, focusing on effective content, organization, sentence structure, and diction.

Prerequisites: At least “C-” in ENV 121/123 or place into ENV 126 on the English placement exam.

Required for all majors

ENV 210 Introduction to Literature (3 college credits)

The student will be introduced to the worldview of major British and American authors and works from Beowulf to the twentieth century. The student will study the meaning, philosophy, literary qualities, and historical context of the works presented.

Prerequisites: At least “C-” in ENV 126.

Required for all majors except for English, Professional Writing, and Secondary Education, English concentration and second teaching field

ENV 251 British Literature (3 college credits)

This course emphasizes the major authors and works from Beowulf to the modern era. Students will develop their literary analysis skills.

Prerequisites: At least “C-” in ENV 210.

Required for English, Humanities, Pre-Law, Professional Writing, and Secondary Education, English concentration.

HIV 101 History of Civilization (3 college credits)

This course is a survey of the major civilizations of the ancient and medieval world and their contributions to history. Concise histories of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, along with the development of Western civilization from the earliest writings of ancient man to the emergence of modern Europe from medieval culture serve to provide the student a panoramic view of history. Students will learn the importance of the religious, political, legal, and cultural aspects of the ancient, medieval, and early modern world as seen from a Christian perspective.

Required for all majors except for Pre-Nursing, which may take either HIV 101 or 102.

HIV 102 History of Civilization (3 college credits)

Beginning with an examination of the founding of the United States and its Constitution as contrasted with the French Revolution and its ramifications, this course traces the emergence of the modern world. Students will learn the importance of the philosophies and current geopolitical trends that have helped to shape modern history.

Required for all majors except for Pre-Nursing, which may take either HIV 101 or 102.

HIV 201 United States History (3 college credits)

This course is a detailed examination of America's social, political, religious, and economic beginnings from the discovery of America through 1876. Students analyze the factors that have encouraged capitalism, free enterprise, nationalism, and the Christian faith.

Required for Elementary Education, History, Humanities, Political Science, Pre-Law, and Secondary Education, History concentration and second teaching field

HIV 202 United States History (3 college credits)

Students learn of the rise of America to a world power from the Gilded Age to the present. A Christian view of the people and events is the basis for this course in both domestic and foreign affairs.

Required for Elementary Education, History, Political Science, Pre-Law, and Secondary Education, History concentration and second teaching field

All PCC majors require at least one math course. Unless otherwise specified, MAV 121 or MAV 125 will meet this requirement. Placement in mathematics courses is determined by ACT/CLT/SAT math scores or the Algebra/Calculus Placement Exam.

MAV 121 College Algebra I (3 college credits)

Students learn about exponents, radicals, rational expressions, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, systems of equations, and applications.

Required for Management, Marketing, Pre-Nursing, and Secondary Education, Biology concentration

MAV 125 Mathematics for Liberal Arts (3 college credits)

Students will learn problem-solving skills and topics related to algebra, geometry, mathematical logic, and statistics.

Required for Political Science

MAV 130 College Algebra II (3 college credits)

Students learn about algebraic functions and equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear modeling, graphing techniques, and applications.

Prerequisites: At least “C-” in MAV 121 or place into MAV 130 or higher on the algebra/calculus placement exam.

Required for Accounting, Biology, Finance, Information Technology, Management, Marketing, and Secondary Education, Science concentration

MAV 131 College Trigonometry (3 college credits)

Students learn various methods of solving triangular problems. The analytical function of trigonometry is demonstrated through investigations of identities and simple equation solutions. The additional topics of matrices, sequences, and probability are discussed.

Prerequisites: At least “C-” in MAV 130 or place into MAV 131 or higher on the algebra/calculus placement exam.

Required for Biology, Cybersecurity, and Secondary Education, Science concentration

MAV 220 Business Calculus (3 college credits)

Students learn about limits, differentiation, and integration with an emphasis on business applications.

Prerequisites: At least “C-” in MAV 130 or place into MAV 131 or higher on the algebra/calculus placement exam.

Required for Accounting, Finance, and Management

MAV 221 Calculus I (4 college credits)

Students learn introductory calculus topics through differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions, with applications.

Prerequisites: At least “C-” in MAV 131 or place into MAV 221 on the algebra/calculus placement exam.

Required for Cell and Molecular Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Engineering, Electrical and Mechanical concentrations; Mathematics; Pre-Medicine; Pre-Pharmacy; and Secondary Education, Mathematics concentration and second teaching field

MAV 222 Calculus II (4 college credits)

Students learn properties and techniques of integration using algebraic and transcendental functions, applications of the definite integral to mathematics and physics, and properties of the convergence of infinite sequences and series.

Prerequisites: At least “C-” in MAV 221.

Required for Chemistry; Engineering, Electrical and Mechanical concentrations; Mathematics; and Secondary Education, Mathematics concentration and second teaching field

SCV 111 Fundamentals of Biology (3 college credits)

Students will learn foundational concepts in biology by studying origins, plant biology, all major animal phyla, and ecology and environment.

Required for Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Fulfills science elective; check Catalog to determine if major requires science elective.

SCV 112 Human and Cell Biology (3 college credits)

Students will learn the central concepts of human anatomy and physiology, cell biology, and genetics.

Required for Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Medical Office Systems and Administration. Fulfills science elective; check Catalog to determine if major requires science elective.

SCV 122 General Entomology (3 college credits)

This course provides an overview of the study of insects. Students will learn anatomy, biology, and taxonomy of insects and identify many common insects to the family level. In addition, they will study the practical uses of entomology.

Fulfills science elective; check Catalog to determine if major requires science elective.

SCV 211 Earth and Space (3 college credits)

Students learn the foundational scientific laws and principles that govern the natural processes involved in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.

Required for Elementary Education; Secondary Education, Science concentration and second teaching field; and Secondary Education, Biology concentration. Fulfills science elective for other majors; check Catalog to determine if major requires science elective.

SCV 212 Physical Science (3 college credits)

Students learn the foundational concepts, theories, and principles that guide the current understanding of and research in chemistry and physics.

Required for Elementary Education and Secondary Education, Science second teaching field. Fulfills science elective for other majors; check Catalog to determine if major requires science elective.

SCV 218 Elements of Nutrition (3 college credits)

Students learn the basic concepts of human nutrition, application of that knowledge to a healthy lifestyle, and nutritional diseases. Topics include nutrients and nutritional processes, food safety, and nutrition for life stages. Nationally established guidelines are addressed.

Required for Pre-Pharmacy. Fulfills science elective for other majors; check Catalog to determine if major requires science elective.

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.