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Early College Credit

Current high school students can earn college credits and save future college tuition money for no cost beyond the textbook.

Students may enroll in online courses from the College of the Siskiyous that will fulfill general education requirements at UC and CSU schools with no cost beyond the textbooks.

Online Course Offerings - Fall 2020

The Early College Credit course offerings for Fall 2020 are:

  • General Psychology (Psychology 1001 CRN 7168, 7169, 7171)
  • Introduction to Humanities (Humanities 1001 CRN 7098)
  • Introduction to Sociology (Sociology 1001 CRN 7181, 7182)

Courses are offered on a rotating basis so returning students can take a new class and new students can take a class that may have already been offered.

Students interested in enrolling in a fall course should have a free period. These are IGETC courses that satisfy freshman/sophomore level general education requirements. AP students need to be sure not to take overlapping courses (AP Psychology students should not sign up for psychology classes). There is no cost for the course, although some courses may require the purchase of a textbook.


Review the courses offered as part of the ECC program this session. Meet with your counselor to plan your schedule, including taking the online courses.

Applications for enrollment can be obtained from Principal Kevin Cushing

Once you are registered, Carondelet will create class lists in a Schoology Group, hold an orientation session, and monitor student progress through each course.

Course Descriptions - Fall 2020

General Psychology

PSY 1001 - CRN 7168, 7169, 7171
August 24 - December 17
3 units, Graded

This is a basic course introducing psychology as the scientific study of behavior and mental processes through the exploration of major theories and concepts, methods, and research findings. Topics include biological bases of behavior, perception, cognition, learning, emotion and motivation, development, personality, social psychology, psychological disorders and therapies, and applied psychology. (AA, CSU, UC)

Introduction to Humanities

HUM 1001 - CRN 7098 
September 14 - December 17
3 units, Graded

A broad introduction to the major forms and types of artistic expression: sculpture, architecture, painting, philosophy, literature, drama, dance, film, and music. (AA, CSU, UC)
Prerequisite: ENGL 0900 or qualification. Student must provide current transcript and copies of SAT scores. Please contact Mr. Cushing.

Introduction to Sociology

SOC 1001 - CRN 7181, 7182
August 24 - December 17
3 units, Graded

An introduction to the study of Sociology including its basic concepts, theories, and methods. Topics include analysis and explanations of different social systems, cultures, socialization, deviance, groups, social stratification, race, gender, minorities, and the family. (AA, CSU, UC)

Program Cost

There is no cost for tuition for this program. Students will be responsible for purchasing any textbooks.  Cost will vary or there may be no cost involved.

Transfer of Units

The California Community College (CCC) courses we have selected are transferable to all UC and CSU schools. We have selected courses that can be applied to the general education requirements of most campuses.

If you’re considering attending a private or an out-of-state school, call the admissions office of the universities in question and ask about the transfer of California Community College units, though we have found that the vast majority of colleges accept these units as part of general education course work.


Additional Benefits

  • Cost-savings on future college course work
  • Guided transition to college level work
  • College scheduling flexibility
  • Learning how to navigate an online environment
  • The opportunity to make the college application more “attractive”
  • Strengthening time management skills while learning in a flexible learning environment
  • Gaining college credit for the cost of a textbook

College Cost Savings

Average cost per unit for a California State University class is $191 per unit. For a typical 3-unit class in this Early College Credit program, that would be a savings of $573.

Average costs for a UC course is $502. For a typical 3-unit class in this Early College Credit program, that would be a $1506.

Private university costs per unit vary, but for a typical private college attended by a Carondelet student can range from $925 for Saint Mary’s to $1560 for Chapman, with some school over $1800 per unit.

When these units transfer, the savings add up quickly.

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