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Local Tuition Rates, International Honors Classes

This article appeared in a February 2016 issue of the student newsletter.  

Did you know you can take online classes from top four-year colleges and pay DCCCD tuition rates? It's true! If you've completed 12 credit hours of college-level courses and have earned a 3.5 GPA or higher, you qualify.  

International Honors Certificates 

These international honors courses (IHC) are currently available through three separate universities and each lead to a different International Honor Certificate. 

Spring 2016 flex offerings include: 

1. UCLA Anderson – Global Entrepreneurship Certificate 

Learn the core concepts to create a global business plan, to get it funded and successfully grow your business. DCCCD class: Introduction to Business (BUSI 1301-93X01) OR Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship (BUSG 2309-93X01). 

2. University of Johannesburg, South Africa – Organizational Leadership Certificate 

Build a foundation for leadership by understanding yourself, working with others and leading in any context. DCCCD class:  Inter Cultural Management (IBUS 2341-93X01) OR Organizational Behavior (HRPO 2307 93X01). 

3. University of South Carolina – International Business Human Resources Certificate
*Ranked #1 international business program for 13 straight years 

Develop an understanding of modern management in the international setting. You will learn how to balance corporate policies with local customs so you can manage successfully in a global workplace. DCCCD class: Introduction to International Business and Trade (IBUS 1305-93X01) OR Human Resources Management (HRPO 2301-93X01).

Expand Your World View

Interested, but wondering if an International Honor Certificate is right for you? Below are a few key facts that may help you decide if the certificate (and the timing) is right. 

  • These are self-paced honors courses
  • The deadline to apply for the spring 2016 program is Wednesday, Feb. 3
  • Your class will run Feb. 4 to April 29 as part of flex term
  • When you pass the course, you receive a grade of "Pass"  for the DCCCD equivalent course and an International Honors Certificate is issued by the four-year institution
  • You must register by February 3 to receive financial aid

 *This program is offered in conjunction with Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society; however, membership in PTK is not required. Students who complete the courses also receive a certificate of "International Leadership in Action and Development" through PTK. 

Boost Your Resume

Wonder what are students saying about the International Honors Courses (IHC)?  

Many believe the certificate program will help them expand their resume including Jorge Pina, a biomedical sciences student at Mountain View College. 

"I'm not just competing with people in Dallas," explains Pina. "I'm competing on an international level. This (program) gives me a competitive advantage if I'm applying to an elite university or for a job." 

A resume boost translates into more than job opportunities, however. A strong resume can also help you with scholarship applications— especially those for international travel or study abroad. Your honors class will introduce you to some of these scholarship opportunities. 

Enroll Today

Registration is available online through eConnect through Wednesday Feb.3, 2016.  

You may register for only ONE of these courses. Be sure to enter the specific section number. 

To determine if these IHC/DCCCD courses would apply to your program of study or degree plan (as a required course, elective or additional course) please see an academic advisor or use eAdvising in eConnect before registering.  This is especially important if you are receiving financial aid or if you need information on how these online IHC courses will transfer to a four-year institution.  

Upon registration of your course, log into eCampus and select "Your Online Classroom." Under "Community" search for the DCCCD-PTK-INTERNATIONAL organization for additional course information. 

Access to your IHC online course begins on Feb. 4, 2016, and you will receive instructions via email on how to access your course prior to that date.   

Get More Information

For more information, speak with a Phi Theta Kappa advisor on your campus or visit dcccd.edu/PhiThetaKappaIHC.

You can also contact Becky Witherspoon at bwitherspoon@dcccd.edu or at 972-860-8928; or Anna Mays, amays@dcccd.edu, at 214-378-1733.