Dual Enrollment Classes
Battle Creek Public Schools, Grand Valley State University
High school students
Workforce Development Focus
Increasing number of healthcare workers
Workforce Issues Addressed
Providing a benefit or incentive that encourages individuals to pursue a healthcare profession
Upperclassmen at Battle Creek Central High School have the ability to take free dual enrollment classes related to healthcare, which are taught on-site by GVSU professors. Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 to be eligible. Students can take courses entitled "Introduction to Healthcare" and "Medical Terminology" and can earn 3 college credits at GVSU for each course they complete. The goal of the dual enrollment classes is to encourage upperclassmen to major in a health profession in college. Funding comes from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.