Dual Enrollment (CCAP)

Dual Enrollment
What is Dual Enrollment?

These courses are Palomar College courses, taught by Palomar College hired professors in sections that are exclusively for our students. SMUSD students that participate and pass these courses receive weighted credit on their high school transcript that count towards high school graduation, can receive university transferable credit (4-year & 2-year), and UC and/or CSU a-g credit as well. Additionally, both the course and the books are free for SMUSD students.

Items you will need to apply:

- CCC Apply Account (either updated if you have previously taken a Dual Enrollment Class or new if you have never taken a Dual Enrollment Class)
- CCC-ID #, Confirmation # and Palomar ID (you will get from your CCC Apply Account)

- K12 Form and Consent to Treatment of Minor form 

- SMUSD Student/Parent/Guardian Dual Enrollment Agreement

For more information on Dual Enrollment courses, please visit our Future Center or speak to your counselor.

It is important to note that Palomar College has their own online platform called MyCanvas. Students will use their Palomar College ID and Palomar email address to access course content/classroom meetings.

In addition, please keep in mind that these are college courses and Palomar’s deadlines for adding/dropping a course are set by Palomar and may differ from SMUSD high school courses.

*Courses are based upon enrollment and will differ each semester*
The following Dual Enrollment classes will be offered for Fall 2023:


Grade level: 10-12                   Prerequisite: None        
A-G Designation: G College prep elective

Transferability: UC/CSU

Historical development, philosophy, and constitutional provisions of law. Definitions, classification of crimes, study of case law, and concepts of the law as a social force.


Grade level: 9-12
Prerequisite: None
A-G Designation: F: Visual and Performing Art or G: College prep elective
Transferability: UC/CSU

Promotes an understanding and an appreciation for art through slide lectures, discussion, and museum visits. For non-art majors.


Grade level: 10-12, Repeatable (Not to exceed being taken 4 times)

Prerequisite: Student must be employed

A-G Designation: G College prep elective

Transferability: CSU

Supervised work experience education students. The students work experience aids in the development of transferable skills and career exploration.


Grade level: 9-12

Prerequisite: None

A-G Designation: G College prep elective

Transferability: UC/CSU

Provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to reach their educational goals. Topics include academic learning strategies, college and life skills, diversity awareness and assessment of personal characteristics related to educational success. The role of race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation and age in higher education and personal identity is a central theme of the course.


Grade level: 11-12

Prerequisite: None

A-G Designation: This course in addition to CS 102 meets MHHS US History graduation requirement; 

A - History / Social Science OR G - College Prep Elective

Transferability: UC/CSU

A survey of the Americas from 1492 to the mid-1800s, with an emphasis on understanding the impact of European invasion of the Americas through colonialism and imperialism while making connections between the past and the present. Chicano, Mexican, and Indigenous resistance, decolonization, and cultural survival are analyzed. The course introduces concepts such as race and racism, white supremacy, settler colonialism, and historical trauma in the Americas. Intended for students interested in history, Chicano, and Ethnic Studies or other social sciences.

***Note: Students planning to take this course to fulfill their US History requirement will need to take CS 102 in the Spring semester to complete the full year requirement of History.


Grade level: 10-12

Prerequisite: "C" or better in Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 honors

A-G Designation: G College prep elective

Transferability: UC/CSU

Descriptive analysis of the structure and functioning of the economy of the United States. Emphasizes national income, problems of inflation and unemployment, the role of government, specifically fiscal and monetary policies, money and banking, economic growth, and analysis of global issues. 


DE Spring 23 info (1).pdf

DE Español_Spring 23 info.pdf

The following Dual Enrollment classes will be offered for Spring 2023 (Classes start the week of January 30th, 2023):

     • AJ 210: Basic Crime Scene Forensic Science (3.00)
          Face-to-face: Mon & Wed 4pm-5:25pm
          (Open to students in grades 10-12)
          Transferability: CSU
Introduces Various specialized disciplines including the following: crime lab functions, forensic instrumentation, forensic photography, crime scene processing, drug analysis, hair and fiber analysis, questioned documents, and fingerprint usage.

     • CE 110: Cooperative Education (Work Experience) (3.00)
         Asynchronous online
         (Prerequisite: Student must be employed)
Transferability: CSU

Supervised work experience education students. The students work experience aids in the development of transferable skills and career exploration.

     • CINE 100: Art of Cinema (3.00)
         (Can fulfill 5 MHHS VAPA credits)
(Open to students in grades 9-12)

         Asynchronous online
Transferability: UC/CSU
This course is an aesthetic study of film. It examines the broad questions of form and content, aesthetics and meaning, and history and culture. Weekly film screenings will investigate the use of symbolism, characterization, imagery, and uses of realism and fantasy in motion pictures. Analysis of significant films will be in terms of thematic coherence, structural unity, technical achievement, and visual beauty. Topics include modes of production, narrative and non-narrative forms, visual design, editing, sound, genre, ideology and critical analysis. Also explored is how the film business influences cinema as an art form.

     • COUN 148: Managing Stress & Well-Being (3.00)
         Asynchronous online 
         (Open to students in grades 9-12)
Transferability: UC/CSU

Investigates the cultural, sociological, physiological sources of stress and well-being across the lifespan. An examination of how the mind-body relationship is affected by personality, thoughts, life events, and messages received within a multicultural society and family will be studied. Students learn mindfulness and stress reduction techniques that resolve stress and anxiety and promote well-being physically, energetically, emotionally, cognitively, socially, and behaviorally.

     • CS 102: United States History from a Chicano Perspective II (3.00)
         Synchronous online: Tues & Thurs 3:45pm-5:10pm
         (Open to students in grades 11-12)
Transferability: UC/CSU
A survey course in Chicana/o and American history that covers the period from 1840 to the present. Emphasis is placed on the Mexican origin population in the United States with a focus on social, political, and economic issues. Topics include the U.S.-Mexican War, systemic racism and segregation, lynching of Mexicans, the Zoot Suit Riots, the Chicano Movement, and the Ban on Mexican American Studies. Intended for students interested in history, Chicano and Ethnic Studies, and other social issues.

     • ECON 102: Principles of Economics (Micro) (3.00)
         Synchronous online: 3:45pm-5:10pm
         (Open to students in grades 10-12)
Transferability: UC/CSU
Analyzes decision making of individuals and groups as it relates to economic behavior. Examines market structures and resources markets under the varying degrees of competition. Investigates causes of the market failures such as public goods and externalities. Includes international trade and finance.

Application workshop presentation:
 Application Workshop - Dual Enrollment.pptx

***If you are having trouble obtaining  your Palomar ID, please reach out to Jennifer Finn, the Palomar Dual Enrollment supervisor:
760-744-1150 ext. 2274 | [email protected] ***