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By LeAnn R. Ralph
COLFAX — Students at Colfax High School can now take up to 36 college credits.
The classes are available through the “Early College Credit” program for the universities and the “Start College Now” program for the technical colleges, said John Dachel, Colfax High School principal, at the Colfax Board of Education’s September 16 meeting.
Although 11 classes that will allow students to earn 32 credits were on the list initially, as of the Friday before the school board meeting, two additional classes had been approved, he said.
The additional classes, each worth two credits at the technical college level, are Computer Aided Design (CAD) and SolidWorks, Dachel said.
SolidWorks is a “solid” modeling computer-aided design and engineering software program.
Jamie Buchholtz, Colfax High School technology education teacher, worked on the curriculum during the summer so the new classes could be approved, Dachel said.
Here are the 11 other classes on the list in addition to CAD and SolidWorks:
• Medical terminology — 3 college credits.
• Horticulture — 6 college credits.
• Psychology (Distance Learning) — 3 college credits.
• Accounting — 4 college credits.
• Microsoft Office Suite — 2 college credits.
• Sociology (Distance Learning) — 3 college credits.
• Sign Language I (Distance Learning) — 2 college credits.
• Sign Language II (Distance Learning) — 2 college credits.
• Publications — 1 college credit.
• Statistics — 3 college credits.
• Fundamentals of Speech (Distance Learning) — 3 college credits.