Dual Credit Information for Students and Parents

Students at participating Indiana high schools, who meet enrollment criteria, are eligible to enroll in Dual Credit courses offered by Purdue University. Various Indiana high schools offer Purdue dual-credit classes that are equivalent to courses in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

Students who want to enroll should refer to the Polytechnic Dual Credit Student Packet (PDF: 146KB).

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You are not officially enrolled until you apply, are admitted and pay course fees. 

Dual Credit Courses

CGT 11000 - Technical Graphics Communications (3 Credits)

This course is an introduction to the graphic language used to communicate design ideas using CAD.  Topics include sketching, multi-view drawings, auxiliary views, working drawings, dimensioning practices, and section views.

CNIT 10500 - Introduction to C Programming (3 Credits)

This course is an introduction to computer programming using the "C" language. The emphasis is on structured programming principles, and understanding the basic concepts that apply to engineering problems. Among topics covered in this course are: problem solving using top down design, using flowcharts to explain the program logic, selection structure, repetition structure, bitwise operations, arrays, pointers, strings, passing arguments, and sequential files.

CNIT 15501 - Introduction to Software Development Concepts (3 Credits)

This course introduces fundamental software development concepts common to most programming languages. Topics include: problem solving and algorithm development, debugging, programming standards, variable, data types, operators, decisions, repetitive structures, modularity, array, user interface construction, software testing and debugging. A broad range of examples will be used throughout the course to show how each programming concept applies to real life problems.

CNIT 18000 - Introduction to Systems Development (3 Credits)

This course introduces information systems development. Topics include types of information systems, system development, database management systems, and problem solving. Students will read/create UML, ERD, and data flow diagrams to model information system objects, data, processes, and logic. Labs emphasize modeling and SQL/QBE querying to prepare students for later systems, programming, and database classes. Given user requirements students will design, construct, and test a personal computer information system. PC literacy required.

MET 10200 - Production Design and Specifications (3 Credits)

The design, evaluation, and documentation of engineering specifications required of manufacturability and assembly are introduced.  Emphasis is on CAD-based details, assemblies, design layouts, equipment installations, and related industrial practices.

MET 14300 - Materials and Processes I (3 Credits)

An overview of structures, properties, processing and applications of metals and ceramics commonly used in industry is presented.  Problem solving skills are developed in the areas of materials selection, evaluation, measurement, and testing.

MET 14400 - Materials and Processes II (3 Credits)

An overview of structures, properties, processing and applications of polymers, composites, laminates, biomaterials, green materials, nanomaterials, and pharmaceuticals commonly used in industry is presented.  Problem solving skills are developed in the areas of material selection, evaluation, measurement, and testing.  This course serves as the gateway for the MET and MFET programs.

TECH 12000 - Design Thinking in Technology (3 Credits)

Student will engage in critical analysis of real-world problems and global challenges. They will demonstrate the ability to recognize opportunity and to take initiative in developing solutions applying the principles of human centered design. Students will be able to communicate effectively and to work well on teams. Problems and solutions will be examined from societal, cultural, and ethical perspectives.

TLI 11100 - Gateway to Technology, Leadership and Innovation (3 Credits)

This course serves as an introduction to the various Technology Leadership & Innovation (TLI) programs. Students study the interface between technology and people, while developing strategies to lead, innovate, and solve problems in a technology-rich, systems environment. Concepts of globalization, ethical practices, and life-long learning are also explored.

TLI 11200 - Foundations of Organizational Leadership (3 Credits)

A survey of individual and organizational behavioral concepts and principles that provide a foundation for leadership in technology organizations. The focus will be toward the understanding of behaviors necessary for effective technology leadership, including concepts of work in a technology-rich environment.

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