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Illinois Valley Community College dual credit courses are available to juniors and seniors who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Students are able to earn up to 24 semester credit hours during their high school career.

The following courses are offered on campus annually:

English 1001 and 1002 – (Prerequisite: Senior status, ‘B’ average and IVCC placement tests)
Speech 1001 – (Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status, ‘B’ average and IVCC placement tests)
Math 2002 – Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 (Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus or consent of math faculty)   
History 2001 and 2002 – United States History (Prerequisite: Junior or Senior with a ‘B’ average)
History 1000 – Western Civilization (Prerequisite: Junior or Senior with a “B” average)        
Biology 1001 – Introduction to Biology (Prerequisite: Junior or Senior with a “B” average)
Biology 1000 – The Global Environment (Prerequisite: Junior or Senior with a “B” average)
Health and Physical Education 1020 and 1021 – (Prerequisite: Junior or Senior with a “B” average)
Strategies for College 1000 – (Prerequisite: Junior or Senior with a “B” average)

The following courses are offered on campus on a rotating basis, one course per semester:

                * Psychology                                       * Sociology
                * Art Appreciation                            * Music Appreciation
                * Statistics                                            * Political Science


Additional Opportunities


Running Start is available to qualified Marquette Academy juniors and seniors who are academically motivated and able to take college courses at both Marquette Academy and IVCC. Through this program the student will fulfill the requirements needed to complete an Associates of Arts or Science Degree. Download the brochure here.

Benefits of Running Start: 

  • Time Saving - students earn college credit for their high school course pattern requirements
  • Ease of Transition from High School to College - the transition from a High School student and College student becomes seamless.
  • Cost Savings - *The Dual Credit classes will be taken at 60% of the cost of standard IVCC tuition (*As of the 2017-18 school year)

The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is a program to complete the lower level General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) requirements for a Bachelors Degree. Currently there are 106 Illinois colleges and universities that are IAI participants.

Independent study is available to students who wish to pursue advanced work in a subject area under the direction of a member of the Marquette faculty.  Independent study is for the strong academic student who wishes to pursue an area of guided study in a personally developed and designed program.

Marquette High School students may take courses at Ottawa High School that are not offered at Marquette.  Prerequisites are set by Ottawa High for each course.

This course or program provides on the job training in a skilled occupation, taken at sites pre-established by the administration.