CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

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HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES FOR COLLEGE CREDIT

The purpose of concurrent enrollment (CE) is to provide prepared high school students with a challenging and rigorous college-level experience. Students in the program receive both college and high school credit. The program allows students to become better prepared for the world of work or to complete selected college courses corresponding to the first year of coursework at a Utah public college or university

About Concurrent Enrollment

American Fork High School offers concurrent enrollment classes in conjunction with Utah Valley University. These classes offer both high school and college credit. Classes are held at AFHS campus and taught by our faculty on the Alpine School District calendar and schedule. The college credit is transferable to most state colleges in Utah. To verify credit transfer please contact the specific college of your choice. There is am admissions fee of $35.00 and a tuition fee of $5.00 per college credit for all concurrent enrollment classes – payable to UVU (Example: 3 credit hour class would cost $15.00).

 

AFHS Concurrent Enrollment Classes

Concurrent Enrollment Courses Offered at AFHS

American Fork High has a wide variety of Concurrent Enrollment courses available for students to take that can allow them to earn college credit towards their career path. Click on the course to find more information.

Students will learn necessary competencies for an entry-level IT professional including installing, building, upgrading, repairing, configuring, troubleshooting, optimizing, diagnosing, and performing preventive maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. This prepares the student to take the industry CompTIA A+ exams. Concurrent Enrollment credit (IT 1600) is available. $5 per credit hour. This course gives credit for the following CTE Pathways:  InfoTech Systems

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This is a college level course with college credit up to 8 semester hours (depending on score) for those who pass the advanced placement examination in May.  This is a laboratory, field work, and lecture course.  It is a good choice for a student who anticipates a career in science or medicine.  Students can register for concurrent enrollment (Bio 1010/1015) through UVU. Teacher approval required for sophomores.

AP Environmental science covers topics that pertain to the natural world, how it works, and humans’ effect on it. Some topics include: population, pollution, resource management, nutrient cycling and how each is connected to the other. This class requires up to 1 hour of homework a night, and has a large lab component. This course is an excellent option for any interested student who has completed one year of life science. Due to the quantitative analysis that is required in the course, students should be enrolled in at least Secondary Math 2.  Also desirable (but not necessary) is a course in earth science. Concurrent Enrollment: UVU ENVT 1110 (Introduction to Environmental Science) (3 sem hrs UVU credit)

ASL 3
You will learn advanced conversational and performance skills in this course.  Your fluency level in this course will increase and you will be able to converse in most real-life situations.  You will continue to learn about Deaf culture and will cover a variety of topics in more depth.  Evaluations will be based on performance, receptive skills, and written evaluations and papers. 

ASL 4

You will learn advanced conversational and performance skills in this course.  Your fluency level in this course will increase and you will be able to converse in most real-life situations.  You will continue to learn about Deaf culture and will cover a variety of topics in more depth.  Evaluations will be based on performance, receptive skills, and written evaluations and papers. 

 

Biotechnology is the science of using biological techniques to develop new products and procedures.  This extensive lab-based class will expose students to basic chemistry, manipulation of DNA and protein and development of commercial products using this technology.  This should be viewed as a second level Biology course. This course gives credit for the following CTE Pathways: Health Science

Students build a residential home on-site from start to finish in one school year.  Up to ten semester credits are available through concurrent enrollment at UVU.  Licensed General Contractors and members of the Utah Valley Home Builders Association provide class instruction.  Skills learned can be used to pay for college, build a home, or start a construction business.  Students must be willing to physically work hard and to work in inclement weather conditions.  Students need to fill out a CTE Application available in the Counseling Center.  The student will be contacted by Alpine School District CTE department during the summer with more information about the class.   Students also need to fill out School to School paperwork with the registrar at Timpanogos High in August to get this class added to your schedule.

CTE Pathways: Construction & Structural Systems

This is a college level course with college credit up to 8 semester hours (depending on score) for those who pass the advanced placement examination in May.  This is a laboratory, field work, and lecture course.  It is a good choice for a student who anticipates a career in science or medicine.  Students can register for concurrent enrollment (Bio 1010/1015) through UVU. Teacher approval required for sophomores.

Looking for more in-depth culinary skills? Come check out this class. Learn to keep food safe, refine your knife skills, and why math is part of cooking. We will deep dive into menu design, eggs, cheese, fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, meat, poultry, seafood, baking and more. This class offers concurrent enrollment credit from UVU.

This course gives credit for the following CTE Pathways:  Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism 



This course will provide students with information on network security including industry wide topics on communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, access control, authentication, external attack and operational and organizational security. This course will also prepare students for the MTA Security Fundamentals and the CompTIA Security+ IT industry certification exams. Concurrent Enrollment credit (IT 1700) is available. $5 per credit hour for CE. CTE Pathways: Cybersecurity

Dance Company emphasizes technique, choreography and performance.  Students are required to perform in the Winter and Spring concerts and attend outside concerts and workshops at the college or professional level.  Choreography takes up the majority of class time.  Extra rehearsals before and after school will be necessary.  This is the course to take to prepare for Dance Sterling Scholar and lettering in Dance.  Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and complete the audition.

This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of concepts and skills used to create digital media. Students will learn and create elements of text, graphics, animation, sound, video, and digital imaging that will be delivered via the Internet or other media. These skills can prepare students for entry-level multimedia positions as well as provide fundamental digital media understandings and skills beneficial for other occupational/educational goals. This course gives credit for the following CTE Pathways:  Fashion Apparel, Broadcasting & Digital Media, Broadcasting & Digital Media, Business, Administration, Business Information Management, Graphic Design & Communication, Hospitality & Tourism, Interior Design, Marketing, Web Development.

A first responder is a person who has been trained to provide initial care in an emergency.  As the first trained professional on the scene, your actions are often critical.  They may determine whether a seriously ill or injured person survives.  By taking this course, the student will gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to give appropriate care to a victim of injury or sudden illness.  The student will learn how to minimize a victim’s discomfort and prevent further complications until more advanced medical personnel take over.  A Red Cross Certification is given for Emergency response, CPR for the Professional Rescuer.  This course does not satisfy the Health requirement for graduation.

This course gives credit for the following CTE Pathways: Health Science

Prerequisite: Completion of Eng.10, 11 with a B average or better. ACT score of 19+ in English and Reading or (or a score of 20+ in English and 18+ in Reading, or 20+ in Reading and 18+ in English). 

 

Emphasizes academic inquiry and research in the humanities and social sciences. Explores issues from multiple perspectives. Teaches careful reasoning, argumentation, and rhetorical awareness of purpose, audience, and genre. Focuses on critically evaluating, effectively integrating, and properly documenting sources. In addition to major essay assignments, may include in-class writing and collaboration, an annotated bibliography, oral presentations, and portfolios.

Prerequisite: Completion of Eng.10, 11 with a B average or better. ACT score of 19+ in English and Reading or (or a score of 20+ in English and 18+ in Reading, or 20+ in Reading and 18+ in English). 

 

This is a dual-credit course: Students receive high school, senior-level Language Arts credit as well as Freshman Language Arts Credit at UVU. The course content will be a hybrid of AFHS’s AP Language Course and UVU’s English 1010. It addresses rhetorical knowledge and skills, focusing on critical reading, writing, and thinking; introduces writing for specific academic audiences and situations; emphasizes writing as a process through multiple drafts and revisions; and will include major essay assignments, writing and collaboration, research writing, and journaling. Although this is a college-level course, the student’s grade will be recorded on an official high school transcript. NOTE: UVU requires a grade of C- or better in this class for students intending to take English 2010/2020 at UVU.

 

UVU English 1010 requirements:

  • Have a 3.0 GPA in 10th and 11th grade English classes
  • Have an ACT score of 19+ in English and 19+ in Reading or have ACT scores of 20+ in English and 18+ in Reading or have 
  • ACT scores of 18+ in English and 20+ in Reading or you may substitute ACT scores with a UVU Accuplacer Reading and Sentence Skills Test

Course will enable students to implement decision-making skills they must apply and use to become wise and knowledgeable consumers, savers, investors, users of credit, money managers, citizens, and members of a global workforce and society.  Students will be taught and prepared to be prudent managers of financial resources, enabling them to achieve long and short term financial goals and security; demonstrate an understanding of personal financial planning and sound money management skills; actively participate in and understand management of personal savings and investments and accept responsibility for and understand personal and societal consequences of financial decisions.

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French 3

This class is for students who have taken and passed French 2.  Alpine School District level 3 curriculum will be used.  Students will learn how to talk and write about relationships, their childhood, future careers, hotel stays, and outdoor adventures through the use of the present, past, future, conditional and subjunctive tenses.  The course focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing in greater depth and intensity.  The course includes the study of various literary works including one novel and many short passages.  This course may also be used for the ALA English credit.

 

French 4
This class is for students who have taken and passed French 3.  The course involves intensive review, in-depth study and further practice of French.  The student will study advanced grammar.  Further study of culture and literature will be included.  Students will read selected novels and short stories.  This class is designed for college preparation. Class will be conducted in French.  This course may also be used for ALA English credit.

This is an advanced instructional course that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills needed to design and construct cabinets for kitchens, laundry rooms, and/or bathroom vanities.  Cabinets are constructed for real clients and installed as part of the class.  There is no lab fee for this class, however all cabinets are installed off site and students do not come away with a project.  Real world techniques and procedures will be taught and used and students will gain the greatest experience in woodworking from this course.  This class stresses the safe use of trade hand tools and machinery used in the construction of cabinetry items. CTE Pathways:  Manufacturing & Production

German 3
Students continue to master what they have learned in German thus far, and acquire an understanding of more complex grammar.  Writing is stressed. By the end of the year students will understand German spoken at a normal, unaltered pace.  This course may also be used for ALA English credit.

German 4
In this course students study some history, culture, literature, music, and art of German speaking countries.  Most instruction is in German.  This course may also be used for ALA English credit.

The Introduction to Information Technology (IT) course is for students interested in pursuing a career in the field of Information Technology. Students will be introduced to the different aspects of information technology to determine their interests. Students will complete assignments and projects in IT careers, digital media, hardware and operating systems, communications and networks, software development, databases, and new and emerging technologies. Concurrent Enrollment credit (INFO 1120) is available. $5 per credit hour.This course gives credit for the following CTE Pathways: 

Business Info Management, Cybersecurity

IT Systems, Web Development, Programming & Software Dev.

Japanese 3
Students will expand their vocabulary and kanji through a variety of activities.  Instruction and conversation will be mostly in Japanese.  Usage and application will be emphasized and advanced grammar principles will be taught.  Students will be encouraged to participate in the Utah Japan Bowl and Japanese National Exam for level 3.

This course may also be used for ALA English credit.

Japanese 4
Students will be exposed to a variety of materials where students will be able to gain an introduction to contemporary social, political, or educational issues; to the place of religion within Japanese society; or to traditional versus modern male and female gender roles.  Students will be able to learn more customary topics, such as traditional Japanese arts, customs, festivals, geography, and history at deeper and richer levels.  The demanding texts containing these rich sources of information require command of a significant number of kanji that will be covered throughout this course.  Students will be encouraged to participate in the Utah Japan Bowl to be able to compete in the Nationals in Washington DC. This class will prepare students to take the Advanced Placement Japanese test.  This course may also be used for ALA English credit.

The CompTIA Linux+ [Powered by LPI] certification is a vendor neutral credential. In order to receive CompTIA Linux+ certification, a candidate must pass two exams. The successful junior level Linux administrator should be able to:

  • Work at the Linux command line;
  • Perform easy maintenance tasks including assisting users, adding users to a larger system, executing backup and restore, shutdown and reboot;
  • Install and configure a workstation (including X) and connect it to a LAN, or a stand-alone PC via modem to the Internet.

The first exam is CompTIA Linux+ [Powered by LPI] exam number LX0-101. This exam measures a portion of the competencies required by a junior level Linux administrator. Concurrent Enrollment credit (IT 1510) is available. $5 per credit hour for CE. This course gives credit for the following CTE Pathways:  Cybersecurity

Must enroll in Concurrent Enrollment UVU

Must complete Secondary Math 1, 2, 3 with at least a C grade average OR have at least an ACT score of 19 on the math section.

Students will gain a deep understanding of the fundamental concepts and relationships of functions. Students will expand their knowledge of quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions to include power, polynomial, rational, and piecewise. Students will investigate and explore mathematical ideas, and develop multiple strategies for analyzing complex situations. Students will analyze various representations of functions, sequences, and series. This course is designed to prepare students for Math 1050 CE.

Must enroll in Concurrent Enrollment UVU

Complete Math1010 first (with C grade or higher), OR have at least an ACT score of 23 on the math section.

Students will gain a deep understanding of the fundamental concepts and relationships of function.   Students will expand their knowledge of quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions to include power, polynomial, rational, and piecewise. Students will investigate and explore mathematical ideas, and develop multiple strategies for analyzing complex situations. Students will analyze various representations of functions, sequences, and series. This course is designed to prepare students for calculus.

Physiology is designed for students who wish to continue their education in a medical related field either vocationally or in a university setting.  Physiology covers the study of anatomy and the functions of all body systems in the human organism.  Students will know the anatomy of each system and problems that can occur either congenital or pathological.  The class will use the most advanced theories dealing with medicine.  Information will be given by the instructor and guest lectures by local doctors and nurses.  Having Biology previously is recommended. This course gives credit for the following CTE Pathways: 

Health Science

This is an instructional course that emphasizes a pragmatic approach to scientific principles in plant and soil science utilizing classroom, greenhouse, and grounds activities to enhance learning.  Students will learn plant growth processes and apply scientific principles to actually grow poinsettias, bedding plants (such as geraniums, petunias, marigolds, hanging baskets), and vegetables in the school greenhouse. This course gives credit for the following CTE Pathways: Plant Science

Spanish 3
The emphasis is on verb conjugation, speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  There is more at-home practice required than the regular Spanish 3 course and more in-depth exams.

Spanish 4
This course was developed by a team of teachers in Alpine School District and will focus on using, speaking, reading, writing, and listening to accomplish certain tasks and learn about certain topics. All verb tenses will be reviewed.  There will be an added emphasis on reading and writing.  This class will be fast-paced and will begin to prepare students for the AP Spanish Exam.

This full-year course is designed to teach students components of exercise science/sports medicine; including exploration of therapeutic careers, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, first aid, injury prevention principles, the healing process, rehabilitation techniques, therapeutic modalities, taping techniques, sport nutrition, sport psychology, and performance enhancement philosophies.  This course does not satisfy the Health requirement for graduation. This course gives credit for the following CTE Pathways: 

Health Science

Students build upon their technical skills learned in Video Production 1. An emphasis is put on storytelling and narrative filmmaking. Students will get to use more advanced production equipment, tools, and video editing software. These skills will allow students to tell better stories using videos. Students will participate in the production of more advanced video projects that have the opportunity to be showcased at the Utah High School Film Festival. This course gives credit for the following CTE Pathways:  Broadcasting & Digital Media

Web Development 1 and 2 is a course designed to guide students in a project-based environment in the development of up-to-date concepts and skills that are used in the development of today’s websites. 

This course gives credit for the following CTE Pathways: Web Development

 

To access the Concurrent Enrollment schedule for classes offered at American Fork High School click on the link below.

UVU Live Interactive Courses

Managed and facilitated by Utah Valley University, students at American Fork High School can participate in classes taught in real-time from AFHS fully interactive video conference. Each Student can ask questions, interact, and communicate with their instructor and fellow classmates who are participating from multiple locations as if they were all in the same classroom. Cost is $35.00 for admissions to UVU as a Concurrent Enrollment student at UVU, and $5.00 tuition fee per credit hour. Live Interactive Courses are offered during Fall, Spring and Summer. For information about Live Interactive Courses contact our CE/LI Coordinator – Tessa Simpson at [email protected] or 801.610.8800 ext 584.

 

To find out what Live Interactive classes are offered for each semester, click on the link below. 

Registering for Concurrent Enrollment

Registration Information

To register for a Concurrent Enrollment Class at American Fork High School you will need to put the specific course in your class schedule when you register for school. After you register for the class at AFHS, you will then need to complete the following 3 steps at https://www.uvu.edu/concurrent/.

 

  1. Register for UVU. You must be admitted to UVU before you can register for your class at UVU. 
  2. Register for the Concurrent Enrollment class(s) through UVU.
  3. Pay an admissions fee of $35.00 and a tuition fee $5.00 per college credit.  (Example: 3 credit hour class would cost $15.00)
  4. Submit transcripts if you are taking Math 1010/1050 or English 1010/2010 to UVU.

UVU has set deadlines to register for Concurrent Enrollment Classes. Click here to access Concurrent Enrollment the deadlines. If you have a hard time registering through UVU, please contact Tessa Simpson our CE/LI Coordinator at [email protected] or 801.610.8800 ext 584.

Prerequisites for Concurrent Enrollment

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General Requirements

To take certain Concurrent Enrollment courses at AFHS, there are general requirements and prerequisites required.
A general requirement to be eligible to take Concurrent Enrollment classes at AFHS, you must have a 3.0 GPA for academic courses and a 2.0 GPA for CTE courses.

Prerequisites are required in some classes offered at AFHS. To know what the required prerequisites are for each class, click the the link below.