Dual Credit at RCHS

All students planning to enroll in a four year university after high school or seeking certification in a workforce program should consider course work in dual credit.  Dual credit courses help students prepare for their future by completing the same assignments as university students all while on the high school campus surrounded by the support of high school instructors, counselors, and parents.  Additionally, students and families have a significant savings on average.  For example. students attending school at the University of North Texas would spend $8,736 in tuition and fees per year.  At Royse City High School, that same student would spend $750 and be reimbursed half of the tuition for each class passed. Dual credit is a wonderful learning opportunity for all students.

2016-2017 Courses/Programs

  • Associate of Science-General Studies
  • Associate of Applied Science-Criminal Justice
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Enhanced Nurse Aide
  • Mechatronics
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Emergency Medical Technician

2017-2018 Courses/Programs

  • Welding
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Medical Records Coding
  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship

2018-2019 Courses/Programs

  • Cosmetology

TSI Information

Students interested in taking dual credit courses in the areas of Language, Math, Science, and/or Social Studies (including Psychology, Sociology and Spanish) must take the TSI test during the Spring Semester prior to Fall enrollment.  A copy of the student’s TSI scores must be turned into Ms. Taylor in B108 no later than June 1st to meet enrollment deadlines.

The qualifying scores must be met prior to enrolling in dual credit.  (There will be no exceptions made for students not meeting minimum requirements.):

Minimum TSI Eligibility Scores in both Reading and Writing for dual credit courses in English, History, and Science (including Psychology, Sociology and Spanish (Students must meet the minimum scores listed on both tests.)  

Exam Score
Reading 349 or Higher

363 with 4 on Essay
5 or above on Essay

Minimum TSI Eligibility Scores for Math

Exam Score
Math 349 or Higher

 Signing up for the TSI test(s):

Option 1:  Paris Junior College 

The Testing Center is open Monday through Friday. Please call 903-454-9333 for reservations. The TSI assessment costs $15 per section payable by cash, money order or credit card on the day of the exam.  Students should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to their appointment with a Photo ID.

Option 2:  Texas A&M Commerce

The TSI assessment is done by appointment only.  Appointments are scheduled between 8 am and 2 pm.  Plan for 1 1/2 hours per section; however, the sections are untimed.  Call 903-886-5122 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule an appointment to ensure a computer is available.  The TSI assessment costs $15 per section payable by cash, money order or credit card on the day of the exam. Students should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to their appointment with a Photo ID.

Available Dual Credit Courses

Area in Language: (TSI reading & writing required)

  • DC English 1
  • DC English 2
  • DC Speech
  • DC Intermediate Spanish IPre-Req. Spanish I & II
  • DC Intermediate Spanish IIPre-Req. DC Spanish I

Area in Social Studies: (TSI reading & writing required)

  • DC U.S. History
  • DC Macroeconomics
  • DC U.S. Government
  • DC Microeconomics
  • DC Texas Government
  • DC Psychology
  • DC Sociology

Area in Math:  (TSI math required)

  • DC College Algebra/Pre-calculus (Juniors and Seniors Only)
  • DC Calculus -Pre-Req. DC College Algebra/Pre-calculus (Seniors Only)

Area in Science:  (TSI reading & writing required.)

  • DC Biology – Pre-Req. in Biology


Other Dual Credit Courses

(Although most of the courses listed below do not require TSI testing, there are specific sequences in which courses must be taken and Pre-Reqs that must be met prior to enrollment, please see your counselor for details.)

Computer Information A+ and Net+ Certification Courses 

  • Introduction to PC Operating Systems
  • Personal Computer Hardware
  • Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
  • Fundamentals of Wireless LANs
  • Information Technology Security
  • Implementing and Supporting Servers   
  • Network Administration         
  • Network Hardware
  • Practicum-Computer and Information Systems
  • Personal Computer Help Desk Support


  • Basic Electricity for HVAC
  • Air Conditioning Control Principles
  • Refrigeration Principles
  • HVAC Shop Practices and Tools
  • Residential Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Gas & Electric Heating
  • Commercial Air Conditioning
  • Heat Pumps
  • EPA Recovery Certification Preparation
  • Advanced Electricity for HVAC
  • Air Conditioning Troubleshooting
  • Air Conditioning Installation & Service
  • Residential Air Conditioning Systems Design

Enhanced Nursing Aide Certification Courses

  • Introduction to Health Professions
  • Basic Health Profession Skills
  • Nurse Aide for Health Care
  • Resident Care in the Long Term Facility
  • Wellness and Health Promotion
  • Health Care Spanish
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants  
  • Phlebotomy
  • Clinical-Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Emergency Care Attendant
  • Clinical-Nursing Assistant/Aide & Patient Care Assistant/Aide

Criminal Justice (TSI reading & writing required.)

  • Introduction to Computer
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Court Systems & Practices
  • Fundamentals of Criminal Justice
  • Business Correspondence & Communication
  • Crime in America
  • Juvenile Justice System
  • Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement
  • Community Resources in Corrections
  • Correction Systems & Practices
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Police Systems & Practices
  • Practicum-Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


  • DC-AC Circuits
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics   
  • Robotic Mechanisms

Emergency Medical Technical (EMT)

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Clinical-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician

Physical Education (open to grades 9-12)

  • Weight Training I
  • Weight Training II


  • DC Professional Communication

Fine Arts                   

  • DC Drama
  • DC Fine Arts