You can take college classes while you're still in high school. They're called Jumpstart! classes. Take a class and get high school and college credit.



Jumpstart is a Southeastern Community College program through which high school juniors and seniors can earn college credits while still in high school.

What classes can I take?

You can take all kinds of college classes - from Anatomy to Welding and everything in between. Whether you're aiming for a B.A. at a four-year college or a two-year program right here at SCC, you have plenty to choose from. Some classes are offered at SCC, some online, and still others right at your own high school.
Click here to view the Jumpstart Student Handbook.

Available programs

Not all high schools in our area offer the same college-level classes. Your best bet is to talk to your high school guidance counselor for the complete scoop.  If you're ready to enroll in a Jumpstart! class (and have everything you need from your high school guidance counselor), Apply For Jump Start! now.

Click below to download a PDF of course offerings.

Animation, Graphics, & Information Technology
Arts & Sciences


Industrial Maintenance

Will these courses transfer to other colleges?
Check out this link: www.transferiniowa.org  to see how courses may transfer to other colleges. 
It’s also recommended that you double check with the college to make sure
how/if courses will transfer.    

For students and parents
Parent FAQs
Jumpstart Student Handbook

For school districts and instructors
Procedure Manual
Concurrent Enrollment Instructor Handbook

To view the SCC Art College Transfer & Career Guide, click here.




SCC's Jump Start program is accredited through the National Alliance for Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) www.nacep.org.












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