Career Dual Enrollment

What is Career Dual Enrollment (CDE)?
Career Dual Enrollment (CDE) is an option for high school students to enroll in post-secondary courses to earn elective or vocational credit toward high school graduation requirements and to receive hours toward a career and technical program certificate. Students receive two additional quality points on their weighted GPA for courses successfully completed within the program (6.0 on a 4.0 scale).


What are the eligibility requirements for CDE?
A student must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age (some programs require students to be 18 years of age) and in the 11th or 12th grade. Students that enroll in their senior year may not be able to complete a program as a high school student. Opportunity to complete as an adult student is available.
  • Have a viable career-technical goal.
  • Have a minimum of a 2.0 unweighted GPA and be on   target for graduation. All students are strongly encouraged to have passed the FSA, or equivalent test, prior to dual enrollment.
  • Have good attendance and discipline records.
  • Have Basic Skills Assessment (BSA) scores within 2 grade levels of state mandated exit requirements for completion of the program.

Achievement of these eligibility requirements must be documented prior to a student’s enrollment in a CDE program.


When can students enroll in a CDE program?
CDE Applications are accepted for the fall term from February 15 through April 25. CDE Applications are accepted for the spring term from September 9 through November 8. Testing must be completed prior to the deadline for each term.

Spaces are limited in each program so students are encouraged to complete the application process early. Returning CDE students must reapply each school year. At the end of each application period, all completed applications are reviewed and eligible students are notified of acceptance status for their preferred program. Upon notification, all students must complete the final registration steps and pay applicable fees. Students who fail to do so within the designated timeframe will forfeit their seat and it will be given to the next eligible student.

Detailed information about Career Dual Enrollment is noted on the CDE Information Packet located under “Steps to Apply”. For additional questions, please contact a career advisor in Admissions at 352.589.2250.


To assist parents and others with questions, concerns, or to resolve disputes, the Governing Board of Lake Technical College has appointed a representative to facilitate parental involvement. She can be reached at 352.589.2250 or by email at HayesS1@lake.k12.fl.usopens in a new window.