Welcome to First Class, Roane State Community College’s (RSCC) dual studies program for high school students. The program allows students to earn college credit toward a degree or a certificate at a Tennessee public institution of higher education. The credit may also count toward a high school diploma. The dual studies program includes dual credit (courses taught at the high school by high school teachers) and dual enrollment (courses taught by faculty qualified to teach college courses that may be taught at the college, at the high school or via distance learning). Many students are not aware that dual credit and dual enrollment are two different ways to earn college credit. Please read carefully to determine the pathway that is best for you. Do not hesitate to contact the college if you have questions regarding the First Class program.
This website describes the dual credit/dual enrollment program at Roane State Community College (RSCC). It is written for high school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators as well as full-time faculty, adjunct faculty and college administrators interested in the dual studies program. Here you will find the rules, requirements, guidelines, and expectations of First Class, Roane State’s program to offer high school students college-level coursework. As the state continues to make adjustments in the educational system, changes to policy and procedures are expected. The latest updates will be posted here.
This program relies heavily on the dedication of high school counselors to make the classes happen - thank you. Roane State seeks to assist you in developing appropriate programs of study that enable your students to transition seamlessly to postsecondary education.