Suggested preparatory Programs for College/Career Bound Students

Technical school, colleges and universities vary in their entrance requirements. Because of this fact, it is difficult to specify a particular course of study for those students who plan to continue their post-secondary training. However, the three examples provided should give guidance to those students who plan to continue their education beyond high school. It is recommended that all students, especially those interested in specialized fields, communicate with their counselors to determine a more appropriate course of study designed particularly for their needs.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE/TECHNICAL SCHOOL/WORK

ENGLISH
4 credits required –
English I
English II
English III or AP Language
English IV or AP Language

SOCIAL STUDIES
3.5 credits required –
World Geography
World History
American History
US Government/Elective

MATHEMATICS
3 credits required –
Pre-Algebra
Algebra 1/2
Algebra I
Geometry
Algebra II

SCIENCE
3 credits required –
*More recommended
Integrated Science
Physical Science
Biology

WELLNESS EDUCATION (PE)
½ credit required –

ELECTIVES
Geared to your career field or a life skill

COMPUTER SCIENCE
½ credit required –

FINE ARTS
1 credit required –


SOUTH DAKOTA COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

ENGLISH
4 credits required –
English I
English II
English III or AP Language
English IV or AP Language

SOCIAL STUDIES
3.5 credits required –
World Geography
World History
US Government /Elective

MATHEMATICS
3 credits required –
*More recommended
Algebra 1/2
Algebra I
Geometry
Algebra II
Pre-Calculus & Discrete Math

SCIENCE
3 credits required –
*More recommended
Physical Science
Biology
Chemistry or Biology II

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
*Highly recommended
1 -2 years of foreign language

WELLNESS EDUCAITON (PE)
½ credit required –

COMPUTER SCIENCE
½ credit required –

FINE ARTS
1 credit required –

 

OUT OF STATECOLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

ENGLISH
4 Credits required –
English I
English II
English III or AP Language
English IV or AP Literature

SOCIAL STUDIES
3.5 credits required –
*More highly recommended
World Geography
World History
US Government/Elective

MATHEMATICS
3 credits required –
*More highly recommended
Algebra 1/2
Algebra I
Geometry
Algebra II
Pre-Calculus & Discrete Math

SCIENCE
3 credits required –
*More highly recommended
Physical Science
Biology
Chemistry or Biology II
Physics

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
*Highly recommended
2-3 years of foreign language

WELLNESS EDUCATION (PE)
½ credit required –

COMPUTER SCIENCE
½ credit required –

FINE ARTS
1 credit required –