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Dual Credit Information for Students and Parents

Students at participating Indiana high schools, who meet enrollment criteria, are eligible to enroll in Dual Credit courses offered by Purdue University.

Polytechnic Dual Credit

Various Indiana high schools offer Purdue dual-credit classes that are equivalent to courses in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. Students who want to enroll should refer to the :


Apply for Admission

Apply online. You will be applying as a non-degree student. 

  You are not officially enrolled until you apply, are admitted and pay course fees.

Dual Credit Courses

This course is an introduction to the graphic language used to communicate design ideas using CAD.  Topics include sketching, multi-view drawings, auxiliary views, working drawings, dimensioning practices, and section views.

This course is an introduction to computer programming using the "C" language. The emphasis is on structured programming principles, and understanding the basic concepts that apply to engineering problems. Among topics covered in this course are: problem solving using top down design, using flowcharts to explain the program logic, selection structure, repetition structure, bitwise operations, arrays, pointers, strings, passing arguments, and sequential files.

This course introduces fundamental software development concepts common to most programming languages. Topics include: problem solving and algorithm development, debugging, programming standards, variable, data types, operators, decisions, repetitive structures, modularity, array, user interface construction, software testing and debugging. A broad range of examples will be used throughout the course to show how each programming concept applies to real life problems.

This course introduces information systems development. Topics include types of information systems, system development, database management systems, and problem solving. Students will read/create UML, ERD, and data flow diagrams to model information system objects, data, processes, and logic. Labs emphasize modeling and SQL/QBE querying to prepare students for later systems, programming, and database classes. Given user requirements students will design, construct, and test a personal computer information system. PC literacy required.

This course introduces School of Engineering Technology students to resources and skills that will help them to be successful in their studies and ultimately in their careers. The skills needed to define and solve technical problems in engineering technology are developed. Instruction is given in analytical and computational problem-solving techniques. Application of software for analysis and communication is emphasized. Teamwork, global and societal concerns, and professional ethics are integrated into course projects.
This course is taught in conjunction with ENGT 180000, as the lab component. It includes basic electrical, electronics, mechanical and process laboratory skills which are introduced, including simple troubleshooting techniques and safety practice. Relevant engineering technology projects are emphasized.

The design, evaluation, and documentation of engineering specifications required of manufacturability and assembly are introduced.  Emphasis is on CAD-based details, assemblies, design layouts, equipment installations, and related industrial practices.

An overview of structures, properties, processing and applications of metals and ceramics commonly used in industry is presented.  Problem solving skills are developed in the areas of materials selection, evaluation, measurement, and testing.

An overview of structures, properties, processing and applications of polymers, composites, laminates, biomaterials, green materials, nanomaterials, and pharmaceuticals commonly used in industry is presented.  Problem solving skills are developed in the areas of material selection, evaluation, measurement, and testing.  This course serves as the gateway for the MET and MFET programs.

Student will engage in critical analysis of real-world problems and global challenges. They will demonstrate the ability to recognize opportunity and to take initiative in developing solutions applying the principles of human centered design. Students will be able to communicate effectively and to work well on teams. Problems and solutions will be examined from societal, cultural, and ethical perspectives.

This course serves as an introduction to the various Technology Leadership & Innovation (TLI) programs. Students study the interface between technology and people, while developing strategies to lead, innovate, and solve problems in a technology-rich, systems environment. Concepts of globalization, ethical practices, and life-long learning are also explored.

A survey of individual and organizational behavioral concepts and principles that provide a foundation for leadership in technology organizations. The focus will be toward the understanding of behaviors necessary for effective technology leadership, including concepts of work in a technology-rich environment.
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