High School Enrichment Program (non-CCAP)

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm

 

Contact

Phone559-442-8252
Emailhse.enroll@fresnocitycollege.edu  *For general inquiries only. Do Not submit HSE applications via email.

Location: 1525 E. Weldon Ave., Fresno, CA 93704

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Application Deadlines

Term CCCApply Application Opens HSE Packets Open for Submission Registration Begins HSE Packet Submission Deadline
Summer 2024 April 1, 2024 March 13, 2024 April 26, 2024 SUMMER 2024: 1.) Classes starting May 20 (4 and 6 week) deadline is May 6, 2024; 2.) Classes starting June 3 (8 week) deadline is May 20, 2024; 3.) Classes starting June 17 (6 week) deadline is June 3, 2024
Fall 2024 April 1, 2024 March 13, 2024 May 7, 2024 FALL 2024: Classes starting August 12-25, 2024 deadline is July 29; for classes starting in September 1 or later the deadline is September 30, 2024
Spring 2025 September 9, 2024 (okay to apply for Fall 2024 if Spring 2025 application is not available) October 1, 2024 November 7, 2024 Spring 2025: For classes starting January 13, 2025 the deadline is December 20. For classes starting February 1 or later the deadline is March 3, 2025 or two weeks before the class starts (whichever comes first).
Summer 2025 April 1, 2025 (okay to apply for Spring 2025 if Summer/Fall 2025 application is not available) March 5, 2025 April 11, 2025 SUMMER 2025: 1.) For classes starting May 27, 2025 the deadline is May 13, 2025. 2.) For classes starting June 9, 2025 the deadline is May 26, 2025. 3.) For classes starting June 23, 2025 the deadline is June 9, 2025.
Fall 2025 April 1, 2025 (okay to apply for Spring 2025 if Summer/Fall 2025 application is not available) March 5, 2025 April 22, 2025 FALL 2025: For classes starting August 11-15, 2025 the deadline is July 28, 2025. For classes starting October 13, 2025 or later, the deadline is September 22, 2025 or two weeks before the class starts (whichever comes first).

**** To guarantee packet processing, HSE Packets must be submitted during the time frame stated above. If a packet is submitted after the deadline, but before the class begins, it may be processed only as staffing permits. Submitting a packet after the deadline does not guarantee enrollment, even if a student meets all qualifications and there are available seats in the class.

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HSE Enrollment Instructions

  1. I reside in the SCCCD Service Area.
    1. Students interested in participating in the non-CCAP High School Enrichment Program (HSE) must attend high school in the State Center Community College District service area.
      1. If you do not meet this requirement, you are not eligible to enroll. 
  2. I meet the high school grade level requirement.
    1. I have completed the 8th grade or higher prior to the beginning of the semester I plan to attend. 
      1. If you do not meet this requirement you must submit the Letters of Recommendation (see below) to appeal.
  3. I have not received a “D”, “F”, “Incomplete”, or “NP” grade in any former State Center Community College District enrichment or dual enrollment course.
    1. If you do not meet this requirement you must submit the Letters of Recommendation (see below) to appeal.

HSE DENIAL APPEAL AND LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION REQUIRED FOR APPEAL:

  • Students who do not meet the above eligibility requirements must include letters of recommendation from:
    • your high school counselor (with high school principal/designee signature as well) on high school letterhead
    • your parent/guardian (see HSE Enrichment packetfor more details).
  • All students asking for an exception to the eligibility requirements will be reviewed by the Vice President of Instruction.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ENROLLMENT REQUEST: Deadlines are listed at the top of this webpage.

Complete the FCC admission application 

Use this step-by-step guide for completing the FCC admission applicationto assist you with each page of the application.

  1. First create an OpenCCC account 
    1. If you have not submitted an online application in the last year, complete the online admission application for the first semester you plan to attend
  2. Log into your OpenCCC account, click "Start A New Application" to apply to Fresno City College
    1. You must select “High School Enrichment/Dual Enrollment” under the “Term Applying For” in the application 
    2. If you have any issues completing/submitting the application, you can contact the SCCCD helpdesk at 1.844.887.2223.

Within 24-48 hours, you should receive an "Admission Acknowledgement" email from SCCCD Admissions & Records with your SCCCD ID#. If you have not received an email after 48 hours, check your spam/junk folder. If it is not in the spam/junk folder, call the Fresno City College Admissions & Records Office at 559.443.8604 for assistance.

Once you receive your "Admissions Acknowledgement" email with your SCCCD ID#, you should login to My Portal. Here you can access your Student Email, Canvas, Self-Service, and other useful tools.

  1. Log into My Portal. The My Portal Video Tutorial will give you step-by-step instructions on how to access My Portal. Do MFA Proof-up before attempting to log in the first time. See below for initial login Username and password information.
  2. Update your "Communication Preferences" in My Portal so that you will be able to change your password on your own.
  3. Activate your student email in My Portal by opening the Student Email app and following the directions to activate your student email
    • Check your email daily because it is the primary way the college and the HSE office will communicate with you
  4. Change your password within 45 days from your initial login to avoid being locked out of My Portal

My Portal Initial Login

  • Username: Your seven-digit SCCCD ID number@my.scccd.edu  (Example: 0123456@my.scccd.edu)
  • Initial password: First name initial (upper case) + last name initial (lower case) + date of birth (MMDDYY) Example: Sam Ram born August 7, 2004, password would be Sr080704

For login assistance call the Student Systems Support call center at 559.499.6070 or visit the Technology Help webpage for additional information.

HSE (non-CCAP) Parent Form

The Parent Permission Form grants parental authorization for you to take HSE classes. This form only needs to be submitted one time during your high school career, and once submitted, remains in effect until the you graduate high school or your parent revokes permission in writing with FCC's Admissions and Records office. This is a new step/form that SCCCD will require beginning with late-Fall registration, and it must be submitted and on file before your HSE packet will be processed.

Instructions to complete digital Parent Authorization Form:

  1. Click the link above to open the Adobe form
  2. Click "continue" to accept the Adobe Terms of Use 
  3. Read the form carefully. You and your parent are signing you agree to and understand the agreement
  4. Fill in all fields on the form with your information
  5. Click "click here to sign" by the student signature line and type your name
  6. Click "apply" and then "click to sign"
  7. Choose one parent who will sign this for you. Enter their name and email address and click "next"
  8. Enter your email address and click "click to sign"
  9. Go to the email account for the address you entered. Look for the email from Adobe Sign asking you to confirm your signature. Click "confirm my email address" in the body of the email.
  10. Ask your parent to open their email account and find the email from Adobe Sign saying "your approval is required"
  11. Parent should click where it says "click here to review and approve HSE Parent Authorization Form" in the body of the email then click "send code"
  12. Parent goes back to their email to find the six-digit code that was sent to them and enter this code in Adobe Sign and click "verify"
  13. Parent clicks box to type their name, then clicks the signature box, and then parent clicks "click to approve"
  14. You are done. You can now download the signed pdf form for your records. A signed copy has been sent to our office for processing and you can now request enrollment each semester using the HSE Packet.

Complete the High School Enrichment Packet online

  1. Watch the tutorial video below in the Frequently Asked Questions section for a walk-through on how to complete the HSE Packet and get it approved.
  2. Choose your classes:
    1. Use the recommended IGETC/Cal-GETC GE course list (below in the Frequently Asked Questions section) or the major sheets on the FCC webpage and work with your high school counselor to select the best courses to take for your goals and grade level.
      1. Choose up to 11 units (maximum units for HSE students) of coursework. You can list more than 11 units but 
      2. If choosing alternative classes, tell us your order of preference for enrollment.
    2. Choose class sections you would like enrolled into
      1. To see which class sections are available, check the current class schedule
      2. Choose ALL alternate sections of the course that fit your schedule. Example: Comm 1 – 12345, 23456, or 34567.
        1. OR don't provide section numbers and tell us you want enrolled in any 100% online FCC section of the class 
      3. Important: ENGL 1A and most Math sections offer sections with support classes and without support classes.
        1. HSE students are not allowed to take English or Math with support, so please pay close attention to this information in Self-Service when selecting sections you would like registered into. 
        2. Sections that require corequisite support show a chainlink symbol by the course name in Self-Service
  3. Click the link above to begin the HSE Packet and fill out all fields. You must know your high school counselor's name and email address to complete and submit the form.
  4. OPTIONAL: Attach the most current copy of your unofficial high school transcript only if you are requesting an FCC course with a prerequisite that is met by one of your high school classes or your high school GPA (see the class list in Frequently Asked Questions section below to determine if your class has a prerequisite or not).
  5. If home-schooled - attach the most recent, up-to-date CA Department of Education Affidavit for the school

IMPORTANT: We are no longer accepting paper HSE packets through email. Only packets completed using the link above will be accepted.

 For questions regarding the application packet or assistance with the digital packet or digital signatures, please call our office at 559-442-8252 .

 

Submit your HSE Enrollment Packet by clicking the appropriate link:

  1. Click here to submit Fall 2024 HSE Packet for classes starting August 12, 2024 or later
  2. COMING SOON: Submit Fall 2024 HSE Enrollment Packet for short-term classes that start October 2024 or later HERE (packet must be submitted at least two weeks before the class begins)
  3. COMING SOON: Submit Spring 2025 HSE Enrollment Packet for classes starting January 13, 2025 or later HERE
  4. COMING SOON: Submit Spring 2025 HSE Enrollment Packet for short term classes that start after February 2025 or later HERE (packet must be submitted at least two weeks before the class begins)

IMPORTANT TO KNOW:

  • Only one form can be submitted per semester per student
  • No edits or changes can be made after submission so please check for accuracy and make sure you have included all sections you want to be considered for before submitting
  • Packets should only be uploaded by the student and not parents, guardians, or counselors
  • A single, clear, PDF document upload is required. We cannot process pictures of the application, multiple pages of uncombined files, or applications that are not legible
  • Once you have submitted your packet we will only communicate with you through your SCCCD email
  • To guarantee packet processing, HSE Packets must be submitted during the time frame stated at the top of this webpage. If a packet is submitted after the deadline, but before the class begins, it may be processed but only as staff availability allows. Submitting a packet after the deadline does not guarantee enrollment, even if a student meets all qualifications and there are available seats in the class.

IMPORTANT: We no longer accepting HSE packets through email. Only packets uploaded above will be processed.

 For questions regarding the application packet, please call 559-442-8252.

After you have submitted your HSE Packet

  1. A college counselor will review the packet
  2. If you did not provide a transcript, but one is needed to clear prerequisites for requested classes, the HSE counselor will request a copy from your high school. This will substantially delay processing of your packet and potential registration.
  3. If approved, the Office of Early College will forward your packet for registration when registration opens for high school students.
    1. You will be registered in the order your complete packet was received

Important things to know/do after submitting your HSE Packet:

  • You will be emailed (SCCCD) ONLY IF:
    • your registration is denied
    • your packet is incomplete
    • all classes and/or sections you indicated are full, (check your SCCCD email regularly) 
  • You will NOT be emailed if:
    • you are registered for at least one of your course(s) (see "Changing/Adding/Dropping a Course" below).
      • It is your responsibility to check your student schedule (see “Are You Enrolled?” below) for registration updates.
    • You are waitlisted for a course
      • It is your responsibility to check your SCCCD email for waitlist updates (see “Are You Waitlisted?” below)
  • HSE students cannot register or drop courses online through Self-Service (see "Changing/Adding/Dropping a Course" below)
  • CRITICAL that you check your SCCCD email regularly for any updates from the Early College Office of High School Enrichment or your instructors
  • It is the Office of Early College policy to reply only to students via your SCCCD email address once your application packet is submitted

Denial Appeal: If you do not meet the eligibility requirements above AND you have submitted the additional documentation (see Eligibility Requirements above under Step 1), the application will be forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction for approval or denial of enrollment.

ARE YOU ENROLLED?

  1. Go to SCCCD Self-Service  located in MY PORTAL.  
  2. From the far-left side of the screen, choose ACADEMICS (graduation cap emoji)
  3. Click on "Register for Classes/View My Schedule" to view your schedule which includes course(s) you are both registered and waitlisted into (remember the HSE office will register you)

ARE YOU WAITLISTED?

  • If you receive a notification granting permission to register, please forward as soon as possible the email to hse.enroll@fresnocitycollege.edu and CC the email to registration@fresnocitycollege.edu so we may register you into the class.
    • This permission expires after 4 calendar days, when you are then removed from the waitlist.
  • If you are waitlisted and no longer want to take the course, you do not need to do anything; you will be dropped from the waitlist shortly after the course begins.
  • Review How to Manage Your Waitlisted Courses including "How do I manage my waitlist?" to understand the FCC Admission and Records (A&R) Office waitlist process. You are responsible to check your college email regularly for waitlisted class notifications. 

 

Once you have been registered into your class, you are considered a Fresno City College student. As such, you will have access to most student services offered at the college. Listed below are a variety of student support services that will help you to successfully complete your college class(es).

BOOKSTORE

HSE students are financially responsible for ALL textbook(s) and other course-related fees.

The FCC Bookstore is where you will find the textbooks and supplies you need to purchase for your class. You can visit the bookstore in person or online. To find your textbook information you will need your class information (the subject, course number, and section number(s) of the class(es) you are registered in) or use the class hyperlink in the Self-Service Course Search Tool to find your textbook information. For example, ENGL-1A-12345, "ENGL" is the subject, "1A" is the course number, and "12345" is the section number. 

TUTORING

Fresno City College has several tutoring options to help with a variety of subjects, in campus and online. With weekend, evening, and online options available, help is just a step or click away. Students can schedule an appointment to meet with a tutor in person or online, attend a group tutoring session, walk-in for tutoring during open tutoring hours, access 24/7 online tutoring from home, and more! 

VIRTUAL HUB FOR STUDENTS

The Virtual Hub for Students (VHS) is a digital resource help with Canvas, tech support, digital tools, online tutoring, and other resources to help with online classes. 

We highly encourage you to go through the "Student Online Readiness" Module if you plan to take online classes. It will set you up for success!

The "Student Canvas User Guide" is a helpful resource whether you are taking your first class in Canvas or have been taking online classes for a few semesters. This guide will walk you through not only how to navigate Canvas, but also how to use various tools and features in Canvas that your instructors will expect you to understand. 

LIBRARY SERVICES 

The library is a great place to study, do research for an assignment, get help from a librarian researching a project or paper, chat with a librarian 24/7, check out a graphing calculator, laptop, and more! Visit the Library's webpage for more information.

DISABLES STUDENTS PROGRAMS & SERVICES (DSP&S)

The mission of Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSP&S) is to create an accessible, inclusive campus environment using holistic, comprehensive, strategic services to empower students with disabilities and provide them access to pursue their academic, personal, and vocational goals.

The biggest difference between high school and college is that in college the student must initiate the process to receive accommodations. The DSP&S Transition to College webpage offers more information on the differences between access in high school and college, the steps a student needs to take to initiate the process, the documentation needed, and other helpful information to make this transition seamless.

Examples of accommodations students can receive include, but are not limited to:

  • Note taking assistance
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Testing accommodations
  • Alternative media
  • Adaptive computer equipment and software
  • And more!

If you have a 504 plan or IEP in high school or have a documented disability and would like apply for accommodations at Fresno City College (you can find detailed instructions on the DSP&S webpage):

  • Log into your FCC My Portal with your single sign-on
  • Visit AIM and complete the TTC-DSP&S application for services 
  • You will be prompted to upload a copy of your disability verification, which may include the most recent haggish school IEP/Psych report, 504 plan, and /or any medical verification that is related to your disability

RAM PANTRY

Ram Pantry is a free food assistance program for college students currently enrolled at Fresno City College. The Ram Pantry believes that food insecurity and hunger should not be a barrier to success for students. They offer daily snacks as well as food to take home and are located downstairs from the Bookstore. 

CAREER AND EMPLOYMENT CENTER

HSE students can access the Career and Employment Center, which offers services similar to those that may be available at their high schools: workshops associated with the job search process, career interest inventories and career fairs. The Center is open Monday through Friday, AM–PM, and students are encouraged to call ahead to confirm.

COMPUTER LABS

HSE students have access to computer labs at their high school, at the Fresno County Public Library, and at Fresno City College. FCC has computer labs open on a variety of days and times. Located inside the Learning Resource Center and Library, the computer labs provide access to a wide range of software applications in support of students' academic goals.

PARKING PERMITS

A parking or daily permit will be required to park on campus.Students can purchase semester permits online. A Parking Permit is required at all SCCCD Campuses.

UPWARD BOUND

Upward Bound is a program aimed at encouraging low-income and first-generation students to pursue college. Many HSE students would qualify for this supportive program.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

HSE Enrollment Process: Step-by-Step

Guidance for Choosing Classes as an HSE Student

Adding and Dropping Classes as an HSE Student

How to Manage Your Waitlist as an HSE Student

Ordering Your FCC Transcripts

 

What are the minimum requirements to be eligible to take FCC classes while in high school through HSE?

  • Attend a high school in the SCCCD service area
  • Completed 8th grade or higher prior to start of class
  • Never received a "D", "F", "Incomplete", or "NP" in any prior HSE or dual enrollment course in any SCCCD school

If I do not meet the minimum requirements, does that mean I cannot participate in HSE?

Not necessarily. If you do not meet any of the minimum requirements but still want to pursue enrollment you will be required to submit an appeal. The Vice President of Instruction will look at your request along with the letters of recommendation you supply to determine if you will be allowed to enroll or not. The appeal information can be found in the HSE Packet, below, and above in Step 1.

How do I appeal, if I do not meet the eligibility requirements?

To appeal the denial of your packet do to eligibility, you must submit letters of recommendation to our office. You can submit these letters when you submit your HSE packet or after you receive an email from our office letting you know you have been denied.

Required Letters of Recommendation for an appeal:

  • One letter from your high school counselor, on high school letterhead, and with high school principal's/designee's signature addressing specifically how you have demonstrated adequate preparation and how you have exhausted all opportunities for the course at your school of attendance.
  • One letter from your parent/legal guardian addressing how the class(es) requested benefit you and addressing you and your family's consideration of safety, transportation issues, internet connectivity, and costs of books and other course materials related ot enrolling in college classes as a high school student.

Can I take an online class if I'm not from the SCCCD service area?

No. Currently, SCCCD classes are only available to high school students who attend high school in the State Center Community College District service area. If you are unsure whether you fall in this area, please give us a call at 559.442.8252 for clarification.

Am I required to complete the online orientation?

No. High School Enrichment students do not need to complete the online orientation. If you complete the online orientation, it will not count towards the orientation required of all high school graduates who are enrolling at FCC as a regular student.

I am a high school senior and already applied to the college with my high school. Do I need to fill out another application?

Yes, the High School Enrichment application is different than the application seniors fill out for regular admission after graduation. If you want to take classes during your senior year as well as classes after you graduate high school, you will need to fill out both online applications using the same CCCApply account. The regular application can be found at on the Graduating Seniors page.

 

Can the FCC classes that I take through High School Enrichment be used to fulfill my A-G requirements at my high school?

Every school district approaches high school enrichment differently in terms of accepting or not high school enrichment classes as part of their A-G requirements. If you are hoping your FCC class taken through HSE can be counted at by your HS to fulfill your high school A-G requirements, you  should consult their high school counselors for more information before enrolling. 

What classes should I take through HSE?

What college classes you should take while in high school depends on several things... Is your high school using these classes to meet high school A-G requirements? What grade level are you in high school? Are you taking both dual enrollment and high school enrichment courses? What is going to be your college major after high school? What colleges do you plan to apply to as a freshman out of high school?

All of these factors should be considered when choosing college classes. You and your high school counselor should sit down and talk about your academic goals and use FCC's major/GE sheets and classes recommendations (below) to guide your conversation and choices. Your counselor will need to determine whether you are academically ready to take a particular class, is the class going to help meet your high school/college requirements, how many classes should you take each semester, etc. If either you or your counselor want educational planning guidance you can contact our office to schedule an appointment with an HSE counselor.

Completing IGETC-CSU/Cal-GETC GE means you have completed your lower division general education requirements for both the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems.

Following our suggested sequence is one way you could complete your lower division general education for a degree while in high school (this does require summer school each year to complete). You can also read the complete general education patterns for both UCs or CSUs  to learn about completion requirements and see additional courses that can be completed to fulfill these requirements. Please consult the college catalog for course descriptions.

* indicates there is prerequisite coursework that must be completed with a "C" or higher to be eligible for enrollment

 

IGETC-CSU/Cal-GETC GE PATHWAY BY GRADE LEVEL FOR GE COMPLETION WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL

9th Grade 

  • COUN 53  College and Life Management - earns Elective units; strongly recommend course as a college skills foundation
  • SPAN 1  Beginning Spanish/SPAN 2NS* Prepatory Spanish for Native Speakers, ASL 1 Beginning American Sign Language, or other beginning foreign language course (other foreign languages available) - fulfills GE Area 6A Language other than English 
  • ART 2 Art Appreciation, or TA 30 Theater Appreciation, or MUS 12 Music Appreciation, or MUS 17 History of Rock - fulfills GE Area 3A Arts

10th Grade

  • *SPAN 2 High-Beginning Spanish/*SPAN 3NS Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers, *ASL 2 High-Beginning American Sign Language, or other second semester, high-beginning foreign language course - fulfills GE Area 3B Humanities
  • BIOL 3 Introduction to Life Science or BIOL 14 (either your life science or your physical science must have a lab) - fulfills GE Area 5B Biological Sciences
  • ASTRO 10 Basic Astronomy, GEOL 1 Physical Geology, or PHYSC 11 Introductory Physical Science (either your life science or your physical science must have a lab) - fulfils GE Area 5A Physical Sciences

11th Grade

  • COMM 1 Introduction to Public Speaking, COMM 4 Persuasion, or COMM 8 Group Communication - fulfills GE Area 1C Oral Communication
  • AFRAM 1 Introduction to African American Studies, AMIND 31 American Indian Culture, ASAMER 15 Introduction to Asian American Studies, CLS 11 Introduction to Chicano-Latino Studies, or ETHNST 10, Introduction to Ethnic Studies - fulfills GE Area 7 Ethnic Studies
  • *ENGL 1A, Reading and Composition - fulfills GE Area 1A English Composition
  • HIST 11 History of the US to 1877  or HIST 12 History of the US Since 1877 - fulfills GE Area 4 Social and Behavioral Sciences and CSU graduation requirement

12th Grade

  • *MATH 3A College Algebra, *Math 10A Structure and Concepts in Math 1, *Math 11 Elementary Statistics, or other math as appropriate* (which math you take depends on major after high school and highest level of math completed in high school. You could take math earlier if you meet prerequisites. Talk to HSE counselor if you have questions) - fulfills GE Area 2 Mathematical Concepts
  • *ENGL 3 Critical Reading and Writing,  or PHIL 2* Critical Reasoning and Analytic Writing - fulfills GE Area 1B Critical Thinking
  • POLSCI 2 American Government - fulfills GE Area 4 Social and Behavioral Sciences and CSU graduation requirement

If you complete the GE pattern by the end of your Senior year, it is strongly encouraged that you complete the GE Certification form. GE Certification means the CSU or UC will accept the courses to meet the GE areas designated by FCC.

Here is our list of the most commonly completed courses by HSE students and our recommendations for the earliest students should attempt the class based on course rigor and student success. 

Recommended for First Semester

  • COUN 53, College and Life Management (9th grade or later)

Recommended IGETC/Cal-GETC GE Courses by Grade Level  

Area 1: English Composition (choose one from each group)

  • Group A:
    • *ENGL 1A, Reading and Composition (11th grade or higher) 
  • Group B: Critcal Thinking
    • *ENGL 3A, Critical Reading & Writing (12th grade)
    • *PHIL 2, Critical Reasoning and Analytic Writing (12th grade)
  • Group C: Oral Communication
    • COMM 1, Introduction to Public Speaking (11th grade or later)
    • COMM 4, Persuasion (11th grade or later)
    • COMM 8, Group Communication (11th grade or later)

Area 2: Mathematical Concepts (Only need one to fulfill GE; need to complete Algebra 2 or higher is HS and have a cumulative,nonweighted HS GPA of 2.7 or higher)

  • *MATH 3A, College Algebra (10th grade or later)
  • *MATH 4A, Trigonometry (11th grade)
  • *MATH 11, Elementary Statistics (10th grade or later)
  • *MATH 5A, Mathematical Analysis 1 (12th grade)

Area 3: Arts and Humanities (choose 1 from each group)

  • A. Arts
    • AFRAM 3, (10th grade or later)
    • AFRAM 15, African-American Music (9th grade or later)
    • AMIND 31, American Indian Culture (11th grade or later)
    • AMIND 35, American Indian Art (11th grade or later)
    • ARCH 15A or 15B, History of Architecture 1 or 2 (11th grade or later)
    • ART 2, Art Appreciation (9th grade or later)
    • ART 50, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North America (11th grade or later)
    • ART 55, Introduction to Asian Art (9th grade or later)
    • ART 70, Modern and Contemporary Art (9th grade or later)
    • CLS 20, Chicano Art (9th grade or later)
    • DANCE 30, Dance Appreciation (9th grade or later)
    • FILM 6, Film Genres (10th grade or later)
    • MUS 3, Music Appreciation (9th grade or later)
    • MUS 12, Music Appreciation (9th grade or later)
    • MUS 16, Jazz History and Appreciation (9th grade or later)
    • MUS 17, History of Rock (9th grade or later)
    • TA 30, Theater Appreciation (9th grade or later)
  • B. Humanities
    • *AFRAM 17, African American Literature (11th grade or later)
    • ASAMER 8, Chinese Culture (11th grade or later)
    • CLS 21, Chicano Literature (11th grade or later)
    • *Any high beginning foreign language other than ASL 2 and ARMEN 2 (9th grade or later)
    • *ENGL 1B, Introduction to the Study of Literature (12th grade)
    • *ENGL 12, The Bible as Literature (11th grade or later)
    • *ENGL 14, Folklore (11th grade or later)
    • *ENGL 45, Contemporary World Literature (11th grade or later)
    • HUMAN 10, Classical Humanities (11th grade or later)
    • HUMAN 11, Modern Humanities (11th grade or later)
    • *PHIL 1A, Theories of Knowledge and Reality (12th grade)
    • *Phil 1C, Ethics (12th grade)
    • *PHIL 2, Critical Reasoning and Analytic Writing (12th grade)
    • *SPAN 2, High-Beginning Spanish (9th grade or later)
    • *SPAN 2NS, Preparatory Spanish for Native Speakers (9th grade or later)
    • *SPAN 3NS Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers (9th grade or later)

Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences (choose two classes from different disciplines)

  • ANTHRO 2, Cultural Anthropology (10th grade or later)
  • ANTHRO 4, Introduction to Archeology (11th grade or later)
  • ASAMER 1, Southeast Asian Americans (11th grade or later)
  • ASAMER 10, Hmong Culture (11th grade or later)
  • ASAMER 25, Asian American Cultural Issues (11th grade or later)
  • CHDEV 30, (11th grade or later)
  • CHDEV 38/PSY 38, (11th grade or later)
  • CHDEV 39/PSY 39, (11th grade or later)
  • CLS 24/WSTS 24, La Chicana and Latina (11th grade or later)
  • *ECON 40, Introduction to Microeconomics (11th grade or later)
  • *ECON 50, Introduction to Macroeconomics (11th grade or later)
  • GEOG 2, Cultural Geography (11th grade or later)
  • GEOG 20, Geography of California (11th grade or later)
  • HIST 11, History of the US to 1877 (11th grade or later)
  • HIST 12, History of the US Since 1877 (11th grade or later)
  • HIST 15, History of the British Isles (11th grade or later)
  • HIST 17, History of the Muslim World to 1405 (11th grade or later)
  • HIST 18, History of Ancient Greece (11th grade or later)
  • HIST 25, HIST of Religion in US (11th grade or later)
  • HIST 29, History of Mexico, Colonial to Contemporary Period (11th grade or later)
  • HIST 30, California History (11th grade or later)
  • HIST 34, History of American Civil Rights Movement (11th grade or later)
  • JOURN 16, Race, Gender, and the Media (11th grade or later)
  • POLSCI 2, American Government (12th grade)
  • PSY 2, General Psychology (11th grade or later)
  • SOC 1A, Introduction to Sociology (11th grade or later)
  • SOC 32, Introduction to Marriage and Family (11th grade or later)
  • WSTS 10, Changing roles of Women (12th grade)
  • WSTS 22, History of American Women (10th grade or later)

Area 5: Physical and Biological Sciences (Choose one class from each group; one of the two must have a lab)

  • Physical Science
    • ASTRO 10, Basic Astronomy (10th grade or later)
    • ASTRO  15, The Solar System (11th grade or later)
    • ASTRO 20, Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology (12th grade)
    • *CHEM 3A, Introductory Chemistry (11th grade or later)
    • GEOG 1, Physical Geography (10th grade or later)
    • GEOL 1, Physical Geology (10th grade or later)
    • GEOL 4, Geology of California (11th grade or later)
    • GEOL 5, Intro to Oceanography (11th grade or later)
    • GEOL 12, Environmetal Science (11th grade or later)
    • *PHYS 2A, General Physics 1 (12th grade)
    • PHYSC 11, Introductory Physical Science (10th grade or later)
  • B. Biological Sciences
    • ANTHRO 1, Biological Anthropology (11th grade or later)
    • BIOL 3, Introduction to Life Science (10th grade or later)
    • BIOL 5, Human Biology (11th grade or later)
    • BIOL 15, (10th grade or later)
    • BIOL 16, (10th grade or later)
    • BIOL 14 , Conservation Biology (10th grade or later)
    • BIOL 55, Biology of Humans, (10th grade or later)

Area 6A: Language other than English (this can be fulfilled several ways including completing one class listed below; check GE sheet for additional options)

  • ASL 1, ARMEN 1, CHIN 1, FRENCH 1, GERMAN 1, HMONG 1, JAPAN 1, PORT 1, SPAN 1 or higher (not PUNJABI 1)

Area 7: Ethnic Studies (choose one)

  • AFRAM 1, Introduction to African American Studies (11th grade or later)
  • AMIND 31, American Indian Culture (11th grade or later)
  • ASAMER 15, Introduction to Asian American Studies (11th grade or later)
  • ASAMER 25, (11th grade or later)
  • CLS 11, Introduction to Chicano-Latino Studies (11th grade or later)
  • CLS 12A
  • CLS 12B
  • CLS 33, Community Involvement: Service Learning (11th grade or later)
  • WSTS 24, La Chicana and Latina (10th grade or later)
  • ETHNST 10, Introduction to Ethnic Studies (11th grade or later)

*Requires completion of prerequisite coure(s) with a "C" or higher to be eligible 

This is our recommended course list, with grade level guidance, for some major related classes to help if you explore future majors. You can also explore FCCs Ram Pathways to help identify general paths of study to explore and majors sheets specific associate degree requirements.

  • ACCTG 4A, Financial Accounting (11th grade or later)
  • AHLTH 100, Introduction to Health Careers (9th grade or later)
  • ANTHRO 2, Cultural Anthropology (11th grade or later)
  • ARCH 11, Intro to Architecture & Environmental Design (12th grade)
  • AUTOT 9, Automotive Essentials (10th grade or later)
  • BA 10, Introduction to Business (11th grade or later)
  • BA 18, Business & Legal Environment (12th grade)
  • CHDEV 1, Teaching Young Children (11th grade or later)
  • CIT 15, Computer Concepts (10th grade or later)
  • *CIT 45, Data Communications (11th grade or later)
  • *CIT 82, Introduction to Web Development (12th grade)
  • COUN 53, College and Life Management (9th grade or later)
  • CRIM 1, Introduction to Criminology (11th grade or later)
  • EDUC 30, Introduction to Teaching (12th grade)
  • ENGR 10, Introduction to Engineering (12th grade)
  • FIRET 1, Fire Protection Organization (11th grade or later)
  • FN 40, Nutrition (11th grade or later)
  • FN 41, Sports Nutrition (11th grade or later)
  • GEOG 12, Introduction to GPS (11th grade or later)
  • GEOG 20, Geography of California (10th grade or later)
  • HIT 10, Medical Terminology (9th grade or later)
  • HS 20, Introduction to Social Welfare (11th grade or later)
  • JOURN 1, Introduction to Mass Communication (11th grade or later)
  • LITEC 51, Introduction to Library Service (11th grade or later)
  • MKTG 10, Principles of Marketing (11th grade or later)
  • PHOTO 5, Introduction to Photography (9th grade or later)
  • PE 26, Sports Psychology (11th grade or later)

*Requires completion of prerequisite coure(s) with a "C" or higher to be eligible 

Why do I get an error message on Self-Service when I try to register for a class?

High School Enrichment students cannot register themselves online, which includes adding or dropping a class. Once you submit your online application and your High School Enrichment Packet, you will need to monitor your SCCCD email and student schedule in Self-Service to check registration/waitlist/denial status. 

How do I drop a course?

High School Enrichment students are not allowed to add or drop courses for themselves. If you want to drop a course, you must contact the Office of Early College at hse.enroll@fresnocitycollege.edu or 559.442.8252 and our staff will do it for you. You will need to provide your full name, SCCCD ID#, date of birth, course name and course section number. 

Are there deadlines for adding or dropping classes?

Yes, there are deadlines for both adding and dropping courses. Those deadlines are published every semester on FCC's website. It is important for you to print a copy of this calendar each semester and keep it handy so you don't miss any important dates or deadlines.

What happens if I forget to drop a course or just stop attending the course?

Failing to notify the Office of Early College you want to drop a course before the drop deadline will result in you receiving a letter grade for the course and may result in you becoming ineligible to participate in the High School Enrichment program.

It is your responsibility to notify the Office of Early College if you decide to not take a course after you were successfully registered for a course. Credit courses WILL remain on the your permanent college record. All coursework taken will appear on the your SCCCD transcript and may affect their financial aid or academic status at any college after high school. Visit the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy webpage or Academic or Progress Probation webpage for financial aid and probation policies.

What do I do if I want to take a different course than the one I put in my High School Enrichment packet?

To request a different section of a course you have been approved for you would need to email the HSE staff at hse.enroll@fresnocitycollege.edu. Please give your name, your SCCCD ID#, your date of birth, the course name and the new section number. 

If you end up wanting to take a different course than the original one you were approved for, you will have two options. You can submit a new packet for a late start class for the upcoming semester or wait and submit a packet for a full-term class for the following semester. FCC HSE only allows on packet submission per student per semester.

What is the difference between a course and a course section?

A course is a specific class a student may want to take. Examples of courses include ENGL 1A, Math 4A, or PSY 2.

A course may have one or more course sections. A course section corresponds to the days, times, instructor, location, format, etc of any given course. SCCCD course sections are 5 digit numbers located next to a course name, for example ENGL 1A - 12345. ENGL 1A would be the course and 12345 would be a specific section of that course. 

 

 

What are waitlists?

A waitlist is a list that students join to wait for seats to open in a course. If a student in the course drops, a seat opens up and the first person on the waitlist is notified through SCCCD college email with the option to add the class. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee you a seat in the course. However, it does give you an advantage.

Waitlists will be active from the first day of registration through the Thursday prior to the start of the term. For short-term courses, the waitlist will close 7 days prior to the start of the course.

I am on a waitlist but I can open the Canvas class. Does that mean I have been registered

Students on a waitlist are given viewing rights to the Canvas classroom. With viewing rights, you can view the syllabus and materials but cannot message anyone, contribute to the discussions, or complete assignments. This allows you to keep up with the material while you work with the instructor to try to get authorization to add the class. Make sure you are in communication with the instructor about trying to get a seat.

How do I register into a class from a waitlist?

Once your seat becomes available in your waitlisted course:

  1. Up to two days before the class begins, you will receive an email notification stating that you have “Permission to Register”. The email notification will only be sent to your college email account. Once the class begins you must request "Authorization to Add" from the instructor.
  2. Immediately forward the email to hse.enroll@fresnocitycollege.edu to inform the Early College office to register the you into your waitlisted course.
  3. You have four calendar days from the date on the email (this includes weekends) to enroll. For your best chance of enrollment, forward it on the day you receive it. 
  4. Remember, HSE students cannot register themselves. If you do not contact the Early College Office to enroll you in the course during the four day “Permission to Register” period, you will be automatically removed from the waitlist and the next student on the list will be notified.

If you receive a “Permission to Register” email notification, contact our office at hse.enroll@fresnocitycollege.edu or 559.442.8252 so we can process your registration as soon as possible.

What if I forget to check my email?

It is your responsibility to check your college email daily while in the registration process and throughout the semester. The time allowed for enrollment can not be extended. Our office is not open on Saturday or Sunday, but your “Permission to Register” will expire on the weekend if the email notification was sent to you on a Wednesday or Thursday. You should check your college email and Self-Service daily to allow yourself the maximum amount of time to enroll.

What if I’ve waitlisted an online course?

The process is the same for both in-person and online courses.

What if I’m still on the waitlist when the semester starts?

If you are on a waitlist when the semester begins, you must attend the first class meeting or email the instructor, if it is an online class, to see if there is space available to add the course. If you do not attend or email the instructor the first day of class, you may lose your place on the waitlist and another student may be added instead. If there is space in the course, the instructor will give you "Authorization to Add"  the course. Once you receive authorization, forward the instructor’s permission email to the Early College office at hse.enroll@fresnocitycollege.edu or 559.442.8252 so we can register you in the course.

Handbooks for High School Enrichment Students, Parents, and Counselors/Staff

High School Enrichment Handbook for Students and Parents

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Learn more about the high school enrichment program, considerations for students who enroll, choosing appropriate classes, and student resources available to support student success in college classes.

Student Handbook

Student Application Process and Relevant Policies

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Learn here about how the high school enrichment application and registration process works and how key policies for Fresno City College impact high school enrichment students.

Application Process and Relevant Policies

High School Counselor Resources

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Learn about the resources available to support high school students enrolling through Fresno City College's High School Enrichment program.

High School Counselor Resources