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Dual Credit Instructors

Thank you for your interest in teaching Dual Credit with OTC! Many instructors prefer to partner with OTC, due to the ease of student enrollment in classes, extended time for enrollment and payment deadlines, transferability of credits to other college, and the cost is half as much as other providers!

If you are an approved instructor looking for your list of approved courses, see School Partners and Courses.

For more information relevant to instructors, please read information about OTC Dual Credit for schools.

Before Applying to Teach Dual Credit

Read information about OTC Dual Credit for schools, before proceeding further. Accreditation standards and dual credit policies require dual credit instructors to follow OTC policies and procedures. OTC holds students in dual credit classes to the same academic standards and expectations as post-secondary students. Learning objectives, grading criteria and course materials for Dual Credit classes are the same as course sections at OTC.

Then, review OTC course descriptions to find the course of interest and compare credentials against instructor credentialing requirements to ensure course(s) of interest and instructor credentials align with OTC and accreditation standards.

Required Application Materials and Deadlines

Applicants must submit all required materials before May 1 in order to be eligible to teach fall courses and November 1 for spring course eligibility.

Required documents for a complete application:

  • Instructor Application (fillable form – please type, print, and sign)
  • Transcripts (unofficial are accepted for review)
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Sample Syllabus

Optional documents:

  • Written Narrative (of upper-level teacher experience and course of interest)
  • Letters of Recommendation

Scan and email complete application packets only to dualcredit@otc.edu

After Application – Next Steps

Completed application packets are reviewed by a committee, including the appropriate department chair of the course(s) requested and the academic dean. Any member of the review team may ask the applicant for additional information and/or documentation. All applicants are notified of the outcome of the final review via email.

Approved instructors receive additional information relevant to enrollment and content of the course approval(s), including course objectives, syllabus, course materials, common assessments, etc. Approved instructors are required to attend the OTC Instructor Orientation, which typically occurs the first Saturday in August.

The approved instructor, or a representative from the instructor’s high school, must complete the steps to build a school partnership to finalize the process with OTC and prior to enrolling students. 

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