Running Start Course Progression


Students will attend classes at their own high school in the mornings  and attend Cochise College in the afternoons. Juniors complete 24 college credits and seniors complete 19-20 college credits for a total of 43-44 credits as indicated below. After graduating from high school, students can continue attending Cochise College, and earn 16-17 additional credits to receive an associate of science degree in engineering. At that point, students will be well prepared for science, technology, engineering and math programs at any of Arizona’s state universities.

Some classes require minimum scores on placement exams or prerequisite classes. Complete course descriptions are available in the Cochise College catalog.

Junior Year – Fall Semester

Dept No. Description Credits
CPD 150 Academic Excellence Seminar 3
MAT 187 Pre-Calculus 5
PHY 111 General Physics I (Algebra-based physics) 4

Junior Year – Spring Semester

Dept No. Description Credits
PHY 112 General Physics II (Algebra-based physics) 4
MAT 220 Calculus I 5
EGR 102 Principles of Engineering 3

Senior Year – Fall Semester

Dept No. Description Credits
PHY 230 Physics with Calculus I 4
MAT 231 Calculus II 4
EGR 122 Programming for Engineering and Science 4

Senior Year – Spring Semester

Dept No. Description Credits
PHY 231 Physics with Calculus II 4
Math or Science Elective 3-4