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 23 college credits and seniors complete 23 college credits for a total of 46 credits as indicated below. After graduating from high school, students can continue attending Cochise College, and earn 18 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 182 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry 3
MAT 151 Pre-Calculus Algebra 4
Semester Total 10

Junior Year – Spring Semester

Dept No. Description Credits
PHY 111 General Physics I (Algebra-based physics) 4
MAT 220 Calculus I 5
CHM 130 Fundamental Chemistry 4
Semester Total 13

Senior Year – Fall Semester

Dept No. Description Credits
MAT 231 Calculus II 4
EGR 102 Principles of Engineering 3
Choose One Below 4
BIO 181 General Biology I
CHM 151 General Chemistry I
PHY 230 Physics with Calculus I
Semester Total 11

Senior Year – Spring Semester

Dept No. Description Credits
MAT 241 Calculus III 4
EGR 122 Programming for Engineering and Science 4
Choose One Below 4
BIO 182 General Biology II
CHM 152 General Chemistry II
PHY 231 Physics with Calculus II
Semester Total 12
Total Credits 46