Attending Henry Ford Community College as a High School Student


Dual Enrollment is a program at Henry Ford College that allows high school students to take college courses at Henry Ford College that are paid for by the student's school district or charter school. This program provides eligible students the opportunity to receive college credit while still in high school.

Henry Ford College also has an "Advancement Plus" program in which public, private, or home-schooled students may take college courses that are paid for by the student's parent/guardian. Home-schooled students must get the approval of the HFC Counseling Director before he or she can be considered for Advancement Plus. Phone number: (313) 845-9611.

To begin the process of becoming a dual-enrolled student you should first discuss this path with your high school counselor to find out which HFC classes best fit your needs. For more information, visit the dual enrollment webpage.

Additional information about Dual Enrollment or Advancement Plus can be obtained from the Enrollment Development Office at (313) 845-6397.

Career and Technical Education Secondary Partnerships

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Secondary Partnerships work with high school students, teachers, counselors and administrators. It is their endeavor to create a smooth transition for CTE students from high school to college.

What is Career and Technical Education?

Career and Technical Education offers academic and technical integrated course work that prepares students for college and career readiness.

Career Technical Education provides students:

• Academic subject matter taught with relevance to the real world
• Employability skills, from job-related skills to industry recognized credentials
• Career pathways that link high school and college education

What is Articulated Credit?

Students who successfully complete a CTE program at one of our partner high schools may apply for articulated credit within three years of their graduation date. Eligible students will receive free college credit that is placed on their Henry Ford College (HFC) transcript.

Earn HFC College Credit in High School for Free!

• Reduce the overall cost of college
• Increase your time management
• Earn college credit toward an Associate Degree or Certificate Program

Here's How...

1. Click here to download the CTE Student Application for Articulated Credit form and complete Part A.

2. Ask your high school CTE teacher or administrator to complete Part B on the CTE Student Application for Articulated Credit form, including the authorizing signature.

3. Submit your completed form to:

Henry Ford College
Career and Technical Education Secondary Partnerships
3601 Schaefer, Building A
Dearborn, MI 48126

4. Allow two (2) weeks for your application to be reviewed. Once your application has been reviewed, a representative from HFC’s Career and Technical Education Secondary Partnerships will contact you.

5. Complete and submit a Henry Ford College Admission Application available from your high school counselor or online at

6. Prior to registering for classes, meet with the appropriate HFC program contact to review college courses at HFC that must be completed in order to receive your articulated credit. Program contact names and information for each HFC program of study are available online at or call Career and Technical Education Secondary Partnerships at 313-317-6509