College Now Teachers

Welcome to the College Now Teacher page! Here you will find the information you need to apply for and teach a college credit course in your high school.

Through the alignment of curriculum between high school and college courses, College Now provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit and high school credit for select courses. High school teachers (including Sponsored Dual Credit teachers), once approved by their Principal and Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) to teach a college credit course, work with CGCC faculty to offer the course at their high school, arrange for student registration and submit student grades to CGCC for credit. There is no compensation by CGCC to the high school teacher for teaching these courses.

It is the high school teacher's responsibility to obtain their Principal's approval to offer College Now courses at their high school(s).

College Now Program Handbook

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit grades of my students to CGCC?

Instructors are asked to submit their student's grades online.

Grades are due at the conclusion of your College Now course. If you are teaching a sequence, grades should be submitted at the end of each course within the term.

Students enrolled in a sequence course (such as WR 121, 122) must pass each course with a minimum grade of "C" prior to enrolling in a subsequent level.

It is CGCC's intention that high school students will succeed in their College Now courses, however, should factors impede their success, students should consider withdrawing from the course to avoid receiving a "D" or "F" grade and being placed on academic probation at CGCC.

It is the responsibility of the student to notify their instructor by the stated deadline if they wish to withdraw from a course. The instructor will then notify CGCC's Student Services to withdraw the student. Instructors are encouraged to remind students of the withdrawal deadline. 

How do my students register for the College Now course at CGCC?

Please refer to page 6 of the College Now Student Handbook to read about the College Now registration process.

What are the qualifications needed to teach a College Now course?

To qualify to teach College Now classes, you must meet the same education and training requirements as CGCC instructors in your subject area.

For College Now/Career and Tech Education (CTE) classes this is often an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in the subject area with some work experience in the field, although there are exceptions to these requirements based on the CTE program.

For College Now/Transfer (general education) classes, you must hold a Master's degree in the subject area or have completed 24 graduate credits in the subject area. This standard is used for all CGCC transfer courses and is specifically required by Oregon Administrative Rule (589-007-0200).

What is the approval process to teach a College Now course?

Please refer to page 5 of the College Now Program Handbook to read about the College Now course approval.