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Earn Flex Term Credit Through the PTK Honor Society

Last updated on October 9, 2019

Earn International College Credit at a Community College Cost

Did you know you can take online classes from top four-year colleges and pay DCCCD tuition rates? It’s true! If you’ve completed at least 12 credit hours of college-level courses and have earned a 3.5 GPA or higher, you qualify.

Choose From Four International Honors Certificates

These international honors courses are currently available through three separate universities and each lead to a different International Honor Certificate.

Flex Term offerings can include:

UCLA Anderson – Global Entrepreneurship Certificate

You can learn the basics of global entrepreneurship with the convenience of an Internet connection through UCLA Anderson. Choose from Introduction to Business (BUSI 1301-30X01) or Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship (BUSG 2039-93X01) to learn the core concepts of creating a global business plan, getting it funded and successfully growing your business.

University of Johannesburg, South Africa – Organizational Leadership Certificate

Learn to better understand yourself and others while building a foundation for leadership in any context with an Organizational Leadership certificate. Choose from Intercultural Management (IBUS 2341-93X01) or Organizational Behavior (HRPO 2301 93X01) to learn more about guiding others while navigating different backgrounds and personalities.

University of South Carolina – International Business Human Resources Certificate

You can earn an International Business Human Resources certificate through the University of South Carolina. Ranked number one as an international business program for 13 straight years, you’ll learn to balance corporate policies with local customs to successfully manage in a global workplace. Choose from Introduction to International Business and Trade (IBUS 1305-93X01) or Human Resources Management (HRPO 2301-93X01) to start learning more about how to navigate the international marketplace.

Beijing Language and Culture University – Contemporary Chinese Culture Certificate

The courses for this certificate are aimed at helping international students develop an understanding of Chinese culture and Contemporary China, as well as grasp the basic social and working schools of effectively interacting with Chinese people under cross-culture circumstances. Courses include World Literature (ENGL 2332 and 2333) and World Civilizations (HIST 2321 and 2322.)

More Information About the International Honors Certificate Program

Not sure if an International Honors Certificate is right for you? Here are a few more details about the program to help you decide:

  • This program is offered in conjunction with the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society; however, you are not required to be a member of PTK to participate.
  • These honors courses are self-paced, 100 percent online and can be completed in 4-6 weeks.
  • Upon passing the course, you will receive a grade of “pass” for the DCCCD equivalent course; International Honors Certificates are issued by the four-year institution from which you took the class.
  • You will also receive an “International Leadership in Action and Development” certificate through PTK upon completion of the program.
  • Financial aid is available; however, you must register before the class begins to be eligible.

What Do Students Think of the Honors Society Program?

An International Honors Certificate can be a great addition to your resume. “I’m not just competing with people in Dallas,” explains Jorge Pina, a biomedical sciences student at Mountain View. “I’m competing on an international level. This [program] gives me a competitive advantage if I’m applying to an elite university or for a job.”

A resume boost translates into more than job opportunities. A strong resume can also help you with scholarship applications – especially when it comes to international travel or studying abroad.

Enroll in an Online International Honors Course Today

Registration is available online through eConnect. You may register for only one of these courses. Don’t forget to enter the specific section number!

To determine if these IHC/DCCCD courses would apply to your program of study or degree plan (as a required course, elective or additional course), be sure to visit with your academic advisor before registering. This is especially important if you are receiving financial aid or if you need information on how these online IHC courses will transfer to a four-year institution.

Once you’ve registered, log into eCampus and select “Your Online Classroom.” Under “Community” search for the DCCCD-PTK-INTERNATIONAL organization for additional course information.

Still Have Questions?

For more information, speak with a Phi Theta Kappa advisor on your campus. You can also contact Becky Witherspoon at 972-860-8928 or Anna Mays at 214-378-1733.

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