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The College Now Program is a cooperative program between Monroe Community College and area school districts and BOCES that provides the opportunity for high school students to enroll in MCC courses offered at their high school. Student in these courses earn credit toward high school graduation as well as receive official college credit.

College Now courses are taught by high school teachers that have been certified by MCC to teach the course. These courses will have the same requirements as those offered on-campus at MCC and receive the same college credit.

MCC College Now Program History

Since 1995, Monroe Community College has partnered with local school districts to enhance academic opportunities and college accessibility. Initially known as the Tech Prep Program where the focus was on technical and trade courses, the program grew to include academic as well as technical courses, and in 2001 became known as the Dual Credit program.  Staying true to the main objective, the program strives to provide opportunities for students to earn college credit while in high school and get a jump-start on their college and career trajectory.

Throughout the years, the program has expanded throughout Monroe county and Genesee, Ontario, Orleans, Livingston, and Wayne counties. In 2012, the program adopted the name Dual Enrollment to accurately reflect the philosophy of the program: that students are engaging with college level work, expectations, and rigor by enrolling in a college course while enrolled in high school. In 2022, the college rebranded the program, and it is now College Now.


Monroe Community College and area school districts and families working together to support high school student development toward college and career success.


The College Now program values academic excellence, collaboration, and information sharing. Our purpose is to promote partnerships with schools/districts and families to share curricula and high-impact practices, introduce students to college culture, and help prepare high school students for post-secondary opportunities at MCC.