High School Plus

High School Plus is a collection of programs where you can explore all kinds of college classes and careers at McHenry County College while you're still in high school:

  • Partnership for College and Career Success (PCCS)

    MCC's Partnership for College and Career Success program (formerly known as Tech Prep) gives you a chance to start working on a professional certificate or associate's degree while you're still in high school. Statistically speaking, that means your job (and salary) prospects will be better when you graduate, plus, depending on the program, a lot of the classes may be at no cost to you while you're still a student!

    See more details on Partnership for College and Career Success

  • Running Start

    Even though you're still in high school, you can take some college classes now, which saves you time and, in some cases, the cost of tuition, when you do go to college, whether it's at MCC or somewhere else.

    Read more about Running Start

  • College in High School

    College in High School (CIHS) is a program where classes are taught at select high schools for both high school and college credit. Register at your high school. Contact your guidance counselor for assistance.

    These are the CIHS classes offered:

    Fall Semester

    • AMT 100 (Principles of Automotive Technology) taught at Cary Grove, Marengo, and Woodstock High Schools
    • CDM 110 (Computer Literacy for Windows) taught at Cary Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, Huntley, McHenry West, Prairie Ridge, and Woodstock High Schools
    • ENG 151 (Composition I) taught at McHenry West High School, Harvard High School and Huntley High School
    • HFE 202 (Lifeguard Training) taught at Woodstock North High School and Woodstock High School
    • IMT 100 (Introduction to Manufacturing) taught at Woodstock High School
    • NAE 100 (Basic Nursing Assistant Training) taught at Marengo and Woodstock High Schools
    • MAT 120 (General Education Statistics) taught at Woodstock North High School
    • MAT 161 (College Algebra) taught at Huntley and Woodstock North High Schools
    • SPA 251 (Intermediate Spanish I) taught at Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South and Prairie Ridge High Schools
    • WEB 105 (Web Fundamentals) taught at Woodstock North and Woodstock High Schools

    Spring Semester

    • AET 151 (Computer Aided Design Graphics I) taught at Marengo High School
    • AMT 100 (Principles of Automotive Technology) taught at Cary Grove, Marengo, and Woodstock High Schools
    • CDM 110 (Computer Literacy for Windows) taught at Alden-Hebron High School, Cary Grove High School, Crystal Lake Central High School, Crystal Lake South High School, Huntley High School, Johnsburg High School, McHenry West High School, Prairie Ridge High School, Woodstock High School
    • ENG 152 (Composition II) taught at Harvard and Huntley High Schools
    • HFE 176 (Strength and Conditioning Principles) taught at Woodstock and Woodstock North High Schools
    • HFE 202 (Lifeguard Training) taught at Woodstock High School
    • IMT 105 (Introduction to CNC) taught at Woodstock High School
    • MKT 110 (Principles of Marketing) taught at Cary Grove and Crystal Lake Central High Schools
    • MUS 151 (Music Appreciation) taught at Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, Cary Grove and Prairie Ridge High Schools
    • SPA 252 (Intermediate Spanish II) taught at Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South and Prairie Ridge High Schools

    Register for College in the High School