Yes, the first two semesters of college French is generally equivalent to the first two years of high school French. I would ask the college for sample syllabi from each class. You want to make sure that by the end of the French 2 class that you will have covered at least two major aspects of the past tense in French: passé composé and imparfait (the imperfect). If you have, you should be go to do.
Jaron recommends the following next steps:
- Ask for a sample syllabus for the French I and French 2 courses.