Dual Credit Courses assist secondary students in the completion of their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and help them make successful transitions to college and apprenticeship programs. They provide students with an opportunity to enroll in a college course while they are still working towards their high school diploma.
These programs are called “dual credit” because high school students can take one college course and earn a credit that is recognized by two institutions – the college recognizes the course and counts it towards a certificate, diploma or degree and the student’s high school recognizes the credit and counts it as an optional (elective) credit towards his/her diploma. In cases where the dual credit course is tied to an apprenticeship program delivered at the college, successful completion counts towards the student’s apprenticeship certification (e.g., Level 1).
For further information on Pathways programs please contact your guidance department.
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