Earn College Credits for Free
Students can apply to enrol in college courses or apprenticeship training, earning dual credits that count towards their OSSD and college diploma or apprenticeship certification. For example, a student interested in applying to the Police Foundations Program following graduation may opt to take one of the required courses for this program while still in high school. Interpersonal and Group Dynamics, Community and Social Services, First Nations People and Issues in Diversity and Criminal and Civil Law are examples of Police Foundation’s courses offered through the Dual Credit Program. The college courses are taught at the college campus and high school students learn alongside their college peers. A Dual Credit student typically travels to the college once or twice a week for his or her two to three hour course. Transportation to the course is the responsibility of the student. Many other college programs offer courses through this initiative.
The dual credit program is available through St. Lawrence College – Kingston, Brockville and Cornwall campuses and Algonquin College - Ottawa. Students who desire learning opportunities outside of high school and who would benefit from a college or apprenticeship experience are suitable candidates. To ease scheduling, many students take their dual credit course in conjunction with their high school co- operative education course.
Some examples of dual credit courses available to UCDSB students include:
· Entrepreneurship and Innovation
· Introduction to Law in Society
· Introduction to Baking & Pastry
· Developmental Disabilities
This is an excellent opportunity for senior students to transition to post-secondary education while still in high school. Applications into these programs must be planned well in advance. For more information please contact student services.