Dual credits allow students to participate in apprenticeship training and college courses.
These credits can count towards their high school diploma as well as a postsecondary certificate, diploma, degree or apprenticeship certification.
For example, students can take a course about entrepreneurship taught by a college professor and a high school teacher on a college campus. By passing the course, a student would earn both a high school credit and a college credit.
Dual credit programs are being run across the province and most boards and colleges are currently participating. These programs are part of the School College Work Initiative funded by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
Dual Credit Programs, Policy and Program Requirements, 2013 supersedes Dual Credit Policy and Implementation, 2010.
Dual Credit Programs, Policy and Program Requirements, 2013 has been developed to set out policy and program requirements clearly, in order to provide guidance to administrators and educators who are involved in dual credit programs in their schools and boards. It incorporates policy originally outlined in ministry memoranda that address dual credit programs.
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