Dual Credit Opportunities
Take post-secondary courses in high school – and earn credit for both at the same time!
Eager to get started on your future right now? You don’t have to wait to finish high school to enroll in post-secondary courses and earn credits toward your high school diploma AND post-secondary credits at the same time. Dual credit experiences are planned to fit with your school’s high school programs and interests, as well as your future career and educational goals, and may include opportunities and/or experiences with employers.
In partnership with the following school districts NorQuest college intends to deliver the following courses:
|School District||Course/Programs offered||Delivery Sites|
|Edmonton Catholic School Division||Psychology
Health Education: Individual Health and Wellness
Anatomy & Physiology
Administrative Professional Certificate
Health Care Aide
Introduction and fundamentals of accounting
|Archbishop High school
Blessed Oscar Romero High School
Cardinal Collins High School
Louis St. Laurent High School
St. Joseph High school
St. Francis Xavier High School
|Edmonton School District||Psychology
Health Care Aide
|Lillian Osborne High School
McNally High School
Strathcona High School
|Evergreen Catholic School Division||Health Care Aide
Office Assistant Program
|St. Peter the Apostle Catholic High School
St. Theresa High School
|St. Albert School District||Psychology
|Bellerose High School
Paul Kane High School
|Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools||Administrative Professional
Anatomy and Physiology
|Morinville High School
St. Albert Catholic High School
|Pembina Hills School District||Health Care Aide||Barrhead Composite High School|
|Northern Gateway School Division||Health Care Aide||Mayerthorpe High School|
Dual Credit Benefits
Students gain the benefit of exploring career interests and specific occupations while earning high school and post-secondary credits. Some sequences of courses may lead to workplace credentials recognized by employers and industry associations.
Health Care Aide - full certificate program
NorQuest College’s Health Care Aide program is among the largest in Canada and prepares you to be a part of a health-care team in a variety of different settings, providing a high level of front-line care to clients in need of assistance. NorQuest College is licensed to deliver the 2019 Health Care Aide Government of Alberta Provincial Curriculum.
Administrative Professional - full certificate program
The Administrative Professional certificate equips students with the skills and knowledge to become an effective office professional. Students will learn essential office skills such as basic accounting, office management, organizational politics, software applications, business communication, and event management.
Dental Office Assistant - full certificate program
This 12-week, fast-paced Dental Office Assistant program will prepare graduates to work in dental practice settings such as denture clinics, orthodontist and specialist offices, dental labs, and other dental-related businesses and healthcare industries. Students will learn clerical and administrative tasks such as scheduling appointments, billing, filing, customer service and using dental software. This program will provide students with the basic knowledge of dental terminology and applications, administrative skills, and work experience needed to be successful in their role.
Medical Office Assistant - full certificate program
Considered a valuable asset to the health-care team, medical office assistants support physicians and other health care professionals with essential administrative support. NorQuest’s 12-week, fast-paced Medical Office Assistant program helps graduates get into the workforce quickly and develop skills to perform a variety of tasks including scheduling, billing, word processing, communications, and more.
Veterinary Office Assistant - full certificate program
As a valued member of the team in clinical, emergency, or specialty hospital settings, veterinary office assistants support veterinarians and technicians with essential administrative and basic veterinary medicine skills. Get into the workforce quickly and develop skills in customer service, communications, current office technology, and more.
Parents and students are encouraged to speak with their school or school board to discuss availability and time commitment for these courses, as every school partnership is specially designed to fit within the school schedule.
|ANPH1000|| Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology |
Study the basics of normal anatomy and physiology. The structure and function of each body system is covered, and the relationship between the structure and function of each system is explored. Learn about the interactions of body systems.
|ANPH1001|| Anatomy and Physiology I |
Study the organization of the human body and the structures and functions of the body systems that provide support and movement, coordination, and regulation. Learn how body systems work together to maintain homeostasis. Terminology used by health professionals will be introduced. In the Practical Nurse program, a final mark of C- is required to progress to PATH 1000.
|ANPH1002|| Anatomy and Physiology II |
Study the organization of the human body and the structures and functions of the body systems that provide transport and protection; absorption, diffusion, and excretion; and reproduction. Learn how body systems work together to maintain homeostasis. Terminology used by health professionals and theory and principles related to microbiology will be introduced. In the Practical Nurse program, a final mark of C- is required to progress to PATH 1000.
|BUSN1279|| Communications I |
Students develop their writing skills and learn to write paragraphs, essays, research papers, and business correspondence, with the emphasis on practical applications for writing.
|BUSN1290|| Accounting I |
Accounting I introduces the concepts and applications of financial accounting. Topics include accounting concepts and principles, the recording process, preparing financial statements, internal control, and cash and receivables.
|BUSN1291|| Accounting II |
Accounting II topics include inventories, capital assets, current liabilities, owner's equity in partnerships and corporations, analyzing financial statements, the statement of cash flows, and accounting information systems. Emphasis is on problem solving and the application of financial accounting to real-life situations. Students gain experience in maintaining a manual accounting system.
|COMM1001|| Introduction to Communications |
Explore the fundamentals of communication and interpersonal relationships. Examine effective communication, barriers to effective communication, and specific communication strategies that can improve interactions with others and enhance critical thinking skills. Learn and apply theories related to communication climate, groups, teams, conflict management, and problem solving.
|ENGL1011|| Introduction to Literary Analysis |
This course introduces students to formal and rhetorical writing practices at the post-secondary level, with an emphasis on literary analysis and close reading. Instruction and practice will be integrated with the study of literature drawn from a broad range of historical periods, cultural perspectives, social contexts, and literary genres (including fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction articles and essays, news media, and other cultural texts). Specific themes and texts will vary between sections.
|HEED1000|| Health Education: Individual Health and Wellness |
Gain an overview of the physical, social, psychological, environmental, and spiritual aspects of personal health and wellness within the context of the community, the Canadian health-care system, and the global environment. Lifestyle choices are introduced as physical and social determinants affecting personal health and the health of others. Learn how to take responsibility for your own health and to advocate for the health of others.
|PSYC1040|| Introduction to Psychology |
This course is the basic foundation course in psychology. It provides an introduction to the scientific study of behaviour and the mind. This course examines the evolution of psychology, research methods, descriptive statistics, the brain and behaviour, human lifespan development, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, conditioning and learning, and memory. Note: Students with credit in another introductory psychology course may not be eligible for credit in this course. Please check with the Program Chair.
|PSYC1050|| Foundations of Human Behaviour |
Build on your introductory knowledge of the scientific study of behaviour and the mind. Focus on the study of cognition (thinking), intelligence and creativity, motivation and emotion, personality, health, stress, and coping, psychological disorders, therapies, and social behaviour. Note: Students with credit in another introductory psychology course may not be eligible for credit in this course. Please check with the Program Chair.
|PSYC1060|| Psychology for Health-Care Professionals |
This course introduces the scientific study of behaviour and human development. You will learn terminology and theoretical concepts common to psychology. You will learn about the dominant theories in psychology today and the scientific process. You will also learn about human development across the lifespan; processes of the mind including consciousness, learning, and memory, cognition and intelligence, emotion and motivation; and social behaviour. The concepts of stress and health and psychological health and illness are introduced. Note: Students with credit in another introductory psychology course may not be eligible for credit in this course. Please check with the Program Chair.
|SOCI1000|| Introduction to the Study of Society |
Explore introductory sociology through the study of social relations, community, and society. Learn about the institutions of Canadian society, such as family, politics, ethnicity, education, and religion.
Learn more about Dual Credit experiences available, and get more information for students and parents in our Dual Credit Programs section.