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 available to all high school students and are planned to fit with your school’s high school programs and interests, as well as your future career and educational goals, and includes opportunities and experiences with employers.

NorQuest College is proposing to offer the following courses in partnership with the following school districts.

School District High School(s) Courses/Programs Offered
Edmonton Catholic School Division Archbishop MacDonald
Cardinal Collins
Mother Margaret Mary
St. Francis Xavier
St. Joseph's
Health Care Aide program
Post-secondary courses
Evergreen Catholic Separate Regional School Division St. Peter the Apostle
Living Waters Christian Academy
Memorial
Onoway
Spruce Grove Composite
Administrative Professional program
Health Care Aide program
Greater St. Albert Roman Catholic Separate School District Morinville Community Post-secondary courses
Pembina Hills Regional School Division Barrhead Composite
Mayerthorpe
Health Care Aide program
Northern Gateway Regional Division Mayerthorpe
Onoway
Administrative Professional program
Health Care Aide program
Clearview School District Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary School Health Care Aide program
Golden Hills School Division Drumheller Valley Secondary School Health Care Aide program
Chinook's Edge School Division Online and Olds College Health Care Aide program

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.

Programs

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.

Students will attend the complete program at partnered high schools with a Nurse Instructor. The program consists of

  • 200 hours of theory in class,
  • 85 hours of lab, and
  • 200 hours of clinical.

Clinical time is broken into one week half way through the program and 4 weeks in July, full-time Monday to Friday. The program typically starts in September and completes at the end of July (11 months).

Parents and students are encouraged to speak with their school or school board to discuss availability and time commitment as every school partnership is specially designed to fit within the school schedule.

Administrative Professional - full certificate program

The Administrative Professional certificate program equips students with the skills and knolwedge 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.

The Administrative Professional program can be offered in a variety of ways and will be developed with school partners to meet the need of individual schools. The program typically starts in September and completes at the end of July (11 months). There will be a one month work experience component in the month of July.

Parents and students are encouraged to speak with their school or school board to discuss availability and time commitment as every school partnership is specially designed to fit within the school schedule.

Courses

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.

CourseTitleCredit
ANPH1000
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.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ANPH1001
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.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ANPH1002
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.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
BUSN1279
Students develop their writing skills and learn to write paragraphs, essays, research papers, and business correspondence, with the emphasis on practical applications for writing.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
BUSN1280
Students learn to write and format a variety of business documents, such as letters, memos, proposals, instructions and procedures, and informal, semi-formal, and formal reports. The emphasis is on developing a practical approach to solving business communication problems. The course will consist of lectures, discussions, presentations, and individual and group assignments.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
BUSN1290
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.
  • 15 Lecture
  • 30 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
BUSN1291
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.
  • 15 Lecture
  • 30 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
BUSN1310
This course begins with an overview of business computer applications used for file management (Windows), word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), and presentations (PowerPoint). Each application is then examined in greater depth with business topics stressed in the examples.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
COMM1011
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. Learn theories related to communication climate, groups, teams, conflict, and conflict management.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ENGL1011
ENGL 1011 introduces students to post-secondary literary study through the analysis of a range of texts from different genres and historical periods. Although specific texts and/or themes will vary from section to section, students will read fiction and poetry and may also encounter drama, film, visual media, and/or non-fiction prose. This course introduces students to literary analysis, research, and critical thinking and writing.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
HEED1000
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.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
PSYC1040
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.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
PSYC1050
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.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
PSYC1060
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.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3

Learn more!

Learn more about Dual Credit experiences available, and get more information for students and parents in our Dual Credit Programs section.