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.

Learn more!

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