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 at participating high schools in partnership with NorQuest College. Dual credit experiences are available to all high school students in these schools meeting entrance requirements and their individual school's selection requirements.
Courses are scheduled with consideration of regular high school courses, programs, and interests, and may include opportunities and experiences with employers outside of regular school hours.
NorQuest College is working with the following school districts to offer the following courses:
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.
Colleges, polytechnics, or universities may exempt students from courses based on dual credit coursework completed in high school if the coursework is directly related to the students’ post-secondary program. For example, if you take a dual credit certificate program opportunity in high school, and you continue on to that same program in a post-secondary, you may receive advance credit towards that program and not need to take that coursework again in your post-secondary program.
There are a number of options for taking dual credit courses. Courses may be offered at your high school, you might attend classes at the college, or you could take courses with college students on campus or at a community learning centre. Students from several high schools can be grouped together to form one class. Online and video conference delivery are other options. Several delivery modes can be used in any one dual credit project.
To be involved in dual credit opportunities, both students and parents/guardians:
Now that you know the benefits, here’s how you can get involved in this exciting opportunity.
If you are interested in dual credit programs for high school students, contact your high school counselor or administrator.