Frequently Asked Questions, Links & News

Frequently Asked Questions

For students and parents investigating Dual Credit courses we have compiled a number of frequently asked questions along with their answers below. Click on a question to reveal the answer.

A Dual Credit Course is a course offered through College which, when successfully completed, provides the student with a credit towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma and a College credit.
Dual Credit Courses are designed to assist students to complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma and/or who wish to try out an apprenticeship program or College once they complete high school.
Yes, this is a great opportunity to enroll in dual credits do to your more flexible schedule.
There are no costs for secondary school students attending a Dual Credit Course. Books and transportation are provided free of charge to all students attending regularly.
Dual Credit courses are not part of the regular secondary school curriculum, Your local Guidance Counsellor can tell you what is available, what the requirements are, and can assist you to apply.
Go to our Courses tab, enter any key word which describes what you are interested in, such as 'auto' or ' hairdressing' and a list of Dual Credit courses related to that course will be displayed, along with their locations.
Contact the Guidance Counsellor in your local school. Even if you are not currently enrolled, Guidance staff at your local school will assist you to reconnect with your educational goals.
First implemented in 1997, the School-College-Work Initiative (SCWI) funds projects and forums that support student success in secondary education and assist students in their transition from secondary school to college programs.
Transportation is free and is arranged by your local schools.
OYAP stands for Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program.
Yes, dual credits can include apprenticeship options.
Yes, talk to your Guidance Counsellor.
You are supported by a dual credit teacher from the high school.
Yes supports and accomodations are available at college. This will need to be discussed with your dual credit teacher as it may be a little different from high school.


Students and parents seeking further information about Dual Credit courses may find these links to documents and other web sites helpful. Click on a category to reveal the available links.

Dual Credit Program View Ministry of Education
Assessment & Evaluation in College Delivered Dual Credit Courses View Ministry of Education
Ontario Elementary and Secondary School & School Board Information Finder View Ministry of Education
List of colleges, contact information and their web sites View Ministry of Colleges and Universities
High School Finder View Ministry of Education
School Board Finder View Ministry of Education
Go here to learn about the different types of programs available including Apprenticeships, Diploma programs, Certificate programs and more. View Ontario Colleges
This page has information on all aspects of the application process incuding important dates, fees, requirements etc. View Ontario Colleges
Search on-line for apprenticeship opportunities and information about the skilled trades. View Halton Industry Education Council
A great resource site for anyone wanting to learn about Apprenticeships and the Skilled Trades in Ontario. View Ministry of Education View Ministry of Colleges and Universities
A snapshot of the employment experiences of college graduates six months after graduation. View Ministry of Colleges and Universities
Helpful links for those considering an Apprenticeship in Ontario. View Ontario School Counsellors' Association
Regardless of the program or college you choose you should be aware of the costs involved. Topics include tuition fees, budgeting advice and financial assistance. View Ontario Colleges
The Garfield Weston Awards program recognizes outstanding college-bound students who show a strong commitment to their fields of study and making positive contribution to their community. View W. Garfield Weston Foundation
Explore options for funding your education. View Mazemaster with Ministry of Colleges and Universities
Studentawards Inc. was established in 1998 and has been powering student marketing, insights and scholarships ever since. View Studentawards Inc.
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) View Ministry of Colleges and Universities
A guide for writing a letter to an organization that grants View Scholarships Canada


Students and parents may be interested to learn that the success of Dual Credit courses in providing a pathway to High School graduation and to a career focused College education has been noted in the media. Some of the articles on Dual Credit courses are listed below.

Toronto Sun Shines on Durham Centre for Success

When Amanda Moore began attending the Durham College Centre for Success last fall, she hoped to earn enough credits to complete her high school diploma.

Not only did she achieve her goal within a few months, she also earned a college credit and was accepted into the college's paralegal diploma program beginning in the fall.

Partnership carves early path for carpentry career

TIMMINS - When students graduate from École secondaire catholique Thériault's Grade 12 construction program, they'll already have a foot in the door towards post-secondary studies, and even a career.

Students to graduate with high school, college credits from new summer school at Algonquin College

Michaela Eyre was missing one credit as a result of a health issue she had.

But through a new summer program offered by the college along with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and Ottawa Catholic School Board, Eyre is completing her high school requirements this week and is to receive a college credit to go along with it.