What is Dual Credit?
As ministry-approved courses, Dual Credits are a way for Grade 11 and 12 students, while still in high school, to earn a credit towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) while sampling college or apprenticeship industry-specific courses.
Dual Credits count towards both the OSSD and a postsecondary certificate, diploma, or degree, or an apprenticeship certification.
Students may earn up to four optional credits through Dual Credit courses. As well, Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) and Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) students may receive some industry-specific certifications in Dual Credit courses.
The Dual Credits program is an excellent example of the projects and forums funded via the School College Work Initiative (SCWI) that support student success in secondary education and assist students in their transition from secondary school to college programs.
Why take Dual Credit?
- Become familiar with college culture and expectations to make a successful transition after secondary school graduation
- Clarify a career interest; discover a pathway beyond secondary school
- See the connection between secondary school and your post-secondary goal
- Get excited about the next steps towards a challenging career!
For more information about Dual Credit please visit https://www.ugdsb.ca/dualcredit/
2021-2022 Dual Credit Offerings:
If you have any questions about Dual Credit or would like to register, please book a Guidance appointment.