Dual credit programs
The Dual Credit Program helps students work towards their diploma while preparing them for a successful transition into their chosen pathway after graduation. Students with the potential to succeed, but who may be facing challenges completing diploma requirements, can benefit from this program option. Students can earn up to four dual credits which count towards both their high school diploma and their post-secondary diploma, degree or apprenticeship certification.
Experiencing college and work life while in school
The Dual Credit Program allows students to experience a college or apprenticeship learning environment while still in high school. Students participate in apprenticeship training and/or college courses, earning credits while studying at Algonquin College or with a College Instructor at their high school. Many students take their dual credit course in conjunction with other high school programs (cooperative education, OYAP, SHSM) to allow for scheduling flexibility.
Review the Ministry of Education’s Dual Credit Programs Guide to the requirements for this program. Then, speak with your school guidance counsellor to explore this exciting opportunity.
Discover what educational or career pathway is right for you and get you closer to the goal of graduating high school. Read more about the Dual Credit Program as explained by Algonquin College.
“I thought the Dual Credit Program was very exciting because I was able to go to college once a week. I also liked that it was a different atmosphere from high school. I learned study skills that are effective and I have used them! I would tell people to take a Dual Credit because it is an experience that comes only once in a lifetime.”Dual Credit Program student