Dual credit programs are Ministry of Education approved programs that allow students who are under the age of 21, and earning secondary credits, to earn college or apprenticeship courses. When the course is successfully completed, two credits are recorded - one toward your high school diploma and the second on the college transcript.
Dual Credits which are offered:
- Oshawa Campus, "Introduction to Psychology" - Semester 2 (Oct 31 - Dec 19, 2016)
- Ajax Campus, "Skills for Success in College" - Semester 4 (March 23 to May 29, 2017)
Durham College - Dual Credit
In a college-delivered dual credit course, students take a college course. This course is delivered by solely by a college instructor and supported by a secondary school teacher. Students, if successful, earn both a college credit, which is recorded on the college record, and a high school credit which is recorded on the Ontario Student Transcript.
Benefits of Dual Credit Programs
Students benefit from a Dual Credit Program in a number of ways:
- students experience a college course while still in high school;
- increased awareness of the various college and apprenticeship programs available;
- students visit the college in order to tour the campus and learn about opportunities in college;
- students experience a positive transition to college life, should they pursue this pathway, as they gain first-hand knowledge
and understanding of post-secondary expectations;
- students' costs for textbooks and bus transportation are covered by the program; and
- students earn a college credit while still in high school.