Adult Dual Credit

The Adult Dual Credit Program assists adult learners in the completion of their Ontario Secondary School Diploma and leads to successful transition to a college or apprenticeship program.  Students accepted to the program will take a college course taught by a Durham College faculty member and will work with a Continuing Education teacher to complete their high school graduation requirements.  If successful in the dual credit course, two credits are recorded: one on the high school transcript and the second on the college transcript.

"The Adult Dual Credit Program was amazing and it let me experience the college atmosphere.  Taking this program led me to apply for college, and I've been accepted and so excited to go!"  -Taylor

Who is eligible for the Adult Dual Credit Program?

If you are 18 years of age or older and:

  • Interested in a College or Apprenticeship Program
  • Working toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma requirements
  • Enrolled in Durham Catholic DSB adult education programs
  • Students at both the Ajax and Oshawa campuses

How does the Dual Credit Program benefit students?

  • Students earn a college credit while working toward their OSSD.  There is no cost to the student for this credit.
  • Increase awareness of the various college and apprenticeship programs
  • Experience a positive transition to college life

Program Details: 2024-2025 School Year

Dual Credit




Stress, Wellness and Nutrition

Time TBA

Oct. 29 - Dec. 20

Ajax and Oshawa Campus 3 days/week (work from home or school) and Durham College, Oshawa Campus (2 days/week - TBD)

Child Development


9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Jan 27 - April 4 Ajax Campus (458 Fairall St., Unit 7) (2 days/week - TBD)

Trade Fundamentals


Time TBA

May 6 - June 27 Ajax and Oshawa Campus 3 days/week (work from home or school) and Durham College Whitby Campus  2 days/week

Students in the program can earn:

  • College credit (dual credit)
  • Flexible learning options to earn additional credits toward the OSSD

Students must be enrolled in at least one other credit course or credit program during the dual credit semester.

To learn more about this program, please call our Ajax or Oshawa Campus to make an appointment with a guidance counsellor:

Ajax Campus: or 905.683.7713
Oshawa Campus: or 905.438.0570

There is no cost for this program.

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