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 supports through Durham College include:

  • Access to Durham College's Student Academic Learning Centre
  • Assistance with College Application
  • Career Counselling

Program Details: 2022-2023 School Year

Dual Credit




Stress, Wellness and Nutrition

11:00 am to 1:30 pm

Nov 10 - Jan 23

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

Ethics in Daily Life


2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Jan 25 - Apr 4 Ajax and Oshawa Campus 3 days/week (work from home or school) and Durham College Oshawa Campus  2 days/week (Tuesday and Thursday)

Global Cuisine


11:00 am to 1:30 pm

Apr 6 -
Jun 8
Ajax and Oshawa Campus 3 days/week (work from home or school) and Durham College Whitby Campus  2 days/week (Tuesday and Friday)

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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