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: 2021-2022 School Year

Dual Credit




Personal Wellness

Nov 9 - Jan 21

Ajax and Oshawa Campus - 4 days/week (work from home or school) and Durham College Oshawa Campus each Thursday from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.


April 5 - Jun 8 Ajax and Oshawa Campus 4 days/week and Durham College Whitby Skilled Trades Campus  1 day/week.  Schedule subject to change.

Students in the program can earn:

  • Designing Your Future (GWL3O1) or Navigating the Workplace (GLN4O)
  • College credit (dual credit)
  • Flexible learning options to earn additional credits toward the OSSD

Night School Dual Credit: Ethics in Daily Life 

Prepare for a nursing or health related program at college by taking a college course with a Durham college instructor - Ethics in Daily Life.

Dates: October 13 to December 10


Classes will take place two evenings/week and will be a combination of in-class learning on the Durham College Oshawa Campus and online learning with teacher support.

Online class: Each Monday from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In-Person at Durham College, Oshawa Campus: Each Thursday from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Program Details

  • Students can earn a credit toward their high school diploma and a college credit on a college transcript, free of charge.
  • Access career counselling from the college and assistance with the college application.
  • To qualify, students must be registered in the Personal Support Worker Program or in a credit program with Adult and Continuing Education, and be working toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

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

Ajax Campus:
Oshawa Campus:

There is no cost for this program.

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