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School-College-Work Initiative

School-College-Work Initiative

Dual Credit Program

Get a glimpse of the college experience while completing your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)!

Attend college classes, experience life at 鶹Ӿ and earn your final credits towards your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) that are transferrable to your college diploma or apprenticeship certification.

Get a head start on college classes and your future career with the Dual Credit Program by experiencing college-level classes first-hand, getting to know faculty, staff and services at 鶹Ӿ, and gain a new perspective on your future as a college student.

About the School-College-Work Initiative

The School-College-Work Initiative is a co-operative effort with a mandate to assist in creating a seamless transition for students from secondary school to college. In addition to a wide array of learning and awareness opportunities for students, teachers, parents and the broader community, projects have been developed to provide dual credit programs for secondary students through the partnership of secondary schools and colleges.

The School-College-Work Initiative (SCWI) is jointly supported by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities and the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD). SCWI is co-managed under the leadership of the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) and the Committee of (College) Presidents.

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The Dual Credit Program is a School-College Work Initiative (SCWI) that allows students who have not yet completed their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) to take college courses that count towards both your OSSD as well as your college diploma or apprenticeship certification.

The Dual Credit Program is a great to ease the transition from high school to college while completing your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

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If you are thinking of working in skilled trades, the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a great opportunity to explore your future career and start acquiring apprenticeship hours and co-op training with potential employers while completing your Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

The OYAP is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program.

At the end of the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, students earn a high school diploma and have a great head start toward a career in a skilled trade. Students may choose to stay with the co-op company, open a business or use the experience as a jump start to further education in technology or engineering at a college or university.

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The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program allows you to customize your high school education to suit your career interests and develop specialized skills, certifications and training while gaining credits toward your Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

The SHSM is a Ministry of Education approved program for Grade 11 and 12 students who are heading for apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace and wanting to identify, explore and refine their career goals to make informed choices about their next steps after high school.

The SHSM program consists of completing industry certifications, such first aid and CPR, participating in co-op placement training and completing a specific bundle of 8-10 courses in the selected field. Students who successfully complete an SHSM receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with an embossed SHSM seal, an SHSM record documenting their achievement, and formal recognition on their Ontario Student Transcript.

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The Dual Credit Program at 鶹Ӿ

鶹Ӿ offers a variety of post-secondary programs and apprenticeships to explore through the Dual Credit Program.

The Dual Credit Program covers all costs involved, including tuition, textbooks and course materials, student services, campus amenities, parking passes, and transportation.

We work with school boards throughout Northeastern Ontario to provide Dual Credit opportunities to students at nine high schools from Moose Factory to New Liskeard and everything in between.

  • Mamawmatawa Holistic Education Centre

Contact your school’s Guidance Counselor for more information!

Course Credits You Can Earn

Course credits earned as a student of the Dual Credit Program can be used towards your future college program to jump start your college experience. Below is just a sample of some of the many courses that you can complete through the Dual Credit Program with 鶹Ӿ. Contact us for more information!

Abnormal Psychology

Anatomy and Physiology

AutoCAD

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Basic Welding

Canadian Law

Conflict Resolution

Communications I

Computer Applications

Critical Thinking

Community Policing

Criminology

Crisis Intervention

Emergency Patient Care

Entrepreneurship

Emergency Patient Care

Health & Nutrition

Health & Safety

Industrial Indoctrination

Introduction to Business

Issues in Environmental Sustainability

Intermediate Welding

Law and Ethics

Managing for Success

Measuring Instruments

Popular Nutrition

Provincial Offences

Residential Wiring

Youth in Conflict with the Law

And more!

Please note that course availability follow the 鶹Ӿ schedule and are not guaranteed to run every semester. Please inquire for more information.

Eligibility & More Information

The Dual Credit Program is for students working towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and interested in exploring a post-secondary pathway whether that is college, apprenticeship or the workplace.

The Dual Credit Program might be right for you if you are one or more of the following:

  • at risk of not graduating (OSSD)
  • enrolled in a program
  • enrolled in the
  • an early school leaver, under the age of 21 and close to completing your OSSD

More information can be found on the .

The Dual Credit Program is a great opportunity to finish your OSSD in a unique environment.

All Dual Credit courses are college-level courses, with a college instructor and college-level textbook. If you are curious about going to college, then the Dual Credit Program will give you the opportunity to explore college while in high school.

While the Dual Credit Program offers many rewarding opportunities, students must be aware that college courses are both interesting and challenging. The grades you earn in the Dual Credit Program will permanently become part of your secondary and post-secondary school record.

If you are interested in registering for a Dual Credit Program, please discuss your eligibility with your Guidance Counselor at your high school.

Student Guide to Dual Credits

You are embarking on an exciting new type of learning experience. This handbook contains everything you need to know about dual credits.

Academic Policies & Procedures

Policies and procedures are important documents that guide students, staff and faculty on a variety of academic and operational areas.

Academic Policies

Information for Instructors

The Instructors Guide for Dual Credits is developed for instructors of the program.

Instructors Guide [PDF, 10.5 MB]

What Our Students Are Saying

"I will know what to expect when going to college"

“I’m glad I took Dual Credit ‘Managing for College Success’ course because it has helped me develop great skills for taking college courses. I’ve learned different subjects such as managing time, managing stress, and what to expect when walking down the path to post-secondary. It is helpful right now because I will know what to expect when going to college this fall. I am grateful for the opportunity of being able to successfully take the course and proud to say that it has helped me in great ways. This course will be so helpful in the future, especially knowing not only about college but how to take care of myself at the same time.”

– Kaneisha E., Managing for Success, Moosonee

What Our Students Are Saying

"Being in the college environment really helped me adjust"

“I’ve always had trouble learning how to do things on my own but this gave me a chance to learn how to do it by myself. I think College Link has helped me prepare for my post-secondary education in more ways than one. Being in the college environment really helped me adjust and get the feel for what it’s going to be like in actual post-secondary school. I learned that managing my time on assignments is a very big deal. I’ve also learned that you can always ask for help because that was one thing I have always been scared to do.”

– Mayson S., College Link, Timmins

What Our Students Are Saying

"I have learned so much"

“I very much enjoyed the Dual Credit class because I have learned so much I would have not learned at my high school. The Dual Credit class has opened my mind to the types of crime that goes on I the world and what the legal system does to stop these rates from increasing. The Dual Credit class was related to the program I am taking in September, and I will be taking everything I have learned from the class and using it to become successful.”

– Maria D., Youth in Conflict with the Law and Community Policing, Timmins

What Our Students Are Saying

"It really gave me a taste of what college is like"

“I took the Human Relationships course as my dual credit. It taught me what college is like, as in how serious they are about deadlines and attendance. It really gave me a taste of what college is like. It will help to prepare me for college next year as I am going into a Pre-Trades program. It was a learning experience.”

– R.J. L., Human Relationships, Moosonee

What Our Students Are Saying

"I feel I am more educated and prepared"

“The Dual Credit course was a good class and I have learned a lot from it. It is much more interesting and hands-on that a regular high school class. We had a guest speaker, and out class did a mock trial that was pretty realistic. I feel I am more educated and prepared for my Police Foundations course in September.”

– Desiree B., Youth in Conflict with the Law and Community Policing, Timmins

Contact

If you are interested in registering for a Dual Credit Program, please discuss your eligibility with your Guidance Counselor at your secondary school.

They will share local opportunities with you and submit an application on your behalf.

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