Dual credit programs allow senior high school students the opportunity to earn high school and college credits at the same time. Students typically attend Conestoga, Fanshawe or Lambton College’s campuses for a half day once a week for a fifteen week period. This unique arrangement allows you, the student, the chance to experience life and learning in a college environment and allows you to fast track towards your post secondary goals.
Examples of dual credit offerings include:
Intro to Early Childhood Education
Baking & Pastry Arts
Basic Welding Process and Fabricating
Health and Wellness Fundamentals
Recreation and Leisure.
Program availability is subject to change. A maximum of 4 college-delivered dual credits can be counted as optional credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Dual Credits cannot be used as substitutions for compulsory credit requirements.
What does it cost?
You pay nothing. All books, transportation and tuition are paid for through grants from the School College Work Initiative (SCWI). SCWI is a collaborative partnership between the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
What makes a student eligible?
Dual credit programs are intended to assist secondary school students in the completion of their OSSD and provide a successful transition to college and apprenticeship programs. As well, students in Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programs (OYAP) are eligible to enroll. Enrolment in half or full day Co-op allows greater flexibility to participate.
How do I apply?
You MUST be referred to the program through your School Student Success Team. Avon Maitland College partners will not accept applications directly. To find out what dual credit offerings are available and to take advantage of this great opportunity, contact your guidance counselor, student success teacher or co-op teacher for an up-to-date listing of course offerings and to obtain an application form.
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