Dual Credit

Students sit with textbooks

Dual credit is an opportunity to take a course or program and earn credit for high school and post-secondary at the same time. It means you can start your post-secondary journey while you're still in high school or start a pathway toward a specific hands-on career.

Who Is Dual Credit For?

Dual credit can be a way to jump start a career in trades, health or other hands-on industries. If you're curious about courses or programs in a certain subject, dual credit is way to explore what it's all about. 

Connect with an academic advisor to find out if dual credit is right for you. Check with your intended institution to ensure that taking a post-secondary course won’t eliminate you from specific admission categories or scholarship criteria. 

Dual Credit Programs and Courses

Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE)

If you are a high school student in School District 8, 10, 20 or 51 and would like to get a jump-start on a career as an early childhood educator, this dual credit semester may be right for you!

Childcare centres in our region need more qualified staff to meet critical shortages.

Get a Head Start

You will gain:

  • 12 high school credits toward graduation
  • An educational qualification for work in an entry-level position as an early childhood education assistant
  • 9 post-secondary credits toward your ECCE Certificate 
Program Start

September 2024

This 15-week semester includes three ECCE core courses to help you succeed in future post-secondary studies. Students have the option of continuing into the winter term with the opportunity of funding by the school district.

Deadline to Apply

June 1, 2024

Steps to Apply
  1. Fill out the Dual Credit Application Form. Make sure to have student, parent and counsellor sign. 
  2. Fill out the Authorization of Release Form.
  3. Submit the program admission package.

If your school district will be sponsoring you to take this course/program: 

  1. Fill out the Sponsorship Authorization Form in partnership with the school district.
  2. Email us the form.

Find Out More

Contact your high school counsellor for more information.

Introduction to Business

This dual credit course will be delivered exclusively to high schools throughout the West Kootenay and Boundary regions through an online asynchronous course beginning February 5, 2024, and continuing for 15 weeks.

The course is programmed for weekly readings and small assignments, and students will have access to virtual regular instructor hours in the early evening on a day to be scheduled. 

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Health Care Assistant

Learn more about the Health Care Assistant Program.

For more information about dual credit opportunities, please contact School District 20 Trades Training Co-Ordinator Murray McConnachie.

Open Studies
Youth Train in Trades

High school students can get a jump start on their trades training through Youth Train in Trades. Don't wait to build your experience and skills!

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