Dual Credit

Earning High School and Post-Secondary Credits

What are they?

Students participate in free apprenticeship training and post-secondary courses, earning dual credits that count towards both their high school diploma and their post-secondary diploma, degree or apprenticeship certification. Dual credits engage students through exposure to college courses and culture while supporting their successful transition to post-secondary education

Who are they for?

Students who may need learning opportunities outside of high school and who would benefit from a college or apprenticeship experience to complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Fact Sheet: Dual Credit Programs

How do they help?

Dual Credit programs can help students move from high school to college and apprenticeship programs. They can help students complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma while customizing their learning with exposure to the college environment.

Students have the opportunity to:

• Earn high school credits while studying at a local college or taking apprenticeship training

• Gain experience to transition to post-secondary education or apprenticeship

• Get a head start on learning and training for their future careers.

Where do I go for a Dual Credit Course?

In this area we are very fortunate to have a choice of 3 College campuses. Lambton College in Sarnia and St. Clair College in both Chatham and Windsor offer free transportation for St. Clair Catholic District School Board students to participate in their dual credit courses. View St. Clair's "Start Here - Go Anywhere" video.

Dual credit courses most often correspond to your post-secondary interests, SHSM program or your co-op placement. If you are not enrolled in a SHSM you may take any dual credit course that interests you. The St. Clair College dual credit courses are offered in the afternoon. Lambton College offers course mornings and afternoons. See your Guidance counselor, your co-op teacher or the links below for more details.

All dual credit courses are offered to students free of charge with transportation, materials, books and some safety equipment provided.

Which Dual Credit courses are offered?

Gotocollege.ca offers general Dual Credit information.

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St. Clair College Offerings - September 2019 | St. Clair DC Courses St. Clair DC Calendar

To apply for a dual credit class please see the Guidance Office

Lambton College Offerings - September 2019 | Lambton College Dual Credit Course and Calendar

To apply for a dual credit class please see the Guidance Office



For more information please contact Warren Seton - warren.seton@st-clair.net


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