School Within a College (SWAC) Programs - St. Patrick's & Ursuline College

The School-College-Work Initiative (SCWI) was first implemented in 1997. Its mandate is to fund projects and forums that focus on providing a seamless transition from secondary school to college.

School-Within-a-College Program (SWAC) offers secondary credit courses taught by secondary school teachers and college Dual Credit courses taught by college professors/instructors within a collaborative learning community at the Lambton/St Clair College campus in partnership with the St. Clair Catholic District School Board.

Students in the SWAC program complete high school credits and approved Dual Credits either at Lambton or St. Clair College during the week. Unlike the Dual Credit program, students in the School-Within-A-College program are on-site at Lambton/St Clair College and are completing the majority of their outstanding credits under the supervision of a qualified high school teacher.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be registered at a high school within the St. Clair Catholic District School Board
  • Be eight or fewer credits short of completing an O.S.S.D., depending upon their intake date (September intake students must have 22 credits or more; January intake requires 25 credits or more)

This program is of benefit to those students who have left high school before graduating. Please consider this program as a way to complete your high school diploma and transition into College.

For more information please see the Guidance Counselors at St. Patrick’s High School or Ursuline College