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Dual Credit Courses

Are you interested in test-driving a college program?  ​Ever wonder what being a college student is like?  No need to wonder anymore.  Enroll in a dual credit course and become a college student…. while you’re still in secondary school!


Dual credit programs are programs approved by the Ministry of Education that allow students, while they are still in secondary school, to take college or apprenticeship course that counts towards both their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and a postsecondary certificate, diploma, degree, or a Certificate of Apprenticeship.


Senior students from all TCDSB secondary schools have access to dual credit programs available each semester at Centennial, George Brown, Humber, and Seneca colleges.  Students may earn up to 4 approved dual credits towards their OSSD. ​


​For additional information, check out this video about the dual credit program:


What are the Benefits? 

  • Complete courses required to graduate with your OSSD
  • Have an experience that will help with a successful transition to college
  • Increase awareness of the college pathways that are available and gain greater insight into education and career planning decisions
  • earn a major sector- related credit towards your SHSM diploma
  • Access all of the college facilities including:  library, computer labs, athletic facilities, and other specialized facilities
  • Access all of the college student services including:  learning skills workshops, peer tutoring and peer mentoring programs, Career Centre and career advisors, personal and academic counseling​ services, post-secondary pathway planning, and much more!


Who is eligible?

This program is suited for students senior who may be facing challenges in completing the requirements for graduation, or may be feeling insecure or anxious about their pathway choice. Also eligible are students in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP), where the dual credit can be part of Level 1 apprenticeship training.


How does it work?

Students attend classes on a college campus one afternoon a week for approximately 15 weeks. Upon successful completion of the college-delivered course, students earn both a college and secondary school credit which will count towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (elective credit).  These is no cost to take a dual credit course and because students will be traveling to the college one afternoon a week, they will be provided with TTC tickets if necessary by their home schools.


Where can I find out more?

Contact your guidance counselor to discuss whether a taking a dual credit course is right for you, to review the most recent course offerings, and to get registered.

Winter 2021 Dual Credit course offering:

TCDSB Dual Credit Registration Form Fillable.pdfTCDSB Dual Credit Registration Form Fillable.pdf