Dual credit programs

The Dual Credit Program helps students work towards their diploma while preparing them for a successful transition into their chosen pathway after graduation. Students with the potential to succeed, but who may be facing challenges completing diploma requirements, can benefit from this program option. Additionally, eligible Ontario Youth Apprentices gain a valuable “jump start” in their post secondary apprenticeship training while in high school. Students can earn up to four dual credits which count towards both their high school diploma and their post-secondary diploma, degree or apprenticeship certification.

Experiencing college and work life while in school

The Dual Credit Program allows students to experience a college or apprenticeship learning environment while still in high school. Students participate in apprenticeship training and/or college courses, earning credits while studying at Algonquin College or with a College Instructor at their high school. Many students take their dual credit course in conjunction with other high school programs (cooperative education, OYAP to allow for scheduling flexibility.

Program requirements

Review the Ministry of Education’s Dual Credit Programs Guide to the requirements for this program. Then, speak with your school guidance counsellor to explore this exciting opportunity.

Discover what educational or career pathway is right for you and get you closer to the goal of graduating high school. Read more about the Dual Credit Program as explained by Algonquin College.