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Dual Credit (Day Program)

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 courses that count towards both their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree, or a Certificate of Apprenticeship.

The focus of dual credit programs

Dual credit programs are intended to assist secondary school students in completing their OSSD and making a successful transition to college and/or apprenticeship programs. The primary focus is on students who face significant challenges in completing the requirements for graduation, but have the potential to succeed. This group includes disengaged and underachieving students who have the potential to succeed, but are at risk of not graduating, and students who left school before graduating. Students in the Special High Skills Major (SHSM) programs and students in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) are also eligible to participate in dual credit programs.  

Two broad categories of dual credit courses

Dual credit courses count twice: once towards postsecondary certification and once towards a secondary school diploma. They fall into two broad categories:

  • The first is college-delivered course, in which students take a college course or Level 1 apprenticeship program. Credit is recorded on the college record using college course codes, and also on the Ontario Student Transcript (OST), using a special dual credit course code assigned by the Ministry of Education.

    Dual credit courses are available to BHNCDSB students who wish to pursue a college pathway and are delivered by a college instructor in the following program areas:

Assumption College
Level 1 Automotive Service Technician (2 credits) - Day School
Construction - BLDG 10016 - Summer School
Teacher Contact: 
Vaught Hogan -

Holy Trinity Catholic High School
Haircutting - AEST 1048/TXE 4T - Summer School
Teacher Contact: 
Patricia Crimless -

  • The second is the team-taught course, in which closely matched college or apprenticeship and secondary curriculum content is taught by both a college professor or instructor and a secondary school teacher. Students are eligible to receive credit for the college course, which is recorded on the college record, and for the secondary school course, which is recorded on the OST. In the case of team-taught courses, it is the code for the secondary school course (not the college course) that is recorded on the OST, followed by the term dual credit in parentheses.

Fact Sheet and Acroynms

​Ministry of Education Dual Credit Programs Fact Sheet 

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Available Courses

Dual credit courses are available to BHNCDSB students who wish to pursue a college pathway and are delivered on a team taught format during the school day in the following program areas:


Communication Technology - Studio Production 2
Construction Technology
Hospitality - Aboriginal Focused
Manufacturing Technology - Arc Welding

Audio Post Production
Construction – Woodworking
Technology Design - AutoDESK Inventor

Architecture and Design
Manufacturing Technology