Dual Credit Programs

What is Dual Credit Programming?

Dual Credit programming allows Grade 11 or 12 students to earn both high school credits and credits that count towards a post-secondary certificate, diploma, or degree, including a journeyman certificate. 

Dual Credit helps students to:

  • get a start on their post-secondary education while still in high school.
  • complete high school while engaging in meaningful curriculum.
  • transition to post-secondary studies or move into the world of work.
  • potentially complete post-secondary with less financial debt.

Alberta Education Dual Credit Website 

https://www.alberta.ca/dual-credit.aspx?utm_source=redirector

GPCSD has partnerships with the following post-secondary institutions and programs.

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Is Dual Credit Programming Right for me?

Students and parents need to consider if Dual Credit programming is the right fit. Post-secondary courses have increased expectation and timelines that students will need to manage alongside their regular high school programming. 

Many of the courses incorporate on-line programming.  Students will be responsible for attending virtual or on-site sessions and meeting post-secondary timelines and expectations. 

In addition, the completion of post-secondary course/programs through Dual Credit has the possibility of affecting first year post-secondary awards, bursaries, scholarships, athletic standing, and experiencing limited transferability of some post-secondary programs. 

Students should always consult with their high school counselor, or the post-secondary institution, as they make decisions about their high school and post-secondary programming.

 How does my child become involved?

Dual Credit Applications - Please be aware that applications for Dual Credit Courses are being sent to post-secondary institutions and so we must follow the application deadlines they set out.

What does this mean? Applications for Dual Credit programs must be typically submitted in the Spring and no later than the end of June.

To register for a Dual-Credit course or to find out more about the Dual Credit program our Off-Campus coordinator is ready and eager to help. Simply e-mail David MacPherson at davidmacpherson@gpcsd.ca to continue your journey towards becoming a Dual Credit student.

Program Costs

Grande Prairie Public School Division supports students, in partnership with post-secondary institutions, in the enrolment and completion of their post-secondary courses. 

  • Tuition: Through a Tri-District grant funding is available for a limited time for the Educational Assistant program, Health Care Aid program and Introduction to Surveying program. Contact Mr. MacPherson for tuition details regarding other dual credit programs as these change year to year.
  • Fees: Students are responsible for post-secondary learning resource fees (LRF*) and a $300 GPCSD Caution Fee. See  Administrative Procedure 204 - Dual Credit
  • Reimbursement of Caution Fee: Upon successful completion of the course / program, the $300 GPCSD Caution Fee is reimbursed.

*LRF fees subject to change based on post-secondary rates.

See GPCSD Administrative Procedure 204 - Dual Credit for more information.

Partnerships

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Northern Lakes College:

Course Schedules and availability at:

Dual Credit Programs: Northern Lakes College 

Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools is working with Northern Lakes College (NLC) to provide dual credit opportunities for students in a variety of areas. 

  • NLC offers individual courses leading to full programs. 
  • Application forms are available online.
  • $300 Caution Fee, payable to GPCSD
  • Students attend courses online, with some programs including on-site lab components.
  • Individual program descriptions are available on the NLC Dual Credit webpage.

*GPCSD supports the following NLC courses:

Program

Pre/Co Requisites

Educational Assistant

(Grant funding available)

​English 10-1 (60%) or 10-2 (70%) and Math 10-C or Math 10-3  

English 30-1 (60%) or 30-2 (70%) to take COMM1000 and ENGL1000 

completed or be co-enrolled in English 30-1 or 30-2 to take COMP2100. 

Health Care Aide

(Grant funding available)

​English 20-2 (co enrolled or completed) 

Recommend English 30-2, Math 30-3, Science 30 or Biology 30 

Introduction to Surveying

(Grant funding available)

English 10-2 and Math 20-3 

Oilfield Operator Training

 Minimum of Math 20-3 and English 10-2

Power Engineering 4th Class

Math 10C (Completed) and English 20-2 (completed or co-enrolled)

* Students are responsible for cost of any LRF fees (course textbooks or materials).

*Course offerings are subject to change without notice. Inquire with Mr. MacPherson for confirmation of course availability.

 

*Single University Transfer Courses

Course

Dual Credit Course Code and CEUs

Pre/Co Requisites

ENGL1000:  Introduction to English Language and Literature

​PSI3082 = 5CEUs

​Pre: English 30-1 (60%) or 
English 30-2 (70%)

COMP2100:  Introduction to Education Computer Applications

​PSI3055 = 5CEUs

​CO: English 30-1 (60%) or 
English 30-2 (70%)

COMM1000:  Interpersonal Communication for the Helping Profession

PSI3054 = 5CEUs

​CO: English 30-1 (60%) or 
English 30-2 (70%)

SOCI1000:  An Introduction to Society

PSI3137 = 5CEUs

CO:  English 30-1 or English 30-2

HEED1010:  Health Education:  Personal Health and Wellness

​PSI3095 = 5CEUs

CO:  English 30-1 or English 30-2

​POLS1010:  Canadian Politics:  Institutions and Issues

​PSI3150 = 5CEUs

CO:  English 30-1 or English 30-2

​STAT1410:  Introduction to Statistics

​PSI3065 = 5CEUs

PRE:  Math 30-1 or Math 30-2

​ANTH1000:  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

​PSI3068 = 5CEUs

CO:  English 30-1 or English 30-2

* Students are responsible for cost of any LRF fees (course textbooks or materials).

*Course offerings are subject to change without notice. Inquire with Mr. MacPherson for confirmation of course availability.

 

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Grande Prairie Regional College:

*GPRC Course Schedules and availability at: Dual Credit Courses | Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) 

The Grande Prairie Catholic School Division is working with the Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) to provide dual credit opportunities for students in a variety of areas.  

  • GPRC offers individual courses. 
  • Application forms are available at GPRC and from Mr. MacPherson.
  • GPRC charges a one-time non-refundable application fee of $70, payable to GPRC.
  • $300 Caution Fee, payable to GPCSD.
  • Students attend courses on-site at GPRC (some courses may be offered online, please inquire with GPRC directly).

*GPCSD supports the following GPRC courses:

Course

Dual Credit Course Code and CEUs

Pre/Co Requisites

PY1040:  Basic Psychological Processes

​PSI3033 = 5CEUs

​Eng 30-1 in progress/complete

PY1050:  Social and Individual Behavior

​PSI3034 = 5CEUs

​PY1040

OA2511:  Medical Terminology (online only)

​PSI3013 = 5CEUs

Eng 20-1 or 20-2

NT1000:  Research & Writing in the Context of Indigenous & Settler Relations

​PSI3031 = 5CEUs

​Eng 30-1 or 30-2 in progress/complete

NT1521:  Introduction to Cree 1

​PSI3032 = 5CEUs

​Eng 30-1 or 30-2 in progress/complete

Foundations in Workplace Safety 
Available until 2020

​LDC3123  = 5CEUs

​HCS3000 and HCS 3010
Minimum age: 16

​BA1110:  Introductory Financial Accounting

PSI3071 = 5CEUs

Math 20-1 or 20-2 (>60%) English 30-1/30-2 in progress/ complete

​BA1090:  Introduction to Marketing

​PSI3164 = 5CEUs

English 30-1/30-2 completed by end of academic year

BA1010:  Business Communications

​PSI3099 = 5CEUs

English 20-1 or English 20-2 (>80%)

​BA1380:  Organizational Behaviour

​PSI3189 = 5CEUs

English 30-1 or 30-2 (in progress/ complete)

* Students are responsible for cost of any LRF fees (course textbooks or materials).

*Course offerings are subject to change without notice. Inquire with Mr. MacPherson for confirmation of course availability.

 

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CAREERS: the Next Generation

CAREERS: the Next Generation has partnered with GPCSD to offer the Oilfield Operator and Power Engineering programs in cooperation with our post-secondary partner, Northern Lakes College. CAREERS: the Next Generation is also instrumental in career exposure opportunities such as Tour of the Trades (Grades 10-12) and Explore the Trades (Grade 9) offered to GPCSD students.​ 

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Senior High Grande Prairie and District Catholic High School Students participated in the Try-A-Trade event where they were introduced to such trades as surveying and a variety of health care occupations. Grande Prairie, Alberta.

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Junior High Grande Prairie and District Catholic High School Students attended the Explore the Trades event at the GPRC Fairview post-secondary campus. Students and staff toured facilities and students took part in various trades and occupations over a two-day period. Pictured above are students experiencing hands-on electrician and plumbing trades. Fairview, Alberta.