Dual Credit Programs

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What is Dual Credit Programming?
Dual Credit programming allows Grade 11, 12, and sometimes even Grade 10 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.
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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 expectations and timelines that students will need to manage alongside their regular high school programming.
 
Many of the courses incorporate online programming. Students are responsible for attending virtual or on-site sessions and meeting post-secondary timelines and expectations. In some cases, programs have pre-requisite or co-requisite courses students must have completed or be simultaneously enrolled in to be accepted into a dual-credit program; it is important to ensure you have the qualifications necessary to enroll. In addition, completing post-secondary courses/programs through Dual Credit may affect first-year post-secondary awards, bursaries, scholarships, athletic standing, and the limited transferability of some post-secondary programs. Therefore, it is highly encouraged that students always consult with their high school counselor and post-secondary institution advisor 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 vary according to the entrance dates set for dual-credit programs by the partnering post-secondary institution. Inquire directly to Career Academy Advisor Mr. MacPherson for start-dates and application deadlines.

To register for a Dual-Credit course or to find out more about the Dual-Credit program, our Career Academy Advisor is ready and eager to help. Simply e-mail Career Academy Advisor Mr. David MacPherson at [email protected] to continue your journey towards becoming a Dual-Credit student.
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Office Hours
St John Paul II | Tuesday, Thursday and Alternating Fridays
St. Joseph | Monday, Wednesdays and Alternating Fridays
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Program Costs
Grande Prairie Catholic School Division supports students, in partnership with post-secondary institutions, in the enrolment and completion of their post-secondary courses.
  • Tuition: Successful applicants have their tuition paid for by our Career Academy! 
  • Books & Materials: Some programs have sponsorship for books and materials, while others are the responsibility of the student. 
  • Fees: Students are responsible for post-secondary learning resource fees (LRF**) and a *$300 GPCSD Caution Fee. 
  • *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.
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Career Academy Post-Secondary Partnerships
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Dual Credit Courses | Northwestern Polytechnic (NWP) 
*GPCSD’s Career Academy supports the following NWP courses:
Post-Secondary Institute Course Name Post-Secondary Code High School Credits Post-Secondary Credits Instructional Hours Information Link Course Summary Link
 
NWP
 

Computers in Business

BA 1150

5

3

45

LINK LINK
 
NWP
 

Business Communications

BA 1010

5

3

60

LINK LINK
 
NWP
 

Organizational Behavior

BA 1380

5

3

45

LINK LINK
 
NWP
 

Introduction to Marketing

BA 1090

5

3

45

LINK LINK
 
NWP
 

Introduction to Accounting

BA 1110

5

3

60

LINK LINK
 
NWP
 

Learning and Development in Childhood

EP 3020

5

3

45

LINK LINK
 
NWP
 

Elementary Calculus

MA 1130

5

3

75

LINK LINK
 
NWP
 

Introduction to Cree

NT 1521

5

3

75

LINK LINK
 
NWP
 

Basic Psychological Processes

PY 1040

5

3

45

LINK LINK
 
NWP
 

Social and Individual Behavior

PY 1050

5

3

45

LINK LINK
 
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Dual Credit Courses | Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) 
*GPCSD’s Career Academy supports the following NWP courses
Post-Secondary Institute Course Name Post-Secondary Code High School Credits Post-Secondary Credits Instructional Hours Information Link Course Summary Link
 
SAIT
 

Anatomy and Physiology

ANPH 209

5

3

TBA

LINK LINK
 
SAIT
 

Infection Prevention and Control

INFC 215

5

1.5

TBA

LINK LINK
 
SAIT
 

Introduction to Medical Terminology 1

MEDT 211

5

1.5

TBA

LINK LINK
 
SAIT
 

Introduction to Business Management

MNGT 200

5

3

TBA

LINK LINK
 
SAIT
 

Science of Health and Wellness

SCIE 2230

5

3

TBA

LINK LINK
 
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Dual Credit Courses | Olds College of Agriculture & Technology (OLDS) 
*GPCSD’s Career Academy supports the following OLDS courses:
Post-Secondary Institute Course Name Post-Secondary Code High School Credits Post-Secondary Credits Instructional Hours Information Link Course Summary Link
 
OC
 

Accounting Principles 1

ACT 1011

5

TBA

TBA

TBA TBA
 
OC
 

Intro to Veterinary Profession

AHT 1050

5

TBA

TBA

TBA TBA
 
OC
 

Producing Horticulture Crops

HRT 1021

5

TBA

TBA

TBA TBA
 
OC
 

Marketing Principles

MKG 1021

5

TBA

TBA

TBA TBA
 
OC
 

Introduction to Sport Management

SPM 1260

5

TBA

TBA

TBA TBA
 
OC
 

Accounting Principles 2

ACT 1012

5

TBA

TBA

TBA TBA
 
OC
 

Veterinary Practice: The Team Connection

AHT 1140

5

TBA

TBA

TBA TBA
 
OC
 

Global and Sustainable Tourism

HAT 1255

5

TBA

TBA

TBA TBA
 
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Dual Credit Courses | Bow Valley College (BVC) 
*GPCSD’s Career Academy supports the following BVC courses:
Post-Secondary Institute Course Name Post-Secondary Code High School Credits Post-Secondary Credits Instructional Hours Information Link Course Summary Link
 
BVC
 

Introduction to Criminal Justice

JUST 1101

5

3

45

- LINK
 
BVC
 

Diversity and Criminal Justice in Canada

JUST 1102

5

3

45

- LINK
 
BVC
 

Programming Fundamentals

SODV 1101

5

3

45

- LINK
 
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Dual Credit Programs: Northern Lakes College 
*GPCSD’s Career Academy supports the following NLC courses:
Post-Secondary Institute Course Name Post-Secondary Code High School Credits Post-Secondary Credits Instructional Hours Information Link Course Summary Link
 
NLC
 

Class 4 Power Engineer

19 Courses

25 Total

Must complete and pass all courses

 

Must complete and pass all courses

 

May earn an additional 10-25 credits through work experience if given an internship. LINK
 
NLC
 

Educational Assistant

12 Courses

60 Total

 

Dependent on which course is taken

 

 

Dependent on which course is taken

 

- LINK
 
NLC
 

Health Care Aide

9 Courses

36 Total

 

Dependent on which course is taken

 

Dependent on which course is taken

 

- LINK
 
NLC
 

Introduction to Surveying

5 Courses

25 Total

 

Dependent on which course is taken

 

 

Dependent on which course is taken

 

 

- LINK
 
NLC Single University Transfer Courses
Course Dual Credit Course Code and CEUs Pre/Co Requisites
 
ENGL 1000: Introduction to English Language and Literature
 

PSI 3082 = 5CEUs

Pre: English 30-1 (60%) or

English 30-2 (70%)

 
COMP 2100: Introduction to Education Computer Applications
 

PSI 3055 = 5CEUs

CO: English 30-1 (60%) or

English 30-2 (70%)

 
COMM 1000: Interpersonal Communication for Helping Profession
 

PSI 3054 = 5CEUs

CO: English 30-1 (60%) or

English 30-2 (70%)

 
SOCI 1000: An Introduction to Society
 

PSI 3137 = 5CEUs

CO: English 30-1 or

English 30-2

 
HEED 1010: Health Education: Personal Health and Wellness
 

PSI 3095 = 5CEUs

CO: English 30-1 or

English 30-2

 
POLS 1010: Canadian Politics: Institutions and Issues
 

PSI 3150 = 5CEUs

CO: English 30-1 or

English 30-2

 
STAT 1410: Introduction to Statistics
 

PSI 3065 = 5CEUs

CO: English 30-1 or

English 30-2

 
ANTH 1000: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
 

PSI 3068 = 5CEUs

CO: English 30-1 or

English 30-2

 
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CAREERS HAS THE ANSWER

CAREERS WORKS WITH ALBERTA SCHOOLS TO CONNECT STUDENTS TO EMPLOYERS FOR PAID INTERNSHIPS and apprenticeships.

 

High school students learn and earn as they test drive different careers through paid internships, helping them find out what kind of work appeals to them.

Employers are able to promote opportunities in their industries. And our corporate partners and donors not only support Alberta’s youth, but they are also instrumental in building a stronger, more resilient economy.

 

WITH CAREERS, EVERYONE WINS.