Dual Credit Programs
Dual credit programs provide the opportunity for high school students to participate in apprenticeship training or post-secondary courses. Students are able to earn both high school and post-secondary credits for the same course.
Students in dual credit programs are able to engage in learning experiences that lead to successful transitions to college and/or the workforce.
This program is a partnership with Olds College, WEDA (Western Equipment Dealers Association) and various community agriculture dealerships. Students spend half-a-day working in an agriculture equipment business to gain theoretical and practical experience with the support of an Olds College instructor. This unique learning opportunity gives the student a truly hands-on experience while earning their first-period training.
This certificate is a grouping of four courses that can be taken individually or as a group to obtain the certificate through Bow Valley College’s Chiu School of Business. This cluster of courses prepares learners with a practical grounding in general business skills and knowledge. Business courses are designed to provide pathways to further post-secondary studies.
- MKTG1101 Introduction to Marketing
- MGMT290 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
- MGMT1101 Introduction to Management
- MGMT1601 Business Law
This certificate contains a grouping of four courses that can be taken individually or as a group to obtain the certificate through Bow Valley College’s Chiu School of Business. This cluster of courses prepares learners to work in the healthcare system, hospitals, and medical offices.
- HUCL1401 Medical Terminology I
- HUCL1402 Medical Terminology II
- HUCL1201 Introduction to Health Care Fundamentals
- HUCL1701 Business Communication for Health Care
This partnership with Bow Valley College contains a grouping of four courses that can be taken individually or as a group to obtain the certificate. This cluster of courses prepares learners to deliver professional nursing care in the medical system.
- PSYC1201 Human & Lifespan Development
- NURS1101 Nursing Arts
- ANAT1101 Anatomy & Physiology Part A*
- *ANAT1101* Anatomy & Physiology Part B
COMM1101*** Interpersonal & Communication Skills
*ANAT1101 can be used in place of Biology 30 when applying to PN at BVC.
**High school credit will be received for Part A completion, but both Part A and Part B must be completed for PowerSchool credit (6 credits).
***COMM1101 is a required course for Practical Nurse pathway and could be 1 of 4 in a certificate.
This program is offered in conjunction with Red Deer College. Students can enroll in four different courses that transfer directly into the Educational Assistant Program or into the Early Learning and Childcare Program.
- COMM 250
- EDAS 166 Human Relations
- EDAS 152 Overview of Exceptionalities
- EDAC 114 Field Experience
This is a three-year program that requires acceptance through an interviewing process for their 4th Class Power Engineering certificate. Students who are accepted into the program will take online NAIT courses during the school year and then participate in summer onsite employment opportunities working towards 940 hours for required apprenticeship training.
School within a College (SWAC) is a program available to Grade 12 students in their second semester. This unique opportunity allows our students to attend technical training classes at Red Deer College (RDC) starting in February.
Technical training classes will run six hours a day until all CTS (19) credits have been accomplished and students are prepared to challenge their first-period apprenticeship exam. Pre-planning is vital to students being accepted into this program as they must complete many of their graduation requirements by the end of Semester 1.
Programs in SWAC:
- Automotive Service Technician