Dual credit programs are offered by locally by Algonquin College and St. Lawrence College in partnership with the six Eastern Ontario school boards.

A dual credit program provides secondary school students with the opportunity to take college/apprenticeship level courses at a post-secondary school, and the credits earned will count towards both the student’s OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) as well as their post-secondary diploma, apprenticeship, or certification.

Dual credit programs allow high school students to ‘try out’ or sample college / apprenticeship programs at no cost.  As well, dual credit students gain experience in a college environment and, as a result, can often transition into a college program with greater ease.

For more information, please contact your high school guidance department or visit the website of St. James Catholic Education Centre, School of Alternative and Continuing Education at: www.coned.cdsbeo.on.ca.