Dual Credit Program

Dual Credit Program

Dual Credit Program

The Dual Credit Program provides secondary school students with the opportunity to earn a number of dual credits by participating in apprenticeship training and post-secondary courses that count towards both their secondary school diploma and their post-secondary diploma or apprenticeship certification.

Courses that are being considered for the Dual Credit program in 2012-2013 are listed below.  These are currently before the Ministry Education & Training for approval.  A finalized listing will be available before the start of the 2012-2013 school year.  Please contact the school’s Guidance department for further information.

Exploring Art and Design [AFD1100] – FALL 2012 and WINTER 2013 (1 credit, congregated class)

In this course, students will develop an overview of art and design career options through a process of portfolio development.  Students will discover the various skills required and the various careers available in the art and design professions. The students will work on projects spanning the continuum from traditional arts and crafts to leading edge technical applications using digital media.

Exploring Early Childhood Education [ECE1140] – FALL 2012 (1 credit, congregated class)

In this course, students will examine the principles of creating indoor and outdoor learning environments. Students will also identify specific inclusions for both indoor and outdoor play. An important component in the development of creative learning environments is the child’s play. Students will examine the historical understandings of play and stages of play in detail.

College Connection [GEN1126] – FALL 2012 and WINTER 2013 (1 credit, congregated class)

This program will re-engage you and provide you with skills in time management, learning strategies, goal setting, etc. and will provide you with exposure to career exploration. Upon successful completion and recommendation from the first semester professor and the teacher in the dedicated role, you can then choose one general education course in the following semester from a list of several options where you could be granted access into a college course.

Exploring Health & Wellness [FIT1115] – FALL 2012 (1 credit, congregated class)

In this course, students will learn how their lives can be enhanced by a fit and healthy lifestyle. This course will motivate students to make healthy choices and provide them with the necessary knowledge to make positive behavioural changes. To look and feel our best, to protect ourselves from degenerative diseases, and to enjoy the highest quality of life, we need to place fitness and wellness among our top priorities. Topics such as nutrition, principles of physical fitness, stress and cardiovascular health will be discussed. NOTE: This course involves physically related activities so the students should be medically sound to participate in physical activities.

Exploring Corrections [CWP2310] – FALL 2012 (1 credit, top-up class)

In this course, students will examine community-based programs for both adult and young persons from alternatives to incarceration to conditional release and the impact of public attitudes on support for such programs. Emphasis is also given to victims, restorative justice and the process of reintegration for special offender populations. Students will also have an opportunity to assess career alternatives through discussions with guest speakers from the community corrections system.

Exploring Developmental Services [DSW2315] – FALL 2012 (1 credit, congregated class)

In this course, students will learn strategies suited to the unique needs of clients with limited communication skills. Students are expected to achieve basic functional competency in the use of American Sign Language (ASL) and augmentative communication systems (AC). Students are provided with 3 hours of in-class instruction. They are expected to engage in self-directed learning by practicing their ASL skills an hour per week to increase proficiency. Students are expected to keep a log of their weekly practice.

Introduction to the Trades [TBA] – FALL 2012 (1 credit, congregated class)

The goal of this dual credit offering is to introduce students to trades and the various career options available. Students will explore such disciplines as carpentry, heavy equipment, welding and electrical.

Pre-Trades Mathematics [TBA] – FALL 2012 (1 credit, congregated class)

It has been noted that many students are struggling with the math course requirements when they become regular postsecondary students. This course has been designed as a pilot project with our newly enhanced SWAC program to offer an opportunity to students with the potential to succeed, to successfully complete a math credit that will better prepare them for further studies in the trades.

Hairstylist-Level 1 Apprenticeship [TBA] – FALL 2012 and WINTER 2013 (2 credits, congregated class)

This program is being offered in partnership with Sault College. Completion of this program will provide students with secondary school credits as well as the basic in-school Level I training of the apprenticeship. Students are registered as apprentices under OYAP. This program will focus on the skills required in hairstyling with an emphasis on hands-on skills development. Students will be enrolled as Level I Hairstylists.

Apprenticeship Plus Chef Training Level 1 – WINTER 2013 (4 credits, congregated class)

Through this exploration of the hospitality field, you will earn postsecondary credits that can be used if you continue your  studies in the Chef Training or Hotel and Restaurant Management programs. Students are registered under OYAP as apprentices.

Metal Fabricator (Fitter) and Welder – Common Core Level 1 Apprenticeship – WINTER 2013 (3 credits, congregated class)

This program will focus on the skills required for welding fabrication common core with an emphasis on hands-on skills development. Students are registered under OYAP as apprentices.

Commercial Vehicle & Heavy Equipment/Heavy Duty Level 1 Apprenticeship – WINTER 2013 (2 credits, congregated class)

This program will focus on the skills required for Commercial Vehicle and Heavy Duty Equipment common core with an emphasis on hands-on skills development. Students are registered under OYAP as apprentices.

General Carpenter Level 1 Apprenticeship – WINTER 2013 (2 credits, congregated class)

Completion of this program will provide you with two secondary school credits as well as the basic in-school Level I training of the apprenticeship. This program will focus on the skills required in carpentry with an emphasis on hands-on skills development. Students will be registered as Level I Carpenter Apprentices.

Exploring Baking and Pastry Arts – WINTER 2013 (4 credits, congregated class)

Through this exploration of the field of baking and pastry arts, you will earn postsecondary credits that can be used if you continue you studies in the Baking and Pastry Arts program at Cambrian. Participants receive recognition for the entire first semester of Cambrian’s Baking and Pastry Arts program.

Introduction to Health Sciences [HSC1105] – WINTER 2013 (1 credit, congregated class)

In this course, students will develop a basic understanding of the health care system and the various professions in the multidisciplinary health care team.

Videography [JRN1005] – WINTER 2013 (1 credit, congregated class)

In this course, students will learn the basics of videography, as it relates to online and television news production. They will shoot and edit video to create both stand-alone items and video newscasts.

Exploring Public Relations [TBA] – WINTER 2013 (1 credit, congregated class)

The goal of this dual credit offering is to introduce students to public relations as a career option. Students will explore such disciplines as social media, event planning and fundraising. This dual credit supports the Business SHSM and the Visual Arts and Communication SHSM.

Introduction to Mining [TBA] – WINTER 2013 (1 credit, congregated class)

The goal of this dual credit offering is to introduce students to the various aspects of a career in mining. This dual credit supports the Mining SHSM and the Business SHSM.