School College Work Initiative

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Each year Niagara College offers hundreds of high school students the opportunity to take dual credits. Dual Credit programs allow students to take college credits while they are in high school.

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Complete your Ontario Secondary School Diploma and gain college credits at the same time.

Classes are taught by Niagara College professors.

What is School College Work?

School College Work Initiative is a co-operative effort between Niagara College, the District School Board of Niagara and the Niagara Catholic District School Board.

Each year Niagara College offers hundreds of high school students the opportunity to take college credits. Referred to as “Dual Credits”, these courses facilitate the transition to post-secondary learning.


What are Dual Credits?

Dual Credit Programs allow students to take college credits while they are in high school. These credits count towards both the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and a post-secondary certificate or diploma.

Who teaches Dual Credits?
  • Instruction is provided by a Niagara College professor.
  • Secondary School Dual Credit Teachers provide support and supervision to Dual Credit students.

How do Dual Credits benefit students?

Participating in Dual Credit Programs enable students to:

  • complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma;
  • experience college;
  • gain college credits;
  • transition to college or an apprenticeship program, and;
  • gain greater insight into education and career planning decisions.

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