What is a Dual Credit?
Dual Credit programs are programs approved by the Ministry of Education that allow students, while they are still in secondary school, to take college or apprenticeship courses that count towards both their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and a postsecondary certificate, diploma, or degree, or a Certificate of Apprenticeship.
Students may earn credits towards their secondary school diploma through courses delivered by Conestoga College through our partnerships in the School College Work Initiative. Students may earn up to four optional credits through college-delivered courses.
Dual Credits are college courses that count on both a secondary school diploma as well as toward a college program. Dual Credit students are supported by secondary school teachers in their transition to college.
Wellington Catholic District School Board Dual Credit Student Handbook please click
Why Take a Dual Credit?
Become familiar with college culture and expectations to make a successful transition after secondary school graduation
Clarify a career interest; discover a pathway beyond secondary school
See the connection between secondary school and your post-secondary goal
Get excited about the next steps towards a challenging career
1. Where do I go for more information about the Dual Credit Program?
a) See Who to Contact below for the person to contact at each secondary school
2. Can I apply for any program offered in the DC program?
a) All Wellington Catholic students have access to one or more programs. The approved funding for transportation dictates which programs available to each school.
3. I'm concerned about leaving my home school to go to college as a high school student. Need I be?
a) Not at all! While DC courses are taught by college faculty, a secondary school teacher will be at the college to support you and help you with the transition to college. You will also have an opportunity to meet students from other Wellington Catholic schools as well as students from our partner school boards
4. What is the passing mark for a Dual Credit course?
a) The passing mark varies, depending on the College offering the course, and the Pathway you've chosen. See the individual program descriptions for the passing mark for each DC course.
For more information please visit the Provincial Dual Credit Website by clicking
Ron Aimola - Program Co-ordinator
Phone: 519-766-9140 ext 1 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Yates - Bishop Macdonell
Phone: 519-822-8502 / Email: email@example.com
Coleen Driscoll - Our Lady of Lourdes
Phone: 519-836-2170 / Email:
Colin Malone - St James
Phone: 519-822-4290 / Email:
Anne Schnurr - Dual Credit Lead Resource Teacher
Phone: 519-835-9616 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WCDSB Dual Credit Partner
Note: Dual Credit course offerings are subject to approval by School College Work Initiative (SCWI) and sufficient student enrolment.