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Seize Your Future Today: Dual Credit Courses

Are you a high school student at Westwind School Division looking to get a head start on your post-secondary education? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you: Dual Credit Courses! With this remarkable program, you can earn college credit while still in high school and pave the way for your future success.

What Are Dual Credit Courses?

Dual credit courses are specially designed to be part of your high school curriculum. By enrolling in these courses, you can receive credits towards your high school diploma and simultaneously earn college credits. The best part? It comes with no tuition fees! So, it's time to leap toward your dreams without worrying about financial constraints.

Where Can You Take Dual Credit Courses?

We are proud to have dual credit agreements with esteemed institutions like Lethbridge College, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), and Olds College. Our partnerships ensure that you have a variety of excellent course offerings to choose from, further enhancing your learning journey.

Discover the Trades with Lethbridge College

In collaboration with Career Transitions and local school divisions, Lethbridge College has introduced the exciting 'Introduction to the Trades Dual Credit Pathway Program.' This 15-week course provides a comprehensive overview of various trades programs, helping you gain a solid understanding and develop essential skills in the trades field.

The program covers a wide range of trades disciplines, including Agricultural Technician, Automotive Service Technician, Heavy Equipment Technician, Parts Technician, Carpentry, Baking, Cooking, Electrical, Powerline Technician, Plumbing, Welding, and Wind Turbine Technician. This diverse array of programs ensures you have plenty of career paths to explore.

The course format is a blended learning approach, combining asynchronous online modules with in-person learning experiences at the college. You'll have the opportunity to delve into theoretical aspects of your chosen trades online and apply your learning during on-campus visits under the guidance of experienced faculty from the Centre for Trades.

Why Should You Register?

Dual credit courses offer numerous advantages. Not only do they give you a head start on your post-secondary education, but they also provide valuable practical skills and exposure to industry environments. You can make informed decisions about your future careers and set yourself on a path to success early on.

Remember, dual credit courses are ideally suited to students in grades 11 and 12. If there's a field of study you'd like to see included, please let your principal know.

Registration Deadlines

Ready to seize this exciting opportunity? Be aware of these important registration dates:

  • For Non-trades courses: June 15
  • For Westwind Application to the Trades Courses: June 9

If you're interested, don't delay! Speak with your principal or academic advisor today and get started on your journey toward a rewarding future. For more information on course offerings, visit our website.


Empower your future with Westwind School Division's Dual Credit Courses!


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