Dual Credit Information

Dual Credit Program

Did you know that high school students can get a “jump start” on their post-secondary education by earning college credit while still in high school?

Students can take “dual credit courses” as part of their high school program and receive credits toward their high school diploma, and at the same time earn college credit – with NO tuition fees!

Currently, we have dual credit agreements with Bow Valley College (Calgary) and Olds College. We are also working to establish agreements with Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge.

Interested? Talk with your principal or guidance counsellor TODAY!

If there is a field of study you would like to see included, please let your principal know.

Dual Credit Opportunities through Bow Valley College

Fall Semester - 2019

  • Introduction to Management (5 Credits)
  • Medical Terminology I (5 Credits)
  • Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills (5 Credits)

Spring Semester - 2020

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship (5 Credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (5 Credits)
  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (5 Credits)
  • Digital Design (5 Credits)
  • Medical Terminology I (5 Credits) – repeat from Fall Semester

Full Year – 2019-20

  • Anatomy and Physiology (10 Credits)

Bow Valley College – Course Descriptions

FALL 2019

   

BVC Course

Course Description

BVC Pathways & PS Transferability Rating

Intro to Marketing


MKTG1101

Learners are introduced to concepts aimed at providing a solid foundation of marketing principles and the role marketing plays in business. Emphasizing a holistic approach, learners have the opportunity to analyze and apply the marketing mix. Key concepts include product, price, placement, and promotion (4Ps), the Integrated Marketing Communications Mix (IMC), market research, and consumer behaviour.

Business Administration Certificate/Diploma

-Accounting Major

-Digital Marketing Major

-Event Management Major

-Financial Services Major

-Human Resources Major

-Insurance & Risk Management Major

-Marketing Major

-Supply Chain Management Major

Transferability*: High

Anatomy & Physiology

ANAT1101

**Full-year course equivalent runs Sept/19- April/20

10 HS credits

6 PS credits

This comprehensive course introduces the structure of the human body and its relationship to the function and integration of the twelve body systems as well as how they work to maintain homeostasis. Learners will gain an in depth understanding of the organization of the human body from the chemical and cellular level to the tissues, organs and organ systems. This course will also facilitate understanding of the terminology associated with the human body.

Practical Nurse

ANAT1101 equivalent to/can be used in place of Biology 30 when applying to BVC PN program




Transferability*: Medium-High

Medical Terminology I


HUCL1401

This course offers instruction in the language of medical terminology and teaches you how to read and interpret commonly used medical terms, symbols and abbreviations. Topics include rules, prefixes, suffixes, root, combining forms, and basic introduction to body systems.

Medical Office Assistant Certificate

Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate

Veterinary Office Assistant Certificate

Dental Business Certificate


Transferability*: Medium

Interpersonal Relationships & Communication Skills


COMM1101

Learners explore principles of interpersonal relationships and communication, considering the roles of culture, perception, and listening therein. They practice verbal, nonverbal, conversational, and technology-mediated messaging necessary for effective communication within personal and professional contexts.

Practical Nurse

Justice Studies Certificate/Diploma

Early Childhood Education Certificate/Diploma

Education Assistant Certificate

Child & Youth Care Diploma

Recreation Therapy Aide Certificate

Addiction Studies Certificate/Diploma

Disability Studies Certificate/Diploma

Transferability*: High

WINTER 2020

   

BVC Course

Course Description

BVC Pathways & PS Transferability Rating

Intro to Entrepreneurship


MGMT2901

This course covers the theory and practice of effective communication. The course will emphasize class participation through discussion boards, professional conduct, problem-solving and critical thinking as it relates to the communication process. Topics covered will include the importance of psychological factors of communication, clear and concise communication in the workplace, multicultural and nonverbal communication, effective listening and feedback, speaking effectively and efficiently, and the role of conflict management.

Business Administration Certificate/Diploma

-Accounting Major   -Digital Marketing Major

-Event Management Major   -Financial Services Major

-Human Resources Major   -Marketing Major

-Insurance & Risk Management Major

-Supply Chain Management Major

Administrative Professional Diploma

Events Management Certificate

Transferability*: Medium

Medical Terminology 1


HUCL1401

This course offers instruction in the language of medical terminology and teaches you how to read and interpret commonly used medical terms, symbols and abbreviations. Topics include rules, prefixes, suffixes, root, combining forms, and basic introduction to body systems.

Medical Office Assistant Certificate

Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate

Dental Business Assistant Certificate

Veterinary Office Assistant Certificate

Transferability*: Medium

Intro to Psychology


PSYC1101

This course gives students a basic understanding of the diverse field of psychology. Attention is given to the scientific method, physiological factors, sleeping, dreaming, learning, memory, intelligence, motivation, personality, and social psychology. Developmental factors of the lifespan are explored along with the development and treatment of psychopathology.

Social Work Certificate/Diploma

Practical Nursing Diploma

Addiction Studies Certificate/Diploma

Disability Studies Certificate/Diploma

Justice Studies Diploma

Transferability*: High

Intro to the Criminal Justice System


JUST1101

A study of Canada's Criminal Justice System in the sequence as seen by an offender who traverses it. The structure and jurisdictions of the three levels of government involved are examined, together with the development, role and functions of the police and other agencies, the courts, sentencing philosophies, correctional institutions, community corrections, and diversion. Also considered are discretion, limitations of authority, and the decision points throughout the system.

Justice Studies Certificate/Diploma

Addiction Studies Certificate/Diploma


Transferability rating*: Medium

Digital Design


DESN2201 Intro to Web Design  

OR

DESN2202 Intro to Digital Media

(TBD)

DESN2201 introduces the principles of web design and focuses on usability and design aesthetics.  Learners explore trends in web publications and incorporate design considerations like iconography, work-flow, graphics, menus and layout. Uses free and open sourced design tools.

OR

DESN2202 covers key tools, filters, and layers in the creation and manipulation of images, building foundational skills in the use of creative production software.  Requires Adobe Creative Suite license - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.

Digital Design Diploma



Transferability rating: TBD

Dual Credit Opportunities with OLDS COLLEGE

With a focus on developing your customer service skills, these courses are sure to set you on the right path for choosing a career for your future! Through these dual credit ONLINE courses, you will explore the exciting world of the Hospitality and Tourism Industry and be well on your way to earning your Hospitality and Tourism Diploma with Olds College.

  • Dual Credit Hospitality and Tourism Courses
  • Olds College Hospitality and Tourism Management Diploma
  • Global and Sustainable Tourism: HAT 1255 (Fall Semester)

Term: Fall 2018 12 Weeks September 27th to December 19th , 2018

Students will gain an understanding of the psychology of travel, tourism sectors, the role of key industry players, and contemporary issues in eco-tourism, sustainability and business operations of various tourism organizations. Students will also experience and evaluate various tourism facilities, with a focus on the analysis of the services and operations from a guest perspective.

Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism: HAT 1130 (Spring Semester)

Term: Winter 2019 12 weeks February 25th to May 17th, 2019

Students will experience and evaluate a variety of hospitality and tourism facilities relating to product, price, place, promotion, people, physical evidence and process. Social media and mobile applications are included as part of the marketing mix.

These courses are direct links into the Hospitality & Tourism Management Diploma at Olds College. For more information please visit the Olds College website.

Frequently Asked Q & A – Olds College

Where will the courses be taught? What time will the courses occur?

These courses are delivered completely online and are asynchronous. Student schedules can be flexible in taking these courses and fit them into the blocks that work best for their high school schedule.

How many Old’s College credits will be earned?

Each course is a 3 post-secondary college credits.

What is the CTS credit equivalent?

The course code approval with Alberta Education has awarded each of these courses 5 high school CTS credits for the successful completion of each Hospitality and Tourism course.