Dual Credit (DC) courses are college courses delivered by college faculty to carefully selected secondary school students. If successful, students will get both secondary school and college credit(s). Dual Credit courses may be taught at the secondary school or at Fleming College. There are no costs associated with Dual Credit courses for secondary school students.
DC courses are designed to assist students in making a seamless transition from secondary school to college or apprenticeship. One of the greatest advantages of taking a Dual Credit course is having the college experience. All Dual Credit students are set-up with a Fleming student account, including a student number. They will gain experience using the College learning management system Desire2Learn “D2L” before entering as a post-secondary student.
The School-College-Work Initiative (SCWI) was created as one of the Student Success initiatives in Ontario. It is a co-operative effort between school boards and colleges to assist students in making a seamless transition from secondary school to college or apprenticeship through the delivery of dual credit courses. For more information about SCWI and Dual Credits visit the website
The Eastern Lakeshore Regional Planning Team (ELRPT) co-ordinates this program for our region. The ELRPT partners consist of five school boards and three colleges:
- Durham Catholic District School Board
- Durham District School Board
- Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
- Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington Catholic District School Board
- Trillium Lakelands District School Board
- Durham College
- Fleming College
- Loyalist College
Who can take a dual credit?
Dual credits are designed to help secondary students complete their high school diplomas and make successful transitions to college and/or apprenticeship programs. The primary focus is on those students facing the biggest challenges in graduating. This includes:
- Students deemed to be at-risk of not graduating from secondary school but capable of completing college level course work
- Students who are part of a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program
- Students participating in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)