Dual credit programs are designed to assist students in the completion of their diploma requirements and support successful transition to either college or apprenticeship programs. Depending on the delivery model and course, students can earn secondary school credits (a maximum of 4, non-compulsory) and/or college credits while attending approved courses at Loyalist College or in their home secondary school. College campus programs involve a dual credit secondary school teacher who provides support and supervision as required, while the students are on the college campus. Some secondary courses delivered at our secondary school have been developed to provide students with the opportunity to earn college credits upon successful completion of the regular secondary school course.
It is important to note that college assessment and evaluation policies are used when determining success in a dual credit course. Students will be informed of what grade is required in order to earn credit for the course (i.e. 50%, 60%, etc.)
Dual credit courses and delivery models are approved and funded annually by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and administered through school/college/work initiatives and the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. Seats in dual credit courses are limited, so admission to courses/programs will involve an application process. To learn about the dual credit opportunities that will be available during the school year, visit Student Services.
Specialist High Skills Major in Construction
The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs are specialized career-focused options for students that customize learning opportunities on a career path that matches their skills and interests. SHSMs provide pathways to apprenticeship training, college, university and the workplace while meeting the high standards and requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
To review the SHSM Requirements as a pdf please click here.