Northern Lights College has established partnerships with School Districts 59, 60, and 81 in northeastern British Columbia, as well as with Northern Opportunities, to offer Dual Credit programming with options to qualified secondary school students.
Dual Credit programs allow students in grades 11 and 12 to gain credits towards secondary school graduation while also earning credits in a post-secondary academic course, vocational program, or trade or Apprenticeship.
How much does this cost?
Each participating School District has an agreement with Northern Lights College regarding the payment of tuition fees for Dual Credit programs. For details, check with your secondary school counselor.
How do I apply?
- Meet with your secondary school counselor.
- Ensure that you have completed the prerequisites before the program starts.
- Design your timetable to accommodate the Dual Credit program.
- Sign the Letter of Understanding and have your parent or guardian sign.
- Complete an NLC Application form and return it to your counselor, who will forward it to the College with all paperwork completed.
Where are the programs offered?
Individual Dual Credit programs are offered at specific NLC campuses or via online or distributed delivery models. Student Residence space at NLC is available at the Dawson Creek and Fort St. John campuses. Please note that minimum age for living in Residence is 17 years.
See this article for a Dual Credit Success story!
Northern Opportunities: Promoting Dual Credit Programs
Northern Opportunities represents a regional collaboration of industry, Aboriginal organizations, education and government.
The vision of Northern Opportunities is to develop strong, vibrant communities in northeastern British Columbia where young people have seamless pathways to career success directly from secondary school graduation to post-secondary pursuits.
Dual Credit courses available at Northern Lights College campuses throughout the northeast region make it possible for secondary students to begin post secondary pursuits while still in secondary school. Through its financial contributions for program development and support, Northern Opportunities partners are very proud to be a part of the Northern Lights College delivery of programs.
This collaboration benefits students, parents, industry, employers and communities through increased and diverse program offerings, assistance with tuition, work experience, apprenticeship and educational opportunities that lead to rewarding careers and a skilled workforce. Course offerings now include not only those in trades and technology but also vocational and university transfer options.
Northern Opportunities partners:
Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT), Northern Lights College, British Columbia Institute of Technology, School District 59 (Peace River South), School District 60 (Peace River North), School District 81 (Fort Nelson), Chalo School/Fort Nelson First Nations, North East Native Advancing Society, Spectra Energy Transmission, Canfor Corporation, Encana Corporation, TRADES, and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.