School-College-Work Initiative

The recent announcement by the Ontario government regarding the closure of all public elementary and high schools has resulted in the suspension of all dual credit classes, at all high schools, and at the Whitby and Oshawa campuses until April 5, 2020.

We are working collaboratively with the college, school boards, and School College Work Initiative (SCWI) to come up with contingency plans to promote the continuation of the course content in the safest and most effective way available. Please check your DC Connect course page for updates from your college faculty.

Your successful completion of this dual credit course is of great importance to all of us and we will continue to support your learning as best we can during this time.

Keep safe and healthy!

Did you know you can get a college credit while you are still in high school?

The dual credit program at Durham College allows students to participate in post-secondary courses and apprenticeship training, earning dual credits that count towards both their high school diploma and their post-secondary diploma, degree or apprenticeship certification.

Dual credits engage students through exposure to college courses and culture while supporting their successful transition to post-secondary education. Presently, over 2,000 area high school students are taking a dual credit program with Durham College.

What kind of dual credit programs does Durham College offer secondary school students?

School Within A College Program – Centre for Success

Students attend Durham College for a full semester of their high school program where they can earn secondary school credits with a secondary school teacher and they can also earn college credits taught by our college professors.

For more information on Durham College’s Centre for Success, click here for centre for success PDF.

College-delivered Dual Credits

Students can participate in college-delivered dual credits at alternative secondary school sites, summer school or through regional dual credit programs offered at the partnering school boards.

For more information, click here.

Team-taught Dual Credits

Students can participate in team-taught dual credits at many secondary schools in the partnering school boards.

For more information, click here.

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Dual Credits

Students can receive their level one apprenticeship training.

Visit the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship website for more information.

Who are the partnering school boards?

How do I find out more about the dual credit programs at Durham College?

  • Contact the Guidance Department at your high school
  • Visit the website: