Dual credit programs offer opportunity for head start on PSE

May 24, 2017

Students interested in getting an early start on their postsecondary education are turning in increasing numbers to Alberta’s dual credit programs, writes Juris Graney for the Edmonton Journal. The author highlights such a program at NorQuest College, which has graduated nearly 500 students since it began eight years ago. Focused in the health field, the program gives high school students the opportunity to earn 25 secondary and 25 postsecondary credits, and provides them the opportunity to work in home care, long-term care, assisted living, or at schools with students with disabilities. “When they take a course like this, it’s real life, they see value in it, they see they are able to help people have a better quality of life,” says Program Coordinator Tamis Romboughand. Edmonton Journal