Dual Credit

Dual credit programming allows high school students to participate in apprenticeship training or post-secondary, college or university courses and earn both high school and post-secondary credits for the same course.

The Provincial Dual Credit Strategy creates more opportunities for students to earn credits in high school and post-secondary institutions at the same time, as well as opportunities for preferred placement (post-secondary course exemption) and workplace certification.

The Provincial Dual Credit Strategy assists school jurisdictions, post-secondary institutions, and business and industry or community partners in expanding or creating dual credit opportunities that:

  • engage students in their learning through pathways that open their possible futures
  • motivate students to finish high school
  • inspire students to learn, work and live in the local community
  • give students the confidence to transition from high school to post-secondary and/or the workplace

Please see Mrs. Schweer for more information. 

 

On offer now:

 

AHT 1050 Animal Health Technology

Students will become familiar with selected animal health organizations and will adhere to the regulations of veterinary medicine in Alberta. Students are introduced to strategies and techniques for managing self and interacting with others. Students will examine animal Welfare and ethical issues. This course provides students with foundational veterinary medical terminology they will use throughout their career.

Course Materials and Outline (no additional materials required)

Course materials are at the student’s expense. Materials are listed in the menu. Some materials are purchased through Olds College. Please read the course menu thoroughly to understand each
course. 

5 High School Credits

ATG 1008 Precision Agriculture Techgronomy Diploma

Students will engage in the problem-solving process using current hardware and software tools for applied data-driven problem-solving. Through data analysis, algorithmic problem solving and technical memo writing students will work to solve a technical agricultural issue. Programming /Coding and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets (graphing/figures/charts) will be key skills learned and put into action making a Zumo robot perform a set task.  Students should have successfully completed Math 10C.  

Prior coding skill not required but students should be comfortable with math (algebra and polynomials at minimum grade 10 level). As well, students will require perseverance to work hard in the trial and error process involved with learning to program/code.  Students may need to spend more time on an assignment if the coding requires further problem-solving. This course may need a little extra commitment by the student to be successful.

** Great course for those looking to grow their technology skills

Course Materials and Outline (WINDOWS 10 Machine Required)

Course materials are at the student’s expense. Materials are listed in the menu. Some materials are purchased through Olds College. Please read the course menu thoroughly to understand each course. 

5 High School Credits

HRT 1500 Horticulture Technologist Diploma

Students gain experience in managing landscape sites through acquisition and implementation of design principles, cultural practices of plant material, and advancing the sustainability of landscape environments to industry standards.

Course Materials and Outline (Four 8" pots Potting soil with fertilizer in it. Scale capable of
measuring grams with at least 1 decimal point. Seeds will be mailed to the students.)

Course materials are at the student’s expense. Materials are listed in the menu. Some materials are purchased through Olds College. Please read the course menu thoroughly to understand each course. 

5 High School Credits

SPM 1260 Business Management Diploma

Students will analyze various management models and organizational structures within the sport and recreation industry. Content areas include professional, amateur, Olympic, and intercollegiate sports.

Course Materials and Outline (no additional materials required)

Course materials are at the student’s expense. Materials are listed in the menu. Some materials are purchased through Olds College. Please read the course menu thoroughly to understand each
course. 

5 High School Credits

 

TEC 1000 Technician Basics

In this introductory course, the student will gain an understanding of apprenticeship safety, shop procedures and practices.  Students will learn the use and care of selected measuring, hand and power tools, workplace safety and common industry practices.  These modules are found in all trades training.

7 full days throughout the 1st Semester at Olds College (transportation is provided)

Students must have completed CTD modules (safety modules) HCS 3000 and HCS 3010.

Learning materials fees - $60

Shop Fees - $100

PPE required: steel toes boots, gloves and safety glasses required; coveralls recommended.  Responsibility of the student.

Course Materials and Outline 

Course materials are at the student’s expense. Materials are listed in the menu. Some materials are purchased through Olds College. Please read the course menu thoroughly to understand each
course. 

2 High School Credits

Welding 2167

Students will further their understanding of safety and welding practices utilizing oxy-acetylene, Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) processes used widely by industry today.

Prerequisite WLD 1167

Learning materials fees - $60

Shop Fees - $50

PPE required: steel toes boots, gloves and safety glasses required; coveralls recommended.  Responsibility of the student.

Course Materials and Outline 

Course materials are at the student’s expense. Materials are listed in the menu. Some materials are purchased through Olds College. Please read the course menu thoroughly to understand each course. 

3 High School Credits