Get a head start on your post-secondary journey by enrolling in Lethbridge College’s Dual Credit courses. Designed for grades 11 and 12, you’ll be able to earn credit at both your high school and at Lethbridge College while exploring our initiative programs and exciting career possibilities. Whether you choose to continue your studies or head into the workforce after your high school graduation, these courses will help you be ready for an easier transition to whatever happens next.

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2022 - 2023 Dual Credit Courses

Justice + Human Services

Health, Safety & Nutrition - ECE1151

Program: Early Childhood Education
Pre-Requisite: None
This course provides content specifically focused on the wellness of young children and those who care for them in early childhood education programs. The course content focuses on basic principles of health and well-being, nutrition through implementation of the Canada Food Guide, and safety issues pertaining to early childhood.

Introduction To Early Childhood Education - ECE1155

Program: Early Childhood Education
Pre-Requisite: None
This course covers the goals and essential components for successful preschool experiences. The historical, social and psychological influences that have shaped early childhood theory and practice through the years are also examined. Students will gain an insight into the role of the early childhood worker and will examine their own personal philosophy for early childhood work, in light of current appropriate child care practices.

Foundations of Educational Assistant - ECE1153

Program: Educational Assistant
Pre-Requisite: None
This course is an introduction to the professional behaviours and attitudes that are required by the Educational Assistant in the school system. Emphasis will be on the government's special education standards in the schools, the coding classification for students with disabilities, the philosophy and practice of inclusion, the legal and ethical issues concerning children with disabilities and the roles and responsibilities of the Educational Assistant in supporting students with disabilities under the guidance of the teacher. Included is an overview of the various developmental disabilities/delays and their characteristics.

Family Systems and Development - HSP1151

Program: Child & Youth Care
Pre-Requisite: English 20-1 or 30-1
An introduction to the family as a dynamic system, stages of family development, and an examination of family dynamics and issues within families.

Public Safety Communications/Interpersonal - COM1165

Program: Criminal Justice – Policing and Correctional Studies
Pre-Requisite: None
The development of professional and personal communication skills. An emphasis on actively listening, communicating verbally and non-verbally, collaborating with others, and presenting effectively. A focus on recognizing personal strengths to function in a team setting. Relevant public safety topics are used as a basis for further research and presentation.

Introduction To the Criminal Justice System - CJP1160

Program: Criminal Justice – Policing and Correctional Studies
Pre-Requisite: None
An introduction into the study of Canada's criminal justice system which consists of three major agencies: the police, the courts, and the correctional system. The structure of policing, the courts, and the correctional system are examined together with the development, role and functions of each agency.

Sciences

Botany - BIO1167

Program: Agricultural Science, Environmental Assessment and Restoration, Natural Resources Compliance and Renewable Resource Management
Pre-Requisite: Grade 11/12
An introduction to plant evolution and diversity with a focus on angiosperms (flowering plants). Emphasis is on plant anatomy, physiology and the effects of abiotic and biotic factors on plant growth and development.

Ecology - BIO1172

Program: General Arts and Science – Indigenous Career Pathways, Environmental Assessment and Restoration, Natural Resources Compliance and Renewable Resource Management
Pre-Requisite: None
A study of the interrelationships between living organisms and their environment with an emphasis on elements of the physical world which shape and define ecosystems.

Animal Science - BIO1175

Program: Agriculture Sciences
Prerequisites: Students must be in grade 11 or 12
This introductory course is designed to allow students to gain a wider perspective of animal husbandry practices and the various species currently under production in southern Alberta. Students will be introduced to physiology, nutrition, reproduction, current environmental and welfare issues as well as basic production principles, demonstrations and hands-on lab work.

Intro to Aquaponic Principles - BIO1195

Program: Bachelor of Agricultural Science Elective
Pre-Requisite: None
An introduction and breakdown of the integrated food production system known as aquaponics. The aspects of plant physiology, fish production, waste and nutrient management, aquatic biology and ecology, water quality, biocontrol, basics of food safety in integrated production and different growing methods are covered, where plants are grown in nutrient rich water naturally fertilized by fish.

Physical Geology - GEO1166 

Program: Environmental Assessment and Restoration, Natural Resources Compliance and Renewable Resource Management
Pre-Requisite: None
An introduction to the study of physical geology through the exploration of the dynamic forces that shape the Earth. *Potential for on-campus lab days

Health + Wellness

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology - BIO1160 

Program: Bachelor of Nursing, Massage Therapy and Practical Nursing
Pre-Requisite: Biology 30
A comprehensive study of anatomical terms, body organization, basic chemistry, histology, skeletal system, muscular system, digestive system, and the reproductive system. Labs include the study of the skeleton, muscles and histology. *Potential for on-campus lab days

Wellness and Health Issues - BIO1156

Program: Practical Nursing
Pre-Requisite: None
An overview of the dimensions of wellness, including physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, occupational, and environmental wellness, with a focus on concepts of health and wellness, within the context of community, including cost to the Health Care System. An analysis, explanation and identification of individualized strategies of personal health issues, and dimensions of fitness to build resiliency and take responsibility for one's own health, will be explored.

Medical Terminology - CSP1150

Program: Massage Therapy, Medical Device Reprocessing and Unit Clerk
Pre-Requisite: None
This course covers the study of prefixes, suffixes and word roots from which most medical terms are derived, taught in combination with anatomy and physiology, to understand the structure and function of organs and systems in the human body.

Math + Engineering

Graphic Communications - CAD1160

Program: Engineering Design Technology, Geomatics Engineering Technology and Civil Engineering Technology
Prerequisites: Math 20-2, 70% or better
Students will learn the tools and techniques needed using AutoCAD to create industry-ready engineering drawings. The course includes an introduction to 3D modelling and advanced applications and customization techniques available when using AutoCAD to create graphic communications.

Engineering Math I - MTH1150

Program: Engineering Design Technology, Geomatics Engineering Technology and Civil Engineering Technology
Pre-Requisite: Math 20-2, 70% or higher
An introduction to the mathematical concepts required for the engineering technologies in preparation for calculus. Topics include unit analysis and unit conversion, the Cartesian coordinate plane, algebraic equations, trigonometric functions, and problem solving skills. Mathematical concepts will be applied to physical problems including vector analysis, surveying applications, friction, optical instruments, and kinematics. Introductory calculus topics include limits, slope and area under the curve.

Design Fundamentals - IDM1179

Program: Architectural Animation Technology and Interior Design Technology
Prerequisites: Math 20-2, 70% or better
This course provides an overview of the basic elements and principles of design. Understanding of the human-built environment is explored creatively using two- and three-dimensional problem-solving techniques. Space, form and context are analyzed and applied to various design challenges.

Communication + Social

Interpersonal Communications - COM1162

Program: General Arts and Science – English Major, Administrative Office Professional, Business Administration, Exercise Science, Medical Device Reprocessing, Unit Clerk, Practical Nursing, Therapeutic Recreation - Gerontology, Educational Assistant and Agricultural Sciences
Pre-Requisite: None
This course is designed to improve students' self-concepts and provide them with the skills to successfully relate with others on a personal, social and business basis. Designed for personal growth and attitude change, this course provides opportunities to develop communication skills, recognition and understanding of self concept, skills in enhancing interpersonal relationships, procedures for goal-setting and techniques for decision-making.

Introduction to Indigenous Studies - INS1155

Program: Bachelor of Nursing
Pre-Requisite: None
An exploration of indigeneity and what it means to be indigenous in Canada. Students apply indigenous perspectives in areas of the environment, social issues, aesthetics, and history and participate in reflective practice and community building.

Canadian Government - PSC1165

Program: General Studies
Pre-Requisite: None
This course provides a structural overview of the federal system of government in Canada by way of analysing its major institutions. The course examines the Constitution and its implications for modern life, federal/provincial jurisdiction, the dynamics of changing relationships between levels of government, and the basics of political parties, the media, bureaucracy and the judicial system will be examined. Service Learning opportunity may be available.

Writing for the Workplace - ENG1159

Program: Administrative Office Professional, Business Administration, Exercise Science, Medical Device Reprocessing, Unit Clerk, Massage Therapy, Computer Information Technology and Architectural Animation Technology
Pre-Requisite: None
An introduction to effective writing and communication skills for the workplace. Emphasis on creating a variety of writing applications targeting specific audiences and purpose using writing conventions that address not only the workplace but also post-secondary level writing that may include formatting and citation standards such as APA. Effective sentence structure, research, critical thinking, and analytical skills are incorporated into the curriculum.

Composition - ENG1150

Program: General Arts and Science – English Major, Bachelor of Nursing, Practical Nursing, Therapeutic Recreation - Gerontology, Early Childhood Education, Child and Youth Care, Criminal Justice – Policing, Correctional Studies, Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Assessment and Restoration, Renewable Resource Management and Natural Resources Compliance
Pre-Requisite: None
ENG 1150 is the university transfer (Writing 1000 at the UofL) course, which focuses on assignments laddering into the research essay (annotated bibliography, APA).

Introduction to Psychology - PSY1160

Program: General Arts and Science – Psychology Major, Bachelor of Nursing, Criminal Justice – Policing and Correctional Studies
Pre-Requisite: None
A basic understanding and overview of the field of psychology focusing on the scientific method, biological factors, cognitive processes, learning, memory, intelligence, motivation, personality and social psychology. Developmental factors of the lifespan are explored along with the definition and treatment of psychological disorders. 

Arts + Media

Research and Writing for New Media - RSR1160

Program: Multimedia Production
Pre-Requisite: None
An introductory course to professional research and writing for new media projects. Focus is on developing interesting, clear and original content as well as adapting information from other sources.

Principles of Animation - CMM1185

Program: Multimedia Production
Pre-Requisite: None
A hands-on application of the principles of animation will be used to create various animations. Focus will be on understanding and applying the animation development process, including sketching and storyboard design.

Marketing Fundamentals for Media - DCM1167

Program: Digital Communications and Media
Pre-Requisite: None
An introduction to the principles, tools and techniques used in marketing, with a specific focus on public relations and advertising. Emphasis is on identifying communication opportunities, choosing target audiences and using social media, news media and advertising platforms to implement campaigns.

Introduction to Design Software and Photography - DCM1164

Program: Digital Communications and Media
Prerequisites: None
This course introduces students to design software and DSLR camera functions to develop skills that allow for production of still visuals used in media. Students will learn about file management, desktop publishing and basic layout techniques using design software as well as photographic depth of field, subjects in motion, proper lighting techniques and editing photographic images.

Business + Sport

Introduction to Management - BUS1170

Program: Business Administration
Pre-Requisite: None
The exploration of the four basic components of management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Includes theoretical background as well as practical application through case study analysis.

Entrepreneurship - BUS1177

Program: Administrative Office Professional and Business Administration
Pre-Requisite: None
An interactive exploration of the concept of entrepreneurship and assessing one’s suitability and capacity for it. Involves learning to differentiate between mere ideas and true entrepreneurial opportunities. Includes assessing the implementation of entrepreneurial endeavor and an exploration of the issues relating to new business start-up.

Introduction to Coaching - PED1180

Program: General Studies
Pre-Requisite: None
An introduction to the theoretical aspects of coaching which can be applied to any sport. Topics include introduction to coaching, ethical coaching, practice planning, nutrition, teaching and learning, sport program design, and mental preparation.

Commodity Marketing - MKT1152

Program: Agriculture Sciences
Prerequisites: Students must be in grade 11 or 12
This course provides an overview of the alternatives available in the marketing of agricultural commodities. Topics include the role of futures markets, the mechanics of futures trading, the use of futures market to hedge, and the interpretation of market information.

Agriculture Finance - AGS1150

Program: Agriculture Science
Pre-Requisite: None
An introduction to finance concepts and their application in an agricultural context. Topics include the interpretation of financial information, terminology, investment analysis, sensitivity analysis, and asset valuation. Conceptual learning will be applied with practical computer lab exercises.

Trades

Exciting information on new trades courses – coming soon!

Join us on Sept. 28 for the Intro to Trades - Dual Credit Pathway information session for all the details.

*Please note, course offerings are currently pending government approval.

Q & A

Still have questions? Find answers to the most frequently asked questions from our Discovery Night.

What is the dual credit application process?

If you are interested in completing a dual credit course, speak to your guidance counsellor. Your school division will determine your eligibility to participate in a dual credit course. If you are eligible, your school will help you complete the necessary steps to apply and register.

Who is eligible to participate in dual credit courses?

Our dual credit courses are targeted toward Grade 11 and 12 students. Prerequisites vary by course, and your school division will determine eligibility. Ask your guidance counsellor for more information about how you can meet the eligibility criteria to participate in dual credit courses. 

Is there a limit to how many dual credit courses you can complete?

No, you can complete as many dual credit courses as you would like, however we would recommend that you not take more than one at a time. It is also important to work with your guidance counsellor to determine how dual credit courses fit into your credit requirements for high school graduation.

When do your pre-requisites need to be completed by in order to participate in a dual credit course?

Prerequisites must be completed before you begin the dual credit course in which you are registered. Talk to your high school guidance counsellor about when it is best to complete your prerequisites to ensure you meet their registration criteria. 

Can dual credit courses be transferred to other post-secondary institutions?

Yes, there is a chance that your dual credit course could transfer to another institution. If you are interested in completing a dual credit course to transfer elsewhere, speak to one of our academic advisors to discuss transfer opportunities. They can help you discover different paths towards your future career goals and ensure you understand the important details of course transferability between post-secondary institutions.

How crucial are deadlines in post-secondary courses?

Deadlines in post-secondary are critical, especially in courses where assignments tend to build on the knowledge that you learned in your previous assignment. However, instructors understand that things can come up, and sometimes some flexibility is required. If you contact your instructor in advance, they will discuss whether extensions are possible with you.

Will there be more dual credit course options in the future?

Yes! This is the first year that we will be offering dual credit courses. The dual credit course options for the upcoming year were selected in partnership with participating school divisions and Lethbridge College. We will be adding more courses in the future, and we are open to input from students, parents, and our high school partners as to what courses we will offer next.  

How much does it cost to participate in a dual credit course?

Though there may be fees associated with some dual credit courses (books, supplies, etc), the cost of your dual credit course is typically covered by your school division. If there is an additional cost to participate in a dual credit course, your school will discuss this with you prior to registration.