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.


2021 - 2022 Dual Credit Courses

Animal Science - BIO 1175

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.

Commodity Marketing - MKT 1152

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.

Design Fundamentals - IDM 1179

Program: 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.

Graphic Communications - CAD 1160

Program: Engineering Design 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.

Introduction to Design Software and Photography - DCM 1164

Program: Digital Communications and Media
Prerequisites: English Language Arts 10-1 or 10-2, 70% or better
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.

How to apply

Students will enrol through their high schools and should contact their high school guidance counselor for registration details.

Q & A

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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.