Dual Credit Program


Recognizing the importance of collaboration and partnership in developing an education system of excellence in Alberta, Canadian Rockies Public Schools and Bow Valley College are working together to develop High School Upgrading and Dual Credit opportunities now and in the future for the students of the Bow Valley.


Our Outreach Upgrading courses will allow returning grade 12 students and others to take high school core courses at Bow Valley College in an adult learning environment. This initiative seeks to increase participation of young adults in post-secondary programs in achieving or upgrading their high school diploma. Outreach students are eligible to participate in the Dual Credit program.


Our Dual Credit program achieves the Inspiring Education goals of creating engaged and entrepreneurial students to offer BVC business courses for high school students.  Enrolling in college courses as options during their grade 11 & 12 years, students will earn five high school credits and three college credits per course. At no charge to students, courses are offered online, and taught by a college instructor. By partnering with local businesses, we anticipate meaningful connections to current and emerging labour markets in the Bow Valley. The Dual Credit program aims to ease the transition from high school into post-secondary education or into the workforce.


Dual Credit 2017-18


Introduction to Marketing, 5 credits (Semester 1)

This course introduces various marketing concepts and practices. Topics include: market research, consumer motivation, buyer behavior patterns, the industrial market, product planning and development, distribution channels, the price system, personal selling, and advertising.


Introduction to Entrepreneurship, 5 credits (Semester 2)

This course explores the field of entrepreneurship and small business in Canada. Students will develop their critical thinking skills, ability to analyze varying business situations and opportunities, and develop business proposals and plans.


Medical Terminology I, 5 credits (Semester 1)

This course offers instruction in the language of medical terminology and teaches you how to read and interpret commonly used medical terms, symbols and abbreviations. It covers rules, prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, and basic introduction to body systems. Fluency is achieved by the use of practice sessions, quizzes and exercises.


Medical Terminology II, 5 credits (Semester 2)

This course continues and builds on the previously learned subject material in Medical Terminology I. The course integrates the building and interpretation of word components into exploring body system anatomy, pathological conditions, lab and diagnostic procedures, and pronunciation of medical terms. Fluency is achieved by the use of workbook exercises, practice sessions, case studies, self-assessment and scored examinations throughout the course.

*Note: Medical Terminology I is a prerequisite for this course.


Students must contact Ms. Sunderland for a digital application: elissa.sunderland@crps.ca.  


Applications are due June 1st, 2017.


These partnership initiatives respond to the policy direction set forth in the Inspiring Hearts and Minds work of Canadian Rockies Public Schools and the Bow Valley College Vision 2020.

“This is another example of the wonderful partnerships that Canadian Rockies is nurturing to best give our students choice and enhance transitioning to post secondary education. We are excited to be chosen as one of the initiatives funded in the province.” - Chris MacPhee, CRPS Superintendent.

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