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 Dual Credit and High School Upgrading opportunities now and in the future for the students of the Bow Valley.

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 the student, courses are offered online, taught by a college instructor, and include Introduction to Management, Business Law, Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Upon graduation, students who take one course each semester over two years and complete a practicum with our hospitality industry partners will receive a Bow Valley College Business Certificate. By partnering with local businesses such as The Banff Lodging Company, The Banff Centre, The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and Clique Hotels and Resorts, 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.

We are pleased to offer two new dual credit courses in the 2015-2016 school year: Medical Terminology I (semester 1) and Medical Terminology II (semester 2). These courses are ideal for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the health care industry. Practicum opportunities also available  There are still spaces in these courses, so for more information or an application contact Elissa Sunderland, Dual Credit Coordinator at elissa.sunderland@crps.ca

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.

Dual Credit 2016-17

Planning for the CRPS Dual Credit program for the 2016-17 school year is well under way.  CRPS students will have access to the following courses: 

Introduction to Management, 5 credits (Semester 1)

Introduction to Management will introduce you to the principles of management. You will review the major managerial processes of planning, organizing, and controlling. You will also examine the role of a manager as the decision maker responsible for the attainment of the strategic goals and objectives of the organization.

Introduction to Global Tourism, 5 credits (Semester 2)

This course defines the tourism industry and how industry groups work together to meet the needs and expectations of the visitor. The course will focus on the impact and contributions to the economy by the tourism industry.

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.

See Student Services for an application.  Applications are due June 1st, 2016.


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.

Image: Logo