Dual Credit Program

Alberta Education Dual Credit Website

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.  During the 2017 - 18 year, CRPS has established a partnership with Old's College to offer dual credit courses in the area of Toursim, Business, Healthcare, and Criminal Justice.


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 and Old's College tourism courses for high school students.  Enrolling in college courses as options during their grade 10, 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 2018-19


Tourism: Old’s College
Global and Sustainable Tourism, 5 credits (Semester 1)

Students will gain an understanding of the psychology of travel, tourism sectors, the role of key industry players, and contemporary issues in eco-tourism, sustainability and business operations of various tourism organizations. Students will also experience and evaluate various tourism facilities, with a focus on the analysis of the services and operations from a guest perspective.

Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism, 5 credits (Semester 2)

Students will experience and evaluate a variety of hospitality and tourism facilities relating to product, price, place, promotion, people, physical evidence and process. Social media and mobile applications are included as part of the marketing mix.


Business: Bow Valley College
Introduction to Management, 5 credits (Semester 1)

Learners are introduced to concepts, terms, and theories which provide an understanding of the principles of management. Key functions of management including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, are addressed. Learners are informed of the vital role a manager plays in an organization.

Business Communication, 5 credits (Semester 2)

This course covers the theory and practice of effective communication. The course will emphasize class participation through discussions boards, professional conduct, problem solving and critical thinking as it relates to the communication process. Topics covered will include the importance of the psychological factors of communication, clear and concise communication in the workplace, multicultural and nonverbal communication, effective listening and feedback, speaking effectively and efficiently, and the role of conflict management.


Healthcare: Bow Valley College
Medical Terminology I, 5 credits (Semester 1 and 2)

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 1)

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.

Health Educaton:  Personal Health & Wellness, 5 credits (Semester 2)

An overview, within the context of community and the Canadian Health Care System, of the physical, social, mental, environmental, and spiritual aspects of personal health and wellness.  Learners will develop healthy lifestyle strategies, as well as become advocates for the health of others.


Criminal Justice:  Bow Valley College
Introduction to Criminal Justice, 5 credits (Semester 2)

A study of Canada's Criminal Justice System in the sequence as seen by an offender who traverses it.  Students will examine the development, role and functions of the police and other agencies, the courts, sentencing philosopies, correctional institutions, and community corrections.

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



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

“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.