Dual Credit

Test drive college by taking courses while attending high school

Dual Credit is an opportunity for high school students to begin post-secondary programs and courses while they are still in high school. This option is available for grade 11 & 12 students in good academic standing.



Chemistry 6

How does Dual Credit differ from Career Technical Centre (CTC)?

While Dual Credit provides students the opportunity to earn post secondary credits in academic program areas, the Career Technical Centre (CTC) program is for students who are interested in getting a head start in technical training in trades.

Learn more about CTC

How to apply

Step 1: View available courses of interest

Step 2: Complete one the applications below corresponding to your school district 

Step 3: The high school counselor will submit your completed dual credit application package on your behalf to regoffice@cnc.bc.ca.

Things to Know


Applications open on September 15th each year.

Applications must be submitted by

  • June for Fall and Spring Terms
  • January for the intersession term

We strongly recommend students to apply at the end of their Grade 11 year in order to get into September courses.

Available Courses

You can view available courses by searching our Course Catalogue.

Tips for a successful application

We highly recommend:

  • Students meet with their high school counselor in Grade 10 or 11 to discuss your interest in dual credit
  • Students complete English 12 as soon as possible (last semester of Grade 11, before the dual credit program starts, if possible).

Students interested in science-based courses such as Biology, Chemistry and or Calculus, must have the appropriate Grade 12 pre-requisites completed before starting the post-secondary equivalent at CNC.

5 Reasons to take Dual Credit

  • Your tuition and student fees are free!
  • Earn credits for high school and post-secondary at once.
  • Transfer credits to other colleges and universities.
  • Start college with a lighter course load.
  • Build confidence in your future after graduation. 

CNC Recruitment Office

E: recruitment@cnc.bc.ca

Tel: +1 250-561-5855

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

How to


SD57 (Prince George) Application
SD28 (Quesnel) Application
SD91 (Nechako Lakes) Application

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Career Technical Centre (CTC)