Dual Credit Courses

Earn St. Lawrence College credits while you're in high school

Senior high school students can earn up to 4 dual credits that count towards their high school diploma (OSSD) and their post-secondary diploma. Dual credit students experience college life while getting a headstart on their post-secondary education and their future career pathway.

More than 750 students participate each year in dual credit courses at St. Lawrence College's campuses; in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall.

Choose from more than 100 dual credit college courses and 10 apprenticeship programs (OYAP).


"This program has made me more social and outgoing and I have improved my public speaking. I was also impressed with the mark on my first test – it was a big confidence boost and made me want to go to college even more."
Communications student
"I have really enjoyed my dual credit experience this semester. I have a St. Lawrence student card and am treated like any student at the college, all while completing my high school credits. I am getting the chance, at no cost, to check out the college, the instructors and the college expectations for students taking courses."
Developmental Psychology student



The Integrated Dual Credit program provides senior students (Grade 11 & Grade 12) with the opportunity to apply to take a college course of their choosing from the list of available courses at St. Lawrence College. High school students will be integrated with college students in the chosen course. Students will receive one college credit and one high school credit.

tri-campus alternative delivery

GENE 57 – Personal Stress Management (42 hours): This course is designed for you to plan and implement effective stress management strategies in your personal lives. You will develop an informed understanding of the nature of stress and the stress response including causes, signs and symptoms, effects and impact. The course will then focus on the development of skills to reduce the negative impact of stress and to redirect inevitable stressors towards health and well-being. Students will analyze the impact of stress in their own lives and apply stress management strategies by designing, implementing and evaluating a personal wellness plan.

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POFP 106 – PRINCIPLES OF ETHICAL REASONING (42 hours) This course focuses ethical issues faced by individuals as citizens and professionals. It helps students to clarify their values and establish a framework for ethical decision making. Ethical issues which relate to a wide variety of concerns are examined. Students will examine a variety of professional ethical codes and apply ethical decision making models to dilemmas in their personal and professional lives.

Fall 2021 Dates

GENE 36 Introduction to Nutrition (42 hours)

This course seeks to raise awareness about current environmental issues. Through lecture, research, and discussion, various environmental systems such as climate, atmosphere, ecology, and ecosystems are examined. Students critically examine issues of interest to them and investigate proactive outcomes.

Fall 2021 dates

Kingston On Campus

MECT 102 – Welding & Fabrication (42 hrs) 
To develop in the student, knowledge and ability to set-up and operate oxyacetylene and arc welding equipment to weld, braze, solder and cut safely, and to specifications. 

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Trad 3: Electrical Circuits (42 hours)
From this course, students will gain a practical knowledge of how simple AC and DC circuits are designed and constructed, how to measure current, voltage, power and frequency. Students will be introduced to the proper safety procedures when working with electricity. In addition they will assemble a residential electrical service and ancillary equipment, DC lighting circuits, low voltage communication and signaling systems and home automation systems, examine wiring types and requirements, fiber optics, protection and grounding, electrical enclosures, and conduits. Students will also demonstrate the safe and proper handling and storage of hand and power tools, and electrical materials commonly used in the electrical industry.

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Pre- Trades Carpentry (45 hours)
This course will provide an introduction to the carpentry trade; students will gain practical hands on experience by working in the carpentry shop. Projects will focus on developing fundamental skills needed to pursue a career in carpentry. Projects will include measuring, cutting, and shaping wood and wood products, as well as the construction of a wood framed structure. During scheduled lab times, theory material will be presented on a one-on-one basis as well as group teaching.

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ESTH 43 – MAKE-UP (60 hours): This course teaches students the theory and practical for makeup application. Topics include: definitions, morphology, facial shapes and balance, color classifications, observations and factors to consider prior to make-up application, proper steps and techniques involved in makeup application, supplies brushes and products used. Students will also be taught to create a variety of make-up styles suitable for day, evening, bridal and special events.

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GENE 20 – DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (42 hours): This course presents an overview of the scientific study of human development from conception to death. The most recent research findings on physical, social and cognitive development are studied and discussed.

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WELD99: Welding Technology (42 hours)
This introductory course covers basic oxy-acetylene welding, shielded metal arc welding, tungsten inert gas welding, and metal inert gas welding. Students who successfully complete WELD99 will earn credit for WELD1113 Welding Theory I in the Welding and Fabrication Technician/Welding and Fabrication Techniques programs.

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Board Specific Programs

Students will have the opportunity to earn high school credits and a college Dual Credit. Students will be taught by a LDSB teacher for their high school courses, and a college teacher for their Dual Credit.

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BSCI 1040 – INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN BIOLOGY (60 hours). This course provides a basic knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the cell and the various body systems including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to the concept of homeostasis and what is necessary for the normal structure and functioning of the body systems, as well as how imbalance in homeostasis result in disease. Emphasis will be placed on the terminology relating to anatomy and physiology as a foundation to understanding personal health, being successful in future biology course and pursuing a career in a health related field.

Fall 2021 Dates

HOTE 21 – Principles of Customer Service for Hospitality and Tourism at St. Lawrence Secondary School (42 hours):

This course emphasizes the importance of providing consistent, high quality customer service as a platform on which all successful businesses build brand loyalty, market share and client retention. In this course, you will acquire skills to integrate effective customer service and quality assurance practices into the hospitality and tourism workplace in your future role as managers. Discussion, role-playing, and case studies will facilitate your acquisition of the essential tools and practices required to grow a satisfied and loyal customer base for any hospitality and tourism business.