School College Work Initiatives
Dual Credit Courses
What is it?
The dual credit program allows you to get a head start towards your future. It’s easy. You can take college or apprenticeship courses while you are still in high school! Earn credit towards both your high school diploma and a postsecondary education. Put yourself on the track to a successful transition to college or an apprenticeship program while gaining a better perspective on your career path.
How do I sign up?
It starts with you. You have the ability to succeed. Fanshawe College can help you reach your full potential and put you on the right path to become who you want to be! To apply simply follow the steps listed below:
- Download, print and complete the application form (PDF*).
- Download, print and complete the permission and release form (MS-Word).
- Download, print and complete the Ministry consent form (PDF*).
- You must sign the printed forms and have your parent/guardian sign the forms.
- Take the signed forms to your guidance counsellor (they will arrange for the Principal's signature) and they will continue the application process with you.
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Contact your guidance counsellor or Student Success Leader at your high school and ask about dual credits. They can provide you with all of the information you need to get started.
Day Away Course Descriptions:
This is where selected students come to Fanshawe for one day or portion of a day to take one or two college classes taught by a college professor. They are bused to and from their high school the one day a week.
What does Fanshawe College offer?
At the present time Fanshawe has three dual credit models: OYAP, SWAC and Day Away.
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP):
Students are enrolled in the OYAP program and can receive their level one apprenticeship standing. Students typically attend Fanshawe College three days a week. For more info, visit www.oyap.com and apprenticesearch.com.
Students are selected by school boards to participate in this unique opportunity. A class (usually 22 students) participates in up to four college credits in a year and also takes a number of (usually four) high school credits. The college credits are taught by college faculty and the high school credits are taught by a high school teacher. The unique nature is that these students are at Fanshawe College all week. The change in environment has shown a positive increase in success rates for students who have struggled in a typical high school environment.
There is absolutely no cost to students! The School College Work Initiatives (SCWI) program covers all transportation, tuition and materials – including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) where necessary.
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