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! 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.

What does Fanshawe College offer in Simcoe?

At the present time Fanshawe has a dual credit model: SWAC

School-within-a-college (SWAC):

Students are selected by school boards to participate in this unique opportunity. A class (usually 18 students) participates in up to four college credits in a semester 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.

The fine print…

Want to know more? Visit these sites for more info about dual credits: