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Start College While Still in High School

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Start College While Still in High School
by Patricia Rhodes - Thursday, 18 February 2016, 11:31 AM

You can save time and money by taking Dual Credit programs and courses offered through the South Island Partnership (SIP). You'll be a college student while you're still working on completing high school! Dual Credit programs and courses let you earn high school and college credits at the same time.

Dual Credit opportunities are available in trades, technology, health & human services, business, sport & exercise and arts & science university transfer. In many programs, seats are reserved especially for SIP students.

Some classes are held in a high school, others at Camosun, and sometimes both locations are used. You can choose to take one individual course offered in the evening after school, or a full-time program that runs in parallel to your school timetable.

**BONUS** In most cases, the cost of your Camosun tuition will be covered by the school district. You will be responsible for the application fee, textbooks, and any personal safety gear or other supplies that may be required.  Meet with one of the Claremont counsellors to find out if your career path can benefit from Dual Credit Courses.  See Mr. Arsenault in the Career Centre for more information on SIP Trade Programs.