Dual Credit and Youth Train in Trades*
Dual credit and Youth Train in Trades* are early entry opportunities for high school students to complete university-level courses or provincially approved trades training while still in high school.
Students receive credit towards their Grade 12 graduation requirements, as well as NIC credit toward a degree, diploma, or trades credential. Credits are fully transferable to institutions across BC.
NIC offers dual credit options in:
I was able to take BUS-162 at NIC through dual credit and would definitely recommend it to other high school students. The course gave me an introduction to what college classes are like before actually entering college. I learned quite a lot about marketing and the techniques used by large companies which was very interesting.
Alyssa Russell, Dual credit student
Youth Train in Trades* programs include:
Youth Train in Trades* is an Industry Training Authority approved youth program which allows students to achieve high school graduation credits, foundation trades (pre-apprentice) credentials, and workplace hours required for trade certification at the same time.
I'd always known I wanted to be a mechanic. The ACE-IT program let me get college credit and apprenticeship training while I was in Grade 11. Now I'm basically two years ahead.
Automotive Service Technician Foundation graduate
Apply now in three easy steps.
Step 1: Complete the dual credit application form.
Your school counsellor will assist you with completing the application, and will help you gather signatures from your parents and all relevant school district personnel. NIC’s Applicant Research form will help you with this process. You will also be required to complete one of two forms:
Step 2: Give the form to your high school counsellor.
Give your completed application form to your high school counsellor. Start dates may vary according to the course or program, so check with your counsellor for the correct deadline for the program that interests you.
Apply early to ensure you meet the entry requirements, or pre-requisites, for your program. In most cases, dual credit students need English 12 to take university-level courses. Trades students will need to meet the entry requirements of their program.
Step 3: Your high school counsellor will submit your application.
* formerly known as ACE-IT
Your counsellor will submit your application to NIC Admissions. If you meet the admission requirements you will be sent an acceptance letter and information about registration will be included.