Dual Credit and Youth Train in Trades*
Dual credit and Youth Train in Trades* are early entry opportunities for high school students.
Dual credit allows high school students to complete university-level courses while still in high school.
Youth Train in Trades* allows high school students to complete provincially approved trades training while still in high school.
Students receive credit towards their Grade 12 graduation requirements, as well as NIC credit towards 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
How to Apply
Contact your high school counselor, who will guide you through the application process and ensure you plan your Grade 11 and Grade 12 courses accordingly. You will be required to complete one of two forms:
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.
* formerly known as ACE-IT