Portage College Partners with Local School Board Northern Lights Public School (NLPS) to Expand Dual Credit Programs to Summer Students.
April 28, 2023

Portage College is proud to announce its continued commitment to expanding educational opportunities for high school students through its Dual Credit Programs. Dual Credit Programs offer high school students the chance to earn high school and college credits simultaneously, providing a head start on post-secondary education and career preparation.

Through our partnership with NLPS, Portage College has expanded its Dual Credit Programs to reach more regional students. Students enrolling in NLPS summer school can take COMP 105 (Intro to Computers and Info Systems) taught online by a Portage College instructor. The course covers the fundamental of information systems, such as hardware concepts. It is transferable to degree completion in a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University.

"Portage College is excited to continue partnering with NLPS to offer Dual Credit Programs to high school students in our region," said Don Moore, Dean of University Studies. "Currently, Portage offers Introduction to Psychology and Personal Health and Wellness. These programs provide an excellent opportunity for students to earn post-secondary credits while still in high school, and we are proud to be part of their educational journey."

Dual Credit Programs effectively allow students to explore career interests and gain valuable skills and knowledge while still in high school. They can also reduce the cost and time required to complete a post-secondary program at Portage. Students can also transfer their Dual Credit courses to another post-secondary after graduation.

“NLPS is very excited to partner with Portage College again to provide this unique learning opportunity for students who are interested in computer technologies and receiving post-secondary dual credits over the summer.  This program opportunity is not common for students in larger cities but our progressive partnership with the college will provide students in the Lakeland area a fun learning experience that opens the door for future college programs in a career path that continues to expand rapidly.” Said Terry Moghrabi Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Programming, NLPS.

Portage College is committed to providing high-quality education and training that meets the needs of the region's students and employers. Dual Credit Programs are just one of the ways that Portage College is working to build a skilled and knowledgeable workforce for the future.

For more information on Portage College's Dual Credit Programs, please visit www.portagecollege.ca/high-school-student-opportunities


Emily Steele, Marketing Supervisor – Team Lead
Portage College
Email: emily.steele@portagecollege.ca

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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