CAMOSUN COLLEGE COURSES
Spectrum students can take Camosun College courses and earn dual credit – credit that counts toward your high school and college credentials.
What can I study?
Spectrum has partnered with Camosun to offer the following dual credit courses:
Where will I study?
Most of your course work will be done here at Spectrum, but depending on the course, there might also be an online component as well. Teachers at Spectrum pair with Camosun instructors to share instruction time.
What are the benefits and how much does it cost?
Check out Camosun’s dual credit page and come see us in the Career Centre for more information and help filling out the application form.
The School District is working with South Island Partnership to offer students the opportunity to gain experience and training in several career based areas while still in High School.
Dual Credit opportunities are available in trades, technology, health & human services, business, sport & exercise and arts & science university transfer. In many programs, Camosun reserves seats especially for SIP students.
Each school district offers different choices, and in most cases, you can apply for any SIP Dual Credit program, even if it’s not offered in your own school district. 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. There are also online courses available.
If you have any questions about these programs, or wish to access these reserved SIP seats and tuition funding, please come and talk to us in the Career Centre.
Why wait? How high school students are earning college credits.
A Maclean's Magazine Article on the benefits of Dual Credit Programs
Excerpt from the article - Dec. 2017
"In British Columbia, colleges have also established regional partnerships with local school districts to deliver dual credits.
In Victoria, Camosun College has the largest, most varied dual-credit enrollment through the South Island Partnership, created by the college and five area school districts.
Kelly Betts, director of the South Island Partnership, says that dual credits offer high school students “a head start, a chance to focus on something they feel is relevant and to get that career preparation.” As well, the partnership provides mentors to students straddling two education settings.
By earning college credits in high school, students can lighten their first-year academic load. An added bonus is financial: a high school student’s first-year college course is often paid for by the local school district. That was true for Solomon Lindsay, a high-achieving high school student in Victoria. Initially, he took one dual credit at Camosun, and later qualified for participation in the college’s electronics and computer engineering technology program. His first-year college courses are paid by the South Island Partnership, with the rest of his tuition covered by his academic scholarships.
The dual credits “gave me an exceptional opportunity to see what college had to offer, and it turned out to be a good choice,” says Lindsay, who’s eyeing an engineering career. When he completes his Camosun studies next year, he could transfer to third-year studies at the University of Victoria."
You can read the full article here
If you love cars, the Auto Tech program is a great start toward a career as an automotive service technician. You'll start at Esquimalt High School for 13 weeks of in-class theory and practical hands-on learning in the auto shop. For the final seven weeks you'll be at Camosun College for Level 1 apprenticeship technical training. The program also includes 120 hours of work experience.
Are you ready to explore the aviation and aerospace industry? How about… Learning how to fly a plane; Building Radio-controlled Airplanes; Applying Engineering and Aerospace Design? February 2018, Mt. Doug is hosting a district-wide, semester-long aviation and design program. Check out the District Information page or talk to Ms. Condie in the CRC for further details.
Check out this great video about the Aviation Program on YouTube
This dual-credit course provides current high school students with an introduction to careers and basic skills in Computer Science, Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology. Students will complete a hands-on project in each of the 4 areas ands they explore potential career and post-secondary options within the 4 technology areas. For more information please check out the Camosun College page and see Ms. Condie in the CRC for questions and further details.
If you're interested in a career in trades, TASK will help you make an informed decision about which trade would be the best fit for you. You'll have a chance to explore four trade areas – carpentry, electrical, metal trades and plumbing – while gaining practical skills and certifications that all employers are looking for. You'll finish up with valuable work experience at a local job site.
Come talk to Ms. Condie or Shauna in the CRC for information and questions!
Check out the District Webpages about Careers and Transitions as well: https://www.sd61.bc.ca/programs/careers-and-transitions/