High school students looking to get a leg-up on their post-secondary education will have the opportunity to do so with Saskatchewan Polytechnic starting January of 2024. 

Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s School of Business will be offering courses to Saskatchewan high school students where they can earn both a high school credit as well as a Saskatchewan Polytechnic credit. 

“Dual credit courses allow high school students to explore potential career paths before enrolling in a full-time program and potentially offer a head start on the higher education journey,” said Kirsten Downey, interim associate dean School of Business. 

A couple of courses that will be offered through the Moose Jaw campus starting in January include Introduction to Business and Introduction to Sport Management. 

Downey talked about the benefits this dual credit program will have for students. 

“Dual credit learning can also potentially reduce tuition costs and the time needed to complete a certificate or diploma,” she said. 

Saskatchewan Polytechnic did consult extensively with the Ministry of Education to make sure the dual credit programs align with secondary course and it has received approval from the ministry. 

Students interested in registering for the dual credit courses should contact their guidance counsellor or contact Saskatchewan Polytechnic. 

While the courses start in January, enrolment for the program is underway now. 

More information about the dual credit courses can be found on the Saskatchewan Polytechnic website

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