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Dual Credit

An Option for Gr. 10 to 12 Students Earn High School and Post Secondary Credits!

Recognizing the importance of collaboration and partnership in developing an education system of excellence, Canadian Rockies Public Schools (CRPS), Olds College, and SAIT are working together to develop high school dual credit opportunities for students of the Bow Valley. 

Aiming to ease the transition from high school into post-secondary education or into the workforce, CRPS' dual credit courses offer Grade 10 to 12 students the opportunity to earn five high school credits and three college credits per course. At no charge to students, courses are offered online, and taught by a college instructor. By partnering with local businesses, we anticipate meaningful connections to current and emerging labour markets in the Bow Valley.

“This is another example of the wonderful partnerships that Canadian Rockies is nurturing to best give our students choice and enhance transitioning to post secondary education. We are excited to be chosen as one of the initiatives funded in the province.” ~ Chris MacPhee, CRPS Superintendent.

Program Offerings

Agriculture Electronics and Control Systems ATG 1007 (Semester 2)

Students will investigate foundations of control systems, electronics and practical applications in precision farming. Through experiential learning, students will identify and troubleshoot components within hardware and devices, demonstrate uses/applications of geospatial technology, test control systems and their role in product application, evaluate hardware and software, program farm equipment, and demonstrate a proven process for identifying/troubleshooting components in Agricultural Technology equipment and interpret digital diagnostic data.

Windows PC running Windows 10 on DESKTOP Required.


Solving Technology Problems AGT 1008 (Semester 1)

Students will engage in the problem-solving process using current hardware and software tools for applied data-driven problem solving. Through data analysis, algorithmic problem solving, and technical memo writing students will work to solve a technical agricultural issue.

Programming/Coding and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets (graphing/figures/charts) will be key skills learned and put into action making a Zumo robot perform a set task.

Prior coding skill not required but students should be comfortable with math (algebra and polynomials at minimum Grade ten level).  As well, students will require perseverance to work hard in the trial and error process involved with learning to program/code.  Students may need to spend more time on an assignment if the coding requires further problem solving.  This course may need a little extra commitment by the student to be successful.

**Great course for those looking to grow their technology skills. 

Introduction to Veterinary Profession AHT 1050 (Semester 1)

Students will become familiar with selected animal health organizations and will adhere to the regulations of veterinary medicine in Alberta. Students are introduced to strategies and techniques for managing self and interacting with others. Students will examine animal welfare and ethical issues. This course provides students with foundational veterinary medical terminology they will use throughout their career. 

Veterinary Practice: The Team Connection AHT 1140 (Semester 2)

Students will become familiar with the aspects of the service cycle within a veterinary clinic. Students will explore veterinary software and their specific application operating a veterinary practice. They will apply communication skills to create positive experiences for veterinary clients. 

Accounting Principles ACT 1011 (Semester 2)

Students will gain an introduction to financial accounting focusing on the accounting cycle and the preparation of financial statements.  Topics include accounting for merchandising activities, internal control, accounting for cash, temporary investments, accounts receivable, inventories, cost of goods sold, and current liabilities.

Introduction to Sports Management SPM 1260 (Semester 1)

Students will analyze various management models and organizational structures within the sport and recreation industry. Content areas include professional, amateur, Olympic, and intercollegiate sports.

Training for Performance SPM 1020 (Semester 2) 

Students will learn about various aspects of training for performance.  They will analyze the basic science behind activity, energy systems, and macro-cycles in sport training.  Consideration will also be given to diverse populations, training facilities, equipment, schedules, budgets, as well as individual and team training preferences.

Applied Ecology EVS 1210 (Semester 2) 

This course provides an introduction to ecological principles at the species, population, community and ecosystem levels. Specific application of ecology to sustainability and the management of forest and grassland ecosystems are studied. 

Managing Landscapes HRT 1500 (Semester 1)

Students gain experience in managing landscape sites through acquisition and implementation of design principles, cultural practices of plant material, and advancing the sustainability of landscape environments to industry standards. 

Producing Horticulture Crops HRT 1700 (Semester 2)

Learners research and assess food and ornamental field crop production markets, locations, materials, and processes to achieve a sustainable enterprise. 

Accommodation Management HAT 2038 (Semester 2)

Students will assess customer needs and develop procedures and management strategies for accommodation service excellence.  Students will gain an understanding of room management and facilities, with a focus on the analysis of services and operations from a guest perspective.