Hamilton Dual Credits

These Dual Credit courses are open to students of the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) and the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB) who are close to high school graduation.

Courses that are offered at specific high schools are only open to students who attend those high schools.

All registrations MUST be completed through your high school's Student Services or Guidance department. Contact your Student Services or Guidance department to see if you're eligible and which option is best for you.

 

Please Note: Several program options and details are pending approval from the School College Work Initiative, Mohawk College, and local school boards.  Program information is subject to change without notice.

 

Fall 2018 (Semester 1)

Mohawk Bridge - Health and Wellness

Location: Mohawk College - Fennell Campus
Number of Students: 53
Dates: September 2018 to January 2019
Status: Registration open - Contact your Student Services or Guidance department!


College Credit 1: Developmental Psychology (PSYCSS271)

Course Description: Examine the growth and changes of mental, social and emotional characteristics from cradle to grave, with special emphasis on development of human personality.

College Pathways: Child and Youth Care, Children’s Mental Health, Educational SupportGeneral Education Elective in a variety of programs

Career Pathways*: Child and Youth Worker, Youth Support Worker, Educational Assistant


College Credit 2: Introduction to Health & Wellness (HLTH10081)

Course Description: Explore the seven basic dimensions of wellness. The social, intellectual, emotional, occupational, environmental, spiritual and physical components allow for the development of a balanced approach to lifestyle choices. Lifestyle choices have a direct impact on an individual's short and long term health potential. Discuss methods of achieving one's potential in each of the interrelated 

College Pathways: Health, Wellness and Fitness 

Career Pathways*: Health and Wellness Centres, Private Health Clubs, Fitness Training

Mohawk Bridge - Sustainability

Location: Mohawk College - Fennell Campus
Number of Students: 53
Dates: September 2018 to January 2019
Status: Registration open - Contact your Student Services or Guidance department!


College Credit 1: Introduction to Psychology (PSYCSS156) - pending SCWI approval

Course Description: Explore the scientific study of mental processes and behaviour, including the concepts of normality and abnormality. Investigate the biological basis of human experience, sensation and perception, learning and memory, and the nature of consciousness. Examine personality theories, health and stress, and various psychological disorders, including their etiology and treatments.

College Pathways: Child and Youth CareCounselling Techniques, Visual Arts - AdvancedGeneral Education Elective; applies to a variety of college programs

Career Pathways*: Child and Youth Worker, Youth Support Worker, Artist, Designer; can lead to further education in a wide variety of fields, including Human Services, Social Sciences, Media Studies, and Business


College Credit 2: Environmental Sustainability (SSCI10037)

Course Description: Deconstruct theoretical approaches to environmental sustainability and outline ecological concerns for the planet. Identify and examine the complexity of the environmental problems (population growth, fossil fuel use, water resources, overconsumption, climate change, etc.) that our society faces, both nationally and globally. Describe and critically evaluate sustainable choices (renewable energy, local food sources, telecommuting, policy initiatives, etc.) to address ecological concerns. Analyse how one's consumption habits effects communities globally and determine one's ecological footprint. 

College Pathways: General Arts and Science (College Transfer)

Career Pathways*: Can lead to further education in a wide variety of fields, including Human Services, Social Sciences, Media Studies, and Business

Media - HWDSB

Location: Mohawk College - Fennell Campus
Number of Students: 15
Dates: September 2018 to January 2019
Status: Registration open - Contact your Student Services or Guidance department!
Open ONLY to HWDSB students


College Credit 1: Television, Newswriting & Production (MCOM10103)

Course Description: Employ hands-on camerawork and write scripts that complement visuals. Critique and identify components of a television newscast and television scripts.

College Pathways: Journalism

Career Pathways*: Digital Media, Print Media, Television and Radio News Editor or On-Air Reporter, Writer or Producer, Multimedia Production, Social Media, Public Relations


College Credit 2: Electronic News Gathering (MCOMTV117)

Course Description: Produce television news field productions and analyse television news field production formats. 

College Pathways: Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media 

Career Pathways*: Post Production Visual and Audio Editing, Corporate and Commercial Video, Production, Sports Mobile/Entertainment Coverage, Videography, Screenwriting, On-Air Broadcast Graphic Design

School within a College (SWAC) - HWCDSB

Location: Mohawk College - Fennell Campus
Number of Students: 14
Dates: September 2018 to January 2019 (college course runs November to December 2018)
Status: Registration open - Contact your Student Services or Guidance department!
Open ONLY to HWCDSB students

Learn about our After SWAC program!


College Credit 1: Communication D (COMM11040)

Course Description: Communication is an introductory college level English course. Through a variety of assignments, successful students in this course will develop the reading, writing, critical and analytical skills essential to them as communicators in college and upon graduation. This course teaches writing through the critical reading of various fiction and non-fiction material and brings students with basic skills to college level foundational skills.

College Pathways: Satisfies the Communications course requirement in most Mohawk programs

Career Pathways*: Supports success in college, leading to a wide variety of careers

Mohawk @ School - Computer Programming - St. Jean de Brebeuf

Location: St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School
Number of Students: 25
Dates: September 2018 to January 2019
Status: Registration open - Contact your Student Services or Guidance department!
Open ONLY to St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School students


College Credit 1: Programming Fundamentals (COMP10001)

Course Description: Build a foundation for learning and practicing the discipline of Software Engineering and the application of tools and methods to produce and maintain quality software systems. Develop essential skills to create software structures and logic. Develop knowledge and disciplines which are transferrable to any computer-based software problem.

College Pathways: Computer Systems Technology - Software DevelopmentComputer Systems Technician - Network SystemsComputer Systems Technology - Network Engineering and Security AnalystComputer Systems Technician - Software Support

Career Pathways*: Software Application Developer, Systems/Business Analyst, Database Administrator, Technical Writer, Software Quality Assurance, Network Administrators, Security Analyst/Security Administrators, IT Support Specialists, Technical Support Analyst, Computer Forensics, End User Support, Network Server Administration, Programmer, Web Developer, User Training

Mohawk @ School - Communications

Students earn a Mohawk College credit while they earn their compulsory Grade 12 English credit!  

Location: Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School, Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School, and Delta Secondary School
Number of Students: 75
Dates: September 2018 to January 2019
Status: Registration open - Contact your Student Services or Guidance department!
Open ONLY to Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School, Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School, and Delta Secondary School students

Open ONLY to students who have not yet earned their compulsory Grade 12 English credit


College Credit 1: Communication D (COMM11040)

Course Description: Communication is an introductory college level English course. Through a variety of assignments, successful students in this course will develop the reading, writing, critical and analytical skills essential to them as communicators in college and upon graduation. This course teaches writing through the critical reading of various fiction and non-fiction material and brings students with basic skills to college level foundational skills.

College Pathways: Satisfies the Communications course requirement in most Mohawk programs

Career Pathways*: Supports success in college, leading to a wide variety of careers

Welding - Bishop Ryan

Location: Mohawk College - Marshall School of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeships (Stoney Creek Campus)
Number of Students: 22
Dates: September 2018 to January 2019
Status: Registration open - Contact your Student Services or Guidance department!
Open ONLY to Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School students


College Credit 1: Welding (WELD10029)

Course Description: Students will develop skills in basic oxy acetylene and stick welding.

College Pathways: Manufacturing Engineering Technician - Automation, Quality Engineering Technician - Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE)

Career Pathways*: Mechanical Engineering Technologist, Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, Industrial Mechanic(Millwright), Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection Technician, Quality Assurance/Control Technician


College Credit 2: CAD Concepts 1 (CADM10049)

Course Description: Use files in a CAD environment. Create templates. Access symbol libraries. Create drawings and schematics to appropriate standards. Modify drawings and schematics. Apply the principles of GD&T.

College Pathways: Mechanical Techniques (Advanced Manufacturing Operations)Mechanical Techniques (Production Framer)Mechanical Techniques (Manufacturing Processes)Mechanical Techniques (Welding and Fabrication)Mechanical Techniques (Cabinetry)

Career Pathways*: Manufacturing, Production Framing, Welding, Cabinetry

 

Winter 2019 (Semester 2)

Mohawk Bridge - Health and Wellness

Location: Mohawk College - Fennell Campus
Number of Students: 53
Dates: February 2019 to June 2019
Status: Registration open - Contact your Student Services or Guidance department!


College Credit 1: Developmental Psychology (PSYCSS271)

Course Description: Examine the growth and changes of mental, social and emotional characteristics from cradle to grave, with special emphasis on development of human personality.

College Pathways: Child and Youth Care, Children’s Mental Health, Educational SupportGeneral Education Elective in a variety of programs

Career Pathways*: Child and Youth Worker, Youth Support Worker, Educational Assistant


College Credit 2: Introduction to Health & Wellness (HLTH10081)

Course Description: Explore the seven basic dimensions of wellness. The social, intellectual, emotional, occupational, environmental, spiritual and physical components allow for the development of a balanced approach to lifestyle choices. Lifestyle choices have a direct impact on an individual's short and long term health potential. Discuss methods of achieving one's potential in each of the interrelated 

College Pathways: Health, Wellness and Fitness 

Career Pathways*: Health and Wellness Centres, Private Health Clubs, Fitness Training

Mohawk Bridge - Sustainability

Location: Mohawk College - Fennell Campus
Number of Students: 53
Dates: February 2019 to June 2019
Status: Registration open - Contact your Student Services or Guidance department!


College Credit 1: Introduction to Psychology (PSYCSS156) - pending SCWI approval

Course Description: Explore the scientific study of mental processes and behaviour, including the concepts of normality and abnormality. Investigate the biological basis of human experience, sensation and perception, learning and memory, and the nature of consciousness. Examine personality theories, health and stress, and various psychological disorders, including their etiology and treatments.

College Pathways: Child and Youth CareCounselling Techniques, Visual Arts - AdvancedGeneral Education Elective; applies to a variety of college programs

Career Pathways*: Child and Youth Worker, Youth Support Worker, Artist, Designer; can lead to further education in a wide variety of fields, including Human Services, Social Sciences, Media Studies, and Business


College Credit 2: Environmental Sustainability (SSCI10037)

Course Description: Deconstruct theoretical approaches to environmental sustainability and outline ecological concerns for the planet. Identify and examine the complexity of the environmental problems (population growth, fossil fuel use, water resources, overconsumption, climate change, etc.) that our society faces, both nationally and globally. Describe and critically evaluate sustainable choices (renewable energy, local food sources, telecommuting, policy initiatives, etc.) to address ecological concerns. Analyse how one's consumption habits effects communities globally and determine one's ecological footprint. 

College Pathways: General Arts and Science (College Transfer)

Career Pathways*: Can lead to further education in a wide variety of fields, including Human Services, Social Sciences, Media Studies, and Business

Social Services

Location: Mohawk College - Fennell Campus
Number of Students: 20
Dates: February 2019 to June 2019
Status: Registration open - Contact your Student Services or Guidance department!


College Credit 1: Introduction to Social Service Worker (HMNS10100)

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the profession of social service work and to the micro, mezzo and macro levels of practice. Social service workers are committed to anti-oppressive practices and working for social justice; therefore, the course examines the social structures that influence people's lives and how various sources and forms of oppression shape individuals, families and communities.

College Pathways: Social Service Worker, Social Service Worker (Intensive)

Career Pathways*: Social Service Workers, Mental Health Workers, Case Managers, Employment Counsellors, Community Workers

Mohawk Technology Bridge - Graphic Arts

Location: Mohawk College - Fennell Campus
Number of Students: 18
Dates: February 2019 to June 2019
Status: Registration open - Contact your Student Services or Guidance department!


College Credit 1: Graphic Design Layout 1 (GRAP10155)

Course Description: Produce various single and multi page documents while utilizing the tools used in page layout software. Follow basic character and paragraph formatting, along with basic elements and principles design.

College Pathways: Graphic Design

Career Pathways*: Design, Publishing and Printing Industries, Prepress and Web Services, Advertising and Marketing, Digital Media Industries, Packaging Design, Sign, Screen and Display Companies


College Credit 2: Animation (GRAP10071)

Course Description: Analyze animated films from various eras and styles to give them an understanding of animation process and techniques and an overall appreciation and understanding of the history and current techniques used in the field. 

College Pathways:  Art and Design Foundations; leads to further education in the Graphic Design and Animation 3D programs

Career Pathways*: Through Graphic Design: Design, Publishing and Printing Industries, Prepress and Web Services, Advertising and Marketing, Digital Media Industries, Packaging Design, Sign, Screen and Display Companies

Through Animation 3D: Animation Production, Gaming Industry, Internet/ Webisode, Advertising/ Promotional, Educational/ Instructional, Virtual Reality, Architectural (Arc ViZ), Augmented Reality

Mohawk Technology Bridge - Trades, Engineering & Design

Location: Mohawk College - Fennell Campus
Number of Students: 20
Dates: February 2019 to June 2019
Status: Registration open - Contact your Student Services or Guidance department!


College Credit 1: Engineering Drawing 1 (CADM MC112)

Course Description: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to prepare assembly and detail drawings, using a two-dimensional CAD system.

College Pathways: Pre-Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Career Pathways*: Mechanical Engineering Technologists


College Credit 2: Mathematics 1 (MATHMA006)

Course Description: This course is intended to develop basic mathematics and algebraic skills as preparation for college level math courses in the Business and Technology Programs. These skills include basic numeric skills and problem solving abilities. Focus on Operations with Numbers, Basic and Intermediate Algebra, Equations and Percents. 

College Pathways: General Arts and Science

Career Pathways*: Can lead to further education in a wide variety of fields, including Technology, Human Services, Social Sciences, Media Studies, and Business

Media

Location: Mohawk College - Fennell Campus
Number of Students: 20
Dates: February 2019 to June 2019
Status: Registration open - Contact your Student Services or Guidance department!


College Credit 1: Technical Operations 1 (MCOM10162)

Course Description: Train and operate various equipment in the studio and control room environments.

College Pathways: Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media 

Career Pathways*: Post Production Visual and Audio Editing, Corporate and Commercial Video, Production, Sports Mobile/Entertainment Coverage, Videography, Screenwriting, On-Air Broadcast Graphic Design


College Credit 2: Social Journalism Fundamentals (MCOM10104)/Advanced Social Journalism (MCOM10098)

Course Description: Introduce students to the basic tools and concepts of social/citizen online journalism. Those tools include tagging, voting, social bookmarking, rss feeds and making use of embed codes. It will also provide a survey of contemporary Web 2.0 tools and how they can be applied to social journalism. Create a robust, dynamic and collaborative website for a local community. Students will learn how to "curate" a news experience when citizens are given the online tools and space to cover themselves.

College Pathways: Journalism

Career Pathways*: Digital Media, Print Media, Television and Radio News Editor or On-Air Reporter, Writer or Producer, Multimedia Production, Social Media, Public Relations

Welding - HWDSB

Location: Mohawk College - Marshall School of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeships (Stoney Creek Campus)
Number of Students: 22
Dates: February 2019 to June 2019
Status: Registration open - Contact your Student Services or Guidance department!
Open ONLY to HWDSB students


College Credit 1: Welding (WELD10029)

Course Description: Students will develop skills in basic oxy acetylene and stick welding.

College Pathways: Manufacturing Engineering Technician - Automation, Quality Engineering Technician - Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE)

Career Pathways*: Mechanical Engineering Technologist, Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, Industrial Mechanic(Millwright), Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection Technician, Quality Assurance/Control Technician


College Credit 2: CAD Concepts (CADM10049)

Course Description: Use files in a CAD environment. Create templates. Access symbol libraries. Create drawings and schematics to appropriate standards. Modify drawings and schematics. Apply the principles of GD&T.

College Pathways: Mechanical Techniques (Advanced Manufacturing Operations)Mechanical Techniques (Production Framer)Mechanical Techniques (Manufacturing Processes)Mechanical Techniques (Welding and Fabrication)Mechanical Techniques (Cabinetry)

Career Pathways*: Manufacturing, Production Framing, Welding, Cabinetry

Health Sciences

Location: Mohawk College - Fennell Campus
Number of Students: 26
Dates: February 2019 to June 2019
Status: Registration open - Contact your Student Services or Guidance department!


College Credit 1: Introduction to Recreation Therapy (RECT10001)

Course Description: Gain an understanding of the philosophical and theoretical foundations of therapeutic recreation, including concepts and models of service delivery. Examine definitions and goals of therapeutic recreation service, client groups served and the process of service delivery. Review Ontario's health care system.

College Pathways: Recreation Therapy

Career Pathways*: Long-Term Care Facilities and Hospitals, Inpatient/Outpatient Rehabilitation Programs, Mental Health Settings, Young Offender Facilities, Municipal Recreation Departments, Day Programs/Day Hospitals, Substance Abuse Treatment Centres, Community-Based Agencies serving people with disabilities, Limited opportunities for placement with children

School within a College (SWAC) - HWCDSB Students ONLY

Location: Mohawk College - Fennell Campus
Number of Students: 15
Dates: February 2019 to June 2019
Status: Registration open - Contact your Student Services or Guidance department!
Open ONLY to HWCDSB students

Learn about our After SWAC program!


College Credit 1: Mathematics 1 (MATHMA006)

Course Description: This course is intended to develop basic mathematics and algebraic skills as preparation for college level math courses in the Business and Technology Programs. These skills include basic numeric skills and problem solving abilities. Focus on Operations with Numbers, Basic and Intermediate Algebra, Equations and Percents. 

College Pathways: General Arts and Science

Career Pathways*: Can lead to further education in a wide variety of fields, including Technology, Human Services, Social Sciences, Media Studies, and Business

Mohawk @ School - Communications

Students earn a Mohawk College credit while they earn their compulsory Grade 12 English credit!  

Location: Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School, Glendale Secondary School, and another HWDSB secondary school (to be determined)
Number of Students: 75 (25 per school)
Dates: February 2019 to June 2019
Status: Registration open - Contact your Student Services or Guidance department!
Open ONLY to students at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School, or Glendale Secondary School

Open ONLY to students who have not yet earned their compulsory Grade 12 English credit


College Credit 1: Communications D (COMM11040)

Course Description: An introductory college level English course. Through a variety of assignments, develop the reading, writing, critical and analytical skills essential for communicators in college and upon graduation. Teaches writing through the critical reading of various fiction and non-fiction materials and brings students with basic skills to college level foundational skills.

College Pathways: Satisfies the Communications course requirement in most Mohawk programs

Career Pathways*: Supports success in college, leading to a wide variety of careers 

FNMI Aboriginal Studies - Waterdown 

Location: Waterdown District High School
Number of Students: 20
Dates: February 2019 to June 2019
Status: Registration open - Contact your Student Services or Guidance department!
Open ONLY to Waterdown District High School students


College Credit 1: Aboriginal & Western Perspectives (INDS10022)

Course Description: Aboriginal & Western Perspectives is an introductory study of First Nations, Inuit and Metis focusing primarily on the Canadian context. Some of the social, economic and political topics include: past and recent history, effects of European arrival on native people and cultures, land claims and treaties, government policy towards First Nations peoples, self‐government and self‐determination and contemporary native issues.

College Pathways: General Arts and Science

Career Pathways*: Can lead to further education in a wide variety of fields, including Technology, Human Services, Social Sciences, Media Studies, and Business

FNMI Aboriginal Studies - Bishop Ryan

Location: Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School
Number of Students: 20
Dates: February 2019 to June 2019
Status: Registration open - Contact your Student Services or Guidance department!
Open ONLY to Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School students


College Credit 1: The Creative Team (MCOM10079)

Course Description:  Participate in the production of a studio-based interview show including: developing the format, writing, production planning, on-camera performance, directing and all other studio production and technical roles.

College Pathways: Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media 

Career Pathways*: Post Production Visual and Audio Editing, Corporate and Commercial Video, Production, Sports Mobile/Entertainment Coverage, Videography, Screenwriting, On-Air Broadcast Graphic Design

FNMI Bundled Arrows

Location: Mohawk College - Fennell Campus
Number of Students: 68
Dates: February 2019 to June 2019
Status: Registration open - Contact your Student Services or Guidance department!


College Credit 1: College 101 - Introduction to Post-Secondary Experiences (SSCI10057)

Includes modifications and components relevant to Indigenous culture

Course Description: Learn what to expect in a college classroom, from note-taking to stress-management.

College Pathways: General Education Elective; applies to a variety of college programs

Career Pathways*: Supports success in college, leading to a wide variety of careers


College Credit 2: Developmental Psychology (PSYCSS271)

Course Description: Examine the growth and changes of mental, social and emotional characteristics from cradle to grave, with special emphasis on development of human personality.

College Pathways: Child and Youth Care, Children’s Mental Health, Educational SupportGeneral Education Elective in a variety of programs

Career Pathways*: Child and Youth Worker, Youth Support Worker, Educational Assistant

 

Summer 2019

FNMI Summer Pathfinder

Location: Mohawk College - Fennell Campus
Number of Students: 9
Dates: July 2019 to August 2019
Status: Registration opens spring 2019


College Credit 1: Aboriginal & Western Perspectives (INDS10022)

Course Description: Aboriginal & Western Perspectives is an introductory study of First Nations, Inuit and Metis focusing primarily on the Canadian context. Some of the social, economic and political topics include: past and recent history, effects of European arrival on native people and cultures, land claims and treaties, government policy towards First Nations peoples, self‐government and self‐determination and contemporary native issues.

College Pathways: General Arts and Science

Career Pathways*: Can lead to further education in a wide variety of fields, including Technology, Human Services, Social Sciences, Media Studies, and Business

Summer Health and Wellness

Location: Mohawk College - Fennell Campus
Number of Students: 20
Dates: July 2019
Status: Registration opens spring 2019


College Credit 1: Personal Wellness (PERS10022)

Course Description: This course will facilitate the development of positive attitudes and habits that promote lifelong wellness. Topics will include fitness, human sexuality, coping with stress, addictions, nutrition, recreation, and relaxation. Through a combination of physical activity labs, lectures and workshops students will understand the importance of wellness in their academic and working lives.

College Pathways: Career Pathways

Career Pathways*: Builds general employment skills and helps students find a career of interest

Summer Construction

Location: Mohawk College - Marshall School of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeships (Stoney Creek Campus)
Number of Students: 20
Dates: July 2019
Status: Registration opens spring 2019


College Credit 1: Introduction to Construction (BLDG10016)

Course Description: Get comfortable working with tools on plumbing, carpentry, and electrical projects. This course is great for people looking to build confidence working on home improvement or to discover a career in the skilled trades.

College Pathways: Various; this course is designed to give students experience in a variety of trades, which will help each student decide the best college or apprenticeship pathway for him or her

Career Pathways*: Plumbing, Carpentry, Electrical

 

* Please Note: The Career Pathways listed typically require successful completion of a related postsecondary diploma, degree, or apprenticeship and may require further certification.  Career Pathways are NOT limited to the options listed here.

 

OYAP Dual Credit options in Hamilton

 

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