VIU Students at Beach

Dual Credit

Are you in high school? 

Are you interested taking a first year course at VIU?

Or starting a Trade?

In partnership with your School District,  our Dual Credit program gives you the chance to be VIU student while still in high school.

  • Take a university course- tuition free and get dual credits!
  • Get your certification in a Trades Foundation/Level 1 program or a Health and Human Services certificate program-at a big reduction in tuition and get dual credits!


Go to Courses and Programs for more information.


  • Talk to your parents.
  • Meet with your high school Counsellor to plan your course selection for Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12 - planning will ensure that you meet any course prerequisites (English, Science and Math) needed to take a VIU course.
  • With your high school Counsellor go over Dual Credit info for high schools
  • More questions? Contact your Career Centre Coordinator for more information/to apply!
  • Explore information here about the Cowichan or Powell River Dual Credit programs.

Plan ahead.

Start your Post Secondary education and training early!

Not sure who to start the conversation with?

Contact VIU's Dual Credit Coordinator: 

Tanya Lanigan 250.618.3820