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 can give you the chance to be VIU student while still in high school.

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


What does dual credit mean? It means credits you earn in a VIU course go directly toward your high school and VIU transcripts. 

Go to Courses and Programs for more information.


  • Contact your Career Centre Coordinator (CTC) and find out if they will pay for your course or program in 2023/2024.
  • If the answer is "Yes!"...
  • 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/CTC 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: 250.618.3820