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Dual Credit

Be a university student while still completing high school. In partnership with your School District, Vancouver Island University (VIU) is offering you exciting opportunities this Fall of 2022 and Spring 2023!

Still in high school? 

Will you be in grade 12 next year? Want to be a university student while still in high school?

  • Take a few university courses- 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!

See Courses and Programs for more information.

What does Dual Credit mean?

You earn both high school and post-secondary credits for every VIU course you take. You can take courses online or face to face or get certified in a Trade or in a Health program!  


  • For more information about the Dual Credit program, explore the "Menu" button.
  • For information about the Dual Credit programs at our Regional VIU campus, explore Cowichan Dual Credit Programs.
  • For general information about who to contact in your School District or our courses or programs, contact VIU's Dual Credit Coordinator, Tanya Lanigan.

Browse programs and courses from the following areas:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Education
  • Health and Human Services
  • Management
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Science
  • Trades & Applied Technology

Next Steps

If you are interested in taking a tuition free course or getting a big reduction in a program's tuition in 2022/2023 at VIU: 

  • Talk to your parents.
  • Plan your course selection for Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12 to make sure you meet the prerequisites (English, Science and Math).
  • Meet with your Career Centre Coordinator for more information/to apply!
  • Not sure who to start the conversation with? Contact VIU's Dual Credit Coordinator, Tanya Lanigan.

Plan ahead. Take advantage of Dual Credit opportunities at VIU and start your Post Secondary education early!

More Information

Tanya Lanigan, Dual Credit Coordinator   |   250-618-3820