Adult Dual Credit - Counselling


Mental Health Across the Lifespan – HIB4T (College Course: HSP165)
This course offers an introduction to the basic concepts related to mental health and mental illness. It takes a lifespan perspective moving from mental health issues that occur from birth to death. As well as introducing what abnormal behavior is, how it is assessed and classified through the appropriate diagnostic tools.

Introduction to Substance Abuse – HDX4T (College Course: MHA180)
This course provides an introduction to the history of substance use, and the social context in which it exists. The course outlines the theories of substance use in the context of mental health, the cultural and societal influences that impact use and abuse, an overview of drugs of abuse, myths surrounding substance abuse, and current drug policy in Canada. This course also presents an overview of substance abuse assessment, treatment settings, treatment approaches, and an introduction to the nature of co-occurring mental health and substance use problems.

Length: September - December 2022 - College Drive Campus


  • Tuition, fees and textbooks will be covered through the Dual Credit program.
  • All students are expected to attend an online orientation session prior to taking part in any Dual Credit program.
  • To be eligible for this program students must be 21 years of age or older, aiming to complete an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Dual credit programs can help students transition from high school to college and apprenticeship programs. They can help students complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma while customizing their learning with exposure to the college environment.

Students have the opportunity to:

  • Earn high school credits while studying at a local college or taking apprenticeship training
  • Gain experience in the transition to postsecondary education or apprenticeship
  • Get a head start on learning and training for their future careers