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Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Dual Credit - Introduction to The Veterinary Profession

Dual Credit - Introduction to The Veterinary Profession

​Students will become familiar with the selected animal health organizations and will adhere to the regulations of veterinary medicine in Alberta. Students are introduced to strategies and techniques for interacting with others and will examine animal welfare and the ethical issues of the vet profession. The course also provides students with foundational veterinary medical terminology used in the veterinary community. Communication and teamwork are a large part of this course.

See example co​urse outline and the Olds College Dual Credit Student Tip Sheet  for information about being an Olds College student.​

Program B​​​enefits

  • Get a jump start on your post-secondary education while still in high school 
  • Build confidence through developing learning strategies and skills that support your learning transitions  
  • Learn about on-going opportunities and experience post-secondary learning  
  • Taught by experienced instructors who are connected to industry and support students in making meaningful connections to career pathways 
  • Earn high school credits and post-secondary credits ​
  • Cre​​dits- 5, 30 ​le​​​vel CTS
    3​ post-secondary credits

Student Eli​​​​gibility

Open to CBE high school students who: 

  • Are in grades 11 or 12 during the program 
  • Have a strong interest to explore a pathway in animal sciences 
  • Are excited about taking a post-secondary course  
  • Have completed or on track to complete the following courses: 
    • English 10-1 or 10-2 (minimum 60%)  
    • Science 10 (minimum 60%) 


  • This course is offered Virtually, so students will not necessarily need to adjust their timetable. However, this is a rigorous post-secondary course and is the equivalent of one, 5 credit semester course 
  • Students must submit a Personal Learning Schedule​ (see application checklist for details) to support the minimum of 5-8 hours of course work per week 
  • Students will be expected to communicate with both their CBE supervising teacher and Olds instructor on a regular basis 

Progra​​m​ Deliv​ery and Location

This course is delivered Virtually, fully online and the learning is asynchronous: 

  • Students learn on their own schedule, accessing the lectures and reading materials independently, however 
  • Students must meet all course assignment, quiz and test deadlines 

Progra​​m​​ D​ates

  • Semester 1 | September to December 2023​
  • How to Apply​​

    1. Read through the course(s) you are interested in applying for
    2. You are highly encouraged to attend the Information Sessions either before or after you apply for the program(s) to ensure the program is a good fit for you
    3. Download and fill in the Dual Credit and Exploratory Program Application Form.
    4. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete
    5. Book an appointment with your Off-campus coordinator and/or guidance counselor to complete your application with signatures from all parties
    6. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf

    All applications must be received on or before Friday, May 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM.  ​An application does not guarantee a seat in the program

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    Dual Credit and Exploratory Program Application Form​​

    Apply now

    Unique Pathways invites students and guardians to save the date for an Information Sessions​ regarding details of your program(s) of interest. Follow the link to find out meeting dates, times and a link to the online Information Session.

Career​ Map

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  • Program Partner​

    Olds College

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  • Application D​eadline:

    On or before Friday, May 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM

    Please talk to your home high school Off-campus ​Coordi​nator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!

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