Adult Dual Credit Program - Fanshawe College

The Adult Dual Credit (ADC) program offers non-graduate adult learners the opportunity to take college courses taught by college professors/instructors. The adult learner will not only achieve a first-year college credit if successful that can be applied towards a college diploma program, but also, a secondary school elective credit to help them towards their goal of achieving their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

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Information for Winter Term (January - April 2024)

Orientation Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Start Date: Thursday, January 4, 2024
End Date: Friday, April 12, 2024 (College course may go later based on college exam schedule.)
Location: Fanshawe College, Oxford Street Campus
Cost: Free


Each applicant must ensure they meet the following requirements to be accepted to the ADC program:
  • Must be 21 years of age or older,
  • Has demonstrated the ability or completed a senior level (Grade 11 or 12) OSSD course at the college level and
  • Available to attend in-person classes at the Fanshawe Oxford St and/or Downtown campus


Students in the Adult Dual Credit program will have the opportunity to achieve 2 OSSD elective credits by taking two college courses. Each student will select one first-year college course to take starting in January 2024. All these first-year courses are General Elective credits which can be applied to any diploma program.

Along with the first-year course, students will also be registered and taking BUSI-1082 – College Orientation & Success

 BUSI 1082 – College Orientation and Success (Wednesday 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Oxford St. Campus)
The intention of this course is to remove the fear and anxiety associated with continuing in the completion of a college program. By building on Student Success practices, as well as the use of community supports, students will be provided with the academic framework for success. Students will be introduced to the many academic and practical study programs at the College. Opportunities will be provided to connect with Recruitment, Career Services, Pathways and Advising, Accessibility and Counselling and other critical Student Services so that students can be informed and explore the many college and career options.

Adult Dual Credit First-Year Course Selections

ANTH-1010 – The Human Condition (Monday 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Oxford St. Campus)
People are fascinating! It is the goal of cultural anthropologists to increase our understanding of humanity, especially the diversity and complexity of human life and cultures. This course introduces students to the study and research methods of cultural anthropology. Students will study small- and large-scale societies including bands, tribes, chiefdoms, confederacies and states. Examining the consequences of globalization for the inhabitants of different communities will comprise a significant portion of this course. Students will also investigate how anthropological principles and knowledge can be applied towards the solution of global problems.
 FILM-1020 – Film Genres, Intro (Monday 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Downtown Campus)
This course is designed to develop a critical approach to the medium of film by looking specifically at the genres that have developed over the 20th Century; to examine individual creative expression in the films of important directors from Hollywood, with emphasis on cinematic history and theory; to develop the ability to identify technical aspects of film and to discern mediocre and excellent use of film making technique.
 HIST-1037 – A History of the World in 15 Machines (Monday 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Oxford St. Campus)
This course examines the history of technology by surveying some of the most significant inventions in human history. Students learn not only about the machines themselves, but also about the inventors responsible for their creation. Topics include the invention of the printing press, telescope, plow, cotton gin, automobile, and computer. By placing these inventions in their historical contexts, students gain an understanding of the social, economic, and political impact of each invention.
 INDS-1022 – Global Citizenship (Monday 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Downtown Campus)
This course will help students understand the interconnectivity of global and local issues. An interdisciplinary and thematic approach will introduce students to the roles, responsibilities, and impact that individuals can have within their local, national, and international communities. The course will define 'citizenship' and 'global citizenship', as well as use ethical reasoning as a mechanism for analyzing thematic topics. We will examine topics such as health, race/diversity, nationalism, wealth and poverty, technology, migration, global economics, conflict and the environment. Finally, the course will conclude with a discussion of areas of action for global citizens, including work, study and travel.
 INDS-1081 – Personal Wellness (Monday 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Downtown Campus)
This course introduces students to the concept of wellness. Students develop strategies for a healthy lifestyle in all aspect of their lives. Through traditional lectures and learning activities, they learn through both individual and group processes. They investigate wellness as it applies to mindfulness, self-responsibility, social/emotional development, stress management, physical activity, spirituality, substance abuse, nutrition, and complementary health. This course provides the opportunity for students to evaluate their present lifestyle, identify successes, and develop areas requiring personal growth.
PSYC-1106 – Community Psychology (Monday 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Oxford St. Campus)
What communities do you belong to? Belonging to a family, neighbourhood, religious organization, sports team, etc., provides us with valuable social relationships and human connection. Community psychology examines how various aspects of belonging to a community can impact our psychological, social, and physical well-being. In this course we will explore a number of fascinating topics, including the relationship between stress, social support, and sense of community; the impact of discrimination on individual and community well-being; the importance of diversity, empowerment, prevention, and health promotion; the history of self-help and community mental health; the role of community-based, qualitative research methods; as well as the significance of community development and organization with the goal of understanding how to create a more socially responsible and healthy society for all.


Students living within London requiring assistance with transportation will be provided with LTC bus tickets and for those students needing to drive, parking will be made available at no cost to the student.

College Advisor Meetings

In addition to the college environment and learning experience, each student will have access and meet with a college advisor. This connection will allow each student to:
  • Learn more about available college programs they can apply to,
  • Get assistance in applying to college and have their OCAS fee covered,
  • Learn more about the finances required for a post-secondary diploma and receive any guidance in applying for financial assistance (i.e. scholarships, bursaries, OSAP, etc.) and,
  • Make a connection to an advisor that will be available to them if/when they start post-secondary.

How to register

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