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Here is an opportunity to get started on your post-secondary future  You may start exploring your interests by enrolling in a dual credit opportunity.  Edmonton Catholic Schools is offering 3 (3 credit) courses – Introd uction to the Study of Society, Introduction to Composition, Introduction to Government and Politics.  Each of these courses can be applied towards a variety of careers.

Future Post-Secondary Opportunities

Each of these courses can be transferred towards a variety of post-secondary institutions, which may lead to a wide variety of potential careers.​

Transfer Information

You may also, take these courses and apply to transfer them over to other post-secondary institutions in Alberta and Canada.

  • Prior to entering any program at a post-secondary institution, the student must have the necessary pre-requisites required by the institution prior to be accepted into their program
  • Students must receive a minimum grade of C- for a course for transfer to occur from NorQuest to another post-secondary institution.



  • Social Worker
  • Lawyer
  • Government
  • Politics

Description of Courses / Pre-Requisites


Post-Secondary Course from NorQuest Description Pre-requisites Direct Transfer through Transfer Agreement -
Socio 1000: Introduction to the Study of Society Explore introductory sociology through the study of social relations, community, and society. Learn about the institutions of Canadian society, such as family, politics, ethnicity, education, and religion.

English 20-1 with 60% 

or English 20-2 with 70%

plus recommended 

co-requisite of English 30-1 or 30-2

 Athabasca University – SOCI 287 

Bow Valley College – SOCI 150

University of Lethbridge – SOC 1160 

MacEwan University – SOCI 100

University of Alberta – SOC 100

University of Calgary – SOCI 201 

Thompson Rivers Univ. – SOCI 1111


ENGL 2550: Introduction to Composition The course has a strong focus on essay composition and analysis. The assignments are designed to encourage critical and analytical reading, thinking, and writing. This course also introduces and demonstrates the APA method of citation.

English 20-1 with 60% or English 20-2 with 70%

and co-requisite of English 30-1 or 30-2

University of Alberta – ENGL 1xx 

University of Calgary – Jr. ENCO

Bow Valley College – ENGL 1201

MacEwan University – ENGL 1xx 

Portage College – ENGL 102  

Athabasca University – ENGL 255

Thompson Rivers Univ. – ENGL 1101

POLS 1000:  Introduction to Government and PoliticsThis course introduces students to the central concepts political scientists use in attempting to explain government and politics. These include the (debated) ideas of "politics," "power," "state," "nation," "community," "regime," and "ideology." In addition, the course will introduce the basic sub-fields of political science, which are political theory, international relations, Canadian politics, and comparative politics. Finally, workings of modern western democracies will be considered.

English 20-1 with 60% 

or English 20-2 with 70%

plus recommended 

co-requisite of English 30-1 or 30-2

Athabasca University – POLS 2xx

MacEwan University – POLS 101

University of Alberta – POLS 101

University of Calgary – POLS 201

University of Lethbridge – POLS 1000


Course Alignment

Students will be taking the post-secondary course that is aligned to the appropriate high school courses.

Post-Seco ndary Course from NorQuest Edmonton Catholic Schools Teacher Qualifications Alberta Education High School Course
Socio 1000: Introduction to the Study of SocietyMasters in SociologyApplied Sociology 30
ENGL 2550: Introduction to CompositionMasters in EnglishLocally Developed Course  - ECSD
POLS 1000:  Introduction to Government and PoliticsMasters in Political ScienceInternational Politics 30


Course Evaluation

Students will have both the Alberta Education courses and the NorQuest courses on their high school transcript.