Students must obtain a minimum of 24 credits in certain areas in order to acquire a regular graduation certificate. Students may need additional credits in order to meet the entrance requirements for post-secondary education. Conversations with a guidance counsellor will assist you in making the appropriate choices.


Modified or Alternative Education Credits

For students who have had previous modified or alternative education credits, please contact our career counsellor for further assince.


Some classes are mandatory. There are no other options provided by the DLC. Some classes have options. This has been noted by the ‘(options below)’ indicated after the course name. Each course is usually worth one credit.


DLC Graduation Requirement Planner

Download the DLC Graduation Requirement Planner to help with your planning. This document provides a checklist of courses currently available at the DLC. Students may have earned credits at other schools in courses not available at the DLC (e.g. Social Studies 10) and may want to contact our career counsellor for assistance. A video explaining transcripts and explaining how to use the Graduation Planner is available online at: add video link here.




Provincial Credit Requirements

Credit Requirements for grades 10, 11, and 12

Regular Program – 24 Credit Policy


Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Minimum 8 credits
Compulsory Courses:
English Language Arts A 10 and English Language Arts B 10;
Social Studies 10, History to or Native Studies 10;
Science 10;
A mathematics at the 10 level;
3 electives at the 10 level or higher
Minimum 16 credits
Compulsory Courses:
English Language Arts 20;
A mathematics at the 20 level;
Minimum 24 credits (5 of which must be at the 30 level)
Compulsory Courses:
English Language Arts A 30 and English Language Arts B 30;
Social Studies 30: Canadian Studies, History 30: Canadian Studies, or Native Studies 30: Canadian Studies;

A science 20 or 30

6 additional elective credits at level 20 or 30
A social science 20 or 30;
2 credits in arts education or practical and applied arts at level 10, 20, or 30;
Wellness 10, Physical Education 20 or Physical Education 30




For more information, refer to the Registrar’s Handbook for School Administrators.



DLC 10, 20, 30 Course Options Available

The following information outlines the DLC courses available to obtain the 24 credits required for a graduation certificate. Please note the following:

P Prerequisite neededR Recommended course




To easily jump to the courses that you are looking for, click one of the following.

MathematicsScienceSocial SciencePAA/Arts Option
Advanced PlacementElectivesDual CreditSpecial Project/Other



Mathematics 10, 20

The following courses may be taken to meet a requirement but also may be used as an elective.

10 Level Courses Offered

  • Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10
  • Workplace and Apprenticeship 10



20 Level Course Offered

  • Foundations 20 P
  • Pre-calculus 20 P
  • Workplace & Apprenticeship 20 P





Science 20, 30

The following courses may be taken to meet a requirement but also may be used as an elective.

  • Computer Science 20 P
  • Environmental Science 20 P
  • Health Science 20 P
  • Physical Science 20 P





Social Sciences 20, 30

The following courses may be taken to meet a requirement but also may be used as an elective.

  • History 20
  • History 30 (if not already used to meet the Grade 12 requirement)
  • Law 30
  • Native Studies 30 (if not already used to meet the Grade 12 requirement)
  • Psychology 20, 30





PAA/Art Options 10, 20, 30

The following courses may be taken to meet a requirement but also may be used as an elective.

  • Accounting 10, 20 R 
  • Ag Tech – Cow/Calf 10, 20, 30
  • Ag Tech – Field Crop Production 10, 20, 30
  • Autobody 10, A20 R, B20 R
  • Christian Ethics 10
  • Construction 10, 20 R
  • Drafting & CAD 10, 20 R, 30 R
  • Electrical and Electronics 10
  • Energy and Mines 10
  • Entrepreneurship 30
  • Food Studies 30
  • Graphic Arts 20
  • Information Processing 10
  • Interior Design 30
  • Life Transitions 30
  • Mechanics 10, A20 R, B20 R, A30 R, B30 R
  • Photography 10
  • Visual Arts 20, 30
  • Welding 10, 20 R





Advanced Placement

The following courses may be taken to meet requirements or electives. Students should keep in mind that these courses have a greater breadth and depth than the similarly named regular courses. AP courses help to prepare you for College Boards and similar exams.

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus – preparing for AP Calculus AB exam in May
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Literature and Composition P – equivalent of both ELA A30 and B30
  • AP Physics 1 P – equivalent of both Physical Science 20 and Physics 30
  • AP Psychology – equivalent of both Psychology 20 and 30





Electives

The “L” indicates this course is locally developed. Each of these courses will meet the elective requirements only.

  • Animation 20L
  • Astronomy 20L
  • Biology 30 P
  • Calculus 30 P
  • Chemistry 30 P
  • Communication Media 20
  • Creative Writing 20 P
  • Earth Science 30 P
  • Equine 10L, 20L, 30L
  • Exercise Science 30L
  • Forensic Science 20L
  • (Core) French 10
  • Introduction to Business 30L
  • Leadership 20L, 30L
  • Mathematics
    • Foundations 30 P
    • Pre-Calculus 30 P
    • Workplace & Apprenticeship 30 P
  • Paleontology 20L
  • Personal Finance 30L
  • Physics 30 P
  • Power Engineering Class 4 A1 30L
  • Power Engineering Class 4 A2 30L
  • Power Engineering Class 4 B1 30L
  • Power Engineering Class 4 B2 30L
  • Small Engine Mechanics 10L





Locally Developed Dual Credit Electives

One high school and one post-secondary credit will be earned. Post-secondary tuition is applicable.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

  • Anatomy 30L/ANAT100: Body Systems
  • Child Guidance I 30L/HUMD 183: Child Guidance
  • Drafting & CAD 20 20/DRFT 390: CAD Drafting Level 1
  • Drafting & CAD 30/DRFT 391: CAD Drafting Level 2
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition 30L/ECE 142: Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • Health Science 20 Project/MTER 180: Medical Terminology
  • Human Growth and Development 30L/ HUMD 187: Human Growth and Development
  • Industry Communications 30L/ COMM 127: Industry Communications
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills 30L/COMM 291: Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Medical Terminology 30L/MED 161: Medical Terminology
  • Personal Competence 30L/SPCR 192: Personal Competence
  • Psychology 30/ECE 106: Role of Play in Childhood Education

University of Saskatchewan

  • Astronomy 30L/ASTR 104.3: Astronomy of Planets
  • Life Transitions 30/INTS 100.3: Strategies for Academic Success

Vancouver Animation School

  • Animation 20L/Introduction to 3D Character Animation





Special Project Credit/Other Credits

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award (See “Special Project Credit”)
  • Royal Conservatory (Music) Credit 10, 20, 30
  • Special Project Credit 10, 20, 30 – each student has an opportunity to create their own course work based on learning opportunities experienced in their lives (i.e. 4-H, sports, and leadership). These plans must be developed by the students under the guidance of a school contact, and must have someone who is willing to be responsible on-site for the learning (i.e. coach, advisor). Contact the school guidance counsellor for more details.