HCDSB Additional Qualification Courses
The Halton Catholic District School Board is committed to the professional development of its staff. In fulfilling its Catholic mission and mandate, it actively supports the spiritual and intellectual growth of its members.
I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.Psalm 32.8
The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) has been accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) as a provider for the following Additional Qualification (AQ) Courses:
Religious Education in Catholic Schools
- Religious Education in Catholic Schools: Part I
- Religious Education in Catholic Schools: Part II
- Religious Education in Catholic Schools: Specialist
- Mathematics Primary & Junior: Part I
French as a Second Language (FSL)
- French as a Second Language (FSL): Part I
These courses meet the OCT AQ course requirement of 125 hours. Three (3) sessions are offered throughout the year in the fall, winter and summer.
All AQ courses will be offered online using Brightspace/D2L. The majority of the learning is asynchronous and may include up to 90 minutes per week of synchronous learning in the fall and winter sessions and up to 120 minutes per week in the summer session.
2021-2022 AQ Course Session Dates
|Registration Opens||Wednesday, August 18, 2021|
|Registration Deadline||Friday, September 10, 2021|
|Course Begins||Wednesday, September 15, 2021|
|Course Drop Date*||Friday, September 17, 2021|
|Course End||Wednesday, December 8, 2021|
|Registration Opens||Tuesday, December 14, 2021|
|Registration Deadline||Wednesday, January 12, 2022|
|Course Begins||Wednesday, January 19, 2022|
|Course Drop Date*||Friday, January 21, 2022|
|Course End||Wednesday, April 27, 2022|
|Registration Opens||Tuesday, June 7, 2022|
|Registration Deadline||Monday, June 27, 2022|
|Course Begins||Monday, July 4, 2022|
|Course Drop Date*||Wednesday, July 6, 2022|
|Course End||Friday, July 29, 2022|
*A fee of $50.00 applies for course withdrawals on or before the course drop date. Course withdrawals after the drop date will not receive a refund and candidates will be charged the full course payment.
The following courses are being offered in the Fall 2021 Session: