Students with a passion for geography would do well to consider Nova Scotia Community College’s geographic sciences program. It’s housed at the Centre of Geographical Sciences, the country’s largest research and training centre for geomatics. NSCC is also home to three more specialized institutes: the Nova Scotia Nautical Institute, the School of Fisheries, and the Aviation Institute. Each centre features cutting-edge research and training facilities, giving students ample opportunity to come out of college well equipped for a career in these fields.
NSCC has a diverse program roster of diploma and certificate programs, divided into five schools: access (academic upgrading), applied arts and new media, business, health and human services, and trades and technology. It has campuses in 13 locations throughout Nova Scotia, and offers suite-style student residence at the Truro campus.
Applied research at NSCC is wide-ranging, giving students many opportunities to apply their learning. Areas of focus include electrical and electronic technology, robotics, aerospace, and alternative energy. Geomatics research is a particular strong suit for NSCC, where researchers have had great success applying geographical engineering technology to areas like environmental sciences and natural resource management.
|Fall full-time enrolment||Tuition (f/t diploma)||Tuition (f/t certificate)||Students direct from high school||Residence spaces|
|10,545||$3,255 - $10,317||$1,415 - $10,532||24%||160|
100 words from the president
“We pride ourselves on our realness – real hands-on training, real work-term experience and real industry connections. With programs ranging from Energy Sustainability Engineering Technology and Marine Navigation Technology to Practical Nursing and Graphic Design (and so many more), it’s easy to believe that close to 90% of our NSCC grads find careers in their field of study. The best part? You know you’re getting your money’s worth. And, we offer loads of services to help make sure you succeed. With 13 campuses across Nova Scotia, you can’t miss us. What are you waiting for? Go ahead, be a part of #DoingSomethingGreat!”
-President Don Bureaux