New Brunswick Community College

New Brunswick Community College | Fredericton, N.B. | Founded 1973

New Brunswick Community College student lounge

The student lounge at New Brunswick Community College, October 1, 2015. (Photograph by Kayla Chobotiuk)

New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) offers more than 90 diploma, certificate, trades and apprenticeship, university transfer and academic upgrading programs. Its diverse roster includes carpentry, industrial mechanics, aquaculture and respiratory therapy. The college has six campuses—in Fredericton, Miramichi, Moncton, Saint John, St. Andrews and Woodstock— and has Indigenous student gathering centres at four campuses. NBCC offers a variety of post-graduate programs to complement a university degree or college diploma. 

The school initiated its applied research program in 2015 and has engaged students in projects that focus on 3D printing and drone technology. Other projects have considered energy efficiency, advanced welding, teaching and social innovation.

NBCC operates the Robertson Institute for Community Leadership, which encourages students to develop interpersonal and problem-solving skills through volunteer opportunities. Participants can earn a community leadership certification by taking an online course and participating in college-wide service days.

The school also works with community and government partners. Recently, NBCC launched a module to help train unemployed New Brunswickers for farm work because many farms were left without a much-needed labour force in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Size of school Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Mid-sized (2,000 full-time students to fewer than 10,000 full-time students) $3,380 $3,380 $3,380 No

Cool Options

  • Truck and Trailer Service Technician: Students in this program learn to identify malfunctions, overhaul mechanical components, repair systems, and fit and reassemble new parts.
  • Marine Diesel Mechanic: Located in St. Andrews, where water transportation is vital, students learn how to install, repair and maintain diesel-powered marine vessels.
  • Aquaculture Operations: This program provides learners with technical knowledge and skills in areas such as salmonid biology and husbandry, and the aquaculture production cycle.

Popular Programs

  • Business Administration
  • Information Technology
  • Practical Nurse
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Office Administration

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