New Brunswick Community College

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

(Courtesy of NBCC)

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 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. In 2021, NBCC was selected as one of Microsoft’s Canada Skills service providers, offering virtual Microsoft credentials in areas like data analytics and artificial intelligence. As New Brunswick farms struggled with a labour shortage during the pandemic, NBCC quickly created a time-limited course to train people who were unemployed in farm work. 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.


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) $4,361 $4,361 $5,511-$5,901 No

Cool Options

  • Skilled Trades Techniques: A new offering for fall 2021, this program will allow students to try out different trades in their first year, including carpentry, plumbing and welding. Then students can decide on a focus for their second year.
  • 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: Learners acquire 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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