NSCC | Halifax, N.S. | Founded 1996

NSCC baking arts student

A Boulanger & Baking Arts student works at Fresh Cafe at NSCC’s Akerley campus, September 30, 2015. (Photograph by Kayla Chobotiuk)

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) is a leader in maritime programs. NSCC’s Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship, on Halifax’s harbourfront, complements the college’s numerous oceans and marine-industry related programs, as well as its applied research efforts. NSCC’s Nautical Institute in Port Hawkesbury offers marine training. Students have access to facilities such as a fire-training centre and a wave tank, as well as simulation equipment for navigation and engine-room training.

The college has a diverse roster of diploma and certificate programs, divided into five schools: Access (academic upgrading), Business, Health and Human Services, IT and Creative Industries, and Trades and Technology. NSCC has 14 campuses throughout Nova Scotia, with suite-style student residences available at the Truro campus.

Applied research at NSCC is wide-ranging, giving students many opportunities to apply their learning. Areas of focus include energy, engineered technology, environmental and agriculture technology, geomatics and oceans. Geomatics is a particularly strong area of research for NSCC; researchers have had great success applying geographical engineering technology to areas like environmental sciences and natural resource management, and students from all around the world travel to Lawrencetown to hone their skills at NSCC’s Centre of Geographic Sciences.

Size of school Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Mid-Sized $4,040 $4,040 $5,850 Yes

Cool Options

  • Electro-Technical Officer: This program prepares you to work on board commercial ships, overseeing their electrical systems.
  • Mi’kmaw Early Childhood Education (Poqji-kina’masulti’kw tel-kina’mujik mijua’ji’jk): Combining classroom study and applied learning with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children, this program focuses on Mi’kmaw culture and language.
  • Cyber Security: This program will prepare you for a career in this growing field, teaching you how to help organizations keep their data and systems secure.

Popular Programs

  • Business Administration
  • Practical Nursing
  • Academic and Career Connections
  • Social Services
  • Continuing Care

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