NSCC: Tuition and Profile


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 recently led an effort to transfom a former coast guard site on the Halifax harbour into the new Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship. COVE will complement NSCC’s numerous oceans and marine-industry related programs as well as its applied research efforts.

NSCC also has a Nautical Institute in Port Hawkesbury, complete with a fire-training centre, wave tank, and simulation equipment for navigation and engine-room training.

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 17 locations throughout Nova Scotia, and offers suite-style student residences 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. Students from all around the world travel to Lawrencetown to hone their skills in becoming geomatics experts at NSCC’s Centre of Geographic Sciences.

Size of school Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Large (10,000 full-time students or more) $3,936 $3,936 $3,936 Yes

Cool Options
• Behavioural Interventions: In this advanced diploma course, students gain the specialized skills needed to support individuals with emotional and behavioural disorders, including autism spectrum disorder.
• Cool Climate Wine and Viticulture: This certificate program is aimed at training students to participate in Atlantic Canada’s grape, wine and wine tourism industries.
• Heritage Carpentry: Students refine carpentry skills in the areas of renovation, restoration and preservation of historic buildings.

Popular Programs
• Adult Learning Program
• Business Administration
• Academic and Career Connections
• Practical Nursing
• Social Services

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