NSCC

NSCC | Halifax, N.S. | Founded 1996

NSCC'S Nautical Institute students learn in specially designed marine facilities, including a wave tank, free-fall lifeboat and fire training centre, and with state-of-the-art simulation equipment for navigation and engine room training.

NSCC’s Nautical Institute is part of the Strait Area Campus and offers Transport Canada-approved marine training for students who want to start or advance their career at sea. Students learn in specially designed marine facilities, including a wave tank, free-fall lifeboat and fire training centre, and with state-of-the-art simulation equipment for navigation and engine room training. (NSCC)

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) is a leader in maritime programs. NSCC’s Sensing, Engineering and Analytics-Technology Access Centre (SEA-TAC), co-located at the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship and the college’s Ivany campus in Dartmouth, complements the college’s numerous ocean and marine-industry related programs, as well as the college’s applied research efforts. NSCC’s Nautical Institute in Port Hawkesbury offers marine training. Students have access to facilities such as a Transport Canada-approved 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, which are divided into five schools: Access (academic upgrading); Business; Health and Human Services; IT and Creative Industries; and Trades and Technology. NSCC has 13 campuses throughout Nova Scotia; another is being built on the Sydney waterfront. Suite-style student residences are available at the Truro campus. 

Applied research at NSCC is wide-ranging; areas of focus include energy, engineered technology, environmental and agricultural technology, and oceans. Geomatics is a strong area of research at NSCC; 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
Large $3,838-$4,293 $3,725-$4,135 $5,590-$6,000 Yes

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  • Energy Sustainability Engineering Technology (ESET) Diploma: Students learn energy management, sustainable design and alternative energy systems.

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