Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) is a leader in maritime programs. Its Sensing, Engineering and Analytics Technology Access Centre (SEATAC), located at the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship in Dartmouth, complements the college’s ocean and marine-industry-related programs, as well as its applied research efforts. NSCC’s Nautical Institute in Port Hawkesbury offers marine training and funding to support women and Indigenous learners considering a career at sea. NSCC’s Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) hosts students from around the world; a new 27,000-sq.-foot geospatial analytics innovation hub will open there in September 2021 to support research in agriculture, energy and aquaculture.
The college has a diverse roster of diploma and certificate programs, which are divided into five schools: Access, Education and Language; Business and Creative Industries; Health and Human Services; Technology and Environment; Trades and Transportation. NSCC promotes sustainability-focused learning outcomes in all of its 130-plus programs and has set a goal to become net zero by 2050. There are 13 campuses and three learning centres across Nova Scotia; a new campus on the Sydney waterfront is under construction. Suite-style residences are available at the Truro campus, and new residences will open at COGS and the Nautical Institute in September 2021.
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- Cool Climate Wine and Viticulture Certificate: Students gain the skills and knowledge to work in Atlantic Canada’s grape, wine and wine-tourism industries.
- Mi’kmaw Early Childhood Education (Poqji-kina’masulti’kw tel-kina’mujik mijua’ji’jk): The program focuses on Mi’kmaw culture and language, combining classroom and applied learning with infants, preschoolers and school-aged children.
- Screen Arts: Students learn to write a script, design and construct a set, shoot and edit a film and manage production.
- Business Administration
- Social Services
- Office Administration
- Practical Nursing
- Early Childhood Education