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Nova Scotia Community College

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Nova Scotia Community College is a province-wide system of training and education established in 1988. The College operates on a philosophy of open access to Nova Scotians needing occupational training. While the level of programming is post-secondary, upgrading programs are available to those who have not completed their high school education, enabling them to enter the post-secondary programs. Customized training programs for business, industry and government agencies form a major component of the activity on every campus. The 13 campuses making up this system were brought together as a result of the merger of existing vocational and technical institutions in the province.


  • Akerley Campus - Dartmouth, NS
  • Annapolis Valley Campus - Lawrencetown, NS
  • Burridge Campus - Yarmouth, NS
  • Cumberland Campus - Springhill, NS
  • Institute of Technology Campus - Halifax, NS
  • Kingstec Campus - Kentville, NS
  • Lunenburg Campus - Bridgewater, NS
  • Marconi Campus - Sydney, NS
  • Pictou Campus - Stellarton, NS
  • Shelburne Campus - Shelburne, NS
  • Strait Area Campus - Port Hawkesbury, NS
  • Truro Campus - Truro, NS
  • Waterfront Campus - Dartmouth, NS

Areas of Expertise

It is a great time to be at the College. The NSCC is now the largest post-secondary applied education institution in Nova Scotia. We are working to ensure that the College provides relevant, accessible and affordable programs to meet the training needs of students and employers in the knowledge economy in communities throughout the province. Evidence of our commitment is in the dramatic shift in programming. In fact, more than 40% of the College’s programming is new in business, technology and trades, health and human services, and applied arts and new media.

On Campus Housing

Only a few of our campuses provide residence. The cost per student will vary at each of these sites. Please contact the local campus for detailed information or see NSCC's Web site for complete program details at

Off Campus Housing

Off-campus housing cost will vary by community. Please contact the local campus for detailed information or see NSCC's Web site for complete program details at

Incoming Students

Counselling services are available to assist students with the resolution of educational, occupational and personal problems, and to help them with the development of the competencies they might need in order to meet their educational and personal goals. Students can access these services at a Centre for Student Success or Student Services.

Career Planning

The Graduate Employment Services Team is committed to ensuring that students have access to employability skills training and a variety of career resources. Services such as posting job opportunities, collecting and shipping resumes, providing information sessions, scheduling interviews, and providing on-campus interviewing facilities are also organized through the NSCC Graduate Employment Services. The Nova Scotia Community College assists our students in making employment connections by promoting our students to potential employers through a variety of networks, venues, and publications. If you have any questions, please contact us. Nova Scotia Community College Graduate Employment Services Tel: (902) 491-6796 Fax: (902) 491-4837 E-mail:


Due to the number of campuses (13), the sports vary on each and are organized through the Student Association.


Due to the number of campuses (13), the activities vary on each and are organized through the Student Association.


Due to the number of campuses (13), the clubs vary on each and are organized through the Student Association.

Information Technology

Each campus is fully equipped with student computer labs. All students are assigned a free e-mail account and have access to the Internet.


African Canadian Student Services The coordinator promotes the awareness of the programs and services of the College to the African Nova Scotian community and to ascertain their training needs and relate them to the College, to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for African Canadian students, and to raise the awareness of the African Canadian experience and presence in Nova Scotia within the College. First Nations Student Services The co-coordinator assists Mikmaw communities with recruitment, admission requirements, academic regulations, and continuing and customized education. In all, the co-ordinator serves as a conduit or portal for the on-going conversation between the Mikmaw community and the College.

Special Services

At the Nova Scotia Community College, we are committed to student success. Each campus can provide a student with the following services: Portfolio Development, Student Association, Counselling and Orientation, Career and Transition Services, Prior Learning Assessment Recognition, Learning Resource Centre/Library, Graduate Employment Services, and Services to Students with Special Needs. Some campuses have the following services for students: Day Care and Accommodation. Please see NSCC's Web site for complete program details at

Affiliated Institutions

The Nova Scotia Community College has various articulation agreements with many post-secondary intuitions around our region. Please see NSCC's Web site for complete program details at

International Involvement

The mandate of the NSCC Centre for International Activities is to internationalize NSCC by providing direction and support to NSCC faculty, staff, and students. Internationalization at the Nova Scotia Community College is the process that will allow the College to develop the capacity to respond to its mandate to provide programming that imbues students with global competencies and skills that meet and exceed international standards. It is the internationalization of Nova Scotia's human capital that will enable the province to participate effectively in the global economy. The NSCC Centre for International Activities, located at the NSCC Truro Campus, provides leadership and management for international activities for all campuses of the Nova Scotia Community College. Bill Radford, Director Centre for International Activities Tel: (902) 895-5545 Fax: (902) 895-5320 E-mail: Cynthia Murphy, Coordinator Centre for International Activities Tel: (902) 895-5546 Fax: (902) 895-5320 E-mail: Cindi Mattinson, Admin Assistant Centre for International Activities Tel: (902) 893-5705 Fax: (902) 895-5320 E-mail:

Campus Tour

We encourage students to “test” our programs before they decide to apply. This will give them hands-on classroom experience with current students and faculty. A student may come for half a day, a full day or multiple days (depending on campus and program). NSCC also offers “traditional” campus tours for individual students and groups. Please contact the local campus for more information and to set up a tour.

Modified on June 15, 2016