A black female student looks out a window at the Nova Scotia Community College

About NSCC

With 14 campuses in 17 communities across the province offering 140+ career-oriented, in person and online programs, NSCC provides you with the skills you need for a rewarding career. Most programs are one-to-two years long and blend theory with real workplace experience, preparing you for the jobs of today and tomorrow. 

Depending on the program you’re interested in, you can learn full-time or part-time. Classes may be delivered in person, online or a blend of both. Depending on your program, you may have synchronous or asynchronous classes. 

In most programs, you learn alongside the same group of peers and develop relationships that continue after you graduate. Class sizes are small – you get to know your faculty and they get to know you. You also have access to a wide range of supports, including dedicated advisors who are with you throughout your entire time at NSCC.

Putting theory into practice is part of the unique NSCC learning experience. You can do this within the classroom, in the community, with employers, with industry and internationally. 

Following graduation, depending on your program, you can choose to deepen your skills and knowledge with another NSCC program or continue your studies at university. More than 70 NSCC programs include courses that count towards a university degree. See Block Transfer/2+2.

Campus tours and program test drives can be arranged at all NSCC campuses so that you can experience what studying at NSCC is really like. You can also attend NSCC Open House, which usually takes place each fall.

Quick facts

  • 20,000 students are welcomed each year
  • The average age of NSCC students is 26
  • NSCC offers $2M in scholarships, bursaries and awards
  • 94% of employed NSCC grads live and work in Nova Scotia
  • 55% of incoming students have previous post-secondary experience
  • 93% of NSCC grads are satisfied with their experience at the College

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