School of Trades & Technology
For problem-solvers who like to build things, work with technology and contribute to a sustainable environment.
In the School of Trades & Technology, you will find a range of academic programs that prepare you for careers in the fields of building trades, technology, engineering, natural resources and environmental sciences. All programs offer experiences in the form of industry practicums, along with technical projects that build strong connections with industry employers.
Trades & Technology Programs
NSCC is actively engaged with professionals to stay current with industry trends and technology. All programs are designed to meet and exceed national occupational standards and may be accredited by national accrediting agencies, such as Transport Canada or the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board. View programs.
Enrollment in an NSCC pre-apprentice trade program dramatically increases the success rate in Apprenticeship programming. Statistics demonstrate that graduates have greater employment opportunities, as well as high achievement rates in Apprenticeship training through to Journeyperson status. Graduates of NSCC pre-apprentice programs attain advanced standing for both theoretical and practical training once they gain employment and register with the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency.
The NSCC Journeyperson Diploma recognizes the accomplishments of graduates who have successfully completed an extensive combination of technical training, essential skills education, and practical experiences in a designated trade and are recipients of their Certificate of Qualifications in their respective trade. Learn more.
Flexible Learning Options
- Full-time certificate, diploma and advanced diploma programs
- Online learning
- Part-time learning
- Work experience & Co-Op program
College & University Pathways
NSCC has transfer agreements with universities and colleges across Canada. Where agreements exist, NSCC grads may qualify for advanced standing in dozens of degree programs. Explore your options.