School of Trades & Technology

  • Welding
    Learn to repair metal parts and structures and fabricate components using various welding and cutting equipment and techniques.
  • Marine Training
    Marine Training
    Launch a career at sea by studying marine engineering or navigation at the Nautical Institute in Port Hawkesbury.
  • Civil Engineering Technology
    Civil Engineering Technology
    Gain the skills to keep our highways, buildings and other infrastructure up to code.
  • Geographic Sciences
    Geographic Sciences
    Work in the fields of surveying, mapping and geomatics with a diploma and advanced diploma programs at the Centre of Geographic Sciences.
  • Electronic Engineering Technician
    Electronic Engineering Technician
    Get prepared to work in the field of electronics.

School of Trades & Technology Programs

The School of Trades & Technology provides programs that prepare you for careers in the fields of building trades, technology, engineering, natural resources and environmental sciences. 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.

Many programs in this school are pre-apprentice. Graduating from them can jumpstart your journey to apprenticeship and becoming a journeyperson. Learn more about pre-apprenticeship programs from the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency.

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Trades & Technology Programs

Learn how to solve-problems, build things and contribute to a sustainable environment with programs like Carpentry, Welding, Electrical Engineering Technology and Marine Engineering.

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Journeyperson Diplomas

Get recognized for your experience working in a designated trade and receive the technical training you may be missing to earn a Journeyperson Diploma. Learn about Journeyperson Diplomas.

Online and Part-time Options

Many programs and courses are offered online and part-time.

Work Experience and Co-op

All programs combine classroom learning with learning on the job through projects and work terms. Some programs offer an optional paid, 12-week co-op placement. Learn about your options.

Combine College and University

Already have a diploma or degree? Specialize and add to your skills with NSCC.  We offer Advanced Diplomas and dozens of programs that give university graduates a competitive edge. View all NSCC programs.

Want a university degree? Many NSCC programs include courses that count toward a degree.  View programs with this option.

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