Today's reality is that university students go to college, and college students go to university.
NSCC has agreements in place with excellent schools across Canada and in the U.S. (they're called Articulation Agreements), that allow our students to gain advanced standing in a wide variety of university programs using NSCC credits. Where "Two + Two Agreements" exist, a two-year NSCC Diploma can be recognized for up to two years of a four-year university degree.
Guide to Articulation, Credit & Transfer Agreements (1.7 MB) | last updated: August 2009
High School Articulations
NSCC has negotiated a high school course articulation agreement for students in high school who have completed ANT 11 and ANT 12 - using the Cisco Systems Semester 1 and Semester 2 curriculum. The School of Applied Arts and New Media recognizes these credits as Cisco I and Cisco II in all curricula employing these credentials and outcomes. Cisco I and II are currently core courses in the IT - Systems Management and Networking Programs, and are also required for entry into the Advanced Diploma, Computer Network Technician.
In addition, the NSCC School of Business has an articulation agreement that offers high school students who complete the Public School Program Tourism 11 course with a mark of at least 75%, a credit for the School's "Introduction to Tourism (TOUR 1000)" course.
Trades Training and Apprenticeship
Graduates of trades training programs at NSCC receive transfer credit for both technical training and time completed toward the appropriate trade upon registration in the Provincial Apprenticeship Training Program. A number of Technology programs are also eligible for transfer credit toward Apprenticeship Training.
The NSCC Journeyperson diploma recognizes the accomplishments of graduates who have successfully completed an extensive portfolio of technical training, essential skills education, and practical experience in a designated trade.
The Journeyperson diploma is awarded at NSCC for the following Trades:
- Automotive Service Technician
- Construction Electrician
- Industrial Electrician
- Gas Fitter II
- Oil Burner Mechanic
- Powerline Technician
- Sheet Metal Worker
- Refrigeration and A/C Mechanic
In order to be awarded the Journeyperson diploma students must successfully complete course-based apprenticeship training at NSCC, the Interprovincial Certificate of Qualification Examination and NSCC's employability skills and portfolio requirements.
- Course requirements are listed in the training standards documents specific to each individual trade (16-32 courses depending on the program)
- Participants must pass the Department of Education, Certificate of Qualification examination, often referred to as Interprovincial certification.
- Complete or have credit for the following employability skills courses: Communications I (COMM 1227), Communication II (COMM 1228), Computer Applications I (COMP 1217), Computer Applications II (1218), and Portfolio.
Communication, computer, and portfolio courses will be available through NSCC's Online Learning. Graduates of pre-employment programs may transfer credits towards the Journeyperson diploma. Residency requirement for credential: one-third of the courses must be completed through NSCC.
Candidates for the Journeyperson diploma can contact Admissions at 1-866-679-6722 (toll-free) or email