Articulation Agreements

Articulation, Credit & Transfer Agreements

Investing in post-secondary education is a big commitment of time and money, so it makes sense to learn how you can maximize your education by applying your NSCC diploma towards a university degree or how you can transfer credits to a new institution.

Choose College. Choose University. Choose Both.

Some NSCC programs provide a '2+2' option, which means a two-year NSCC Diploma can be recognized for up to two years of a four-year university degree, providing students with an excellent pathway from college to university.

Preparing for Post-Secondary Studies

Our Academic & Career Connections and English for Academic Purposes programs can help you meet the admission requirements of a post-secondary institution, whether it's at NSCC or with a partner university:

Academic & Career Connections
Credits for Admissions to Degree Programs – Cape Breton University (CBU)
Credits for Admissions to Degree Programs – Saint Mary's University (SMU)

English for Academic Purposes
University Bridging Program – Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU)

College to University Transfer Agreements

Our partner universities recognize your coursework completed at NSCC for advanced standing / transfer credits towards their degrees. By studying two years at NSCC and two years at university, you may be able to complete both a diploma and a degree in four years.

Graduates of the following programs from NSCC can apply for admission with advanced standing to the following university degree programs:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • American Sign Language/English Interpretation
    • Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication – Royal Roads University
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Architectural Engineering Technician
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Building Systems Technician (HVAC&R)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Business Administration
    • Bachelor of Business Administration – Cape Breton University (CBU)
    • Bachelor of Commerce – Saint Mary’s University (SMU)
    • Bachelor of Business Administration – University of Fredericton
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – University of Fredericton
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business – Royal Roads University
    • Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management – Royal Roads University
    • Bachelor of Business Administration – Acadia University
    • Bachelor of Business Administration – Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU)
  • Business Administration - Marketing Concentration
    • Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication – Royal Roads University
  • CAD Technician - Mechanical
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Carpentry (Diploma)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Child & Youth Care
    • Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies – Cape Breton University (CBU)
    • Bachelor of Arts (Child & Youth Study) – Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Civil Engineering Technology
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology – Cape Breton University (CBU)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Computer Electronics Technician
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Construction Management Technology
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Cosmetology
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Criminal Justice
    • Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies – Cape Breton University (CBU)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Culinary Arts
    • Bachelor of Tourism & Hospitality Management – Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Digital Animation
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Digital Animation - 2D Animation Concentration
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Digital Animation - 3D Animation Concentration
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Drafting - Architectural
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Electrical Construction & Industrial – Diploma
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology – Cape Breton University (CBU)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Electrical Technician
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Electro Mechanical Technician
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology – Cape Breton University (CBU)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Electronic Engineering Technician
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology – Cape Breton University (CBU)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Electronic Engineering Technology
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology – Cape Breton University (CBU)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Energy Sustainability Engineering Technology
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Environmental Engineering Technology
    • Bachelor of Arts, Environmental & Sustainability Studies – Acadia University
    • Bachelor of Community Development with Environmental & Sustainability Studies – Acadia University
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology – Cape Breton University (CBU)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Esthetics and Spa Therapies
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Funeral & Allied Health Services
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Game Development
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Game Development - 3D Modeling & Motion Capture Concentration
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Game Development - Generalist Concentration
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Game Development - Visual Effects Concentration
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Geographic Sciences
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Geographic Sciences - Cartography Concentration
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Geographic Sciences - Community & Environmental Planning Concentration
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Geographic Sciences - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Concentration
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Geographic Sciences - Remote Sensing Technology Concentration
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Geographic Sciences - Advanced Diploma
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Geographic Sciences - Advanced Diploma - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Concentration
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Geographic Sciences - Advanced Diploma - GIS for Business Concentration
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Geographic Sciences - Advanced Diploma - Remote Sensing Concentration
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Graphic Design
    • Bachelor of Design, Major in Interdisciplinary Design – Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Graphic & Print Production
    • Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication – Royal Roads University
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Health Information Management
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Heavy Duty Equipment/Truck & Transport Repair (Diploma)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Heritage Carpentry
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Horticulture & Landscape Technology
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Horticulture & Landscape Technology - Landscape Concentration
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Horticulture & Landscape Technology - Operations Concentration
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Human Resource Management
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business – Royal Roads University
    • Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management – Royal Roads University
  • Industrial Engineering Technology
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology – Cape Breton University (CBU)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Industrial Instrumentation
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology – Cape Breton University (CBU)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Information Technology
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Information Technology - Database Administration Concentration
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Information Technology - Database Application Programming Concentration
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Information Technology - Programming Concentration
    • Bachelor of Informatics (Software Systems Major) – Dalhousie (DAL)
    • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Computer Science – Saint Francis Xavier University (StFX)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Information Technology - Systems Management/Networking Concentration
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Information Technology - Web Programming Concentration
    • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Computer Science – Saint Francis Xavier University (StFX)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • International Business
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business – Royal Roads University
    • Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management – Royal Roads University
  • Library & Information Technology
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Machining
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Marine Engineering Technology – Diploma
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology – Cape Breton University (CBU)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
    • Bachelor of Health Science – Thompson Rivers University
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Mental Health Recovery & Promotion
    • Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies – Cape Breton University (CBU)
    • Bachelor of Health Science – Thompson Rivers University
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Metal Fabrication
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Music Arts
    • Bachelor of Arts, Honours, Music – Saint Francis Xavier University (STFX)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Natural Resources Environmental Technology
    • Bachelor of Arts, Environmental & Sustainability Studies – Acadia University
    • Bachelor of Community Development with Environmental & Sustainability Studies – Acadia University
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology – Cape Breton University (CBU)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy Assistant
    • Bachelor of Health Science – Thompson Rivers University
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Oceans Resources – Fisheries & Aquaculture
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Paralegal Services
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Pharmacy Technician
    • Bachelor of Health Science – Thompson Rivers University
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Photography
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Photography – Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Pipe Trades
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Plumbing
    • Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) – Dalhousie University (DAL)
  • Power Engineering Technology
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Practical Nursing
    • Bachelor of Health Science – Thompson Rivers University
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Public Relations
    • Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication – Royal Roads University
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business – Royal Roads University
    • Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management – Royal Roads University
  • Radio & Television Arts
    • Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication – Royal Roads University
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Radio & Television Arts - Broadcast Journalism Concentration
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Radio & Television Arts - Radio Performance & Studio Production Concentration
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Radio & Television Arts - Television Production Concentration
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Recreation for Healthy Communities
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Screen Arts
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Film – Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Social Services
    • Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies – Cape Breton University (CBU)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Therapeutic Recreation
    • Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation – University of Lethbridge
    • Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies – Cape Breton University (CBU)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Tourism Management
    • Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management – Cape Breton University (CBU)
    • Bachelor of Arts in Global Tourism Management – Royal Roads University
    • Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel Management – Royal Roads University
  • Welding (Diploma)
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)
  • Welding Inspection & Quality Control
    • Bachelor of Applied Management – University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)

Transferring to another Community College in Atlantic Canada

The Atlantic Provinces Community College Consortium (APCCC) compiles lists of programs available at Atlantic Community Colleges that provide opportunities for graduates to transfer credits for further education credentials at other post-secondary institutions. If you are planning to transfer to another institution after you begin studies at NSCC, here is a guide that can help you:

Apprenticeship Transfer Credits

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 apprenticeship training program. A number of Trades & Technology programs are also eligible for transfer credit toward apprenticeship training.

NSCC also offers the NSCC Journeyperson diploma. This 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.

Find out more

For more details on any of these articulation, credit and transfer agreements, contact:

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