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:

  • American Sign Language/English Interpretation
    • Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication – Royal Roads University
  • 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
  • Child & Youth Care
    • Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies – Cape Breton University (CBU)
    • Bachelor of Arts (Child & Youth Study) – Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU)
  • Civil Engineering Technology
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology – Cape Breton University (CBU)
  • Criminal Justice
    • Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies – Cape Breton University (CBU)
  • Culinary Arts
    • Bachelor of Tourism & Hospitality Management – Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU)
  • Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts (Child & Youth Study) – Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU)
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology – Cape Breton University (CBU)
  • Electro Mechanical Technician
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology – Cape Breton University (CBU)
  • Electronic Engineering Technician
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology – Cape Breton University (CBU)
  • Electronic Engineering Technology
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology – Cape Breton University (CBU)
  • 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)
  • Graphic Design
    • Bachelor of Design, Major in Interdisciplinary Design – Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD)
  • Graphic & Print Production
    • Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication – Royal Roads University
  • 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)
  • Industrial Instrumentation
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology – Cape Breton University (CBU)
  • Information Technology - Database Application Programming Concentration
    • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Computer Science – Saint Francis Xavier University (StFX)
  • 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)
  • Information Technology - Web Programming Concentration
    • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Computer Science – Saint Francis Xavier University (StFX)
  • International Business
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business – Royal Roads University
    • Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management – Royal Roads University
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology – Cape Breton University (CBU)
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
    • Bachelor of Health Science – Thompson Rivers University
  • Mental Health Recovery & Promotion
    • Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies – Cape Breton University (CBU)
    • Bachelor of Health Science – Thompson Rivers University
  • Music Arts
    • Bachelor of Arts, Honours, Music – Saint Francis Xavier University (STFX)
  • 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)
  • Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy Assistant
    • Bachelor of Health Science – Thompson Rivers University
  • Pharmacy Technician
    • Bachelor of Health Science – Thompson Rivers University
  • Photography
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Photography – Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD)
  • Practical Nursing
    • Bachelor of Health Science – Thompson Rivers University
  • 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
  • Screen Arts
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Film – Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD)
  • Social Services
    • Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies – Cape Breton University (CBU)
  • Therapeutic Recreation
    • Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation – University of Lethbridge
    • Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies – Cape Breton University (CBU)
  • 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

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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