School of Trades & Technology
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.
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.
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
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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