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NSCC and Columbia Southern University partner to help students earn degree

Sep. 01, 2022 – Media Release

Halifax, NS - NSCC recently crafted an agreement with Columbia Southern University (CSU) that will allow the transfer of credits from NSCC’s Occupational Health and Safety Diploma to CSU’s Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health.

CSU, which specializes in occupational safety and health, is an online university based in Alabama, United States, that offers numerous degrees at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Jill Provoe, Vice President, Academic, is thrilled with the agreement. “NSCC is excited to collaborate with CSU to open a new doorway for our occupational health and safety program graduates. In today’s environment, this is such an important sector and professionals are in high demand. This is a tremendous opportunity for those wishing to augment their skills and education by moving into CSU’s Bachelor of Science degree in OHS studies,” she added.

The agreement will also provide NSCC employees and students with a Learning Partner discount of 10% off their CSU tuition. The immediate family members of these groups are also eligible for the discount.

Ken Styron, DBA, President of CSU says, “We are thrilled to work with Nova Scotia Community College to offer this opportunity to students who want to continue their education journey. As a university that was founded to provide accessible, affordable higher education for working professionals, we feel this agreement will increase their options for success by building on their skills and talents.”

To learn more about this new agreement and how it can open doors for students visit Columbia Southern University’s webpage.

About NSCC

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation, transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time. NSCC offers more than 140 career-oriented programs throughout the province at our 14 campuses, including our online eCampus. Programs are offered through five academic schools – Access, Education and Language; Business and Creative Industries; Health and Human Services; Technology and Environment; Trades and Transportation – and reflect the labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. An annual survey of College graduates shows that 83% are employed one year after graduation, most in their field of study, with 94% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.

For more information

Danielle MacDougall, Communications Advisor, NSCC