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Read about the reasons you should attend our Virtual Open House March 28 - 31, 2023.
Piling installation is now complete for the Student Housing Project at Ivany Campus. The next stage will see the construction of the north-end retaining wall and concrete being poured.
Paul Adams is a two-time NSCC grad and the official designer of Nova Scotia’s annual African Heritage Month posters - a role he was honoured to take on following his NSCC co-op placement.
Crews are halfway through the piling installation on Ivany Campus's Student Housing Facility. This portion of work is scheduled to be completed by the end of the first week of March 2023.
When you submit a general application to our student awards portal, you have the opportunity to self-identify and be matched with dedicated awards for Black and African Nova Scotian students.
Homelessness is a growing problem for post-secondary students all over Canada. Lisa Mader, Student Services Counsellor at NSCC, is part of an in-depth, national research study on the topic.
Read about how Mi’kmaq Early Childhood Education program students spend a weekend learning to use culture, land and language to process and heal.
No matter what you’re studying at NSCC, there are opportunities to get involved in research. Learn about two new research funding programs and application deadlines.
Happy holidays from all of us at NSCC. Read the president's entire holiday message.
For the first time in Atlantic Canada, an entirely Africentric experience is available for African Nova Scotians pursuing early childhood education.
After studying at NSCC, two time grad Keandre Johnson entered an industry where less than 19% of people identify as Black, Indigenous or people of colour. The TV and film production newcomer has since lent his skills to award-winning programs including Diggstown and This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
Genevieve Allen-Hearn is passionate about Kentville. The business owner, publisher and community-builder is strengthening the town's business sector, celebrating its cultural infrastructure and flipping the script on rural communities.
Stephanie Joline is part of a new generation of filmmakers using their art and influence to share the stories, voices and experiences that are often forgotten.
When Jerry Lewis applied to carpentry at NSCC, his reasoning was simple: proximity. He never dreamed the decision would lead to owning and renovating multiple event venues popular with brides, Instagram influencers and musicians alike.
When Kohltech Windows and Entrance Systems wanted to determine if their residential windows could function as solar panels, they contacted NSCC’s Applied Energy Research Lab and researcher Cole Gregory for help.
NSCC was honoured to collaborate with the Turtle Island Institute to celebrate Mi’kmaq Sign Language through song and film.
For more than two years, the pandemic disrupted NSCC's in-person convocation ceremonies. However, this June, more than 4,000 students from 14 campuses graduated during 20 individual ceremonies held in communities across the province and live-streamed around the world.
Construction projects underway across Nova Scotia will add significant space to the College's pan-provincial footprint and greatly impact its ability to meet the diverse needs of learners.
Culinary Management grad Kelly-Jo Beck and her fiancé Lalanya Kaizer (Cook Apprentice) are two-thirds of the talented trio behind the award-winning Easy Street Diner in Halifax.
With online classes and a focus on practical skills, NSCC’s Professional Sales program gave Christina Blair the flexibility and confidence she needed to pursue a career in sales.
Construction is underway to build three new campus housing facilities at the Akerley, Pictou and Ivany campuses.
Nearly 30 students from post-secondary institutions around the world had arrived in Nova Scotia to study with students and instructors at NSCC’s Akerley, Ivany and Kingstec Campuses.
Read more about the new NSCC international ecotourism project in the Caribbean.
Read about 6 reasons to attend Open House on October 27, 2022.
There’s no shortage of things to see, do and taste in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley region, and Jeremy Novak, owner of Where It’s At Tours, is excited to show it all off.
NSCC has awarded five former NSCC Board of Governors with the title of Honorary Governor. The new award recognizes former Board members who continue to embody the passion, leadership and generosity of the College and remain ambassadors of NSCC’s core values.
Learn how to use your NSCC diploma to get a head start on a four-year university degree.
Explore NSCC’s new programs that will prepare you for the jobs of tomorrow, today.
Find a program starting in January 2023 and apply today.
It was an unexpected visit to the Valley Regional Hospital that first sparked Tyler Wentzell’s interest in pursuing a career in the medical field. Today, the nurse and Middleton native is a three-time NSCC graduate and one of two fall Convocation valedictorians.
Enrolling in the Practical Nursing Diploma program was an easy career decision for Mary Durant, one of two fall Convocation valedictorians.
Anisa Francoeur knew college was the right choice for her. Now she’s taking what she learned and keeping things creative with a career in graphic design. Learn more about her journey and tattoo-inspired art.
Sandrico Provo’s decision to go back to school for IT Programming at NSCC helped him find a tech career in Nova Scotia that he loves.
Myke Bulley doesn’t see himself as musical, but with multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated artists on his artist roster and the world's best in the business using his company’s software, the Music Business grad says he feels at home in his career.
We offer a few ways to upgrade your high school courses or pick up the missing credits you need for post-secondary study.
Ever wondered what a typical day looks like for an NSCC student? Hadley Brooks-Joiner, an NSCC American Sign Language (ASL) Studies grad, shares her daily routine at Ivany Campus.
Kate Elliot (Public Relations ‘14) has always been an active alum in the NSCC community. During the College’s 25th anniversary, she reached a personal goal when her business was hired to help with celebrations.
A few months before convocation, classmates Jane Nicholson and Kristen Brown created Arrow & Knot Productions in an editing room at NSCC’s Ivany Campus. This year, their videography company reached a huge milestone after being selected to be part of NSCC’s 25th anniversary.
At Nova Scotia Community College’s 14 campus and multiple community learning sites, sustainability is woven into nearly all aspects of student and employee life. From photovoltaic arrays that feed into the province’s electrical grid and a multitude of electric vehicle charging stations, to a robust recycling program that diverts 75% of garbage away from landfills, NSCC takes its commitment to positively impacting the environmental sustainability of the province very seriously.
Megan Longmire of Bear River First Nation says she never considered pursuing a career as an early childhood educator; but when the mother of four was deemed underqualified for a job at her community’s childcare centre, she was presented with an opportunity she couldn’t pass up.
When Ryan Massiah left Barbados at 20-years-old to pursue new opportunities in Canada, he couldn’t have imagined that he’d one day return as the CEO of a multi-stream organization building a not-for-profit school in his home community in cooperation with the United Nations.
Marconi Campus is now offering our popular Early Childhood Education program to help people like you achieve your dream of becoming an educator. Marconi Campus is now offering our popular Early Childhood Education program to help people like you achieve your dream of becoming an educator.
Kim, NSCC Business Administration - Accounting student, and her partner Onya are the founders of OK Sea Salt in LaHave, Nova Scotia.
Learn all the reasons to attend our Virtual Open House in spring 2022.
Ivany Campus offers a number of flexible learning options to fit your needs and preferences, including daytime, face-to-face, online and evening classes.
Learn all about the Future is Youth (FIY) program and becoming an NSCC grad.
Whether you want to be in front or behind the stage, NSCC gives you the skills to get ahead in this highly competitive space.
Whether you’re an artist or a fan, get the practical skills and business knowledge you need to build or grow a career in the music industry.
Taking steps to feel our best is an important part of tending to our mental health and overall wellness. Try these practices from our Manager, Employee Health and Wellbeing.
The small things we do each day can have a big impact on our mental wellbeing. Explore some of the small things you can do to feel your best.
With support from NSCC International and EduNova’s Study & Stay™ in Nova Scotia program, Amelia arrived in Springhill ready to build a career as an early childhood educator. Today, she’s an active alum who helps others forge connections and build community.
Nathan Crowell is helping the Whale Sanctuary Project better understand the future site of North America’s first whale sanctuary. By gathering data on the seafloor, tides and flushing rates in Port Hilford Bay, he’s helping provide answers to complex questions.
Chefs Mark Paterson and Krista LeTerte are building a culinary empire on Cape Breton Island. The two, award-winning talents and their team create hundreds of thoughtfully curated, expertly prepared apps, entrees and desserts each day for clients across four lines of business.
Riki Lee is the artist behind a new program at NSCC’s campus libraries. The spines of all Mi’kmaw and other first-voice, Indigenous materials have been affixed with a label featuring her deeply-symbolic design — making research easier and celebrating Indigenous content.
At the age of 6, Vanity Thompson knew she wanted to become a nurse. While life took a different path than expected, she discovered her dream was within reach when she enrolled in the African Canadian Transition Program. Today, she’s a nurse in the QEII’s COVID-19 Unit.
While the Nova Scotia Community College we know today was officially created in 1996, our history can be traced back well beyond 25 years to 1872, when Nova Scotia’s first technical and vocational school opened.
Vanity Thompson is a two-time NSCC grad and nurse at the QEII's COVID-19 Unit. Learn how she gained the confidence at college to pursue her dream career.
Andre Fenton is a two-time NSCC graduate, award-winning writer and youth mentor. Learn how he draws on his skills and experience to help young people find their voice and the strength to tell their stories.
Levi Ogbaje, a 2nd-year Welding Inspection and Quality Control student at NSCC Pictou Campus, has received the 2021 Silver Award for Student Leadership Excellence from Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).
Learn how Kara Friesen launched PieceMeal Food Provisions after winning the Scotiabank Entrepreneur in the Making Program at Kingstec Campus.
Award-winning environmentalist uses NSCC education to inspire others
Learning on the job as part of your NSCC program is called ‘work-integrated learning’. March is National Co-op and Work-Integrated Learning Month - learn more about what work-integrated learning is all about.
At 52, Christine MacKenzie enrolled in Welding Inspection and Quality Control at Pictou Campus, returning to the classroom after more than 30 years in the workforce. Today, she is a Certified Welding Inspector and a committed life-long learner.
Unique Jones-MacKenzie achieved a childhood dream when he became one of 20 graduates from the Pathways to Shipbuilding Program for African Nova Scotians, which concluded at the Halifax Shipyard during the global pandemic.
More than five years ago, Radio Television Journalism students at Ivany Campus began investigating a generations-old injustice in the historically-Black community of North Preston. Second-year student Matthew Byard and his fellow continue this work today.
When COVID-19 required Culinary Management students and faculty to cancel a planned NSCC International trip to the Philippines for the Culinary Cup, an international culinary competition, all was not lost. Students and faculty organized a virtual, culinary exchange that would bring the tastes of Nova Scotia to the Southeast Asian nation.
Antonia Wareham graduated from the first Pathways to Shipbuilding Program, offered in partnership with Women Unlimited in 2015. Today, she's a Journeyperson Welder at the Halifax Shipyard and a mentor to others.
Kieran Wasuek Johnson spent her summers discovering nature alongside Mi'kmaw Elders on the Bras d'Or Lakes. Today, she's a camp mentor who weaves traditional knowledge and formal training to protect, discover and experience Unama'ki.
André Rosnok completed his Carpenter apprentice technical training and Red Seal Exam at Marconi Campus. Today, he's leading the team of skilled workers building the campus's new home in Downtown Sydney.
Neil Laamanen is helping small- and medium-sized businesses bring their ocean innovations to life at SEATAC, the College's technology access centre – including a 3D metal print that’s become a world tidal sector first.
Trinidadian army veteran Davis Whittle came to Canada in search of new opportunities and to complete the Criminal Justice program at NSCC. He's now a Correctional Officer at the province's largest correctional facility.
With support from generous donors, Rebecca Lombardo and nearly 500 other students were loaned laptops to support their continued learning and connect them to virtual support services at the College during the coronavirus pandemic.
Construction at nine of NSCC's 13 physical campuses and 6 community learning centres is ongoing following announcements by the Province of Nova Scotia in 2019 and 2020. Learn more about this work and view photos of the progress.
NSCC grad builds award-winning brand, business and Instagram following.
NSCC grad, researcher joins research project to protect Nova Scotia’s seabed.
Study while you work to advance your career in behavioural interventions.
Jaden Dixon is a second year student in the Africentric Early Childhood Education program offered at the Akerley Campus.
Eskasoni's Kieran Wasuek Johnson is committed to a career in sustainable natural resources development.
The importance of Africentric learning and the positive influence it can have on students.
At a crossroad, NSCC grad reinvents herself, creating calm in the chaos.
NSCC students launch online music series during pandemic.
Kingstec Campus Culinary Management student Joan Godsey is making to-go meals for the 300 commercial drivers of Eassons Transport Group in Kentville, NS., during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NSCC grads use music to spread happiness amid pandemic.
NSCC student rises from suicide attempts to serve as mental health ambassador, ally.
NSCC grad helps Ubisoft gain international recognition for app.
Korean-born digital animator chases her dream at NSCC Truro Campus.
NSCC grad, Coach Colter Simmonds, inspires young leaders through sport.
After near-death experience, veteran enrols in Radio Television Journalism Program at NSCC.
NSCC diploma becomes pathway to permanent residency for Korean-born grad.
Dr. Etienne Mfoumou leads NSCC's research project into water-filtration solutions for Shelburne community.
NSCC student looks to perfect Nova Scotia’s red and white wines.
NSCC community helps bring History Channel’s hit show to international audiences.
Mika Francis, a Kingstec Campus grad, is a drummer, singer and advocate for Mi’kmaq youth, culture and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
Encouraged by Rick Hansen, grad comes out of retirement and heads back to class at NSCC.
Valedictorian assists entrepreneurs in Peru and Vietnam with NSCC International.
NSCC Radio Television Journalism grad brings Maritime culture and communities to the big screen.
Carpentry grad Denika Coakley was born to be a creator.
Learn what NSCC student Jerusha Young-Connor thinks about Nova Scotia wine.
Get to know NSCC alumni and music producer, Jordan Williams.
Disability Supports and Services graduates are in high demand in Nova Scotia. Enter a rewarding career.
If you have these strengths, it may mean you’d enjoy a career in disability supports and services.
At NSCC, a former Nepalese refugee realizes her childhood dream of becoming a nurse.
Lindsay McMullen's co-op placement led to a design career in the tech industry.
Stephanie Purcell is a NSCC grad devoted to promoting Nova Scotia talent and bringing talent to Nova Scotia.
Yarnell Arsenault is a NSCC alumni and entrepreneur taking charge of his future.
Karina Matthews-Denny graduated in 2001 and then went back to school later for a new career.
Corey LeRue's determination and education have helped him realize his dreams.
Writing passion and outstanding community support brings law student sisters from India to NSCC.
Multi-award-winning NSCC PR grad heads talent management agency.
NSCC grad supports 500 events annually through party supply and rental company.
At NSCC, Dr. Wayne Groszko explores and develops renewable energy solutions like the deployable microgrid.
NSCC Office Administration grad Karina Matthews-Denny is supporting Senator Dan Christmas in Membertou.
NSCC Non-Profit Leadership grad Brenda Francis works to inspire the leaders of tomorrow.
NSCC grad a world-wide expert and advocate for free and open geospatial sharing.
NSCC Kingstec Campus grad inspires free market with stylish business initiative for those in need.
COVE – the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Enterprises – has become a reality.
NSCC grad comes back to class as mature student and applies artistry to new career.
NSCC grad empowers Halifax residents to make a difference in their community with interactive maps.
NSCC grad uses advanced diploma to meet growing demands of Eastlink customers.
Marketing grad supports shelter that fed him while he was homeless.
Research study by NSCC alum supporting d/Deaf community.
NSCC grad Ashley Innocente opens bi-coastal security firm.
NSCC Electro Mechanical Tech program inspires military career and builds confidence.
According to Nova Scotia Labour Market Information statistics, the province needs trained leaders in early childhood education.
After showing a film at TIFF, Abdullah Kafashe returned to NSCC to take his filmmaking knowledge to the next level.
NSCC Business grad creates online ordering system for small, family-owned restaurants.
Proposify Co-Founder and CEO Kyle Racki and Community Manager Lindsey Ward are both NSCC Graphic Design grads.
Just days after graduating, Liam Dee volunteered to join the crew of the ship Africa Mercy.
Brad Paul is a graduate of the Pathways to Shipbuilding for Indigenous Students program.
NSCC International Business grad, inspired by grandfather’s legacy, creates artisanal pens for clients around the world.
Frankie-Rae Quinn found her dream career close to home thanks to NSCC's Early Childhood Education program.
NSCC grad creates mental health support organization.
NSCC Web Development grad builds career and creates showpiece VR game for Steam.
Business Administration student driven to make the most of NSCC opportunities
At NSCC, Jillian Ejdrygiewicz is mapping areas of the sea floor that haven’t been highly investigated yet.
Mithun Mathew is looking forward to working in Canada after completing the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering program.
Are you a caring person looking for a career in Nova Scotia? Here are three programs to consider.
Two-time NSCC grad Corey LeRue is the producer, songwriter and DJ for Neon Dreams.
NSCC grad opens therapeutic mini animal farm in Mount Denson.
Ben Brown is on track to become the world’s fastest wheelchair athlete.
NSCC Photography grad heads to Paris through articulation agreement.
NSCC Business grad opens salon and spa in Bridgewater.
NSCC Community Recreation grad Ian Cox is the Assistant Equipment Manager for the Ottawa Senators.
NSCC grad's comfort food helps Coast Guard search and rescue crew feel at home in the Arctic.
NSCC student helping support flood victims in Bangladesh.
NSCC instructor Erin Moore helps her students grow and change as journalists and as people.
Chef Gilles Godin teaches the next generation of cooks how to keep their skills and their knives sharp.
NSCC grad Tyler Surette found a career as a diesel mechanic that combines his passion and interests.
After two decades working out West, Shawn Goulding is fulfilling his dream as a practical nurse.
NSCC Social Services student leads greenhouse build for retirement home.
Former NSCC president Ray Ivany recognized for lasting contributions to the College, province.
World-travelled NSCC grad showcases Nova Scotian tastes to global audience.
NSCC Culinary students solve local business’s product supply problem.
NSCC Carpentry class builds gazebo for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Five siblings complete Adult Learning Program after arriving in Canada.
NSCC Marconi Campus Metal Fabrication students and faculty help rebuild a lost landmark.
NSCC Marconi Campus students partner with industry for hands-on-learning project.
Customized training provides Syrian refugee with new start in automotive repair.
NSCC Radio Television Journalism students win Amnesty International Canada Youth Media Award.
NSCC grad creates automated photo booth that snaps professional-quality photos.
NSCC students come out on top in IBM Master the Mainframe Contest.
NSCC’s first Student Refugee Program participant arrives in Canada.
Injury leads to opportunity for NSCC grad and airbrush artist Andrew Burgess.
Kluskap Ridge in Cape Breton offers unique experiences for campers.
NSCC Tourism Management grad behind Sober Island Brewing Company.
NSCC offers over 700 scholarships, bursaries and awards. You can help make your application stand out by following these steps.
Wondering how you can help the planet? Try these tips at home, school, and work.
Choosing a career path can be daunting. Job-seekers can often focus on getting “a job” as opposed to “the job.” You can help them make the best decision.
There’s a lot to think about when choosing a career. While it’s most important to choose a path that matches your interests and skills, knowing the employment opportunities is important. Here are some of Nova Scotia’s most in-demand jobs and the college programs that can get you there.
There are thousands of NSCC grads making an impact across the province, country and world. Meet 10 alumni who are making a name for themselves near and far. Their accomplishments are sure to impress.