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Nova Scotia Community College is transforming our province. Through our network of 14 campuses, we provide Nova Scotians with inclusive and flexible access to education and the specialized, industry-driven training for today and tomorrow’s workforce.

We believe the future of the province lies in the power of learning, which is why we care about the success of every student – in education, in career and in life.

Video: President Don Bureaux explains what NSCC offers and the College’s impact on the province.

What we do

Train people for the workforce

We offer more than 140 programs and hundreds of courses to nearly 20,000 students each year.

Our programs are developed with industry and lead to thousands of career options in a variety of disciplines, including creative industries, technology, business, education, health, human services, trades, transportation, technology and environment.

We provide people with the skills they need to succeed, whether they are entering the workforce, retraining for a new career or looking to add to their skillset.

Deliver industry training and solve business challenges

We work with organizations to deliver customized training and applied research solutions that meet their business needs.

Inspire innovation and entrepreneurship

With locations across Nova Scotia, we are uniquely positioned to inspire, cultivate and accelerate community innovation, entrepreneurship and cultural prosperity. We collaborate with local institutions, industries and service providers to share resources and technologies and we connect expert faculty and students with these organizations.

Discover NSCC

NSCC's Strategic Plan

Transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time by focusing on key areas of priorities: student success, community impact, organization impact and academic quality.

Programs and courses

Offering over 130 programs and hundreds of courses delivered on campus, with many offered online.

Applied research capabilities

Developing practical and innovative solutions for industry's real-world problems.

Diverse and inclusive environment

Fostering a comfortable and welcoming environment for everyone in our NSCC community.

Sustainability commitment

Reducing our impact on the environment and championing sustainability.

International learning opportunities

Providing international learning opportunities to students and employees, and delivering training globally.

Quick facts

  • 82% of graduates are employed
  • 26 average age of NSCC students
  • 94% of employed NSCC graduates live and work in Nova Scotia*
  • 55% of incoming students have previous post-secondary experience**

*NSCC 2020 Graduate Student Survey
**NSCC 2020 Fall Student Success Survey

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