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Nautical Institute

Strait Area Campus - Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
NSCC's Nautical Institute is part of the Strait Area Campus and offers Transport Canada-approved marine training for students who want to start or advance their career at sea. Students learn in specially designed marine facilities, including a wave tank, free-fall lifeboat and fire training centre, and with state-of-the-art simulation equipment for navigation and engine room training. The Nautical Institute also offers training to industry.

To learn more about nautical training at NSCC, visit Careers at Sea

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226 Reeves Street
Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia B9A 2A2
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Visit Nautical Institute

Nautical Institute


  • Campus residence
  • On-site academic, career and personal counselling supports
  • Library services and computer labs
  • Full-service cafeteria
  • Fitness room, intramural sports and recreation
  • Bookstore
  • Ocean Innovation Centre
  • Navigation and engine simulators
  • Fire training centre
  • Wave tank for marine emergency simulations
  • Mawio’mi Place (presentation theatre and cultural space)
  • Student Association events and activities

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