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Credential options

NSCC offers a variety of certificate and diploma programs to meet your career goals.

Certificate of Professional Studies

Typical length: up to 1 semester, full-time (more than 90 but less than 360 instructional hours)

Admission requirements:

  • Often a high school graduation diploma or equivalent
  • Some programs may require additional high school course credits

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College Certificates

Typical length: 1 to 2 semesters, full-time (more than 360 but less than 720 instructional hours)

Admission requirements:

  • Often a high school graduation diploma or equivalent
  • Some programs may require additional high school course credits

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Certificates

Typical length: 2 semesters, full-time (720 instructional hours)

Admission requirements:

  • Often a high school graduation diploma or equivalent
  • Some programs may require additional high school course credits

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Diplomas

Typical length: 4 semesters, full-time (1,440 instructional hours)

Admission requirements:

  • Often a high school graduation diploma or equivalent
  • Some programs may require additional high school course credits

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Graduate Certificates

Typical length: 1 to 2 semesters, full-time (360 to 720 instructional hours depending on the credential required upon admission)

Admission requirements:

  • College diploma or university degree

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Advanced Diplomas

Typical length: 2 to 6 semesters, full-time (720 to 2,160 instructional hours depending on the credential required upon admission)

Admission requirements:

  • High school diploma or college diploma or certificate

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