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Information for Adult Learners

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Adult learners fit right in at NSCC where 33% of our students are over 25. We have programs designed to meet your needs – whether you’re looking to get your high school diploma, upgrade your skills or train for a new career.

Why adult learners choose NSCC

  • Online, evening and part-time learning options.
  • We recognize prior learning from work and life experiences.
  • Most programs are one or two years.
  • We offer over 700 scholarships, bursaries and awards.
  • High graduate employment rate – 88% of graduates are employed and most are living and working in Nova Scotia. (NSCC 2015 Graduate Follow-up Survey)
Explore programs

Discover over 120 programs and find the one that’s right for you.

Explore Adult Learning Programs

Earn your high school diploma, pick up academic credits for college or university, or upgrade your English language skills.

View continuing education courses

We offer over 150 courses throughout the year for personal and professional growth.

Explore your skills and interests

Not sure how to choose a career path? There are a few ways we can help you.

View tuition, fees and costs

Amounts vary depending on the program.

Visit NSCC

Come see our campuses and explore life at NSCC.

Have questions?

Learn more about being a student. Tell us a bit about you and we’ll be in touch. Contact a Recruiter

Apply to NSCC

Find out how to apply online or in-person.