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Marine Training

Marine Training

NSCC offers a range of marine programs and courses for students who want to start or advance their career in the commercial marine and fish harvesting industries. Marine training is conducted at the Nautical Institute in Port Hawkesbury, NS, and the School of Fisheries in Shelburne, NS.

Marine Programs

If you’re interested in beginning a career at sea or in the oceans sector, our marine programs are for you.

Quick-Start Marine Programs

Get the hands-on training and skills you need to quickly get a career at sea. Our quick-start career courses range in length from 15 to 26 weeks. Upon graduation, you'll be ready for an entry-level position in the marine sector with salaries starting from $45,000.

View Marine – Quick-Start programs

Marine Engineering & Marine Navigation Programs

Combine academic study and a work term at sea to become a marine engineer or marine navigator. Programs range in length from 1 to 3 years and prepare you to become a Ship's Officer. Salaries start as high as $70,000.

View all Marine – Navigation and Engineering programs

Oceans Resources Program

Develop you knowledge and skills, with a focus on sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices, to prepare for careers in the seafood industry and oceans resources management.

View Oceans Resources – Fisheries & Aquaculture program

Marine Training

Already working in the sector? We have a number of courses to help you add to your skills and upgrade your certifications.

Nautical Training

The Nautical Institute offers certification courses throughout the year in the areas of navigation, engineering and safety.

View all Nautical Courses

Fisheries Training

The School of Fisheries offers a wide variety of training programs to meet the needs of the fish harvesting industry and for small vessel operators.

View all Fisheries Courses

Marine Industry Training

NSCC develops and delivers training to meet specific industry needs. This training can be delivered at NSCC or at the client’s site.

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