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.
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.
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.
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.
Already working in the sector? We have a number of courses to help you add to your skills and upgrade your certifications.
The Nautical Institute offers certification courses throughout the year in the areas of navigation, engineering and safety.
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.
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.
Learn more about NSCC’s customized marine training: