Academic & Career Connections

Academic & Career Connections

Start your career and education with the right foundation – obtain required course credits, polish your study skills and explore your career options.

Start Date:
January & September
Duration:
1 Year
Credential:
Certificate
Delivery:
Full-time (In-class)Part-time (In-class • Online • Combined In-class/Online)
Locations:
+Locations & Availability

January 2018 Part-time • Online • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. September 2018 Burridge Campus • Yarmouth • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Cumberland Campus • Springhill • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Institute of Technology Campus • Halifax • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Ivany Campus • Dartmouth • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Kingstec Campus • Kentville • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Marconi Campus • Sydney • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Pictou Campus • Stellarton • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Strait Area Campus • Port Hawkesbury • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Truro Campus • Truro • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}.

Program Overview

Whether you're a recent high school graduate or you've been out of school for a few years, Academic & Career Connections (ACC) can help you get the required academic credits you need to get into a post-secondary program.

Choose from a range of courses that help you upgrade your Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and/or Communication (English) credits while you explore your career options. This can help you kickstart earning credits towards other NSCC certificate or diploma programs.

With each course, you get top-quality instructors who work with you to provide a challenging and rewarding learning experience. We offer flexible study options, including online for specific courses. Our program options include:

  • Full time - Certificate program (includes a portfolio requirement)
  • Part-time - Pre-requisite courses (as needed)

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Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

Part-time Study

  • This program is available for part-time study. You have the option to complete your program in-class, online or through a combination of courses delivered in-class and online.
  • If you apply for the part-time study option, you must meet all the admission requirements.
  • Once admitted, you are referred to a campus for course selection. Some courses will also be available online.
  • The time to complete the program through part-time study will vary and will depend on the schedule you choose and the number of courses you complete each term.
  • Tuition for part-time study is calculated on a per-course basis and is paid at the beginning of each term.

Course Options

Courses available generally reflect the subjects and areas covered by the certificate and diploma programs that are offered at each campus. At some campuses, students can also cluster their courses to focus on specific areas. Many Nova Scotia universities recognize ACC credits for entrance, however please check this with your chosen university before enrolling in an ACC course.

Course options include (please note that not all course are offered at all campuses):

  • Reading Essentials I
  • Reading Essential II
  • College Biology I
  • College Biology II
  • College Chemistry I
  • College Chemistry II
  • Math Foundations
  • College Mathematics I
  • College Mathematics II
  • College Health Mathematics I
  • College Health Mathematics II
  • Pre-Calculus Math I
  • Pre-Calculus Math II
  • College Physics I
  • College Physics II

For a complete listing of courses offered please contact your campus.

Other Info

  • Course Selection – As a second step to the admissions and enrolment process, we'll help you determine your next steps and provide you with details on the course selection process and registration.
  • You can take all the necessary courses to obtain a certificate or just a few specific courses, depending on your educational goals.
  • Online Courses – Most courses are available online.

Next Steps

  1. 1

    Visit NSCC

    Visit NSCC » Campus Tour
  2. 2

    Application Process

    Who Can ApplyHow to Apply
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