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2021-22 programs

2021-22 programming, including program delivery, may change as part of our ongoing response to COVID-19. Check for regular updates.

Academic and Career Connections

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

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Start Date:
Typical Length:
1 Year (Varies for part-time studies)

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Whether you're a recent high school graduate or you've been out of school for a few years, Academic and 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)

Study options

  • If you apply for the part-time study option, you must meet all the admission requirements.
  • Once admitted, you’re 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.

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.

2021-22 programs

Program delivery may be subject to change based on Public Health guidelines.

September 2021

Campus Location Full time/part time Delivery Availability
Akerley Campus Dartmouth Full time In-class Waitlist
Annapolis Valley Campus Middleton Full time In-class Seats available
Burridge Campus Yarmouth Full time In-class Seats available
Cumberland Campus Springhill Full time In-class Seats available
eCampus -- Part time OnlineOnlineComplete your program fully online through a variety of learning experiences, but do not include scheduled class sessions. Seats available
Institute of Technology Campus Halifax Full time In-class Seats available
Kingstec Campus Kentville Full time In-class Waitlist
Marconi Campus Sydney Full time In-class Seats available
Pictou Campus Stellarton Full time In-class Seats available
Strait Area Campus Port Hawkesbury Full time In-class Seats available
Truro Campus Truro Full time In-class Seats available

Admission requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details


Tuition is valid for the 2021-22 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.

Tuition (Domestic):
Tuition (International):

Tuition, fees and program costs

In addition to annual tuition, there are program costs (books, tools, etc.) and student fees for college services, health and dental plans, your student association and parking.

Tuition for part-time study is calculated on a per-course basis and is paid at the beginning of each term.

View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that amounts on these pages are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.

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