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Community and Environmental Planning

Community and Environmental Planning

Learn how you can make a difference by helping to apply environmentally sustainable approaches to community and regional planning.

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Start Date:
Typical Length:
1 Year
$3,515 (Domestic) • $11,350 (International)
Tuition is valid for the 2020-21 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.
+Locations & Availability

September 2020
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
COGS • Lawrencetown Full time • In-class Seats available


If you're interested in learning how you can make a difference by helping to apply environmentally sustainable approaches to community and regional planning, then the Community and Environmental Planning program is for you.

You learn how to:

  • Work in a team environment, providing a variety of mapping, research and other technical functions to support community, regional and environmental projects and policy development.
  • Perform data analysis, problem-solve and use geomatics applications to support decision-making.

You also participate in off-campus field work, where you get involved in community projects.

This program is located at NSCC's Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS). COGS is the Lawrencetown site of Annapolis Valley Campus

Admission requirements

  • Undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate in a related field of study such as archaeology, geography, forestry, geology, resource management, urban planning, science, engineering, computer science, marketing, commerce economics or business administration.

Program requirements

  • Portfolio Development – As part of your studies at NSCC, you develop a portfolio of your work; the portfolio captures your achievements and profiles your skills to employers.

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.

View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that tuition values on these pages are for 2019/20 and are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.

Career options

  • Graduates are prepared to accept positions as Planning Technicians, Development Technicians, Mapping Technicians, Civic Addressing Technicians or Graphic Technicians.
  • Many job opportunities are available with municipal and provincial government departments dealing with parks, economic development commissions and development control agencies and in the private sector with planning consultants, engineering/survey firms or any firm involved in mapping and community planning.
  • Our graduates are assessing the impact of land uses on surface and subsurface water resources. They are helping to plan communities that are both socially and environmentally sensitive. And, they are doing suitability studies on potential development sites.
  • Additional skills and abilities, including your math, reading and workplace skills, are essential for your success in Trades and Technology programs. Trades and Technology Preparation Checklist (PDF 23KB)

Other info

  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.
  • Continue your studies at university. This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more

Next Steps

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