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School of Trades and Transportation

  • Carpentry
    Learn more than just how to build a house. Learn how to build a career.
  • Marine Navigation
    Marine Navigation
    A sea of opportunity - there’s a shortage of qualified ships’ officers around the world.
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
    Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
    Learn how to repair and maintain airframes and engines for airplanes and helicopters.

School of Trades and Transportation Programs

The School of Trades and Transportation provides programs that prepare you for careers in the building and manufacturing trades, the marine sector and transportation.

All programs are designed to meet and exceed provincial and national occupational standards and may be accredited by accrediting agencies, such as Transport Canada.

Explore School of Trades and Transportation programs by area of interest.

Building and manufacturing

Get the skills to work in Carpentry, Plumbing, Welding and other trades.

View building and manufacturing programs


Launch a career in Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Navigation Technology or another ship-based role.

View marine programs


Get the knowledge and skills you need to work on cars, trucks or airplanes in programs like Automotive Service Repair, Heavy Equipment Operator and Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.

View transportation programs

Apprenticeship opportunities

Many programs in this school are pre-apprentice. Graduating from them can jumpstart your journey to apprenticeship and becoming a journeyperson. Learn more about pre-apprenticeship programs from the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency.

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