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Hands-on learning

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Putting theory into practice through hands-on learning is part of the unique NSCC learning experience.

99% of our programs include a work-integrated learning experience, so you get plenty of opportunity to apply your knowledge and grow your skills within and outside the classroom.

There are several ways you can gain hands-on experience while you learn. Each one is a unique opportunity to challenge yourself and make an impact.

In class

Apply your learning within the classroom setting.

  • In a lab
  • With simulators
  • Through projects

In the community

Apply classroom learning to service within the community.

  • Collaborate
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Make a difference

With employers

Grow your skills in the real world through co-op, work placements, internships and field experience.

  • Apply what you’ve learned
  • Gain on-the-job experience
  • Get a professional reference

With industry

Develop solutions to challenging problems alongside industry, expert researchers and faculty through applied research.

  • Work with experts
  • Develop innovative solutions
  • Solve real-world problems


Round out your education and see where it takes you on exchanges and learn abroad programs.

  • Engage with the world
  • Broaden your perspective
  • Deepen your understanding

Find the program that’s right for you

Explore more than 140 career-oriented programs by choosing the area of study that interests you 

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