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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.

All of our programs include experiential learning, 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 experiences, 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

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