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Nova Scotia Community College
Education and Research

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) is a vibrant post-secondary institution committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation. This mission informs the work we do every single day in the classroom, in our communities and in the workforce. NSCC offers over 120 programs in five academic schools that reflect the labour market needs and opportunities of the provincial economy, and serves the province through a network of 13 campuses. NSCC has about 2,000 employees and over 26,000 students engaged in full-time, part-time, online and apprenticeship learning as well as continuing education.

The College offers a full range of business, health, trades, applied arts, technology and environmental programs. NSCC resources, facilities and expertise are available to business, industry, labour and community groups who come to the College for personal, professional and career development.

NSCC is committed to taking an active part in the development of the human resources of Nova Scotia. According to our most recent graduate follow-up study in 2011, one year after graduation, 87 per cent of our graduates are employed, 83 per cent in their field of study.  Of those, 95 per cent of employed graduates live and work in Nova Scotia. In addition to providing regular core and full-time programs, the College develops and delivers customized training programs, designed to meet current economic, technological and social requirements. These can be offered on campus or via alternative delivery on a cost-recovery basis.

For many people, personal, professional and career development requires programming that has flexible scheduling, focused content and various modes of delivery. The College continues to expand alternative delivery options for NSCC learners.

NSCC’s Applied Research Office facilitates and supports applied research endeavors initiated by the College and its partners. The focus of applied research is to provide innovative and problem solving technologies that have practical relevance and commercial application. Expansion of capacity and scope of applied research projects and expertise since 2000 has resulted in a research operation that is equipped to respond to the needs of the region.

NSCC has extensive research experience in geomatics which stems from the Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG) located in Middleton at the Annapolis Valley Campus. The AGRG applies geomatics technologies to research questions in the environmental sciences, natural resource management and health informatics sectors.

NSCC’s Centre for the Built Environment at the Waterfront Campus in Dartmouth is home to the Engineered Technologies Research Group and the Applied Energy Research Group. This state-of-the-art building provides a living laboratory in which to study the built environment and contains a dedicated area to conduct research in sustainable technologies for a clean energy future.  The Design and Innovation Centre provides an area where Engineered Technologies can work with industry partners to explore new ideas using a specialized suite of technology that includes advanced design software and a 3D scanner and printer. NSCC is evolving its Applied Research program through building capacity in sustainable shipbuilding technologies and engineered technologies that enable aging in place.

In addition to expanding opportunities at home, NSCC International brings a global outlook to our curricula, student learning, and employees.  NSCC is active with student and employee exchange projects and educational capacity building initiatives around the world with a special focus on partnerships in Europe, the Caribbean, East Africa, and Vietnam.

NSCC is committed to growing the economy of Nova Scotia, by producing highly-skilled workers, and building communities. We are Nova Scotia's college. To learn more about our students, employees and alumni visit: