College Spotlight

Nova Scotia Community College

Nova Scotia Community College

21 Woodlawn Road
Dartmouth, NS B2W 2R7


Who We Are

NSCC is the second largest post-secondary institution in the province with over 25,000 students enrolled in full-time and part-time programs every year. NSCC prides itself on providing the kind of responsive, practical and hands-on education that matches the needs of businesses and industry in our province. With 13 campuses, NSCC is the only post-secondary institution with campuses across the province enabling skilled workers to access education and be trained in their home communities.

NSCC has a unique and innovative mission that is linked to not only the well-being of our students, but the growth and prosperity of our entire province: building Nova Scotia’s economy and quality of life through education and innovation; transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time.

NSCC at a glance:

  • 89% of employed NSCC graduates are living and working in Nova Scotia
  • 96% of students enrolled are from Nova Scotia
  • 83% of graduates are employed in work related to their field of studies
  • 40% of graduates are first generation in their family to pursue post-secondary education

NSCC students are provided the practical knowledge and advanced skills in-demand in Nova Scotia by industry and communities. We offer more than 120 programs through five academic schools: Access: Applied Arts & New Media; Business; Health & Human Services; and Trades & Technology. With this broad range of options available to our students, NSCC is opening the door for many Nova Scotians to find the training and receive an education in their own backyards.

NSCC delivers a unique learning platform that sets us apart from other post-secondary institutions in Canada. As a portfolio college, NSCC helps graduates not only build skills but also develop the tool kit to demonstrate their learning, attributes, skills, and achievements that they bring to their life and work. For more than a decade, we have focused on building a portfolio learning experience that gives our graduates a significant edge as they go forward in life.