College programs offer skilled training diploma programs in a wide variety of fields.  Today many credits are able to transfer into university programs.  A college diploma usually takes one to two years to complete.  College programs typically are more of a blend of lecture format and hands-on training.  Some programs offer co-op placement, have an internship component, or are linked to the apprenticeship program.

The Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) offers training opportunities to meet the varied needs of Nova Scotia’s students, communities, businesses, and industries.  With thirteen campuses around the province, there is likely a campus near you with a program to help you meet your goals.

In addition to NSCC, there are a number of Private Career Colleges registered in the province.  Changes in our economy and rapid advances in technology have created a new world of work.  It is important that Nova Scotians have access to training opportunities that respond to labour market needs and lead to employment.  Private career colleges must be responsive to the needs of business and industry, and establish education, training, and employment partnerships for their students.

Schools currently registered offer skills training for adults in a wide range of fields including: Massage Therapy, Truck Driving, Information Technology, Esthetics, Multimedia, Travel, Tourism, and Business Education, among others.