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School of Trades and Technology

Automotive Service Repair

Diesel Repair - Industrial & Marine

Drafting Architectural

Electrical Construction & Industrial

Heritage Carpentry

Natural Resources Environmental Technology

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Automotive Service and Repair:
  • One Year Certificate
  • Extremely popular, due to excellent job opportunities
  • Experienced Faculty
  • Pathway to Apprenticeship
  • State of the Art Shop

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Automotive Service & Repair

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Automotive Service & Repair

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Diesel Repair: Industrial & Marine

Do you have strong problem solving skills?

Are you mechanically inclined?

Are you looking for hands-on learning?

Would you like to choose a unique program?

If so, choose this program! Unique, one year Certificate!

Curriculum focuses on the maintenance and repair of the diesel engine in industrial and marine settings.  Be prepared to quickly and efficiently find solutions when called upon!

Practical and theoretical skills prepare you for employment as a mechanic, service advisor or parts supplier in this diverse industry.

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Diesel Repair-Industrial & Marine

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Diesel Repair - Industrial & Marine


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Drafting – Architectural:

Work with architects, engineers and contractors or step into self-employment as a home designer or contract drafting service provider. Create working drawings for constructing both residential and small commercial projects! Gain knowledge on the latest building materials and construction methods!

Portfolio Connection


Demonstrate your abilities to employers creatively and convincingly through your portfolio of achievements!


Consider Co-op! 


Benefits include paid employment between your first and second year, and learning beyond the classroom. Co-op provides results in a well-rounded education enriched by practical application.


Two year Diploma

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Drafting - Architectural YR 2

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Electrical Construction & Industrial:

Heritage Carpentry:

The emphasis is to teaching skills necessary to work on historical buildings while following conservation standards, guidelines and best practices.

Learn about…

  • Retaining heritage value by recognizing and safe-guarding a building’s character-defining elements.

  • Minimal intervention, environmental concerns and conservation issues.

  • Preservation, rehabilitation and restoration techniques.

Gain things like….

  • A solid grounding in carpentry craftsmanship

  • Hands-on learning means hands-on experience!

  • 'Service Learning’ - learning by helping local communities.

Students have built an outdoor classroom, helped in a bandstand, are restoring a church and much more!

Unique two year Diploma program

Graduates will have a variety in opportunities, including :

  • restorations

  • inspections of historic buildings

  • traditional house framing

  • supervision

  • structures maintenance

  • boat building

  • structures

  • maintenance

  • heritage

  • officer

  • foreman


To learn more about this program, visit:

Heritage Carpentry

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Heritage Carpentry - YR 1

Heritage Carpentry - YR 2

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Natural Resources Environmental Technology

Natural Resources Environmental Technology

In both years of study (two year diploma program), you'll gain theoretical and practical knowledge – have a wealth of fieldwork (not on campus) and participate in take in two work placements with local employers and community partners.

At NSCC, small class size creates a more practical learning environment and also ensures that while the needs of employers are met, the ‘pool of graduates’ should not flood the market. As an added benefit, with at most 20 students in your program, you’ll have solid faculty: student ratios – meaning if you need help, you have far better access to it. As the courses unfold by semester (of which there are four) there will be a blend of individual work and group projects, and some of this work may be led by the two primary faculty members – or – be "independent study" with their support.

We also regularly consult local employers and interest groups in the refinement of our curriculum. Our program is recognized by DFO, Parks Canada, and many other sectors of the industry. Graduates can work as fisheries observers and are recognized for placement in DFO own fisheries school. In addition graduates can qualify for Parks Canada, Bluenose Costal Action Center, Clean Annapolis River Association etc in research assistant positions.

The NRET program is recognized nationally. NRET is accredited through ECO-Canada, and is the first college in Atlantic Canada to achieve the recognition. This means that NRET graduates become Certified Environmental Practitioners in Training on completion of their studies. This program is not recognized by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources as a Forest Technician.

In addition articulation agreements between NSCC & Cape Breton University and Acadia University now provides NRET graduates a pathway for further learning. Our students will have advanced standing in CBU’s Bachelor of Engineering Technology program and in two degree programs at Acadia University. NRET graduates would require only 36 credits of course work (twelve 3-credit courses) over a one year time frame with CBU to acquire this degree credential. Further, some of these courses are all available on-line via distance education.

Interested? This course is very flexible!


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Natural Resources Environmental Technology

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Natural Resources Environment Technology YR1

Natural Resources Environment Technology YR2

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Refrigeration & Air Conditioning:

  • Pathway to Apprenticeship

  • Gain a variety of skills- in mechanical systems, electronics & basic welding.

  • Learn to repair & maintain residential and commercial refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

  • Learn to install gas lines, liquid lines and other kinds of piping.

  • Learn to install electrical circuits and controls.




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Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

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Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

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