NSCC and CBU join forces to strengthen student opportunities

An agreement signed between Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) and Cape Breton University (CBU) earlier this week will add another pathway for graduates with diplomas to enter university and receive credit for their prior learning.

"A challenge raised within the OneNS Report was a call to all post-secondary institutions in the province to find more opportunities to work together to ignite innovation and open the door to new student opportunities," says NSCC President Don Bureaux. "I am pleased this step will do just that."

The agreement will allow NSCC graduates from ten eligible College diploma programs (*Listed below) to enter the second-year of CBU’s Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BET). This agreement is one of several the two post-secondary institutions have signed. In the fall, CBU and NSCC signed an articulation agreement to give college graduates of the Business Administration and Tourism Management diplomas the option to transfer their credits to CBU for up to 50 per cent of the credits needed to complete a Bachelor of Administration or Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

“Our collaboration with NSCC is built upon years of shared history and common values; it is entirely appropriate that we continue to deepen the relationship finding new and more creative ways to develop talent in our province,” says CBU President David Wheeler.

The articulation agreement, effective as of March 31, 2014, is for a period of five years, with the possibility of renewal.

*Eligible NSCC Diploma Programs
Civil Engineering Technology
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electronic Engineering Technology
Industrial Engineering Technology
Industrial Instrumentation
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Natural Resources Environmental Technology
Electro Mechanical Engineering Technician
Electronic engineering Technician