NBCC, CBU sign degree pathway agreements

New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) today virtually signed agreements with Cape Breton University (CBU) that provide graduates with new degree pathways.

Eligible graduates of NBCC’s Criminal Justice: Corrections, Criminal Justice: Police Foundations, Child and Youth Care Worker, and Early Childhood Education programs can now transfer their credits to CBU’s three- or four-year Bachelor of Arts Community Studies programs.

“At this time of transformative change in almost every aspect of our daily lives, the importance of lifelong learning has never been more evident,” said Mary Butler, President and CEO of NBCC. “Agreements like these help us provide additional opportunities for our students, at every stage of their learning and careers.”

“Cape Breton University is so proud to have this partnership with NBCC. Agreements, like the ones signed today, represent enormous opportunities for students and for our institutions,” says David Dingwall, President and Vice-Chancellor of Cape Breton University.  “We look forward to welcoming students from NBCC to our CBU community for many years to come.”

Students in NBCC’s Social Sciences programs are trained for careers that impact lives and make communities better places to live, work, and raise a family. Areas of study include community service, mental health, diversity and inclusion, and sociology.

The Bachelor of Arts Community Studies degree program at CBU offers a wide range of opportunities for academic specialization as well as specific focused degrees in different areas of study. It is a process-oriented, experiential degree program that prepares students for the job market. The core community studies courses are focused on problem-solving, critical thinking, community-based research and work placements.