Nova Scotia Community College

Through the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) network of 14 campuses, NSCC provides Nova Scotians with inclusive and flexible access to education and the specialized, industry-driven training for today and tomorrow’s workforce.


Cape Breton Island has two Nova Scotia Community College campuses providing high quality education and training for the local workforce in the skills needed by local industry. Combined, the two campuses have 3,400 students enrolled in full and part time programs. The campuses are: Marconi Campus – Sydney and Strait Area Campus – Port Hawkesbury.


Marconi Campus

Located in Sydney, the Marconi Campus offers a range of programs and a friendly learning atmosphere. Students enjoy plenty of open space with comfy seating, quiet study areas, wireless access and computer labs. A new trades wing features shop space, classrooms, offices and a green design, meeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.

Strait Area Campus

Located in Port Hawkesbury, the Strait Area Campus offers an extensive range of programs. The Campus is home to the Nautical Institute that provides Transport Canada-approved marine training. Facilities for marine training include the Oceans Innovation Centre, a wave tank, a fire training centre, and state-of-the-art simulators for propulsion systems, navigation and global communications. Students enjoy a spacious and friendly campus environment, amazing outdoor spaces and trails, as well as excellent recreation fitness and entertainment services that are offered in the area year-round. The Strait Area Campus also offers programs in Wagmatcook First Nation at the renovated Wagmatcook Learning Centre.

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Last Modified: September 10, 2021