... service, respect, collaboration, innovation, public accountability, and diversity.
The college has 13 campuses and six community learning centres around the province, including: Arkley, Annapolis, Burridge, Cumberland, Institute of Technology, Kingstec, Lunenburg, Marconi, Pictou, Shelburne, Strait Area, Truro, Waterfront and two Community Learning Centres at Amherst and Digby. NSCC includes four nationally well-known institutes: the Centre of Geographical Sciences, the Aviation Institute, School of Fisheries, and the Nova Scotia Nautical Institute.
The campus offers the following services: CENTRES FOR STUDENT SUCCESS (Information/Counselling/Advising, Benefit packages, financial assistance, and help with finding accommodation, Email & Online Services, Career Services, Embracing Diversity, Disability Services, Student Life, Personal and academic counselling and support); OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING; MY NSCC (students can access grades, financial information, personal demographic information, unofficial transcript, weekly schedule, and update phone numbers, emergency contacts, and email addresses); I.T. SERVICES (Policies, HelpDesk, Video Conferencing, Contact); AFRICAN CANADIAN STUDENT SERVICES; FIRST NATIONS STUDENT SERVICES; DISABILITY SERVICES (learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, mental health disabilities, visual or hearing impairments, physical disabilities and other disabilities that affect learning); CAREER AND TRANSITION SERVICES (takes students through a career exploration process that helps identify the college programs that are best suited to a student's interests, abilities and career aspirations.); GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES; RECOGNIZING PRIOR LEARNING (way of obtaining credit for college-level knowledge and/or skills gained outside the classroom and through other educational/training programs); LIBRARY SERVICES; STUDENT ASSOCIATION; COLLEGE PREP (actively links high school and College programs to ensure student success and successful entry into the labour market); and WOMEN UNLIMITED (assists women with barriers to employment explore, prepare, obtain and maintain employment in the trades and technology fields).
Nova Scotia Community College offers the following program areas: SCHOOL OF ACCESS; SCHOOL OF APPLIED ARTS & NEW MEDIA (Applied Communication Arts, Graphic and Print Production, Graphic Design, Photography, Radio & Television Arts,Writing for Publication, Information Technology, Cartography: Digital Mapping, Planning: Land Information Technology, and Geomatics Programming); SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, International Business, Public Relations, Applied Business Technology, and Tourism & Culinary); SCHOOL OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES (Health and Human Services); SCHOOL OF TRADES & TECHNOLOGY (Construction, Transportation, Technology, Natural Resources, Manufacturing, and Energy).
The urban area of Halifax, with a population approaching 300,000, is located in the western end of the municipality, fronting on Halifax Harbour. The dense urban core is centred on the Halifax Peninsula and the area of Dartmouth inside of the Circumferential Highway. The suburban area stretches beyond Mainland Halifax to the west, Cole Harbour to the east, and Bedford, Lower Sackville and Windsor Junction areas to the north.
Halifax's climate is heavily influenced by its location on Nova Scotia's Atlantic coast. The weather is usually milder or cooler than that of central Canada, with the temperature remaining between about -15°C and 35°C inland but the coast can be milder in the winter an d cooler in the summer with the maritime influence.
The urban area of Halifax Regional Municipality is a major cultural centre within the Atlantic provinces. The municipality's urban core also benefits from a large population of post-secondary students who strongly influence the local cultural scene. HRM has a number of art galleries, theatres and museums, as well as most of the region's national-quality sports and entertainment facilities. The municipality is home to many performance venues, namely the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, the Neptune Theatre, and The Music Room. HRM also is the home to many of the regions major cultural attractions, such as Symphony Nova Scotia, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and the Neptune Theatre.