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Enrolment up at NSCC Cumberland campuses


AMHERST, N.S. – The number of students attending classes at Cumberland County’s two Nova Scotia Community College campuses is up over 2016.

The college had 550 students at its campuses and online training in September 2017, compared to 530 in 2016. There were 232 students at the Amherst Learning Centre, 190 at the Springhill campus and 128 doing online training out of the Cumberland campus in Springhill.
Provincially, the system welcomed 10,837 students into certificate, diploma and advanced diploma programs as of Sept. 30, the annual date for NSCC’s official, milestone enrolment count.
“This milestone is much more than a number,” says vice president, academic, Anna Burke. “It represents an opportunity for thousands of learners to access programming that will set them on a course for success in their careers and in life.”
Over the course of the full academic year, it is anticipated that NSCC will welcome 20,000 students through the college’s full suite of 2017-18 offerings, including apprenticeship, continuing education, continuous intake and customized training.
Burke adds that NSCC’s programming is built in collaboration with partners in industry and government to realize the full, economic potential of Nova Scotia’s emerging sectors and flourishing cultures.
“NSCC is well-positioned to spur local growth and unlock the economic and social potential of Nova Scotia’s communities. With campuses in communities across the province, a 95 per cent graduate satisfaction rate and a commitment to infuse leading-edge technology across all learning opportunities and business lines, NSCC is focused on ensuring that our grads are equipped to transform the province,” she said.

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