New Brunswick Community College

Founded 1974 | Fredericton, NB

New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) offers more than 90 diploma, certificate, trades, university transfer and academic upgrading programs. Its diverse roster includes carpentry, industrial mechanics, aquaculture and respiratory therapy, as well as a variety of post-graduate programs. The college has six campuses across Fredericton, Miramichi, Moncton, Saint John, St. Andrews and Woodstock. There are Indigenous student gathering centres at four of the school’s campuses.

The school initiated its applied research program in 2015 and engages students in projects that focus on 3D printing, drone technology, energy efficiency, advanced welding, teaching and social innovation. NBCC was selected in 2021 as one of Microsoft’s Canada Skills service providers, offering virtual Microsoft credentials in areas like data analytics and artificial intelligence. Recently, NBCC started the FAST NB campaign, aiming to address a skills shortage in the province. The program connects skilled immigrants with companies seeking workers. 

In June 2022, NBCC launched its fundraising campaign, Going Beyond, to accelerate skills development, create new opportunities and innovate education delivery. As part of the campaign, NBCC created a mobile training centre that can reach communities in rural areas of New Brunswick.

Popular Programs

• Practical Nurse

• Early Childhood Educator

• Social Services Community Worker

School Size



• Diploma $3,380

• Certificate: $3,800

• Post-Grad $3,380

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Applied Manufacturing Methods: Students learn to take an idea from the planning stage through production and quality assurance to a finished product.

• Applied Energy Management: In this one-year post-graduate program, students learn through hands-on experience to work in energy management, energy auditing, and design and development of efficient new energy systems for commercial and industrial facilities.

• Opticianry: This new program equips graduates to fit clients with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, assist clients in their selection of eyeglass frames, arrange for the production of eyeglasses or contact lenses and mount lenses in eyeglass frames.