New Brunswick Community College

Founded 1973 | 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. The college has six campuses: in Fredericton, Miramichi, Moncton, Saint John, St. Andrews and Woodstock. There are Indigenous student gathering centres at four of the school’s campuses. NBCC offers a variety of post-graduate programs to complement university degrees and college diplomas.

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. In 2021, NBCC was selected 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 due to an aging workforce. The program connects skilled immigrants with companies seeking workers. NBCC operates the Robertson Institute for Community Leadership, which encourages students to develop interpersonal and problem-solving skills through volunteer opportunities. Participants can earn a community leadership certification by taking an online course and engaging in college-wide service days.

Popular Programs

• Business Administration

• Information Technology

• Practical Nurse

• Early Childhood Educator

• Office Administration

School Size



• Diploma: $3,380

• 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.

• Marine Diesel Mechanic: This program is offered at the St. Andrews campus, where students learn to install, repair and maintain diesel-powered marine vessels.

• Aquaculture Operations: Learners acquire technical knowledge and skills in areas such as salmonid biology, husbandry and the aquaculture production cycle.