New Brunswick Community College
With over 90 regular programs and six campuses across New Brunswick, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is a collaborative, learner-centred college – creatively contributing to social and economic prosperity through applied learning. NBCC offers students one- and two-year certificate and diploma programs. The College operates from six campuses located in Fredericton, Miramichi, Moncton, Saint John, St. Andrews and Woodstock. The vast majority of NBCC’s skilled, knowledgeable graduates live and work in New Brunswick. In addition to regular programming, NBCC also offers learning opportunities through customized training, continuing education and apprenticeship training.
NBCC focuses on the success of its students and their impact on communities. The College’s award-winning Robertson Institute for Community Leadership brings NBCC’s Signature Learning Experience to live by engaging students in service learning and volunteerism in their communities. NBCC recognizes that, given the increasing diversity of learner needs, innovative and relevant program and service responses are key to successful student experiences. The College maintains strong relationships with employers to ensure quality, relevant programs that are responsive to today’s workforce. Opportunities for applied learning are at the forefront of NBCC programming. 90% of the College’s programs contain an applied learning aspect through co-op, internships and industry practicum placements.
- 88% of NBCC’s 2013 graduates were employed within one year and 86% are living and working in New Brunswick.
- 4,187 students and staff contributed 12,651 community service hours to 200+ activities on the day the Robertson Institute for Community Leadership launched in 2014.
- NBCC’s international student enrollment has increased nearly 60% since 2010. Last year students come to NBCC from over 30 countries.
- When NBCC was officially created in 1973, it brought together institutions with long histories in our communities. Carleton County Vocational School opened in Woodstock nearly 100 years ago in 1919.
- NBCC operations and graduates contribute $1.1 billion to New Brunswick’s economy each year.
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Contribute to our Community
NBCC has a long tradition of community leadership in the classroom with many instructors using community service projects as a way to give back to communities while developing job skills. As part of its strategic plan, NBCC committed to work with communities to create a Signature Learning Experience (SLE) in which NBCC learners and staff are engaged in community service and leadership activities. NBCC’s award-winning Robertson Institute for Community Leadership was officially launched on October 15, 2014 with 4187 students, staff and alumni participating in 191 volunteer activities across all campus regions, with many more participating in activities throughout the year. In 2014, NBCC introduced the Support-level community leadership course which introduces students to the concept of community service and leadership. NBCC is currently developing additional courses that will encourage sustained commitment to community service, develop more advanced community leadership skills, and encourage participants to develop innovative, sustainable and scalable community solutions.
Foster Student Success
A graduate of NBCC’s Business Administration program, Wes Armour was just 22 years old when he took over the family business in 1968. He went on to grow a fleet of 10 vehicles and 11 employees into a freight empire of nearly 2,000 employees, more than 4,000 pieces of equipment, 26 freight terminals and over 600,000 square feet of public warehousing space. Moncton-based Armour Transportation Systems remains privately held with annual revenue estimated at $285 million and has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Award for 11 consecutive years. Recognized for both his business savvy and commitment to social and environmental sustainability, Wes Armour has been named one of the Top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada, Entrepreneur of the Year by the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce and was inducted into the Junior Achievement New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame.
A former standup basketball player, Dave Durepos discovered wheelchair sports after sustaining a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident in 1988. The 1993 NBCC graduate represented Canada at five Paralympics bringing home three gold medals and one silver. He is credited with growing Canada’s national team into the premiere wheelchair basketball program in the world during his 19-year career. Today, Dave is a cartographic technician at Department of Transportation and one of New Brunswick’s most decorated and celebrated athletes. While he has represented Canada around the world, NBCC still holds a special place for this sports star. “Some of the greatest times of my life were at NBCC Moncton,” says Durepos. “It was a great school to go to – the atmosphere was awesome. If I had a choice I would go again.”
A bright future is cooking for Derika Milliea. The Culinary Arts student from Elsipogtog First Nation is one of the recipients of the Loretta Saunders Bursary award. This bursary is presented each year to a female Aboriginal student studying at one of NBCC’s six campuses. After completing university courses, Derika realized she was more of a hands-on person and chose NBCC. She says it means a lot to her that people are taking the time and money to help out Aboriginal students. She loves attending school close to home and live her dream. Derika encourages other students to be proud of their education and career choice. Her ambition and drive is an inspiration to Aboriginal students who are considering post-secondary education. Learn more.
Partner with Business and Community
Shortly after establishing an Office of Applied Research in 2012, NBCC secured eligibility to apply for funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). When opportunity knocked in the form of an NSERC call for Industrial Research Chairs, NBCC was ready. Whether for entertainment, work, or communicating with family and friends, we are all becoming increasingly dependent upon mobile technology. Through collaboration with business leaders and the College community, NBCC was successful in securing NSERC funding to establish an inaugural Industrial Research Chair in Mobile First Technology, held by Dr. William McIver, Jr. This partnership includes cash commitments from six private sector partners (GTECH, T4G, Technology Venture Corporation, Accreon, Mariner Partners in Innovation and Stellar Learning Strategies), plus additional in-kind support. Through Mobile First solutions, NBCC is helping position small and medium businesses in New Brunswick to take advantage of present and future opportunities. Learn more.
Against the backdrop of a stunning vista at Fundy National Park, NBCC and Parks Canada formalized a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaboration on a variety of skill-building projects that will result in a lasting contribution to Fundy National Park’s visitor experience, resource conservation, and external relations programming. This new relationship builds on an ongoing partnership between NBCC and Parks Canada. Most recently, NBCC students built two rustic cabins’ which will be available for guests of Fundy National Park in 2016. Through this project students honed their job skills while enhancing accommodations at one of New Brunswick’s premiere destinations.
Support Indigenous Students
NBCC has set the goal of increasing the participation and success of Aboriginal learners. Approximately 4% of NBCC students are self-identified Aboriginal learners. To provide a supportive and engaging environment for students, Aboriginal Student Centres exist at the Moncton, Miramichi, Saint John, and Woodstock Campuses. Throughout the year, NBCC invites Elders to its campuses to share their culture and experience, as well as offers workshops on Aboriginal culture and art. Aboriginal Student Advisors provide academic and financial guidance, cultural support for our Aboriginal students. In addition, instructional staff participate in an Aboriginal Awareness training module. NBCC is proud to have played an active role in the development of Colleges and Institutes Canada’s ground-breaking national Indigenous Education Protocol. The College signed the protocol in April 2015 and the principles of the protocol will guide the College’s new Aboriginal education strategy developed in partnership with the Aboriginal community.
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Date modified: 2018-10-11