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November 15, 2016

NBCC’s 2017-2018 training plan will position students for career success

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) has announced program changes for 2017-2018 which meet both student demand and the labour market needs of New Brunswick.

"NBCC is committed to maintaining six strong campuses within the six regions of the Province that we serve," said Mary Butler, Vice-President, Academic Development. "Our program renewal efforts continue to be focused on increasing transferability within NBCC and to other institutions; reducing the number of streams within sectors to optimize enrolment and reflect industry standards; and increasing online and/or cross campus delivery using non-traditional timeframes for learning and methods of delivery."

In 2017-2018, NBCC will establish two new categories of seat allocation:

  • College-wide seats will support reflect a flexible learning environment for students and an increasingly flexible teaching environment for our instructors. This includes a new online delivery of Academic Studies.
  • Responsive seats will allow NBCC to address increased demand and waitlists within approved programs and program offerings. NBCC will also use Responsive seats in collaboration with First Nations communities for a greater degree of flexibility in terms of location, timing and training needs for Aboriginal learners in these communities.

The changes will take effect in the 2017-2018 academic year. All students currently enrolled in programs to be discontinued will be able to complete their programs as scheduled in their current locations. NBCC is committed to working with students, staff and stakeholders over the coming months to ensure minimal disruption as these changes roll out.

Details of the 2017-2018 program changes are on the following page.


For inquiries, please contact:

Michelle Willcott
Communications Officer, NBCC
Phone: 506.453.8194 | 504.440.9105

NBCC 2017-2018 Training Plan Overview

Academic Services

  • Pre-Science seats from Moncton, SJ and Fredericton will be allocated to Academic Studies online offerings to will improve accessibility to all New Brunswickers looking to access courses required to enter post-secondary studies. Academic Studies will be delivered in Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 face to face in Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton and Miramichi. More information will be provided in Spring 2017 in regards to the Academic Studies delivered online offerings.

Applied and Media Arts

  • Digital Photography will be discontinued due to low enrolment and completion rates.
  • Graphic and Communications Design will be offered in Moncton beginning in September 2017. Students currently enrolled in Fredericton will complete their program in Fredericton.


  • Health Information Management was suspended in 2016-2017 pending review. As a result of the review, it will be discontinued as a regular program but could be offered on contract basis in future.
  • Personal Support Worker will be reduced to one cohort in Woodstock.

Information Technology

  • Information Technology: Business Analysis will be added in Moncton.

Mechanical and Industrial

  • Industrial Control Technology will return, as planned, to a single cohort.
  • Power Engineering Technology will return, as planned, to a single cohort.

Office Administration

  • Office Administration: Bilingual will be a new offering in Moncton.

Social Sciences

  • Criminal Justice: Police Foundations will return, as planned, to a single cohort.

Trades: Metals Processing

  • Welding will be returning to Woodstock as Welding and Metal Fabrication to better meet the needs of industry in the region.