New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) has announced changes to programs for the 2019-2020 academic year.
“To continue NBCC’s significant contribution to New Brunswick’s workforce and economy, it is necessary for us to allocate our limited resources to programs which respond both to labour market needs and student demand,” said Mary Butler, Vice-President, Academic and Research. “In some cases, this means introducing new programs and increasing capacity in existing programs or providing more flexible offerings of existing programs.”
Two new programs are being introduced at NBCC for 2019-2020. Automotive Technology (Saint John, Moncton) is a two-year diploma program designed to increase the skill level of graduates in areas of electronics, diagnostics and new automotive technology, such as hybrid and electric vehicles. Information Technology: Data Analytics is a post-graduate diploma that will be delivered beginning in January 2020 in a format that enables access to adult learners with backgrounds or employment in related fields.
As part of a commitment to welcome more learners, NBCC is also introducing more flexible program offerings.
“We recognize that having to come to a Campus all day may create a barrier for some prospective learners,” said Butler. “So we are addressing this through offerings such as a new Personal Support Worker program which will be delivered through a blended approach of online and in-person delivery on a part-time basis.”
Throughout the year, NBCC monitors admissions as well as historic enrollment trends, labour market demand and industry needs. As a result of the most recent review, the following changes are being implemented in 2019-2020:
- Building Engineering Technology(BET): Building Systems (Moncton) and Electrical: Construction (St. Andrews) will see their capacity converted to other in-demand streams in the program area.
- Fuels Tech (Saint John) will be suspended based on low enrollment.
- Plumbing (St. Andrews) will be discontinued. This offering has experienced ongoing enrollment declines and did not run in 2018-2019.
Current students will not be impacted by these changes and will be able to complete their program as planned.
“NBCC’s Recruitment team will work with future students impacted by these changes to help them identify other programs with available seats so that they can continue their plans to pursue an education at NBCC” explained Butler.
With six Campuses across New Brunswick, NBCC’s programs, services and initiatives contribute to New Brunswick’s social and economic prosperity by supporting the aspirations of individual learners, seizing the opportunities of the labour market, and collaboratively solving the challenges of communities and industry. In addition to more than 90 certificate and diploma programs, NBCC also provides specialized and customized training to meet the needs of specific sectors and communities. Find out more information on NBCC programs by visiting: www.nbcc.ca.
Corporate Communications Coordinator, NBCC