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June 04, 2020

New Brunswick Community College program changes for September 2020

New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) has announced changes to programs for the 2020-2021 academic year.

“As NBCC responds to New Brunswick’s changing workforce and economy, it’s more important than ever that we align our limited resources to the programs that are relevant to the province’s labour market needs and student demand,” said Ann Drennan, Vice-President, Academic and Research. 

Throughout the year, NBCC monitors admissions as well as historic enrolment trends, labour market demand and industry needs. As a result of the most recent review, the following changes are being implemented in 2020-2021:

NBCC will discontinue Building Engineering Technology: Building System (Moncton Campus) and Fuels Technician (Saint John Campus) which have experienced ongoing enrolment challenges and previous suspensions. Elements of the Fuels Technician program may continue to be provided through NBCC’s contract training.

Based on historic trends and projected enrolment, the following programs will be suspended for Fall 2020:

  • Electrical: Construction (St. Andrews Campus) - This program capacity will be converted to Electrical: Industrial at the Campus.
  • Carpentry (St. Andrews Campus)
  • Welding (St. Andrews Campus)
  • Steel Fabrication (Saint John Campus)
  • Administrative Professional: French Second Language (Fredericton Campus)

Due to uncertainties created by COVID-19, many programs which had previously been expected to meet enrolment targets, are no longer projected to do so. As a result, NBCC has chosen to suspend the following programs for Fall 2020:

  • Child and Youth Care (Miramichi Campus) 
  • Building Engineering Technology: Structural (Moncton Campus)
  • Electronics Engineering Technology (Saint John Campus) 
  • Energy Systems Technology (Saint John Campus)
  • Steel Fabrication (Saint John Campus) 
  • Culinary Arts / Culinary Arts Management (St. Andrews Campus)
  • Hotel and Restaurant Operations / Hotel and Restaurant Management (St. Andrews Campus) 
  • International Travel and Tourism (St. Andrews Campus)

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 applicants impacted by these changes to help them identify other programs in related study areas. 

With six campuses across New Brunswick, NBCC contributes 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:

Tanya Greer, Communications Coordinator