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September 11, 2020

NBCC, CBU sign degree pathway agreements

New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) today signed agreements with Cape Breton University (CBU) that provide graduates with new degree pathways.

Eligible graduates of NBCC’s Criminal Justice: Corrections, Criminal Justice: Police Foundations, Child and Youth Care Worker, and Early Childhood Education programs can now transfer their credits to CBU’s three- or four-year Bachelor of Arts Community Studies programs.

“At this time of transformative change in almost every aspect of our daily lives, the importance of lifelong learning has never been more evident,” said Mary Butler, President and CEO of NBCC. “Agreements like these help us provide additional opportunities for our students, at every stage of their learning and careers.”

“Cape Breton University is so proud to have this partnership with NBCC. Agreements, like the ones signed today, represent enormous opportunities for students and for our institutions,” said David Dingwall, President and Vice-Chancellor of Cape Breton University.  “We look forward to welcoming students from the NBCC to our CBU community for many years to come.”

Students in NBCC’s Social Sciences programs are trained for careers that impact lives and make communities better places to live, work, and raise a family. Areas of study include community service, mental health, diversity and inclusion, and sociology.

The Bachelor of Arts Community Studies degree program at CBU offers a wide range of opportunities for academic specialization as well as specific focused degrees in different areas of study. It is a process-oriented, experiential degree program that prepares students for the job market. The core community studies courses are focused on problem-solving, critical thinking, community-based research and work placements.

About Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University is an Atlantic Canadian post-secondary leader, with a growing national and international reputation. Currently home to nearly 5400 students, CBU’s vision of post-secondary education allows students to pursue dynamic fields of study that are ideally suited for success in liberal arts, business, health, education, science and technology. Students from more than 40 countries study at CBU and benefit from the university’s unique commitment to community, economic development, Indigenous learning, and research into many aspects of environment and culture.

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About NBCC

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.  

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Media Contacts :

Lenore Parsley, Communications Manager, CBU

Tanya Greer, Strategic Communications Coordinator, NBCC