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Cumberland Campus Springhill Nova Scotia

Cumberland Campus is located in the town of Springhill, with an Extension Site in Amherst. The Glooscap and Sunrise Trails lead to various beaches, walking trails, fossil cliffs and bird sanctuaries throughout Cumberland County. Cumberland Campus is the only post-secondary education and training facility in Cumberland County. It is part of a network of thirteen campuses located throughout the province of Nova Scotia.

At Cumberland Campus we provide opportunities for lifelong learning in academic, business, health, service and trades-related programs. Cumberland Campus is proud of its supportive learning environment and its consistently strong post-graduate employment record. All instruction and training is conducted in modern well-equipped shops, classrooms, and computer labs using up-to-date technology. A lap-top lab is used to provide additional training on and off Campus. The Adult Learning Program is offered on campus for mature students who do not have their Grade 12.

Other Campus features include:

  • Enthusiastic, dedicated faculty and staff
  • An active Student Association organizing dances, coffee houses and sports events
  • Small class sizes
  • Modern computer labs with web access and e-mail
  • Well-equipped shops
  • Extensive Special Needs Resources
  • Strategic Training and Results (STAR Project) providing support for all students
  • Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)
  • Cafeteria with Meal Plan

    The Day Care facilities are for children (ages 3 months to 5 years) of students on a “first come, first served” basis. The Day Care Centre has a number of subsidized spaces for parents of children who may qualify.

    The Library provides students with access to journal and magazine databases, reference books, a Novanet Catalogue and online book and ordering service. A computer dedicated to students with special needs including the necessary software is housed in the Library. The Library also houses the CAP site - Community Access Project.

    Contact Information
    Nova Scotia Community College, Cumberland Campus
    1 Main Street
    PO Box 550
    Springhill, NS B0M 1X0
    Telephone: (902) 597-3737
    Fax: (902) 597-8548
    Email: cuadmissions@nscc.ns.ca
    Website: http://www.cumberland.nscc.ns.ca

    Campus Information
  • Full Time enrolment
  • 225
  • Part-Time enrolment
  • 500
  • Males-Female student ratio
  • 40%-60%
  • Average class size
  • 17
  • Number of faculty
  • 21
  • Number of computers
  • 75
  • On-campus housing
  • No
  • Daycare
  • Yes

    Community Information

  • Springhill population: 4,200
  • Located approximately 25 min from Amherst and 15 min from Oxford.
  • Birthplace of international recording artist Anne Murray.
  • Springhill is known for its festivals, like the Springhill and Area Irish Festival and the Music Fest.
  • Springhill is home to the Springhill Penitentiary which is a large public employer.
  • Cumberland County’s largest private employers are Oxford Frozen Foods Limited, Canadian Salt, ROPAK Canada Inc., Parrsboro Metal Fabricators, I.M.P. Aerospace Ltd., Poly Cello, Seagull Pewter & Silversmiths Ltd., Blue Mist Pewter and Venture Lighting.

    Full-Time Programs

  • Adult Learning Program
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration Information Management Concentration
  • Carpentry - Diploma
  • Continuing Care
  • Cosmetology
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Human Services
  • Office Information Technology
  • Paralegal Services

    Part-Time Programs
    Click here to view the part-time studies and distance education courses at Cumberland Campus.

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