Kingstec Campus is located in Kentville in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. The Campus serves students of widely varying age and experience levels with a comprehensive selection of full-time certificate and diploma programs in Business, Apprenticeable Trades and Technology, Applied Arts and Service Occupations, and Access programs. Minutes from downtown Kentville and from the commercial district of New Minas, Kingstec is readily accessible to stores, banks, recreational facilities and boarding/renting accommodations. Bus service to Kingstec from Valley locations is provided by Kings Transit operating between the Kingston/Greenwood area and Wolfville.
The spacious library at Kingstec Campus has a 30,000-volume selection and is open throughout the day as well as after hours. Also available to students after hours and on weekends are Kingstec Campus network computer facilities. In addition to textbooks, the new bookstore offers a range of appealing campus wear and other useful items. A full-size gymnasium serves the Kingstec intramural and varsity teams. Food and snacks are available at the Round Table licensed dining room, as well as at the campus cafeteria in the Student Centre. An on-campus daycare licensed for 25 children from infancy to six years accommodates children of students and staff, and those with special needs. Students experiencing the mid-winter blues can relax among the flowering plants and watch the fish and turtles in the greenhouse where summer never ends!
For training options beyond daytime core programming, Kingstec's Department of Extension Services is a dynamic force, serving the general public, business, and industry through continuing and distance education, as well as customized training. During the fall, winter and spring terms, a broad range of evening courses is available in the fields of computer technology, business, trades, applied arts, occupational health and safety, and quality assurance. Individuals have an ideal opportunity to upgrade important job skills and advancement. Non-credit and personal interest courses are featured, as well as credit courses towards completion of programs. Extension Services also offers full-time training opportunities in key market-niche areas such as Information Technology. The Customized Training Division of Extension Services works with business and industry to identify training needs and to customize programs that specifically meet those needs. Currently, the Division is working with most of the major manufacturing enterprises in the Annapolis Valley providing technical training to maintenance staffs, and leadership training for managers, supervisors, and front-line personnel. Kingstec Campus Extension Services typically provides in excess of one hundred program choices to 1800 students annually.
Services to Students
The friendly Student Services personnel at Kingstec Campus provide assistance to students with educational/academic, career-related, special needs, and personal issues. Information is available from Student Services on upgrading options, student loans and financial aid, housing, and physical/mental health services. Peer tutoring and Graduate Employment Services are other special services accessible through the Student Services office. Kingstec has an expanding awards program providing entrance, in-program, and convocation scholarships and bursaries as well as awards for achievement in specific programs/courses. The Student Association at Kingstec plays an active role in student issues by funding the peer tutoring program and an in-program bursary, sponsoring campus athletic activities and social events, subsidizing class trips and business workshops/conferences, facilitating grad photos, and providing charitable support. Kingstec Campus is a very active member of the Nova Scotia Community College Athletic Association. Students and staff have an opportunity to use the fitness facilities and to participate in a number of intramural and/or recreational activities that are scheduled during the day and after hours. The following varsity teams and clubs operate on campus and participate in the NSCCAA annual provincial tournaments held at various NSCC campuses throughout the year including softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, ice hockey, ball hockey, badminton, table tennis, curling and broomball. Students with special needs are encouraged to contact Student Services prior to their arrival on campus so that their specific needs may be identified, faculty informed, and accommodations considered. The Campus is wheelchair-accessible with appropriately fitted washrooms, accessible telephones, photocopier, elevator, and a TTY device housed in Student Services.
Nova Scotia Community College, Kingstec Campus
236 Belcher Street
PO Box 487
Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 3X3
Telephone: (902) 678-7361
Fax: (902) 679-4381