School of Access
Earn your high school diploma, get the academic credits you need to pursue a post-secondary credential or develop life and career skills to prepare you for the future.
The School of Access also offers English language and continuing education training.
Explore School of Access programs by area of interest.
Academic upgrading & skills development
- Academic credits
Pick up the credits to qualify for college and university programs and get started on the career you’ve always imagined with Academic & Career Connections
- High school diploma
Finish your high school diploma and discover what opportunities open up for you. Take the first step with these programs:
- Life & employability skills
Develop independent living skills and prepare for employment after high school or further education and training with the Achieve program.
- Career exploration for incarcerated youth
Limitless is a new program expanding access to post-secondary education for incarcerated Nova Scotians.
English language training
Get the language skills you need to demonstrate fluency and further your studies with these programs:
- English for Academic Purposes
Enhance your English language skills to prepare for your college and university studies.
- ALP – English as an Additional Language Concentration
If English isn’t your first language, this program gives you the support you need to earn your Canadian high school diploma.
- The Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) Assessor Training
Become an RHFAC professional and work to improve the accessibility of the built environment for people with disabilities. Learn more
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Come see our campuses and experience life at NSCC.
The School of Access offers programs to help you kick-start your post-secondary education and career path.