NSCECE offers a range of confidential services to enhance your academic experience and offer you the right support and to help you become better prepared for success at the college level and to provide knowledge about resources available in the community. The Student Success Counsellor offers one-on-one, small group and seminar style academic support and services. The Counsellor keeps flexible office hours to meet with students during class breaks and during occasional evening hours to help reduce barriers and give all students the opportunity to be successful.
Schedule an Appointment with the Coordinator
• Drop by the office during school hours and ask for the Student Success Coordinator
• Contact Juliana Pontes at 902 423.7114 Ext. 224
• E-mail [email protected]
The following confidential services are available to enrolled students at no charge:
• Academic Advising;
• Employment Support;
• Mental Health and Wellness Support;
• Coaching on study skills;
• Assignment Support;
• Referrals to other services and resources in the community that offer support with personal, academic, financial and career development
ADDITIONAL LEARNING NEEDS
We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment for all our students. Support for students requiring special accommodations are delivered through the Student Success office. Along with your application, you can send supporting documentation and the Student Success Coordinator will be happy to meet with you and discuss accommodations. We will do our best to help you reach your potential.
It is the student’s responsibility to state on their application form if they require any special accommodations during their study at NSCECE. Please be aware that in order to receive academic accommodations, students must:
- Fill the Accommodation Request Form with the Student Success Coordinator.
- Provide a recent letter (within the past five years) from a health professional describing the accommodations required. The letter does not need to disclose any diagnosis or disability; however, it needs to be clear about the student’s needs.
Accommodations are implemented on a case-by-case basis. Information provided by the student and their family is helpful, but complementary to the professional’s letter.
NSCECE is committed to examine all accommodation requests and find reasonable solutions for each student, which does not necessarily mean the perfect solution. Please be aware that all students are required to meet course learning outcomes. The purpose of academic accommodations is to reduce barriers to education. Accommodations do not modify NSCECE’s academic standards or alter the core program requirements.
Important: See practicum handbook for specific guidelines to request accommodations during student’s placement.
All information concerning a student’s disability and involvement with the Student Success office is strictly confidential. Information will only be released with written consent by the student to any sources outside NSCECE.
Schedule an appointment at: (902) 423-7114 Ext. 224 or [email protected]
Throughout the fall and winter semesters, the Student Success Coordinator offers seminars on various topics to help new students prepare for College level academics and for returning and mature students to brush up on their skills. Topics include areas such as:
• Academic Writing;
• Academic Integrity and APA referencing;
• Assistive Technology;
• Study Skills;
• Mental Health and Wellness;
• Presentation Skills;
• Navigating Group Work.
If you have successfully completed relevant courses at another college or university and wish you continue towards a Diploma at NSCECE, you may be eligible for course exemptions. Bring your transcripts and course outlines to the Student Success Counsellor, who will be happy to work with you on your individual learning goals.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is a process that gives adult learners the opportunity to gain credit for formal, non-formal, and/or informal learning. Learners follow a process that allows them to identify, describe and demonstrate past learning that was obtained through a collection of study, life and work experiences. The learner then determines how this prior learning aligns with the learning outcomes and essential skills for employment in NSCECE courses.
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