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Five Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) technology programs
have been selected by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board
(CTAB) for national accreditation.

This brings the NSCC total of nationally accredited technology
programs to nine.

The latest recipients of recognition are the Institute of
Technology Campus, in Halifax, (electrical, electronics, and
mechanical engineering technology); Pictou Campus (electronics
engineering technician), and the College of Geographic Sciences
Campus, Lawrencetown, Annapolis County (Geomatics Technology).

Earlier recipients included Burridge Campus, Yarmouth (computer
service technician); Lunenburg Campus (electronics engineering
technician) and I.W. Akerley Campus, Dartmouth (electronics
engineering technician and building technology).

The CTAB is a standing committee of the Canadian Council of
Technicians and Technologists (CCTT). The board was created in
1982 to further develop the standards and criteria for member
registration and to undertake the accreditation of engineering
and applied science technology across Canada.

The CTAB mission is to promote and ensure excellence in technical
education. Working in partnership with the provincial constituent
member associations, the board fulfills its mission through the
National Technology Accreditation program. This program promotes
and fosters a consistent, high quality educational system for
technology across Canada. The member association for Nova Scotia
is the Society of Certified Engineering Technician and
Technologists of Nova Scotia (SCETTNS).

Registration in a nationally accredited technology program is a
student's assurance that their commitment of time and resources
is a protected investment. As well, graduates from accredited
programs become eligible for registration as certified
technicians or technologists within the member associations upon
completion of two years of practical employment experience. This
certification ensures recognition and mobility in the national
and international workplace.

Today CTAB representatives will be at the Institute of Technology
Campus, in Halifax, to present accreditation. Yesterday a
presentation was made at Pictou Campus and later this month the
College of Geographic Sciences Campus will receive its


Contact: Wilma Butts  902-424-2524

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