NSAC Aquaculture students visit to Scotian Halibut Ltd. At right are baskets of dulse (Palmaria palmata) immersed in recirculation system sump tanks used to rear Atlantic halibut. This project on integrated aquaculture is carried out in conjunction with NSAC.
The Department of Plant and Animal Sciences carries out research and offers technical, degree and post-graduate courses in crop and animal production, aquaculture, food science, soil science, and agricultural biotechnology.
Economics - The scientific study of choices in regard to the alternative uses of scarce resources to satisfy wants. So what does that mean? It means that economists study the needs of individuals and society and work to find the best methods of sharing and distributing these resources. The demand for food and agricultural products domestically and world-wide is growing, and as such the need for economic understanding of the demand for food and the supply of food is crucial. You will be studying economic factors and developing solutions related to these types of issues.
Business practices touch so many areas of our world today and this unique program offers graduates a very important edge in our marketplace. This is where science and management practices converge to solve problems and capture economics opportunities in our natural world. This unique program means you don’t have to choose between science business - you can do both.
Professional counselling services are available to potential and current students. Potential students can receive career and educational counselling, while enrolled students can attend information seminars.
If you’re creative and can multi-task, our Office Administration: Executive program is for you. Get an introduction to software tools and become familiar with graphics, multi-media, desktop publishing, computerized accounting and web-design tools, in addition to in-depth knowledge of business, office systems and computer skills. This program is designed to prepare you for a career in the rapidly changing office environment. Courses in interpersonal communication and business writing emphasize the importance of the clear, courteous and accurate transmittal of oral and written information.
Communication is key in any office, and being able to speak both French and English unlocks the doors of understanding. Our Office Administration: Bilingual program provides a solid foundation with French language skills training, in addition to a solid foundation in accounting, current administrative practices, communications and software applications. You will develop the broad range of skills required to perform administrative duties in a professional, bilingual office environment.
Take your knack for planning and organizing to the next level. With our Office Administration program, you’ll receive a solid foundation in accounting, current administrative practices, communications and software applications. You will develop the broad range of skills required to perform administrative duties in a professional office environment. The one-year program concludes with a four-week work practicum where you will have the opportunity to apply your new skills and knowledge in an office environment, preparing you for employment.
If you are already climbing the ladder of success, and see your last couple of rungs as a career in Human Resources, the Human Resources Management (HRM) program is for you. The program provides comprehensive theory and practices to professionals who already possess a university degree, a community college diploma with three years of working experience, or a combination of learning and equivalent experience. If you are already an HRM professional who wants to expand or update your skills, our highly experiential learning activities prepare you for the future.
Blending strategic planning with creative communications, our Business Administration: Marketing program trains your mind to think from a consumer’s point of view, and then get the right message out. The program provides skills training in market research, consumer behaviour, advertising, small business management, retail, professional sales and computer marketing applications. Along with a work-practicum, you’ll acquire the critical marketing skills necessary to survive and thrive in today’s exciting and challenging marketplace.