Full Time Diploma Programs
McKenzie College has been providing technical and creative educational programs for over twenty-five years.
Our challenge as a registered Nova Scotia College is to provide innovative career training. We have consistently adapted our programs to meet the changing needs of the marketplace.
McKenzie College was the first institution in Eastern Canada to provide technical training in digital media and computer animation. Graduates of McKenzie College can be found across Canada in leading positions in creative media. We have continued to strive to provide relevant diploma and occupational training programs and are currently emphasizing our industrial trades training programs.
Our commercial driving and equipment operation programs have become very popular and are the only commercial driving training programs available on Cape Breton Island. Heavy Equipment operation is available in the spring and summer season and teaches students how to operate the front end loader, backhoe, bulldozer and excavator. Straight Truck / Forklift is designed for the logistics and transportation industry and trains students to operate a Class-3 vehicle and commercial forklift. Earthmoving combines Class-3 licensing and the operation of a dump truck, backhoe and mini excavator. Basic and High Pressure Welding provides exceptional employment opportunities for graduates and is the only program in NS to include needed certifications within the cost of the program. More information on these programs are available in the Driving Programs section on our web site.
The medical industry is one of the most consistently growing industries in Canada. Our Medical Transcriptionprogram provides intensive training in anatomy and medical terminology. Graduates have employment potential in hospital transcription departments, doctors offices and private transcription firms.
Our Business Accounting program provides students with practical skills in manual accounting and includes instruction using the two most popular accounting software packages, Quickbooks and Simply Accounting. More information on our business programs is available in the Business section on our web site.
Security Alarm Technician is a newly recognized trade in Nova Scotia and McKenzie College is the first institution in Nova Scotia to provide training for students wanting to enter the trade as an apprentice.
How Do I Apply For Admission?
We accept applications for program enrollment up to the start date of each program. Application forms may be obtained online or from the registrar
Complete the application form for the program and return by fax, mail or in person, along with the $50.00 registration fee and supporting documents. Our registration office will confirm your acceptance into your program with a written letter of acceptance.
Student Loan Applicants
You can begin your application process for Student assistance immediately upon submitting your application. Most applications for student assistance are now made online. Our registration office can assist you with completing your application.
Your student loan application requires that you submit proof of income and employment where applicable. This material can be mailed or faxed to the student loan office after you complete your application online.
Once your student loan application is complete you should notify our student assistance office so that we may forward to student assistance a confirmation of your enrolment into your program along with the program start and end dates.
Loan applications take up to eight weeks, on average, to process. This time may be longer if the student assistance office is waiting for supporting documents and may also be longer during peak application periods in September. Please apply early to insure quick processing.
Will I Qualify for Canada Student Loan Assistance?
Canada Student Loans are available to Canadian residents to assist in financing education costs. Several factors influence your eligibility for assistance such as income, place of residence and marital status. You can find National Student Loan information online that may help you calculate your potential eligibility.
We are not accepting applications for international students at this time while we review our international registration policies. Please check back at a later date.
English Language Scores
Paper-Based Test: 550
Computer-Based Test: 213
Internet-Based Test: 80
Overall Score: 6.5
No Band Below: 6.0
*All IELTS and TOEFL scores should be sent to registrar @mckenziecollege.com directly from the testing language body (Eg. IELTS or TOEFL). Language scores that have been sent by students will not be accepted.
English Proficiency Exemption
If you have completed at least two years in a secondary school where English is the primary language of instruction, you do not require a language score. Official documentation, however, is needed.