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1) Where is your College located?
2) What programs does your College offer?
3) Do you offer co-op programs? In what areas?
4) What are your admission requirements?
5) What are deadlines for applications and scholarships?
6) What size scholarships do you offer?
7) Do you have a campus tour program? How does it work?
8) What is the cost of attending?
9) What are sources of funding that I should investigate?
10) How do I know what classes I take?
11) What on-campus housing is available? How do I apply?
12) What extra-curricular activities are available? How do I sign up?
13) How do I get an on-campus job?
14) Can I transfer from your school after first year?
15) Can I change programs without restriction with your College?
16) What services to students are available on campus?
17) How big is the library? Will I be expected to find things on my own?
18) Where will my classes be located?
19) What are the sizes of my first year classes?
20) Is there a place where I can get academic assistance?
21) What services does the institute provide with respect to computers, internet, and software?
22) How can I get more information?
23) Is there limited enrollment in the program I wish to study?
24) What is the future outlook for my choice of study?
25) Will I require graduate studies before I am ready to embark on my career choice?



1. Jane Norman College is located in downtown Truro, Nova Scotia, at 60 Lorne Street. [ top ]

2. Jane Norman College offers an Early Childhood Education Diploma, a Youth Worker Diploma, a Special Education Diploma, a Public School Program Assistant Certificate, and an Early Childhood Inclusive Education Certificate, Teaching Adults Certificate as well as various professional development courses, workshops, and information sessions. [ top ]

3. Jane Norman College does not offer co-op programs in any of our programs. As a student with us however, you will fulfill 500 hours of practicum training in a working environment. These hours are necessary to graduate. [ top ]

4. Applicants must have a grade 12 or equivalent. Those who do not may still apply and be considered on an individual basis. Applicants to the Special Education Diploma or the Early Childhood Inclusive Education Certificate programs must have successfully completed either our Youth Worker or Early Childhood Education Diploma, or their equivalent. Applicants for any of our programs must posses an adequate knowledge of the written and spoken English language. [ top ]

5. Applications for enrollment will be accepted and given consideration until August of the year of studies. Applications received after the middle of August can not be guaranteed consideration for that study year. The Dr. Jane Norman Entrance Scholarship is awarded to several students before they graduate high school, based on academic achievement and exhibited personal characteristics necessary to professional care givers. An academic standing of 80% or higher gets an automatic consideration for an entrance scholarship, so applying before June 1 is beneficial to those hoping to receive a scholarship. [ top ]

6. We offer several scholarships of different value. Please contact our student services coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. [ top ]

7. Every year Jane Norman College offers several 'Try Us On' and/or Information Session dates. Each of these sessions last approximately two-three hours and include a tour of the school, the residence, and a chance to meet faculty and students. This is an opportunity to ask questions about the programs and fees, and to get a feel for the atmosphere at Jane Norman College. The student liaison officer also gives private tours to students who are unable to attend one of these sessions or who apply after the last scheduled date. These tours can be arranged by calling (902) 893-3342 and asking for Linda Sutherland, or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. [ top ]

8. Jane Norman College is a recognized non-profit post-secondary educational facility. We keep our tuition costs low for our students. Our tuition fees vary so please check the individual program of interest for more information. There are also additional minimal costs such as a training completion fee based on which program you enter, student council fees and grad fees. [ top ]

9. Students continuing their education after high school or as an adult should always seek scholarship and bursary information from the local high school guidance office or career centre in your area. Many places offer scholarships to members such as Co-op, banks, Teachers Union, Legions, Rotary Clubs, Power Company etc. Checking out the internet is a great way to discover a lot of funding that may be available to you. There is also student loans available to qualified students of any of our programs (Early Childhood Education students should check out new Debt Reduction program).This information is also available at career centers and guidance offices, or by checking the internet. If you are considering returning to school in order to change careers, you may want to discuss funding options with your local Human Resources career counselor. [ top ]

10. At Jane Norman College, the courses are chosen for you, to ensure you receive the best education for your chosen career. All the courses included in your chosen program are directly related to the career path you are on. You are taught by the highest qualified faculty in the profession, in all courses. [ top ]

11. Jane Norman College shares a residence with the NSCC in Truro. There is a limited number of rooms available to Jane Norman College students. You can apply for residence by contacting the NSCC Coordinator of Residence at (902) 893-5385. The coordinator can answer all your questions regarding residence. [ top ]

12. Any activities in school are organized by you, the student. Student council is always seeking new and interesting activities for the student body, so do not hesitate to share your ideas! In the past there have been volleyball teams, table tennis, dances and theme parties, and fund raising activities. [ top ]

13. Jane Norman College students can apply for employment at the Russell Resource Library, or join student council. Some student council positions are paid by honorariums and require a log of working hours. Both are good opportunities to earn some extra money while attending school. [ top ]

14. Jane Norman College credits are transferable to some institutions. It is best to seek information from the institution you wish to transfer to regarding transferable credits. [ top ]

15. If a student wishes to change programs, a request letter must be sent to the student services coordinator. Some courses are taught in more than one program and may not have to be repeated. [ top ]

16. Jane Norman College provides a large student lounge, complete with microwaves and a fridge. There is also table tennis, a fully stocked library, quiet study rooms, a cafeteria, adequate parking nearby, lockers, pay phones, an alumni association and career services registry which aids students in finding employment. [ top ]

17. The Russell Resource Library has approximately 8,000 titles with duplicate copies. There are about 550 videos, and 40 journal subscriptions. Our collection focuses on program related topics, and includes a large collection of multi cultural, special education, and juvenile literature. Students are given instruction on how to search for material, and there is always staff on hand to aid you. [ top ]

18. All full time studies take place at 60 Lorne Street Truro. Jane Norman College uses a number of classrooms, the Dr. Jane Norman Child Study Center, and the multi-purpose room to hold classes in. [ top ]

19. Jane Norman College prides itself on the low student teacher ratio. First year classes range between 15 and 30 students per class. This ensures individual attention to students as needed. [ top ]

20. The College offers tutorial services designed to help students achieve academic success. Students experiencing academic concerns of any kind should contact our Student Success Coordinator who will give them more detailed information about our tutorial program. [ top ]

21. A student study and resource area is located at the rear of the library. It includes a bank of computers with internet access. [ top ]

22. More information on the Jane Norman College may be obtained from the downloadable calendar .The College will keep you informed on 'Try Us On' and/or Information Session dates and any changes in programs or fees which may occur through this web site. [ top ]

23. Jane Norman College does not limit the number of students in a program. We believe smaller classes work better for students so if a program has a large number of students, we will create two smaller classes from the large one. [ top ]

24. Jane Norman College offers programs in the care giving profession. Presently there is a very positive outlook for Youth Worker, Public School Program Assistant, and Special Education students. Early Childhood Educators however, are in very high demand. A recent intensive study of the ECE profession across Atlantic Canada shows a crisis situation with the low number of qualified workers. The government of Canada is putting forth large amounts of money to attract people to, and keep people working in the profession. [ top ]

25. When you graduate from Jane Norman College, you are a fully qualified professional, with many hours of experience and learning. Your diploma is recognized across Canada and the world, and you join an alumni of over 4,000 respected and sought after Jane Norman College professionals. [ top ]

If you require further information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (902) 893-3342

 

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