The newest campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) was formally launched in Antigua & Barbuda on July 4 at the CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting in 2008.
Th e Open Campus is an amalgamation of the previous Office of the Board for Non-Campus Countries & Distance Education (BNNCDE), the School of Continuing Studies (SCS), the UWI Distance Education Centre (UWIDEC), and the Tertiary Level Institutions Unit (TLIU).
The Campus, which has nearly 50 physical site locations in 17 English-speaking Caribbean countries, offers multi-mode teaching and learning services through virtual and physical site locations across the Caribbean region.
The Open Campus has developed a unique approach in the Caribbean region to enhancing the student experience in innovative continuing and professional education, undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education study programmes and courses by distance, blended, online and face-to-face learning modes.
We offer a three-ti ered registration structure to suit particular needs and educational backgrounds. The system allows our students to move and transfer within the entire University system to reach the required standard.
All of our convenient and high-quality undergraduate, graduate and continuing professional education programmes and courses, have been designed in direct response to meet the changing educational and training needs of the underserved communities across the Caribbean region.
The Open Campus also works closely with our sister UWI Campuses at Cave Hill, Mona and St. Augustine to after many academic options in many key areas for Caribbean and global markets. Read more......Read less
Excelsior Community College is a venerable college that never gets old in its continued commitment to excellence. Using its unique position as a Methodist college located in t
he Caribbean, Excelsior Community College is dedicated to the betterment of lives throughout the area.
Excelsior began in 1931 and was not only the first community college in Jamaica, but the largest as well. It was founded by Dr. Hon Aston Wesley Powell in the company of five students in January of that year. In 40 years, it grew to over 2,000 students and in 1950, the Methodist church entered into the development of the school. After 40 years, the community college introduced a formal launch and shortly thereafter commenced with an adult education program.
Later programs at the college included a nursing program, teacher training, computer studies, hospitality and tourism programs, a performing arts program, cosmetology department, computer science and management studies.
Excelsior Community College offers its students a wide variety of associate degree programs. You will find associate degrees in Information Technology, Environmental Studies and a wide variety of others. The main campus is located in Kingston, Jamaica. There are three other campuses located off-site in the city of Lyssons, St. Thomas. The school is accredited by the University Council of Jamaica.
The college offers students the opportunity to join a number of organisations that interest them. Yearly campus enrollment is approximately 2,000 students. You will find a number of activities that go beyond classroom learning. The college encourages students to join clubs and organisations to improve their quality of life as they are learning. Attending a two-year college gives you the opportunity to make certain which degree path you want to follow.
Many students go on to a four-year university after graduating from Excelsior Community College. Whether you are looking for an associate of nursing degree or computer science degree, you will find the right classes at Excelsior Community College. The faculty is dedicated to the success of its students. You will find a diverse culture on campus. Research your career path before choosing the associate degree that is right for you. Read more......Read less