The Arts, Natural & Social Sciences faculty collaborates with the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) in offering a number of Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Associate Degrees. Seize the opportunity to be a part of the Montego Bay Community College, which epitomizes academic excellence so that your goals of tertiary education can be realized.

Candidates wishing to apply for admission to undergraduate programmes at UWI should note that:
For the Faculty of Pure & Applied Sciences: Mathematics and 2 approved Science subjects are required.
For the Faculty of Social Sciences: Mathematics at the CSEC CXC/GCE O’ Level is required.
Candidates who do not possess a Grade 1 in CSEC CXC English A, a Grade A in GCE O’ Level, a Grade 1 or 2 in CAPE
Communication Studies, or a Grade A in the GCE General Paper, are required to take an English Language Proficiency Test on entry.

Programmes Offered:

Candidates may choose 3 of the following CAPE subjects: History, Sociology, Law, Literatures in English, Spanish, Geography,  Economics.

The areas of specialization are as follows:

  • History  –  History and Law and one other subject
  • Sociology- Sociology and History and one other subject
  • Law         –  Law and Literatures in English and one other subject

Campus & Mode: Montego Bay – Day

Candidates  are required to take Management of Business, Accounts or Sociology and Economics.

The areas of specialization are as follows:

Accounts   –    Management of Business and Accounting and one other subject

Economics –    Management of Business and Economics and one other subject

Campus & Mode: Montego Bay—Day

 

Candidates may choose 2 of the following CAPE subjects: History, Sociology, or Management of Business. Additionally, CAPE    Information Technology in year 1, Law in Year 2, College Accounts in Year 1, and Psychology  in Year 2 are compulsory.

The areas of specialization are as follows:

  • Sociology  –  Sociology and History
  • Accounts   –  Management of Business and Accounting

Campus & Mode: Montego Bay – Day.

Candidates may choose 3 of the following CAPE subjects Mathematics, Chemistry  or Geography, Biology, Physics, Environmental Science. 

The areas of specialization are as follows

  • Natural Sciences  –  Physics and Chemistry and one other subject
  •  – Physics and Biology and one other subject
  •  – Biology and Chemistry and one other subject

Environmental Studies – Environmental Science and Geography and one other subject

Campus & Mode: Montego Bay—Day, Westmoreland—Day

Preliminary Sciences is offered in collaboration with the University of the West Indies. The  Preliminary Sciences Programme gives matriculation to the Faculties of Medical Sciences, Engineering and Pure and Applied Sciences at UWI.

Candidates may choose 3 of the following  subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics

Applicants should complete application forms for both UWI and MBCC. UWI application should be submitted by July 28, 2017. Transfer to the Mona Campus is not automatic; students are required to re-apply to the UWI.

Campus & Mode: Montego Bay – Day.

2-Yr programme offered in collaboration with the College of Agricultural Science and Education (CASE )

 Entry Requirements: Successful completion of the CASE A.Sc. Degree in General Agriculture, MBCC A.Sc.      Degree in Agricultural Technology. Consideration will be given to candidates with other relevant A.Sc. Degrees from other accredited institutions subject to CASE evaluation. Bridging courses will be necessary for entrants not    matriculating using the CASE A.Sc. Degree in General Agriculture programme.

Courses Include: Green House Technology, Writing for Science & Technology, Caribbean Studies; Bioconversion, Plant Physiology II, Ornamental Gardening & Landscaping, Research Design & Statistics, Integrated Production Systems Mgmt., Behavioural Psychology, Project Research, Design, Writing & Evaluation of Project/Business Plans and Grant Proposals, Plant Pathology Entomology, Agricultural Extension, International Marketing,      Computer  Aided Construction in Agriculture, Plant Breeding, Land Surveying, Seed Science & Technology, Post Harvest  Technology, Introduction to Geographic  Information Systems, Advanced Soil & the Environment and Electives.

Campus & Mode: Montego Bay—Evening

Students are required to complete 240 hours of Work Experience

 

2-Yr  Programme offered in collaboration with the Jamaica Theological Seminary (JTS)

 Programme Outcomes: Students who complete this programme should be able to occupy positions within Social Agencies, the Justice System, Educational Institutions, Aid Organizations, Communities, Health Sector,           Counselling Agencies, Youth Ministries & Agencies, Community Development.

Entry Requirements: Successful completion of an Associate Degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

Courses Include: Developmental Psychology, Educational and Psychological Test and Measurement, Theories and Techniques in Counselling II, Social Work Theory and Practice III, Social Gerontology, College English III, Abnormal Psychology, Caribbean Family Life, Substance Abuse and Human Behaviour, Research Project in    Context, Conflict Transformation, Social Planning and Evaluation, Grief Management, Reading the Bible as      Literature, Juvenile Delinquency, Management of Human Service Organizations, Human Sexuality, Social        Psychology, BSW Major Practicum and Electives.

Campus & Mode: Montego Bay—Evening;

Students are required to complete 40 hrs. of Community Service Programme (CSP)

 

2-Yr Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) Programme

 Programme Outcomes: The Bachelor of Science in Social Work Degree will prepare students for immediate

entry into human service positions. The job prospects include services in addiction treatment, corrections, mental health and wellness enhancement, immigration and refugees’ assistance, among other areas.

 

Entry Requirements: Successful completion of the Associate Degree in Social Work or other relevant  Associate Degrees issued by the CCCJ. Consideration will be given to candidates with Associate degrees from other         accredited  institutions subject to the evaluation of the CCCJ.  Mature status as determined by the CCCJ 

Courses IncludeHuman Rights and Social Justice, Organization and Administration of Social Services,           Administrative Communication, Human Resource Management, Mediation and Dispute Resolution, Research Methods, Organizational Behaviour, Social Work Research Paper, Social Gerontology, Grief Management, Theory and Practice of Social Work: Case Work, Advanced Statistics for the Social Sciences, Field Practicum I, Substance Abuse and Families, Social Welfare and Policy II, Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families, Caribbean Economic Development, Ethnicity and   Social Welfare, Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation, Human Sexuality, Global Perspectives in Social Work, Child and Family Advocacy, Field Work Practicum II and Electives.

Campus & Mode: Montego Bay—Evening ; Westmoreland—Evening

Students are required to complete 480 hours of Practicum

 

2-Yr CCCJ Programme

Programme Outcomes:  Graduates of this programme will be equipped with professional knowledge, values, and skills for generalist social work practice.  They will be prepared for work within communities and organizations providing

the necessary support needed by Social Workers.

Entry Requirements: 5 CSEC/CXC subjects Gen. I, II, III or GCE O’ Level– A, B, C, in English Language, Mathematics  and 3 other approved subjects. (Students without CXC or GCE Math are required to sit the Foundation Concepts in             Mathematics I & II at an additional cost). Applicants with a lower than a Grade 1 or A in English Language will be        required to sit the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT). Alternate forms of matriculation:

  1. a) Equivalent qualification (s) as determined by the CCCJ.
  2. b) Mature status as determined by the CCCJ

Courses IncludeEthics for Social Work, Communication I & II, Introduction to Social Work, Introduction to  Psychology, Introduction to Sociology,  Human Behaviour & Development, Introduction to Counselling & Communication Techniques, Social Work Practice & Principles I & II, Law for Social Workers, Statistics for Social Work, Oral Communication,           Fundamentals of Social Research, Social Welfare and Policy,  Introduction Disability Studies, Foreign Language I,          Practicum I & II, Fundamentals of Information Technology, Entrepreneurship Seminar and Elective.

Campus & Mode: Montego Bay—Evening and Day ; Westmoreland—Evening and Day

Students are required to complete 330 hours of Practicum

 

2-Yr CCCJ Programme

 Programme Outcomes: Graduates will be equipped with the necessary knowledge to perform at the entry level in           professions where basic psychology may be needed. These professions may include: assistants to social workers, coaches, researchers, counsellors and entry level marketers.  The programme lays the foundation for further studies in the field of Psychology.

Entry Requirements: 5 CSEC/CXC subjects Gen. I, II, III or GCE O’ Level– A, B, C, in English Language  and Mathematics and 3 other approved subjects. (Students without CXC or GCE Math are required to sit the Foundation Concepts in     Mathematics I & II at an additional cost). Applicants with a lower than a Grade 1 or A in English Language will be         required to sit the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT). Alternate forms of matriculation:

  1. a) Equivalent qualification (s) as determined by the CCCJ
  2. b) Mature status as determined by the CCCJ

Courses IncludeCommunication I &  II,  Oral Communication,  Caribbean   Studies,  Introduction to Sociology, Foreign   Language I, Statistics for Social Sciences,  Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Dynamics of Intra and Interpersonal       Relationships, Research Methods I & 2, Fundamentals of Information Technology, Introduction to Psychology I & II,             Introduction to Developmental Psychology, Introduction to Counselling Psychology , Psychology  Practicum, Ethics for the Helping Profession and Elective.

Campus & Mode: Montego Bay—Day

Students are required to complete 240 hours of Practicum

 

2-Yr CCCJ Programme

Programme Outcomes: Graduates should be able to occupy entry level positions and will be capable of developing and  implementing advanced crime reduction strategies required from modern criminal justice professionals.  They will also be able to apply  investigative techniques, applicable laws and regulations, investigative interviewing methodologies,         evidence collection procedures,  preparation of reports and investigation case management. The programme lays the    foundation for aspiring Criminologists.

Entry Requirements: 5 CSEC/CXC subjects Gen. I, II, III or GCE O’ Level– A, B, C, in English Language, Mathematics  and 3 other  approved subjects. (Students without CXC or GCE Math are required to sit the Foundation Concepts in            Mathematics I & II at an additional cost). Applicants with a lower than a Grade 1 or A in English Language will be         required to sit the   English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT). Alternate forms of matriculation:

  1. a) Equivalent qualification (s) as determined by the CCCJ
  2. b) Mature status as determined by the CCCJ

Courses IncludeFundamentals of Information Technology,  Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to  Psychology I, Communication I & II,  Criminal Law I & II, Police and the Community, Ethics in Criminal Justice, Law and Society,   Introduction to Sociology, Small Business  Management, Correctional Institutions: Concepts , Systems and Issues,  Forensic Science, Gangs and Organized Crime, Statistics for Social Sciences,  Criminal Investigation and Procedures, Oral          Communication, Technology Based Crime, Seminar on Crime Reduction Strategies, Practicum and Elective.

Campus & Mode: Montego Bay—Day and Evening ; Westmoreland—Day and Evening

Students are required to complete 240 hours of Work Experience

 

2-Yr MBCC Programme

Programme Outcomes: Graduates will receive a solid foundation for entering careers in the field of agriculture        including farmers, researchers, educators, extension staff and members of agribusinesses.  The training will enable   holistic thinking and deeper understanding of the multi-dimensional nature of sustainable agricultural production.

Entry Requirements: 5 CSEC/CXC subjects Gen. I, II, III or GCE O’ Level– A, B, C, in English Language,  Mathematics, one Science subject and 2 others or a Diploma in Agriculture from CASE; or Grades 1 or 2 Ministry of Education      Certificate from Sydney Pagon/Knockalva Agricultural Schools; or  Level II Ebony Park/Heart NTA Certificate; or Level 3 (MoE) Certificate and 3 CSEC CXC subjects  including English Language; or Mature Entry—at least 2 CSEC CXC subjects including English Language along with a portfolio for assessment.  (Students without CXC of GCE Math are required to sit the Foundation Concepts in Mathematics I & II at an additional cost). Applicants with a lower than a Grade 1 or A in English Language will be required to sit the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT).

Courses Include:  Botany, Communication I & II, Fundamentals of Soil Science, General Chemistry 1, Agricultural  Zoology,  Introduction to Information Technology, Principles of Crop Production, Agricultural Mathematics,         Foundation of Physics, Environmental Science, Introduction to Agricultural  Biochemistry, Principles of Livestock,  Extension Methods, Agricultural Business Management & Marketing I, Soil Conservation & Watershed Management, Introduction to Agricultural Biotechnology, Research Design & Statistical Methods, Agricultural Engineering,          Entomology, Elective and specialization courses. 

This programme has three specializations—Agronomy, Animal Science and Agri-Business Management and            Marketing.

Campus & Mode: Montego Bay—Evening

Students are required to complete 240 hours of Work Experience

 

2-Yr CCCJ Programme

Programme Outcomes: Graduates will be able to work in Agri-business logistics and supply chain management, food      processing, food storage and sanitation; greenhouse and crop management or create their own agro-processing       businesses.

Entry Requirements: 5 CSEC/CXC subjects Gen. I, II, III or GCE O’ Level– A, B, C, in English Language, Mathematics  and 3 other  approved subjects. (Students without CXC of GCE Math are required to sit the Foundation Concepts in Mathematics I & II at an additional cost). Applicants with a lower than a Grade 1 or A in English Language will be  required to sit the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT). Alternate forms of matriculation:

  1. a) Equivalent qualification (s) as determined by the CCCJ
  2. b) Mature status as determined by the CCCJ

Courses IncludeCommunication 1& 2,  Fundamentals of Information Technology, Quality Customer Care,            Fundamentals of Agricultural Science, Introduction to Finance and Agribusiness, Introduction to Food Microbiology,        Fundamentals of Accounting, Food Safety and Quality Management Systems, Foreign Language 1, Introduction to Food Chemistry, Introduction to Food Processing, Standards, Regulations and Ethics, Supply Chain Management,    Introduction to Food Engineering, Applied Mathematics for Hospitality, Postharvest Technology, Small Business    Management, Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Elective, Food Production      Development (Capstone Project) and Introduction to Human Resource Management.

Campus & Mode: Montego Bay—Day and Evening

Students are required to complete 240 hours of Internship/Work Experience

 

1-Yr Programme

Programme Outcomes: In this programme, students are assisted in improving their qualifications in order to            matriculate into one of our Pre-University or Associate Degree programmes.   Applicants MUST apply for a specific area in the programme to be considered.  Applicants wishing to matriculate into Associate Degree programmes with a lower than a Grade 1 or A in English Language will be required to sit the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT). 

Entry Requirements: 4 CSEC/CXC subjects Gen. I, II, III GCE  O’ Level subjects A, B, C.

Courses: Students are able to complete at least two (2) CSEC/CXC subjects along with up to three (3) Unit 1 CAPE   subjects OR three (3) Associate Degree courses.  Subject/course choice is based on enrolment numbers.

Campus & Mode: Montego Bay—Day, Westmoreland—Day

 

2-Yr MBCC Programme

Programme Outcomes:  The programme serves to develop professionals to work in the funeral service industry as   funeral directors, funeral service managers, embalmers and restorative artists.

Entry Requirements: 5 CSEC/CXC subjects Gen. I, II, III or GCE O’ Level– A, B, C, in English Language, Mathematics  and 3 other  approved subjects. (Students without CXC of GCE Math are required to sit the Foundation Concepts in Mathematics I & II at an additional cost). Applicants with a lower than a Grade 1 or A in English Language will be   required to sit the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT). Alternate forms of matriculation:

  1. a) Equivalent qualification (s)
  2. b) Mature status will be considered

Courses IncludeFuneral Service Principles, Funeral Service, Law , Regulations & Business Law, Restorative Art &          Cosmetology, Introduction to Embalming, Ethics & Critical Thinking in Funeral Services,  Funeral Service Pathology, Issues in Grief & Bereavement, Funeral Service Business,  Microbiology, Principles of Embalming 2, Embalming Lab 1, 2 & 3, Funeral Arranging & Directing, Communication 1 & 2, Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology , Introduction to Psychology,   Applied Mathematics for Funeral Service, Fundamentals of Accounting, Chemistry for Embalmers,    Elective and  Fundamentals of Information Technology.

Campus & Mode: Montego Bay—Evening ; Westmoreland—Evening

Students are required to complete 240 hours of Work Experience

 

1-Yr Programme

Entry Requirements to Level II: Two CSEC CXC subjects including English Language Gen. I, II, III or GCE O’ Level A, B, C or professional certification or successfully passing the HEART/NTA entry test.

Entry Requirements to Level III: Successful completion of Level II

CoursesBasic First Aid, Basic Communication Skills, Workplace Safety Procedures, Assist Care Recipient with       Medication, Prepare Bed for Occupancy, Attend to Sanitation & Hygienic Care, Care for the Dying Person, Provide Support for Persons with Disability, Care for Children, Prepare Medical Equipment and Supplies.

Campus & Mode: Westmoreland—Day and Evening

 

NOTE:
The CAPE Associate Degree is no longer offered through the Montego Bay Community College.  Students who pursue our Pre-University programmes may qualify for the CAPE Advanced Proficiency Diploma once they have satisfied the requirements as determined by CAPE.  CAPE Certificates and/or the CAPE Advanced Proficiency Diploma (if eligible) are the only certification issued to students who pursue the Pre-University programmes.
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