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Undergraduate Certificates, Diplomas & Associate Degrees

A.Sc. in Administrative Professional Office Management

The Associate Degree in Administrative Professional Office Management (ASc APOM) is designed to provide a cadre of trained administrative professionals at the junior and middle administrative levels across the Caribbean. Graduates will hold qualifications which are immediately marketable in the workplace. In addition the ASc provides for entry to further academic study with eligibility for credit exemptions in some courses. Students pursue a mix of courses designed to provide them with general knowledge and skills, a foundation in management principles and functional skills in administrative and office management. Details...

A.Sc. in Business Management

The Associate Degree in Business Management (ASc BUMA) is designed to upgrade the knowledge base and skills level of persons pursuing careers in business and management. In addition the ASc provides for entry to further academic study with eligibility for credit exemptions in some courses. Students pursue a mix of courses designed to provide them with a foundation in management principles and functional skills. Details...

A.Sc. in Paralegal Studies

The demand for capable paralegals is growing rapidly in the Caribbean and the wider world. They are required to perform many tasks formerly carried out by lawyers as well as to carry out the office procedures necessary for the efficient running of law offices. The Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies (ASc PALS) prepares persons for this role and also provides a foundation in law for entry to further academic study in law. The programme provides an overall understanding of the Commonwealth Caribbean legal system. The delivery of each course ensures that it is relevant to the country in which it is offered to give the student a working knowledge of that jurisdiction while providing breadth to enable them to move to another jurisdiction and function effectively. The programme instruction will be practice-oriented to ensure that paralegals have a good functional grasp of paralegal practices. Details...

A.Sc. in Public Sector Management

The Associate Degree in Public Sector Management (ASc PSMA) is designed to offer management education and training specifically geared to the operations and challenges of public sector entities. Courses address the fundamentals of public sector management to enable participants to learn the basic principles and best practices of public sector management as well as adding breadth through the general management courses and the electives. In addition the ASc provides for entry to further academic study with eligibility for credit exemptions in some courses. Details...

Certificate in Business Administration (CBA)

The Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) have been discontinued with effect from 2004/2005.
Persons previously registered in these programmes are permitted to continue. A new programme, the Associate degree, is being introduced through your local centre. Your Site Coordinator/Resident Tutor should be contacted for information on this programme.

Certificate in Public Administration (CPA)

The Certificate in Public Administration (CPA) have been discontinued with effect from 2004/2005.
Persons previously registered in these programmes are permitted to continue. A new programme, the Associate degree, is being introduced through your local centre. Your Site Coordinator/Resident Tutor should be contacted for information on this programme.

Certificate in Local e-Governance in the Caribbean

Local governments, non-governmental organisations and communities are increasingly realising the need to utilise new information communication technology (ICT) if they are to be sustainable in the information economy. Using ICT in local governance can improve local management and administration, and also lead to greater participation and transparency in local government. Details...

Certificate in Online Journalism

This course is designed to familiarize individuals with online technologies. The emphasis is on Internet journalism technologies, particularly "Blogging", with some focus on the writing and visual skills needed to effectively publish content for Caribbean audiences. The course will orientate and provide instruction to participants on multimedia reporting techniques and the strategies used to make online information practical for various audiences. The course will be using "blogging" as tool for publishing content on the Internet. Details...

Certificate in Community Media

This course is designed to broaden the understanding of media beyond traditional uses and to introduce communication and technology as techniques in building public awareness, social behaviour change promotion and community empowerment. Using UNESCO's "Multi-media for Caribbean Communities" project as the framework, the course will outline and investigate the use of resources such as community radio and community multi-media centres as tools for empowerment and effective practical communication. Details...

Certificate in Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment

A variety of individuals working in national drug agencies, NGOs, academic institutions, the police force, and the military institutions around the Caribbean, identified the need for a programme to provide continuing education in substance abuse prevention and treatment. Details...

Diploma in Gender Studies

This programme is offered by The Centre for Gender & Development Studies, Regional Coordinating Unit (CGDSRCU) on the Mona Campus and facilitated through UWIDEC. It is designed to provide participants with an understanding of gender and its influence on all spheres of life - social, economic, political and personal - and therefore, its impact on national development. A Gender and Development Studies programme is interdisciplinary, and so it is increasingly applicable in today’s world where jobs require the use of initiative and creativity and are not always specialised. There are many areas in which exposure to gender studies will provide the edge in finding employment. For instance, in human resources, health services, teaching service, social work, and guidance & counseling. Details...