Overview of Academic Programmes
Pre-College and Undergraduate Programmes
Adding to its curricular offerings, the University College is introducing several programmes in the undergraduate level this year, including the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, the Associate of Legal Studies and the Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Primary Education. A 15-month intensive Post-Graduate Certificate in Education completes the pathway for those who want to become primary level teachers.
These new programmes seek to fill the demand for local talent and broaden choices for both high school leavers, adult learners and professionals looking to transition into new careers.
There is also renewed interest in other existing programmes. President Bodden said, "I am interested in following the further development of the Engineering Technology programme, the astronomy courses and let us not forget the great strides being made in Music and the Performing Arts."
In addition, UCCI has revamped its Pre-College programme to better assist prospective students that do not have the necessary entry requirements for matriculation into the associate degree programmes. Through the support of the Pre-College Coordinator and the Student Services Department, students under this programme will receive academic counselling, career guidance and various workshops that will prepare them for success while experiencing life in a college environment.
Graduate Studies and Professional Development
The Professional Development Centre (PDC) at UCCI offers an extensive array of educational opportunities specifically designed to help businesses and organisations in the Cayman Islands meet today's multifaceted and international challenges.
As a result of a new focus on global competitiveness, the PDC is proud to announce that the College of Business Studies and Professional Development at the University College of the Cayman Islands is an Educational Member of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education. As such, this membership represents initial success in the process of international accreditation for UCCI's business studies and professional development programmes.
The PDC at UCCI is also launching two new degree programs this semester in the internationally recognized Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration (CEMBA) and the Commonwealth Executive Master of Public Administration (CEMPA). "Both of these graduate-level curricula feature materials designed and vetted by the Commonwealth of Learning to provide a uniform level of excellence and a flexible educational experience with opportunities for self-paced study and multiple completion levels culminating in diploma and degree recognition," said Dr. JD Mosley-Matchett, Director of Graduate Studies and Professional Development.
Dr. Mosley-Matchett added that the PDC is also offering a new programme for those seeking to hone their professional skills without the extensive time commitment of a full degree – an Executive Certificate in Global Leadership offered jointly with the University of Texas at Arlington.
UCCI is also continuing to meet the unique needs of local businesses through custom-designed professional development.