The Division of Technology is the home for education and training at a technical level predominately in engineering disciplines, architecture and land surveying. Persons completing an Associate Degree in Applied Science have acquired the requisite knowledge and skills to support professionals in the disciplines studied and are prime candidates for entry into a University of choice.

The Division offers Six (6) Associate Degrees in Applied Sciences namely:

  • Architectural Studies
  • Building and Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • Land Surveying
  • Mechanical Engineering.

These programs are offered as either:

  1. A two-year program (full time) or
  2. A three-year program (day-release) catering to persons who are currently employed, with classes offered three evenings per week and one full day.

Academic Entry Requirements

Minimum of Four (4) CXC O’ Levels from: Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) / General Certificate of Education (GCE) / Other equivalent qualifications.

Divisional Departments

Mathematics and English Language are compulsory.

The other two (2) subjects may be in any of the following disciplines: Sciences, Visual Arts, Humanities or Technical.

 * Applicants to Architectural Studies- a portfolio is required:

Assets include: Art/Visual Art, Geography, Technical Drawing, Physics.

** Applicants to Building and Civil Engineering- assets include: (1) CXC pass in Technical Drawing (or equivalent drawings-based certification, including Mechanical Engineering Drawing, Building Drawing, AutoCAD, SJPI Certificate in Drafting); (2) CXC General pass in Physics or Chemistry. 

***Applicants to Electrical Engineering and Electronic and Computer Engineering- any one of the following is also required: Physics or, Industrial Technology: Electrical and Electronic Technology

**** Applicants to Land Surveying- assets include: Geography, Physics, Technical Drawing.

*****Applicants to Mechanical Engineering- assets include: Physics, Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Mechanical Engineering Technology

The acceptable grades should fall into any of the following categories:

  • CXC - 1 and 2 prior to June 1998;
  • CSEC - 1, 2 and 3 (acceptable from June 1998);
  • GCE - A, B & C;
  • CAPE - Grades 1-5 in Unit 1 and or 2.

All applicants with tertiary level qualifications or Technical certification should submit a transcript.

Relevant NVQ and CVQ qualifications are assets and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. If an applicant has higher qualifications, this may be considered in terms of advanced standing or possible exemption from some courses up to 30% of total programme credits.

Qualifications of mature applicants (25 years and older) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Passes in English and Mathematics are compulsory.  Work experience in the relevant disciplines for a minimum of five years would be an asset.

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