The Dominica State College has announced the addition of new courses and degrees for the 2018 -2019 academic year set to commence in September.
Among the new programs are a course in building trade, an associate’s degree in pharmacology and bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration, English, and Special Education, administrative officer at the Dominica State College, Anic Bruno told Vibes Radio.
The college has partnered with Jolly’s Pharmacy to offer the pharmacology course, which will be for a three year period.
“The pharmacology program is a new program that we have been trying for two years now, with our partner Jolly’s Pharmacy,” Bruno said.
She added that Jolly’s Pharmacy “are the ones who are pushing” to have the pharmacology course done at the college and it is “for students who want to become a pharmacist, or to work in labs” and the like.
“The program is for three years and students who want to do this program are to have at least five CXC’s, especially science inclusive with maths,” Bruno informed.
The College is introducing a new certificate course in building trade “because of the talk about resilience…we decided to basically link with the public and do a course”.
“It’s for fifteen months and it starts in September based on the numbers that we get,” Ms. Bruno stated.
The building trade course will be “based on trained community, so most likely we will have to so some courses within certain communities that have a high enrollment”.
Persons who have completed high school with at least four CXC subject passes or those with 3-5 years working experience in a certain field.
The new Bachelors of Science programs in Business Administration, English, and Special Education, will be in addition to the nursing course.