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ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURE

 SKILLED AGRICULTURAL, FORESTRY AND FISHERY WORKERS

INTRODUCTION
The Associate of Science in Agriculture is a two-year programme that is geared towards
empowering individuals to be independent and to allow for a greater level of food security on
the island in a shorter period. It is in keeping with the Government’s thrust to grow what we eat
and eat what we grow and it will be a beacon in equipping young and old alike, with technical
knowledge to successfully manage their plant and animal production businesses. No longer will
the farmer be looked upon as the ignorant old man in dirty clothes with his hoe or machete slung
over his shoulder, but this degree will bring credence to the profession of farmers to denote a
technically well-informed individual that has expertise in Agricultural Sciences. The Associate of
Science in Agriculture programme comprises 69 credits broken down as follows: 23 credits core
requirements, 24 credits cognates, and 22 credits General Education requirements.

 

  • Listing ID: 4149
  • Institution Category: Universities
  • Institution Type: Private
  • Field of Study: AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
  • Awarding Body: Northern Caribbean University
  • Qualification Level: Level 6 Associate Degree
  • Education Sector: Higher Education
  • ISCED Code: 08 Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries & Veterinary- 081 Agriculture- 0811 Crop & Livestock Production
  • Qualification Developer: Northern Caribbean University
  • Quality Assurance Body: UCJ
  • Entry Requirements: MATRICULATION REQUIREMENTS
    In addition to the general requirements for entry into the University, the requirements for
    matriculation into our departmental programmes are specified as follows:

    Bachelor or Associate of Science in Agriculture: Five (5) GCE/CSEC passes in English, Math,
    Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science, and one (1) other subject. Students who do not have a
    pass in Chemistry will be matriculated into the department after successfully completing
    CHEM111,112 Intro to Chemistry I, II with no grade lower than “C”. Alternatively, an Associate of
    Science in Agriculture or Associate of Science in a natural science programme and graduates of
    HEART Trust/NSTA with a level 3 or above in Agriculture will also be considered for matriculation
    into the BSc in Agriculture programme.
  • Number of Credits: 69
Contact details

Manchester Road, Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica, W.I.Northern Caribbean University 18765663088 vivienne.quarrie@ncu.edu.jm https://www.ncu.edu.jm

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