On a high
BCC reports strong response to new programmes
The new bachelor’s degree programmes scheduled to be introduced at the Barbados Community College (BCC) are driving interest in the tertiary institution.
When the new school year begins on Monday September 5, the BCC will offer Bachelor of Arts degrees in Entertainment Management, Health Sciences, Science, Media and Journalism and Education.
Without giving figures, Registrar Roger Worrell said the response to the programmes had been good, while interest remained high in the nursing programme.
“We are now looking at the enrolment – we don’t have actual figures as yet – but we know that there are more highs than lows in areas like nursing. We have a bachelor’s degree in nursing and we have had an extremely good response to that. Also our culinary arts programmes; generally all our programmes are in demand,” Worrell told Barbados TODAY.
He said registration had been hampered by the late release of results by the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), but students were “trickling in with their CXC results but we don’t foresee any dramatic decrease” in enrolment.
Worrell added that both first-time and returning students would begin classes same time, with an orientation session to help those who recently left secondary school adapt to college life. (AGB)