The Division of Agriculture (DAGRI) offers two programmes of study: Associate Degree (AD), and Certificate (CE). The duration of these programmes are 4 semesters (2 years) and 2 semesters (one year) respectively.
The Certificate programme prepares students to undertake job responsibilities as commercial farmers or workers at agricultural instiitutions.
The Associate Degree programme prepares students to undertake job responsibilities as senior technicians, middle management personnel, agricultural science teachers, commercial farmers or farm managers as well as providing a base for advanced agricultural studies at the Degree level.
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Any three (3) CXC General Proficiency Level passes. Mature students who work in or are self-employed in the Agricultural Sector will also be eligible for consideration. Interview Required.
Passes in at least five (5) subjects at CXC General Proficiency Level (Grades I, II, III) or GCE 'O' Level (Grades A, B and C), or a combination of both. These must include English A (English Language), Mathematics and two (2) Science subjects (Agri-Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Integrated Science), except Human & Social Biology.
All applicants who have not passed Chemistry at CXC level are required to take the Access Chemistry course at the College by the summer of the application year. Applicants who require additional Science subjects should take advantage of Access Science courses offered at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College during the summer preceding their entry.
[accordionslide title="Certificate Courses"]Semester 1:
Reading and Writing Fundamentals
Introduction to Agriculture
Crop Production & Technology
Small Stock Production
Farm Business & Marketing
Basic Farm Machinery and Building
Farm Practice-Agribusiness Project
[/accordionslide] [accordionslide title="Associate Degree Courses"]Semester 1:
Introducation to Ecology & Microbiology
Fundamentals of Economics
Principles of Crop Production
Fundamentals of Soil Science
Principles of Animal Production
Horticultural Crops Agronomy
Hydrology/Land & Water Management
Marketing & Post Harvest Technology
Caribbean Issues & Perspectives
- Category: Agriculture