The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College is proud to introduce to Saint Lucia and the wider region four new Bachelor degrees in the dynamic growth areas of Business Administration, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Environmental Studies and Public Health for the academic year 2021/22 starting this coming September.
The BA programmes are designed to meet the demand for learners interested in upgrading their skills and marketability in the rapidly changing landscape for employment and entrepreneurship with issues like climate change, sustainability, public health, digital disruption at the forefront.
The new BA Business Administration is an industry standard and will facilitate a wider cohort of young professionals in Saint Lucia to gain a recognized terminal degree in a highly sought-after area of specialization.
The BA in Sustainability, Tourism and Hospitality Management responds to the requirements of "building back better" in the largest economic sector in Saint Lucia and the Caribbean with the inclusion of sustainability as a core dimension of the learning experience.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the high incidence of chronic non-communicable diseases have elevated the demand for public health workers and specialists which is catered for in the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Health.
"The introduction of these new Bachelor's Degrees are in alignment with the three pillars of Sustainability, Innovation and Entrepreneurship that drives the new mission of the College as it pivots to University status."
Dr. Keith Nurse, Principal of SALCC
Like the former, the BA in Environmental Studies and Sustainability is a first in the OECS sub-region and prepares students to be changemakers in the areas of climate change adaptation, mitigation and action as well as equips graduates for the burgeoning opportunities in the green and blue economic sectors.
The new Bachelor's Degree programmes were officially launched on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 by Principal, Dr. Keith Nurse, Dr. Winston Phulgence, Dean of Academic Affairs and Dr Cathy James Springer, Head of Institutional Effectiveness and Transformation. They highlighted the relevance of these new Degree programmes and assured that the offerings were benchmarked against world standards and that the degrees are transferable to universities worldwide.
Dr. Nurse highlighted that these new offerings will enhance the competitiveness of the Saint Lucian economy by providing a cadre of skilled young professionals. The Principal also pointed out that, "The introduction of these new Bachelor's Degrees are in alignment with the three pillars of Sustainability, Innovation and Entrepreneurship that drives the new mission of the College as it pivots to University status."
The launch event was proudly supported by Mr. Robert Fevrier, Executive Marketing Manager, 1st National Bank Saint Lucia Limited, a long-standing partner in the provision of financial support in the form of educational loans.
The College invites SALCC graduates, and young professionals looking to expand their possibilities to apply online at www.salcc.edu.lc. The deadline date for submission of applications is 31st May 2021. Qualified applicants may also contact the College about course exemptions and transfers that can facilitate faster completion of Degrees.