The Barbados Community College (BCC) is a tertiary education institution established by an Act of Parliament in 1968, which was amended in 1990 to empower the College to grant certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, degrees and other awards to persons who successfully complete courses of study approved by the Board of Management. Our mission statement states that:
The Barbados Community College is a dynamic centre of learning which exists to meet the changing education, training and development needs of the societies that it serves, by providing a range of courses and programmes of study in a learning environment conducive to the intellectual, physical and social development of students and staff, so that they can make a meaningful contribution to their country, region and the wider community.
BCC occupies two main campuses and comprises ten academic Divisions, a Physical Education Department, the Library, the Counselling and Placement Centre, and the Administrative section. Each Division/Department of the College makes a major contribution to creating an optimal learning environment for the students of the College. The Divisions of the College are: The Barbados Language Centre, Commerce, Computer Studies, Fine Arts, General and Continuing Education, Health Sciences, the Hospitality Institute, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology. Each academic Division is managed by a Head (referred to as a senior Tutor or Director, as with the case of the Hospitality Institute and the Language Centre). The Industry Services unit is a department in the Division of General and Continuing Education that liaises very closely with industry to ascertain the needs of various sectors of industry and delivers programmes to meet those needs.
The Hospitality Institute is a purpose-built facility comprising classrooms, laboratories and a fully operating training hotel (Hotel PomMarine), which is a joint venture between the Government of Barbados and the European Union. The Institute has a small satellite centre located at All Saints in St. Peter.
BCC offers a more comprehensive range of programmes than any other tertiary institution in the region and aims to develop the full human potential of each student and members of staff. The academic programmes are complemented by a variety of co-curricular activities.
Visit the BCC website at http://www.bcc.edu.bb