UCC was established in January 2004 with an initial focus on providing more accessible, high quality and flexible educational programmes to Jamaicans. UCC was established subsequent to the acquisition by the Institute of Management Sciences Ltd (IMS) of Institute of Management and Production (IMP).
The institution currently offers professional certificate, diploma, associate, bachelor, masters and doctoral degree programs, as well as customized corporate training programs in Jamaica. Disciplines include: Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Marketing, Hospitality Management, Business, Finance, and Business Administration among many others.
The perfect job may be just an interview away. The Department of Student Affairs provides career counseling, job interview sessions and other helpful services that students are encouraged to take part in, such as internal & External Career Expositions, part-time Work & Study job experience. Please stay tuned for exciting seminars each semester.
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The first year of University for most students, is a big change as the campus environment and the actors therein are new and unfamiliar. The Department of Student Affairs (DSA) facilitates the Orientation to University Life module which is designed to facilitate and assist persons in the transition to studying at the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean.
The mission of the UCC Library is to effectively provide staff, faculty and students of the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean with relevant resource materials for effective support of the institution's teaching, learning and research programmes.
School Mate is designed to provide Personal Accident coverage for the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean’s students, in the event of accidental injury resulting in medical and dental expenses, dismemberment or death, as well as broken lens of prescription eye glasses.
The University has six (6) campuses across the island inclusive of locations in Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Mandeville and May Pen; and an enrollment averaging 5,000 students annually inclusive of online learning. The student population consists predominately of working adults and includes graduates in supervisory, management and other leadership positions in several of the leading private sector corporations and public sector institutions, within Jamaica and the Caribbean.
The UCC sports programme presents a healthy option. Participation in sports not the only enhances physical and mental growth but also has numerous positive effects later in life. UCC Male Football Team participates in the annual Intercollegiate Football programme and hopes to have a Female football team soon. Other exciting games such as table tennis, netball, Dominoes, Obstacle Race, and track and field are all a part of UCC Annual Fun Day one of the biggest events of the year.
The UCC currently has five functional clubs and societies that are designed to suit your varied tastes and interests.
The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) is the only private higher educational institution in Jamaica that has obtained both local and international institutional accreditation from the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) & ASIC (UK) respectively.
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