FA C U L T Y Faculty
REGULATIONS FOR THE UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME IN AGRICULTURE (UCPA)
BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture
The UCPA by distance teaching offers:
a Certificate in Tropical Agriculture (CTA) which is tar- geted at post secondary school candidates with limited work experience; who wish to matriculate into the Agri- business Management or General Agriculture degrees offered by the FSA;
and a Certificate of Specialisation in Tropical Agricul- ture (CSTA) which is designed to fulfil the training needs of middle managers and other professionals in the Agri- food, Agro-environment and Education sectors, who have a Diploma or Bachelor’s degree and after years of work experience wish to upgrade their knowledge, or require certification in a specialised area.
Qualifications for Admission to the CTA and CSTA
In order to be admitted to the CTA, candidates must:
Satisfy the lower level matriculation requirement of the University (5 CXC/GCE O’Level passes including English language and Mathematics), Have practical experience or other qualifications
deemed acceptable by the Faculty and University, iii. Have relevant training or work experience in the agri-food sector.
In order to be admitted to the CSTA, candidates must:
Satisfy the normal matriculation requirements of the University, Have obtained a Diploma in Agriculture or B.Sc.
Degree from a recognised tertiary level institution.
Mature Students: Candidates who do not satisfy the above requirements but who have had considerable experience and who are deemed capable of achieving the standard of work required for the CSTA may be permitted to enter the CSTA programme at the discretion of the Faculty and University.