FA C U L T Y Faculty
BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture
Outline of the UCPA Programme
The following certificates are offered in the UCPA:
Course Certificates for individual courses;
Certificate in Tropical Agriculture (CTA);
Certificate of Specialisation in Tropical Agriculture (CSTA).
The CTA is awarded on completion of four (4) core and four (4) basic courses, while the CSTA is awarded on completion of four (4) basic and four (4) advanced courses in one of the areas of Specialisation respectively (see Tables 1 and 2).
Courses normally extend over one (1) semester and all courses are four (4) credits in weight.
The UCPA consist of twenty-three (23) courses including four (4) core; eight (8) basic and eleven (11) advanced courses. Other courses may be added to the programme as the need arises.
Table 1: UCPA Courses for the CTA and CSTA
Course Code CORE COURSES
Agroecology & Sociology of Caribbean Rural Systems Tropical Crop and Livestock Production Systems Food Science, Technology and Food Utilisation Business & Resource Management in Caribbean Agriculture
Marketing Theory, Research & Practice Basic Economic Principles, Practices & Applications Agricultural Production & Commercialisation Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises Agricultural Waste Management
Communication Skills for Extension Workers Basic Principles & Key Practices for Extension
ADVANCE AU43A AU43B
AU43D AU43E AU43F
D COURSES Marketing Planning and Management International Marketing & Quality Assessment Food Quality and Food Sanitation Management Economic and Agricultural Development Financing Agricultural Enterprises Agro-tourism & Agro-environmental Linkages for Development Sport Field and Turf Grass Management Management of Community Parks and Green Spaces Pollution and Protection of Water Resources Development Extension Programmes Using Participatory Approaches Methods in Teaching Agriculture
Table 2: Courses for the CSTA Specialisation Areas
Specialisation Basic Courses Advanced Courses
Food and Agricultural Marketing And any other two Basic Courses And any other two Advanced Courses Agri-business Management And any other two Basic Courses And any other two Advanced Courses Agro-environmental Management And any other two Basic Courses And any other two Advanced Courses Rural Development, Communication and Education And any other two Basic Courses And any other two Advanced Courses
AU42A & AU42B AU43A & AU43B
AU42C & AU42D AU43D & AU43E
AU42E & AU42F AU43F & AU43I
AU42G & AU42H AU43J & AU43K
Land Resource Protection