Division of General Studies Distance & Continuing Education Programmes

English

 Duration: 1 Year
Certificate Issued: Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)

Course Content: CXC English A Syllabus

Mathematics

 Duration: 1 Year
Certificate Issued: Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)

Course Content:
General CXC Mathematics Syllabus

Residential Computer Aided Drafting

Duration: 3 Months
Certificate Issued: Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Certificate

Programme Description:

This course reinforces Computer Aided Drafting techniques. The use of commands and the application of the commands to construct / draft basic shapes and spaces as they directly relate to residential drafting. Students will learn how to manipulate the computer and CAD programmes to achieve the necessary output in terms of staying true to the design.

Course Content:

• Introduction to Residential Computer Aided Drafting
• Using different layers, colours and linetypes
• Size and layout of rooms
• Dimensioning styles
• Site Plans
• Single storey dwelling with elevations

Prerequisite: Applicants must have Technical Drawing at Grades 1, 2, or 3

Small Business Management

 Duration: 3 Months
Certificate Issued: Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Certificate

Programme Description:

This course helps students to understand some of the fundaments of business in the local context. It enables students to prepare business plans and become aware of the various lending agencies, their loan requirements and stipulations.

Course Content:

• Role of Small Business in the Economy
• Mistakes and how to avoid them
• Buying an ongoing concern
• Justifying a new business
• Acquiring a Franchised Business
• Structuring the Operating Organization
• Selecting the legal form of Organization
• Financing the Business
• Policies
• Management and Leadership
• Marketing
• Production
• Records System
• Managing the Firm’s finances
• Personnel and Employee Relations

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