Excelsior Community College

Excelsior Community College

name =Excelsior Community College
motto ="Age Animo"
established =1971
type =Public
president =Mrs. Dahlia Repole
location =Kingston, Jamaica
website = [http://www.exedonline.org www.exedonline.org]

The Excelsior Community College (EXED) is a educational institution of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas, the college recognizes the importance of human development.Their range of programmes covers Council of Community College, Jamaica (CCCJ) Associate and Bachelor degrees programmes as well as Bachelors Degree and Post-graduate Degree programmes, offered in partnership with University of the West Indies, University of Technology, Jamaica and The Chartered Institute of Marketing - United Kingdom.The Community College provides education in the departments of Computer Studies, Business Studies, School of Nursing, Performing Arts, Hospitality, Entertainment & Tourism, Library Technical Assistant, Marketing, Cometology, Continuing Studies, Pre-Univeristy Department and Technical Vocational & Entrepreneurial Department (TVED) with well over 30 programmes.


The College was founded by Aston Wesley Powell in 1971.

The Founding principal since 1974 - 1999 was Mr. Thomas "TED" Dwyer.Under the dynamic leadership of the founding principal, Mr. Thomas Edward (TED) Dwyer, Excelsior Community College set the pace and standards for community colleges in Jamaica and has influenced others in the Caribbean.

Ted Dwyer led the institution with an initial 500 students and four programmes to a healthy 3,000 students with well over 30 programmes as at the time he retired in 1999.

Excelsior Community continues to grow from strength to strength under the present leadership of Mrs. Dahlia Repole, who assumed Principalship in 2000.

Established out of the dreams, dedication, persistence and love for community of the late founder A. Wesley Powell, the Community College has set the pace and standards for community colleges in Jamaica and has influenced others in the Caribbean.

The college has established vital links with the community through association with neighbourhood groups and the private sector, and have been responsive to their developmental needs while also creating opportunities to address the challenges faced by its members.

The College has firm linkages with the University of the West Indies, The University of Technology Jamaica with universities and colleges in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The college is constantly reviewing these relationships and exploring the possibilities of establishing new ones locally and abroad.

The success of the Excelsior Community College is due not just to the vision of its founder and administrators, but to the loyalty and dedication and contribution of staff members. Graduates have moved on to other tertiary institutions and have made their mark in very important areas of our society and on the international scene.

In this very dynamic, global and competitive educational environment, the college is in the process of re-positioning itself to meet the challenges that have been created with the information era. The task is great but Excelsior Community College will succeed in its mission.

The Excelsior Community College family welcomes you to explore our College as we recommit ourselves to reaching even greater heights. "Age Animo".


The Excelsior Community College is formally registered and recognised by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), the official accreditation body for higher education in Jamaica. The College is also a memeber of the Councils of Community Colleges, Jamaica (CCCJ).

Affiliates & Partnerships

University of the West Indies- The Excelsior Community College in partnership with The University of the West Indies offers the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (Generic) Programme (BScN).

University of Technology, Jamaica- The Excelsior Community College in partnership with The University of Technology, Jamaica offers Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA-UTECH, Jamaica).

The Chartered Institute of Marketing- United KingdomThe Excelsior Community College in partnership with The Chartered Institute of Marketing - United Kingdom offers Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing.

External links

* [http://www.exedonline.org Excelsior Community College] - Official Website

* [http://www.xlcralumni.com/ Excelsior (XLCR) Alumni]

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