Bermuda College

Bermuda College

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Bermuda College is a community college in Paget Parish, Bermuda. It is the only post-secondary educational institution in Bermuda. The college was created in 1974, when the Bermuda College Act merged three educational institutions: Bermuda Technical Institute, Bermuda Hotel and Catering College, and the Academic Sixth Form Centre. Bermuda College offers certificates, diplomas, and associate's degrees in a variety of technical and vocational fields.

Dr. Duranda Greene became the College’s first female and the youngest president to head the two-year community college. She took over from Dr. Charles Green in the summer of 2007.

Bermuda College has approximately 615 students in total. There are 52 full-time lecturers. The Bermuda College offers a variety of academic, technical and professional courses in the Divisions of Applied Science & Technology, Business Administration & Hospitality, Liberal Arts, and the Centre for Professional and Career Education. Programmes lead to Associate Degree, Certificate or Diploma credentials, and there are a number of Professional Designation, and non-credit offerings for life-long learners.

Founded: The College was created by the Parliament of Bermuda through the passage of the Bermuda College Act in 1974 with the amalgamation of three flourishing institutions: the Bermuda Technical Institute established in 1956, the Bermuda Hotel and Catering College (1965), and the Academic Sixth Form Centre (1967).

Size of Campus: 26 acres.

Degrees and Certificates Granted: Associate degrees, Certificates, and Diplomas

Number of Faculty: 52 faculty, 70 adjunct lecturers.

Average Class Size: 15 students.

Student Applicants: In 2004/2005 the College had 517 applicants of which 467 actually enrolled. This count consisted of 287 traditional and 230 non-traditional applicants.

Student Enrollment: Fall 2005 the College enrolled a total of 1215 students of which 210 were continuing education students.

Library Facilities: The Bermuda College Library maintains more than 35,000 volumes and 1,315 reels of microfilm. In addition, a special collection of Bermudiana: material related to Bermuda consisting of 1,104 volumes and 348 rare books which contain material that is now out of print and is available under restricted conditions for reference purposes only. Online Public Access Catalogues (OPACs) and printing facilities are available to locate library resources. EBSCO host Online is a premier research source of thousands of periodical articles via the Internet. The library also provides access to online resources and other informational databases.

Computer Facilities: Bermuda College has six computer labs to which students have access. Each student is assigned a computer ID address at registration. The college has a Windows NT network that provides access to a wide-range of programming languages, software packages, and applications, including the Internet. All of these services are available to staff and students with a Bermuda College password.

External links

* [ Bermuda College Website]

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