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About The Mico University College
The historical significance of the Mico embodies a tradition of resilience, endurance and relevance especially in the 21st century. The sole survivor of over 300 “normal” schools established in the Caribbean during the post-emancipation era, Mico has given sterling service in education for over 170 years. Mico holds the enviable record of being the oldest teacher training institution in the western Hemisphere. Maintaining this solid foundation is part of the College’s Strategic Plan which envisions the institution becoming a University College, offering first degrees in Primary and Secondary Education, Educational Administration, Special Education, Guidance and Counselling, and Science Education.
The Mico University College Courses
B.Ed. in Early Chidlhood, Primary, Secondary, Technical Vocational Education; Heritage Studies: Guidance and Counselling ; School Management and Leadership ( 2 yr Post Diploma Programmes)
These programmes are geared towards persons with a diploma in teaching. These programmes cover 60 credits and may be completed over 5 semesters. They are offered in the evenings, weekends, including summers.
Pre-University Early Childhood Programme
This programme caters to untrained early childhood practitioners with the view of assisting them to matriculate into the bachelor’s degree programme. Based on candidates’ entry qualifications, they may complete the programme in one (1) year or two (2) years. This programme is offered on Friday evenings and Saturdays.
Pre-University Men’s Programme (PUMP)
This programme targets adult males to help them through a one (1) year period of study to matriculate into a bachelor’s degree programme of their choice. This programme is offered in the days.
Professional Certificate in Tour Guiding
This is a part time one year certificate programme taught to personnel in the Tourism Industry as well as other professionals.
Post Diploma Certificate (School Administration and Management) This programme provides training for principals, vice principals , senior teachers and other administrators in the rudiments of school management. It is a one year part-time programme with classes scheduled two evenings per week.
Short Courses/ Programmes
These include Certificate in Reading, Human Exceptionalities, Public Speaking, Managing ClassromBehaviour and Counseling aimed at personal development. All but Counselling can be completed in one (1) semester. Counselling can be completed in one (1) year . Class schedule is flexible but dependent on collective agreement of students.
Special programmes and courses are designed and developed based on target groups’ needs.
These are outreach services which target The Mico’s surrounding environs.
- Career counselling
- Entrepreneurship Guidance
The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) is the official body which accredits our programmes and courses. Some programmes are already accredited while the remaining ones are being accredited.
The Joint Board of Teacher Education (JBTE) is the external quality assurance body responsible for The Post Diploma Certificate in School Adminstration and Management Programme.
The Mico University College Application Procedure
How To Apply
YOUR REGISTRATION CANNOT TAKE PLACE WITHOUT THESE DOCUMENTS
Document Checklist for Registration:
- Fee Payment Authorization
- Proof of medical examination by University College’s doctor or approved physician
- Proof of Personal Health Insurance (or payment)
- Proof of having paid Accident Insurance (or payment)
- TRN Card
- Preliminary Registration Print-out
Report to the eLearning Lab and follow the steps outlined below:
- On the dates assigned, submit to the Accounts Department representative all bank vouchers with payment of fees and/or proof of Students Loan Bureau’s Loan agreement.
Be sure to make your lodgement to any branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia using the correct payment voucher. Fill in ALL the required information on the voucher before making payment at the bank and take the bursary portion of the receipt to the Accounts Department on the day you present yourself for registration. Keep your copy of the voucher safe as you may be called on to produce it.
NOTE: Students with SLB loans are required to pay 50% of their fees prior to registration. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor and secure his/her loan from the SLB. Please note that your loan is not complete until you are accorded Category “E” status hence, make enquiry as to your status. The SLB will not disburse loan payment until the information confirming registration has been received.
Collect a Registration Authorization Form.
- Show Registration Authorization Form, proof of personal Health Insurance (if the insurance fees are not included in payment made) and proof of medical examination to the Registry representative and collect a “Preliminary Registration Print-Out”.
- Show Preliminary Registration to the Faculty desks. Obtain deletions/additions of courses where necessary, making sure that these adjustments are initialled by the Faculty/Departmental personnel, and finally by the Dean of the Faculty.
- Take amended and signed Print-Out to the Registration desk, where the Student Records system will be updated. A new print-out, signed by the Registrar, will be given to you.
- Take the new Print-out, which signifies your registrations for the Semester, to the ID Station where your photograph will be taken.
All students are required to have a valid Identification Card which must be in their possession at all times. Several privileges on campus (e.g. using the library) require the presentation of a valid ID card. Students will be required to show their ID card when asked by officers of the University College. Students will also need IDs for admission to examinations. No student will be allowed to write examinations without a valid Mico University College ID card. Cards will be issued to students and staff. The wearing of the University College ID while on campus is an absolute requirement. Members of the University College community are expected to show IDs to security personnel upon request. The ID card MUST be returned to the Admissions Section of the Registrar’s office if a student withdraws or is expelled from the University College.
Replacement of Identification Card
A replacement is required when the ID card has been damaged or lost. If an ID card is lost, it must be reported immediately to the Registrar’s Office. There will a charge for its replacement. The student will be issued a replacement ID card on presentation of the receipt for payment of the replacement cost, as well as the damaged ID (were applicable).
CORRECT ADDRESS OF STUDENTS
It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that their correct addresses are with the University College Registry. Failure to do this may result in undelivered official correspondence and important announcements.
PROCEDURE FOR CHANGE OF REGISTRATION
New students who wish to change their registration, i.e. to change their programme, can do so during the registration period, using the Change of Registration Form. Students must obtain permission from the Dean of the Faculty in which they are enrolled, as well as the Dean of the Faculty to which they desire to be transferred for any change of programme. This new information must be submitted to the Registry for adjustment of the Student Records Database.
WITHDRAWALS AND REFUNDS
Students who withdraw formally from the University College may be eligible to receive refunds for tuition fees. The Mico University College’s policy for the refund of tuition provides a percentage refund based on the dates of withdrawal. (For further information on this, please check the Financial Information section of this Handbook).
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The Mico University College
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