PHILOSOPHY OF TCICC-NAS
True study of the sciences is best facilitated through the investigation of laws of nature and patterns supported by real data and substantial evidence. This study must enable the learner to acquire the understanding and skills that will empower them to positively contribute to the improvement of lives in areas of health, biological, chemical, and physical sciences and technology. The learner must develop the ability to demonstrate skills of empiricism, induction, deduction, falsification, etc.
The indispensable aspects of stewardship at the Faculty of Science in a Community College, include, but are not limited to core values of excellence, integrity, professionalism, service, collaboration and health considerations, previously expanded upon. In order to effectively and efficiently nurture our human and intellectual capital, the faculty is committed to adhering to that indispensable reality of sparing no efforts in delivering on our commitment to maintaining our values, striving in our mission and making our vision our rallying cry.
The TCICC-NASF has the understanding, that the nature of the education delivery given to our students today, will one day make the difference between good and bad, and life and death for many still alive today as well as many to come in the not too distant future.
Programmes Offered in the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences:
- Associate Degree in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics)
- Associate Degree in Marine Biology – Biology Minor
- Associate Degree in Environmental Science
- Associate Degree in Registered Nursing
- Mrs Dondra Blackman-Boyce (Chair of Faculty)
- Ms Terry-Ann Hamilton
- Ms Ophelia Myall
- Mr Desmond Croker
- Mr Lawrence James
- Mr Anson Gilbert
- Mr Alex Jones
- Mr Derval Pickersgill
All applicants must submit an application on the TCICC application form, which is obtainable from the Administrative Office. Applicants for admission can only be considered upon full completion of the form and presentation of all specified documentation.
- Copy of official transcript from High School
- Copies of High School Diploma
- Copies of Academic Certificates (CXC, GCE, )
- Birth Certificate or Passport (photograph page)
- Proof of residence status in the Turks & Caicos Islands
- Two (2) passport size photos
- NON-REFUNDABLE FEE OF $25 (LATE APPLICATION/ REGISTRATION FEE – $50)
- Any other qualification as may be determined by the College for specific
Applicants for the Registered Nurse Associate Degree Programmes must satisfy the following requirements:
- A minimum of five (5) GCE/CXC at General Proficiency, including Biology/ Human and Social Biology, Chemistry, English Language, Mathematics and any other Science subject. Students without Mathematics must complete the College Foundation Math (MTH 1110 and MTH 1120).
- The Registered Nursing Programme is for a period of 3 years
On approval of admission, applicants must then REGISTER IN PERSON DURING THE DAYS AND TIMES SET BY THE COLLEGE.
Students may also pay via the College’s CIBC FirstCaribbean account 1596776; please include name and what is being paid for – e.g. application, registration, tuition. Please provide that information to the Cashier for the update.
Upon payment of tuition and fees, students will receive from the Registrar a permit to enter the first class of each course.
Students are asked to follow the following procedure to register for classes at the beginning of each term:
- Refer to the Academic Calendar or contact the College for registration
- Obtain approval of admission before
- Study the course offerings for the term and pay special attention to what is involved in your programme along with your personal
- Seek advice from the Academic Dean or the Chair of Faculty of the area related to your
- A full-time student must carry at least 12 credits per