Head of Department
Location: R Block, R1, New Providence Campus
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1 (242)502-6300 (Ext. 4376)
The Business Trades programmes provide a gateway to the world of commerce and industry. We help students acquire the requisite knowledge, develop and enhance their technical and research skills and adopt good work habits. Our curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation so that students develop the ability to work on their own or constructively in teams, to be positive leaders and to motivate others through effective communication strategies. Upon successful completion of any one of our programmes, graduates may seek employment as an office manager or assistant, human resource personnel, data entry assistant, customer service specialist or an entrepreneur.
Associate of Applied Science Degree Programmes
- Business Office Technology
- Associate of Applied Science in Human Resources Management
- Office Administration
The Associate of Applied Science in Business Office Technology prepares students for employment in a variety of
positions in today’s administrative and business fields. Students acquire the skills necessary for success in an
office environment. Emphasis is on the use of software to enhance efficiency, effective communication skills and
on systemizing data, information and transactions.
In the Associate of Applied Science in Human Resources Management, students acquire HR skills that can be applied
in any business enterprise including private, public and non-governmental agencies and regional and international
organisations. The programme prepares students for supervisory work in HR Management. Graduates will be able to
contribute to the overall planning, performance and profitability of any organisation or enterprise.
The Associate of Applied Science in Office Administration prepares students to enter the workforce as an Office
Administrator or Manager. Emphasis is on critical thinking, customer service, problem-solving, communication,
professionalism and teamwork. Students are prepared to assume the positions of administrative assistants, customer
service representatives and office managers.
- Certificate in Human Resource Management
- Office Assistant
The Entrepreneurship Certificate programme seeks to help existing and future business owners become creative and
innovative entrepreneurs. Students learn to build and sustain a successful entrepreneurial venture from the
ground-up. They are exposed to practical skills which include identifying small business opportunities, creating a
winning business plan, securing financial backing and developing new strategies to stimulate business growth.
Credits earned in this programme may be transferred to an associate degree programme in Business.
The Certificate in Human Resource Management prepares students for entry-level employment in the HR management
field. Students examine specific HR functions such as job analysis, talent management and employee relations. Upon
successful completion of this programme, students will be able to contribute effectively to the overall HR
functions of any business or enterprise.
The Office Assistant Certificate programme is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students to work in a
business office environment. Emphasis is on basic computer and typing skills, office procedures, record keeping,
effective communication and team building skills and strategies.
Professional Development Courses
- Accounting I & II
- Basic Customer Service
- Basic Office & Receptionist Skills
- Business Fundamentals
- Desktop Publishing
- Document Writing
- Introduction to Computers I & II
- MS Excel Certification
- MS PowerPoint Certification
- MS Word Certification
- Principles of Project Management