The Bahamas Baptist Community College

"Achieving Excellence in Education"

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Location: Nassau, N. P., Bahamas

#8 Jean St. P.O. Box N-4830 Nassau, Commonwealth of The Bahamas (242)-364-0695

Thursday, August 18, 2005

An Overview of The Bahamas Baptist College




The Bahamas Baptist Community College (BBCC) was established under the leadership of President Emeritus of the Bahamas National Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention, the Rev. Dr. C. W. Saunders, C.B.E. The College is now the tertiary education arm of the Baptist Educational System.

This dynamic centre of higher education opened its doors in September 1995 and it grew out a successful Continuing Education Division that offered B.G.S.E. and other certificate courses for adults and young people. Prior to this, for some five years, the Bahamas Baptist College in partnership with The College of the Bahamas, prepared students for entry into that institution by means of the College Prep Programme. The College has grown to become the nation’s larges private College and the second largest tertiary institution in the country.

From the inception of the College in 1995 to August 2002, Rev. Dr. Baltron B. Bethel, C. M. G., served as the President. He has handed over the reins to Dr. Brendamae Cleare, formerly of The College of The Bahamas. Today, The Bahamas Baptist Community College offers some thirty (30) Associate of Arts degree majors, numerous professional certificate programmes and maintains a large College Prep Division.

The student body is made up of recent high school graduates and mature adults. The College also operates a distance education programme in Eleuthera. In addition to being registered and approved by the Ministry of Education, the College’s Associate of Arts Degrees are recognized by the Department of Public Personnel. The institution adheres to high standards and maintains systems of internal and external control. As a result, BBCC has established Articulation Agreements, memoranda of Understanding and Working Relationships with a number of Colleges and Universities. The list includes The College of The Bahamas, University of the West Indies, University of Michigan, University of Detroit, Florida Memorial College, Florida Atlantic University, North western College, Mars Hill College and Berkeley College. Credits earned at BBCC are readily accepted at accredited institutions locally and abroad. The College is a member of the Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutions in the Bahamas and The Association of Caribbean Education Administrators.

For the first seven (7) years of the College’s existence it occupied its own small premises at #8 Jean Street, Gleniston Gardens and shared facilities with Charles W. Saunders Baptist High School and the Central Baptis Church. Since September 2002, a new academic building was commissioned into use. This represents the first phase in the construction of a greatly expanded campus.

The College represents a bold commitment on the part of The Bahamas National Baptist Missionary and Education Convention to respond o the crucial tertiary needs of this nation. While pursuing excellence in education in a Christian environment, the College is committed to providing opportunities for as many Bahamians as possible, at all levels of society. Studies can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis so that students can benefit from the wide variety of programme offerings at the College.

Academics at BBCC





The Bahamas Baptist Board of Education

Mr. Sidney Collie
Chairman

Rev. Harrison Thompson
Deputy Chairman

Mrs. Mary Churtum

Ms. Willamae Johnson

Chancellor

Bishop Samuel Greene

The College Council

Dr. Baltron B. Bethel
Chairman

Dr. Carolyn Rolle
Deputy Chairman

Dr. Brendamae Cleare
President

Bishop Samuel Greene
Chancellor

Hon. Melanie Griffin

Rev. Frederick Cartwright

Ms. Marquetta Collie

Rev. Delton Fernander

Rev. Dollymae King

Mr. Raymond Winder

Administration

Dr. Brendamae Cleare
President

Mrs. Annastasia Francis
Registrar

Dr. Celestine Williams
Academic Dean

Mrs. Carolyn Ambrose
Financial Officer

Mrs. Christal Rodgers
Records Officer

Mrs. Norma Pinder
Admissions Officer

Mrs. Lisa Paul
Counsellor/Student Activities Coordinator

Mr. Kendal Turner
Systems Administrator

Full-Time Lecturers

Bryan, Dr. Vernal

Bullard, Autrey

Campbell, Rohann
Coordinator-College Prep

Clarke-Cave, Carol
Coordinator-Auxiliary Prog.

Ferdinand, Vernette

Hicken, Wesley

Jones, Augy

Key, Cibelia

Kuppa, Madhuria

McCalla, Janet

Pinder, Patricia

Richards-Burrows, Murdena

Stewart, Denise

Symonette, Leslie

Thompson, Leonard

Part-Time Lecturers

Bain, Walton

Baker, Neil

Baker, Pearline

Bonamy, Bernard

Caesar, Vaulda

Cargill, Algernon

Cooper, Rev. Rudolph

Diggis, Michael

Dean, Yvette

Dixon, Ervin
Chariperson, Social Sci. & Educa.

Dorsette, Phillip

Ferguson, Emily

Ferguson, Ian

Ferguson, Thomas

Gardiner, Sandradee

Hanna, Joy

Hanna, Rev. Roy

Higgins, David

Higgs, Rev. Dr. Shelton

Ingraham, Regina

Jackson, Deborah

Johnson, Meghan

Jones, Cicely

Jones, Lillian

Knowles, Dr. Sandra

Kodi, Shanti

Langevine, Laurent

McDonald, Roston

McLaughlin, Cheryl
Chairperson, Natural Sciences

Miller, Rosemaries

Mortimer, Linda

Moss, Rev. Ethel

Oriaki, Raymond

Peters, Albert

Purvis-Smith, Terry

Rolle, Evie

Rolle, Fontella

Wilson, Silvous

Academic Grading Scheme

Bahamas Baptist Community College
Academic Grading Scheme


Grading Scheme Effective September, 2003

Percentage
Grade Range

Letter
Grade

Grade Point
Average (GPA)

Qualitative Interpretation

90-100

A

4.00

Exceptional

85-89

A-

3.67

Outstanding

80-84

B+

3,33

Very Good

75-79

B

3.00

Good

70-74

B-

2.67

Fairly Good

65-69

C+

2.33

Above Average

60-64

C

2.00

Average

55-59

C-

1.67

Below Average

50-54

D

1.00

Weak

0-49

F

0,00

Failure

I

-

Incomplete

S

-

Satisfactory

T

-

Transfer Credit

U

-

Unsatisfactory

W

-

Withdrawal



Probation/Suspension Policy:

All students are required to maitain a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 1.67 to meet the academic standard of the college.

Any student who fails to attain the minimum cumulative GPA for three (3) consecutive semesters will be suspended.

GPA calculation for repeated courses:

Whenever a student repeats a course, only the best grade is included in the cumulative GPA calculation.

Note: The minimum cumulative GPA required for graduation is 2.00.

Friday, July 22, 2005

College Preparatory Programme

The College Preparatory Programme is designed for persons who do not meet direct entry requirements for BBCC's Associate of Arts Degree Programme Offerings. Persons can pursue the programme on a full-time or part-time basis.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

BGCSE or GCE 'O' Level with a grade of 'D' or below in Mathematics and/or English and other required College Preparatory courses.

OR

Students under age twenty-five (25) who lack five (5) BGCSE or GCE 'O' Levels including Mathematics or English Language, must take the College's Placemente Examination in Mathematics and English Language.

OR

Mature students age twenty-five (25) and older must take the Placement Examination in mathematics and English Language if they are deficient in BGCSE/GCE Mathematics and English Language.


Link: College Preparatory Courses

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Contact our Admissions Office today:
Tel: (242) 364-0695
Fax: (242) 364-3209
Nassau, Bahamas

College Preparatory Programme Courses

PRE-COLLEGE PREPARATORY COURSES

MATH009

Pre-College Preparatory Mathematics

ENGL009

Pre-College Preparatory English Language

READ009

Pre-College Preparatory Reading Development



COLLEGE PREPARATORY COURSES

MATH010

College Preparatory Mathematics I

MATH011

College Preparatory Mathematics II

ENGL013

College Preparatory English Language I

ENGL014

College Preparatory English Language II

BIOL010

College Preparatory Biology

CHEM010

College Preparatory Chemistry

HIST010

College Preparatory History

GEOG010

College Preparatory Geography

SDS100

Student Development Seminar

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Associate of Arts Degree Programmes

Accounting
Biology
Bilogy with Chemistry
Chemistry
Computer Information Systems
Early Childhood Education
Environmental Science Technology
Human Resources Management
Law and Criminal Justice
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Office Administration
Primary Education
Psychology
Psychology/Sociology
Public Administration
Sociology

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Contact our Admissions Office today:
Tel: (242) 364-0695
Fax: (242) 364-3209
Nassau, Bahamas

Certificates & Diplomas

Caregivers Certificate
Pre-School Auxiliary Certificate
Certified Professional Secretarial Studies
Various Theology Certificates and Diplomas
Various Computer Certificate Courses

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Contact our Admissions Office today:
Tel: (242) 364-0695
Fax: (242) 364-3209
Nassau, Bahamas