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SWOT Analysis: Antigua State College The Antigua State College was established in the year 1977 and is one of the most notable tertiary level institutions on the island. The college is a public institution that operates independently and so all funds for maintenance are covered by the college on its own. The school currently operates and houses 3 departments, as well as UWI Open Campus, at its main campus in Golden Grove. A new campus has recently been introduced in Five Islands to house 4 of the college’s 6 departments. Each department has its own set of staff and administration and is mostly independent in nature. A SWOT Analysis is performed to identify the strengths and weaknesses within the organizations internal structure, as well as the opportunities and threats that affect the institution externally. STRENGTHS Lowest Tuition Cost: The Antigua State College provides tertiary level education at a very affordable price to students. The college has the lowest tuition cost on island of all institutions that offer tertiary level institutions for the specified length of study. Each department has a different tuition as there are different numbers of years to be spent at each department. For each department, with different numbers of years to be spent studying, the tuition in total is far below the cost of many other institutions for the same courses. When compared to many other colleges on island, this is the lowest tuition cost and even on a wider scope, the state college has the lowest tuition fee in the Caribbean. The tuition for each department for full-time students is as follows: A-Levels (2 years) : $2,100 Business Department (2 years): $2,400 Business Department (part-time): $10,500 Department of Engineering (BTEC): $4,800 Department of Engineering Aircraft Maintenance: $20,000 Department of Engineering Technical Studies: $2,400 Department of Teacher Education: Associate Degree in Education: $4,010 (2 year partial government scholarship) $11,610 (non-government scholarship)
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$11,610 (3 years part-time) Department of Teacher Education: Diploma in Education: $3,275 School of Nursing: $4,660 Various Departments: The College offers many areas of study separated by departments. Currently, the school offers students to join one of its 7 departments according to their chosen career paths. This gives the college an advantage over other tertiary institutions as students are able to choose as they like while other colleges offer different programs but not with specific and distinct areas and faculty. The departments are all catered to a specific area of study to better improve students understanding and practical knowledge of their preferred career path. Each department functions on its own, with its own Head of Department and administration and staff. The departments are separated by each having distinct uniforms, specific classes, rules and lecturers. Operating departments are listed below: The Advanced Level Department (A-Levels) : This department acts as a 6 th Form where students are able to gain introductory practical and
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