International College of the Cayman Islands

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International College of the Cayman Islands
Established 1970 (1970)
Type Private university
Students 200-250 full and part time
Location Newlands, Cayman Islands
Campus Rural
Radio station 101.1 ICCI-FM
Colours Blue and Gold
Affiliations Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Website www.myicci.com

The International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI) is a U.S. accredited non-profit, private, four-year independent institution of higher education which opened in the fall of 1970. It is the oldest college in the Cayman Islands and is located in Newlands on the island of Grand Cayman.

Mission and vision[edit]

The mission of the International College of the Cayman Islands is to prepare students for career placement and enhancement. The ICCI education instills attitudes, behaviors, sensitivities, skills and knowledge that are essential to life and learning. The ICCI experience advances the potential for leadership and a commitment to community service. ICCI equips graduates with practical skills of critical thinking, problem solving and self-directed learning for success in the 21st century job market.

Adherence to its stated mission enables ICCI to sustain a learning environment in which student-faculty exchanges are presented in a very individualized and learner-friendly setting. The international character of ICCI reflects a deliberate application of this mission statement. The diverse and multi-national mix of students, faculty and administrative staff assures an enlightened dynamic for interactive teaching and learning. Graduates of ICCI are prepared to contribute service as constituents of the modern work force, wherever they are placed.

The vision of the institution is manifested through: practical career preparation, combined with technological, economic, social, and ecological awareness; focus upon the Caribbean financial and tourist center location of the Cayman Islands; assurance of a reasonably priced and easily affordable education that is student-focused and responsive to local community needs; and fulfilling academic and cultural needs of the Caymanian and International communities in a variety of degree programs.

Location[edit]

International College of the Cayman Islands is located at 595 Hirst Road, Newlands, Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands consists of three islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Located in the Caribbean Sea south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica, Grand Cayman is the largest of the three. This Island is roughly 22 miles long from east to west with a maximum width of 8 miles. The population is approximately 60,000 though the islands draw between 2 and 2.5 Million visitors a year. These Islands are an English-speaking British dependent territory.

The campus of ICCI is located in the central part of Grand Cayman in the rural community of Newlands, approximately seven miles east of George Town.

Education philosophy[edit]

The educational experience at International College of the Cayman Islands is based on the assumption that education is concerned with three broad areas: The students' understanding of themselves, their society, other societies, and the relationship between them; development of the students' personalities and potentials through exposure to a variety of positive educational experiences, philosophies and perspectives, so that they will have the maximum of freedom and resources in forming their own values; and training which will allow students to pursue their chosen vocations. ICCI espouses the belief that understanding and development depend on the students' perception of the relevance of their learning to themselves and their environment; that knowledge cannot be imposed, but is a dynamic process growing from the involvement of both teachers and students with problems and experiences which affect them. ICCI encourages participation by students and the people of the Cayman Islands in helping formulate college policy. The autonomy of each member of the college will be safeguarded.

International College of the Cayman Islands is founded on the belief that educational opportunities should be provided without regard to color, race, sex, handicap, creed, or national origin. ICCI does not discriminate on any of these bases in admittance, employment, financial assistance, or any other policies, programs or areas of the college.

Legal control[edit]

The International College of the Cayman Islands is incorporated as a nonprofit guarantee company in the Cayman Islands to operate as a private, independent institution of higher education. It is also registered with and recognized by the Education Council of the Cayman Islands Government.

The school's property and buildings are held in the name of the college by a board of trustees. The board is responsible for the maintenance of college properties and formulates college policy.

Students[edit]

The student to faculty ratio at the International College of the Cayman Islands is 11:1. Most classes have about 15 students. Students come to ICCI from other Caribbean Islands and every continent in the world. The school awarded degrees to 54 students in January 2010 at its 37th annual commencement ceremony and 72 degrees two years later in January 2012 at the 39th annual commencement.[1][2]

The student population in the Fall quarter of 2011 was made up of 231 students from 17 different nations.[3]

Academic profile[edit]

ICCI offers Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science, Masters of Science, and Masters of Business Administration degrees.

Associate's degrees are offered in Business, General Studies, and Office Administration. Business students can choose among several concentrations, including Accounting, Banking, Broadcasting Management, Finance, Hotel and Tourism Management, and Information Systems.

Majors for the Bachelor of Science degree are Business Administration, Human and Social Services, Liberal Studies, and Office Administration. Business students may choose concentrations in Accounting or Finance.

The Master of Science degree is offered in two areas: Human Resources and Education.

Accreditation[edit]

ICCI has been continuously accredited since 1979 by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).[3] ACICS is listed by the United States Department of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a recognized accrediting agency. ICCI is recognized by the Cayman Islands Education Council which gives credence to its degrees. Caymanian students attending ICCI are eligible for participation in Cayman Islands Government Scholarship. ICCI has "Exemption" Accreditation by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The highest available degree is Associate's.

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