The University Of Technology
Excellence Through Knowledge
The University of Technology Jamaica (Utech's) vision statement reads,
'To be an internationally acclaimed faculty that provides leadership in
the business, hospitality and tourism communities through service,
research and the development of innovative and entrepreneurial human
Without any doubt they are making significant strides in that direction.
Located in the Kingston Metropolitan Area, the school was formally accorded university status on 1 September 1995. The institution actually began life in 1958 as the Jamaica Institute of Technology - enrolling just over 50 students between four programs.
Just a year later (1959), it changed its name to the College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST) before becoming an independent university during the mid-1990s.
By 1999 the school's population rose to well over 6000 and offering well over 100 degree, diploma and certificate courses!
The main campus occupying 18.2 hectares is located within the Greater Kingston Metropolitan Region in the parish of St. Andrew. The famous Hope Botanical Gardens lies east of the campus.
There are several bus that routes serves the campus with some buses going directly onto the campus grounds.
Many persons consider UTECH's programs to be among the best anywhere in the world! This is so because of the premium they pay on the practical aspect of their education.
And by the way (how can I forget), UTECH plays a key role in the development of Jamaican athletics as well..
Of course the institution is duly registered with the University Council of Jamaica as a tertiary institution whose programmes are eligible for accreditation under its aegis.
Locations For UTECH
In addition to their main campus at Papine on Old Hope Road in Kingston, UTECH also has several other locations now. These include:
- Slipe Pen Road Campus
The School of Public Health and Health Technology
Tel: (876) 948-8784 or 948-9057
- Arthur Wint Drive Campus
The College of Oral Health Sciences in the Joint Colleges of Medicine, Oral Health and Veterinary Sciences
Tel: (876) 754-7347 or 908-3440
- Western Campus
The Caribbean School of Nursing (CSON) is located at Barnett Clinic, 2 Cottage Close in Montego Bay.
The Dome Street building at 17 Dome Street is the home for programmes of studies from the Faculty of Law (LLB), College of Business and Management (BBA), Faculty of Sports and Science has a BSc in Mathematics and Education.
The Students’ Union Western Office is located at the Dome St. building.
The ASc degree in Business Administration is also offered from the Dome Street Campus
Tel: (876) 940-1621 or 940-0929
- Franchise and Outreach Institutions
Note that the University has collaborative agreements with local community colleges, including Brown’s Town, Excelsior, Knox, Montego Bay and Portmore as well as the College of the Bahamas and St. Vincent & the Grenadines Community College.
For a listing of the school's courses, accreditation and admission information, the contact information (or anything else), please visit their website from here.
For Jamaican newspaper articles on this noble institution, please click here or here.
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