The American University of the Caribbean (AUC) is an internationally accredited, for-profit, U.S., curriculum-based academic medical center with the main campus in Sint Maarten, Antigua. The school is owned by Adtalem International, formerly DeVry Inc. It was founded in the early 1990s to fill a gap in the academic preparation of Caribbean medical students interested in U.S. medical schools.
In recent years, however, the school has gained prestige and recognition in the South Pacific islands, enrolling hundreds of students from diverse countries. This university offers a wide variety of programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degrees.
The AUC Medical School offers undergraduate and graduates degree programs in the fields of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and nutrition. There are over 100 locations throughout the seven islands. There are also campuses in Washington, D.C., and the District of Columbia. Students are required to complete an undergraduate degree, which may be completed online. Most students begin their professional training through an online bachelor's degree program.
A full complement of physicians is on board the American University of the Caribbean. They offer a large number of clinical and hospital-based programs. The most popular courses are cardiovascular sciences, pathology, radiology, internal medicine, and pharmacology.
Students take classes in American Sign Language, ITT Technical English, Calculus, Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry, and Immunology. Some degree programs require students to complete internships. The school maintains contact with the American Medical College, British Columbia Medical Association, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Organization.
Students who complete the Master of Science in Education in Counselor Education will be prepared for careers working with other human resource personnel, educators, administrators, and parents. Students will gain knowledge in leadership, development, supervision, curriculum and instruction, and student success. There is a strong emphasis on experiential learning. Students in the program will also study workplace behaviour and productivity, teacher and student leadership, and educational technology.
The Associate of Arts in Counselor Education program is four years long and offered at the undergraduate level. It requires that students have earned a high school diploma and a satisfactory score on the TOEFL exam. Students in this program will learn reading, writing, and basic spoken and written English. Students also participate in cultural studies, geography, art history, and psychology.
The Bachelor of Arts in Counselor Education program is also available through the American University of the Caribbean. This program requires students to have a high school diploma or its equivalent. The curriculum is focused on the areas of behaviour management, counselling, correctional, and behavioural education. It also covers specializations in social sciences, education, counselling, law, administration, and psychology.
The Master of Science in Counselor Education and Supervision is offered by the American University of the Caribbean. Like the Associate of Arts program, it requires students to have a high school diploma or its equivalent. The curriculum of this program is identical to that of the Bachelor of Arts program.
However, there are more advanced concentrations in behavioural science, counselling, and sociology. Students in this program also complete a project, write a thesis, or do some work within a field of study related to counselling or therapy.
Students can get a bachelor's degree and certificate or an associate's degree in as little as six months. Both are required to work under the direction of faculty and complete coursework relevant to the program. There are no minimum GPA requirements for students to meet.
To apply for admission, all students must first fill out an application that includes a brief curriculum vitae and a statement of purpose. Once accepted, students can choose to live on campus or at a residential university housing a campus. All courses are divided into appropriate categories, such as general studies, professional studies, human services, sales, management, and administration.