General Administration/Customer Service (Registration)
The General Administration Department is responsible for the following activities:
Corporate Education Centre (CEC)
(Registration for Heriot-Watt MBA, Sunderland BA, Leicester MA, London MSc.)
Course Administration Units
Once a student has registered with SBCS through General Administration or CEC, all additional information such as class schedules, classroom assignments, and queries regarding lecturers etc., can be obtained from the respective Course Administration Department or CEC.
The Course Administration Departments are responsible for the following:
Central Academic Administration (CAA) and Quality Assurance Unit(QA)
Central Academic Administration (CAA) and The Quality Assurance Unit (QA) form a vital part of our monitoring and compliance mechanism to ensure that our students are provided with excellent service.
Course Administrator Units include:
ATEC – Accountancy Training and Education Centre is responsible for the administration of the ACCA and FIA programmes.
CCPP – Centre for Certified Professional Programmes is responsible for the administration of the ABE, CIPS and the BTEC HND Business (HRM, Marketing).
CEC – Corporate Education Centre is responsible for the administration and marketing of the majority of our postgraduate and distance learning programmes from the Heriot-Watt, Dundee, London, Leicester and Sunderland Universities.
CITE – Centre for Information Technology and Engineering is responsible for the following:
CMS – Centre for Media Studies is responsible for the administration of the BTEC HND Creative Media Production and the BA Media programmes. Both programmes are offered only at the POS Campus.
CTC – Corporate Training Centre is responsible for all professional development courses and seminars, whether offered on-site or off-site. This unit also oversees the delivery of our Project Management programmes, including programmes approved by PMI®(The Project Management Institute), as well as tailored courses and seminars.
UOG – Centre for University of Greenwich Programmes is responsible for administration of all University of Greenwich programmes and BTEC HND Computing & Systems Development.
UOL – Centre for University of London Programmes (undergraduate programmes) is responsible for the administration of the BSc. & Diploma Computing and Information Systems, BSc. Information Systems and Management, BSc. Management, BSc. Banking and Finance and the ACCESS programmes from the University of London – London School of Economics (LSE), Goldsmiths, and Royal Holloway.
Programme Managers/ Programme Administrators/Course Administrators
They are responsible for their respective programmes and liaise with external academic bodies concerning student matters.ï¿½ This link ensures that they are current with course syllabi, fee structures, registration and examination procedures, deadline dates and requirements with respect to submission of assignments/projects.
Course Administration Services at Port-of-Spain, San Fernando and Trincity Campuses
Multifunctional Course Administration Units are located at all of these campuses. These units are staffed by Course Administrators who work directly with our main Academic Units in Champs Fleurs.
Liaise with the relevant Course Administrator(s) at the location where your classes are being held, should you require supplemental information.
SBCS reserves the right to:
This department provides support services that complement Course Administration and academic staff.
The functions of the Student Services Department include:
Library (Champs Fleurs, San Fernando, Trincity)
Book Distribution Centre (BDC) / PROMETRIC / VUE / MOS Testing Centre (Champs Fleurs Campus)
Computer Laboratories & Information Systems
Based on your programme of study, a computer may be available for use during lab hours. Consult with your Course Administrator and/or the Lab Supervisor for information regarding the scheduling and assignment of lab facilities. Alternatively, you can access internet facilities on your personal laptop with the use of an SBCS wireless account. This service is only available while on the compound and at the available hot spots. Consult with your Course Administrator for more information.
Engineering Laboratory Facilities
Availability of these labs (IT, Computer Repairs & Engineering) is based on your programme of study.
Cafeteria (Champs Fleurs, San Fernando and Trincity)
Parking facilities are available at all campuses on a first come, first serve basis.
N.B. Indiscriminate parking by students and or visitors, that results in a blockage of the free flow of traffic or inconvenience to residents, is strictly prohibited.
At the Champs Fleurs Campus additional car-park facilities are available:
At the San Fernando Campus parking is available:
At the Trincity Campus parking is available:
Security Staff and rules are in place for the safety and protection of employees and students. Our I.D. Policy and similar regulations have been implemented to minimize the risk of unauthorized persons accessing/ using the facilities. The Facility Management Team is also responsible for the maintenance of all classrooms and ancillary spaces.
Central Academic Scheduling and Operations
CASO’s primary focus revolves around timetabling, classroom resource management and examinations, through close collaboration with other non-academic units such as Facilities Management, Safety & Security and Quality Assurance, to ensure the coordinated delivery of an optimal service experience to our customers, both internal and external.
Our Marketing Team is responsible for both internal and external marketing activities.
Accounting & Finance Management
This team is responsible for accounting matters, such as tuition payment plans for courses that are not GATE approved. Please contact a Customer Service Representative in General Administration for further information.
Students completing their Bachelors and Masters Degree programmes are able to celebrate their achievements at our annual Graduation Ceremony. This ceremony is held in April of each year and graduates include those who completed programmes in the previous year and by February of the current year. This is usually a stellar event.
Our classrooms are comfortable, spacious and air-conditioned. The following notices are posted in each classroom to guide students:
Lectures, Tutorials, Practicals
Lectures are the major method of teaching at SBCS. Students are advised to attend all lecture sessions. In lecture sessions students are encouraged to exchange ideas. Intellectual skills and discipline are developed with an ability to assimilate information quickly and work to meet deadlines.
Proper participation in classroom activities avails the student with “transportable skills” and an invaluable preparation for life after SBCS.
At the Champs Fleurs, San Fernando and Trincity Campuses, 24-hour study facilities are available to currently enrolled SBCS students. Students will not be allowed entry to SBCS after 11:00 p.m. or an earlier designated time. Students will only be allowed to exit the facilities after this time. Students will NOT be allowed access to our facilities without a valid student I.D. badge or a purchased temporary I.D badge. Please note that our 24-hour / 7 days a week policy is currently being reviewed.
Term & Vacation
SBCS is in a constant mode of operation as programmes are being facilitated throughout the year, with the exception of two weeks in December when the campuses are closed.