Department of Education and Liberal Studies

The Department of Education and Liberal Studies provides students with a quality and distinguished tertiary level experience that is comparable to global standards of education and training. Several courses offered by other Knox Community College programmes are supported and facilitated by the members of the department. These include sociology, psychology, law, caribbean studies, research methods/projects; and CXC courses (CAPE Law, Caribbean Studies and Sociology, as well as, CSEC Social Studies). Our programmes are accredited by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) and quality checked by the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ).

Current Programme Offerings:

  1. Bachelor of Science in Social Work- full-time/part time (4 years).
  2. Associate of Science in Social Work-full-time/part time (2 years).

Head of Department (HOD): Dr. Evora Mais Thompson ( 

Faculty Members: Ms. S. Allen; Mrs. C. Brown Nunes; Mrs. T. Forbes-Brown; Ms. S. Gooden; Ms. S. Stanley; Dr. D. Tomlin; Ms. C. Walfall; and Ms. D. Williams

Events and Activities:

Knox Community College Social Work Students’ Association (KCCSWSA) meets on Thursdays at 4pm

Possible Careers:

  1. Educator/Teacher
  2. Social Worker
  3. Career Counselor
  4. Dean of Discipline
  5. School Counselor 
  6. Family  Advocate/Children Advocate
  7. Behavioural Health Officer
  8. Child Welfare Specialist
  9. Addiction Counselor
  10. Mental Health Officer
  11. Behaviour Analyst
  12. Community Outreach Officer
  13. Case Manager
  14. Probation Officer
  15. Juvenile Court Liaison Officer