Overview

Deepen your love for all things culinary. Learn about food technology and management, professional standards and skills to function effectively in a commercial kitchen. Our programme provides students with intensive professional and practical experience and a hands-on approach to the daily operation of a professional kitchen. The programme focuses on developing culinary skills, problem solving, and challenging students to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of culinary operations and identify entrepreneurial approaches to operations. For the Food Prep 3 Course work, students will demonstrate all the skills and knowledge acquired during their programme of studies by hosting Student Dinners which are formal dining experiences.

Duration

Applicants can pursue the Associate Degree in Applied Science in Culinary Arts:

Full Time: Two (2) Years or Part Time: Three (3) Years

Each year is divided into three Semesters.

Classes are conducted Monday to Saturday depending on your courses and class schedules.

Career Opportunities

With so many possibilities, a student with a Culinary Arts degree can be employed in many establishments including restaurants, hotels, casinos and many more places. There are even more options as an entrepreneur with high class culinary skills. Career options include:

  • Executive Chef

  • Restaurant Owner

  • Food Writing

  • Food Scientist

  • Caterer

  • Personal Chef

  • Dietary Manager

  • Food & Beverage Management

Internships & Pathway Programmes

Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute’s partnerships with several educational institutions, organizations and businesses, both locally and internationally, means students have a world of opportunities for internships and further education.

INTERNSHIPS

We recognize the importance of applying the skills taught in the classroom in the real world. Students will be placed in positions which best match their interests and field of study after they have completed the course work.

PATHWAYS TO FURTHER EDUCATION 

Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute students have the opportunity to apply for academic pathways to pursue further education in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at several local and international institutions.

 

Course Outline

COURSE NAME

 

INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

 

ENGLISH AND COMMUNICATION

 

CULINARY MATHS

 

BAKING TECHNOLOGY I

 

SANITATION SAFETY AND HYGIENE

 

FOOD PREPARATION 1

 

COURSE NAME

 

FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE

 

FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION

 

BUTCHERY TECHNIQUES

 

FRENCH 1

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

MENU PLANNING

 

COURSE NAME

 

ACADEMIC WRITING

 

QUALITY CUSTOMER CARE

 

LIFE SKILLS

 

FOOD PREPARATION II

 

  
  

COURSE NAME

 

CARIBBEAN STUDIES

 

BAKING TECHNOLOGY 2

 

INTERNATIONAL CUISINE

 

ACCOUNTING 1

 

FOOD AND BEVERAGE COST CONTROL

 
  

COURSE NAME

 

FOOD PREPARATION 3

 

WINES AND SPIRITS

 

FOOD ART

 

KITCHEN ORGANISATION

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

 
  

COURSE NAME

 

INDUSTRY PLACEMENT

 
  
  
  
  
  

Entry Requirements

Students must be at least sixteen (16) years of age to be admitted into the Associate Degree Programme, as well as satisfy the following pre-requisites:

Caribbean Examinations Council CSEC (Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate) at General or Technical Proficiency:

    • Five (5) subjects (English and Mathematics are compulsory) at Grades I, II and Ill OR  
    • Four (4) subjects (English and Mathematics are compulsory) at Grades I, II and Ill, and at least one (1) year’s work experience in the Hospitality Industry

 General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCE) Ordinary Level:

    • Five (5) subjects (English and Mathematics are compulsory) at Grades A, B, and C OR

    • Four (4) subjects (English and Mathematics are compulsory) at Grades A, B, and C, and at least one (1) year’s work experience in the Hospitality Industry.

 Diploma or equivalent qualification providing evidence of successful completion of secondary level courses for international students.

 Successful completion of the PATH THTI Programme

Admission to any of the PATH THTI Programme is based on satisfaction of the following pre-requisites:

Be at least sixteen (16) years of age before the date of application

Pass a basic Math & English evaluation test

Tuition & Fees

Trinidad and Tobago Nationals and Residents

Tuition Fees

Culinary

Year 1- Semester 1

TTD $7,700

Year 1- Semester 2

TTD $6,160

Year 1- Semester 3

TTD $3,010

Year 2- Semester 1

TTD $7,000

Year 2-Semester 2

TTD $6,790

TOTAL

TTD $30,660

No. of Credits

79

International Students/Non-Residents

Full Time

 

Year 1 

Year 2

Annual Tuition Fee

TT$26,200

TT$21,900

Annual Student Fee

TT$1300

TT$890

Click here to see a breakdown of annual fees.

Finanacial Assistance

  • The GATE Programme (Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses) provides financial assistance to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, who are pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions (local and regional). The GATE Programme is managed by the Funding and Grants Administration Division of the Ministry of Education (MOE).
  • All the rules regarding student eligibility for GATE funding is available on the Ministry of Education’s website. All applications for GATE funding will include a mandatory means test based on household income. Failure to complete the means test will disqualify the application from being considered for GATE funding.
  • To apply for GATE funding, students are advised to start the process by completing the GATE eService ID registration process via the ttconnect website. You can also visit a ttconnect Service Centre or call them toll-free at 800-TTCN(8826).
  • Frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the GATE eService process can be accessed via GATE eService.
  • With effect from August 2020, funding under the GATE Programme will be provided for only one (1) undergraduate level programme (certificate, diploma, associate degree or bachelor’s degree).
  • THTI is a GATE approved institution. Currently, up to $4,500 of the total tuition fees for the 2-year Associate Degree Programme is GATE eligible. The student will have to pay the balance of the tuition fees along with all annual student administrative fees.
  • THTI’s current tuition fees are being reviewed by the Ministry of Education’s GATE programme. All enrolled students will be informed if the level tuition fees eligible for GATE will change before the start of the academic year.
  • All our Associate Degree Programmes are accredited by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT). To find out more information about accreditation status, please visit http://www.actt.org.tt/

OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMMES

  • The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) provides financial assistance for residents of Tobago who experience difficulty covering costs associated with tertiary studies through the Department of Advanced Training and Advisory Services (DATAS).
  • The Financial Assistance Studies Programme (FASP) is a government initiative designed to assist students in the pursuit of a post-secondary qualification or first undergraduate qualification. The assistance is given in the form of a grant and acts as a supplementary fund to which applying does not guarantee funding. 
  • The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago under 50 years of age who have been accepted and are enrolled in a tertiary level programme within CARICOM. The loan covers expenses such as tuition, accommodation, books, etc.
  • THTI Scholarship Programme: All THTI students that are genuine and passionate about pursuing studies in Culinary Arts, Tourism and Hospitality to apply are invited to apply for our scholarship programme which covers a full-time enrolled student’s annual fee and meals for the academic year.

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