Overview

You will gain the knowledge and expertise to effectively own, operate and manage a restaurant, bar or other food and beverage related establishment. Learn all key aspects; from menu development to managing finances. The focus of this programme is on efficient food and beverage service management. Students will be exposed to areas of study such as leadership, customer service and satisfaction, finance, menu design, food industry regulations and guidelines as well as current industry technologies as it relates to food and beverage management.

Duration

Applicants can pursue the Associate Degree in Applied Science in Food and Beverage Operations:

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

The food and beverage industry allows for professional careers in many different areas. The possibilities are endless. Here are a few career options a degree in Food & Beverage Operations can prepare you for:

  • Sports Nutritionist

  • Food Photographer

  • Restaurant Supply Buyer

  • Recipe Tester

  • Catering Event Coordinator

  • Food & Beverage Cost Controller

  • Hygiene / Sanitation Manager

  • Night Club Manager

  • Wine Server, Bartender

  • Marketing Manager

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

 

FOOD PREPARATION I

 

SANITATION, SAFETY AND HYGIENE

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

ENGLISH & COMMUNICATION

 

MATHEMATICS 1

 

COURSE NAME

 

MARKETING I

 

FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION

 

Prerequisite-Sanitation, Safety & Hygiene

 

ACCOUNTING 1

 

SPANISH 1

 

FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE

 

COURSE NAME

 

ACADEMIC WRITING

 

QUALITY CUSTOMER CARE

 

LIFE SKILLS

 

FOOD PREPARATION II

 

  
  

COURSE NAME

 

PURCHASING & MATERIALS MANAGEMENT

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE COST CONTROL

 

CARIBBEAN STUDIES

 

MENU PLANNING

 

  
  

COURSE NAME

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

 

EVENTS & CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT

 

FRENCH I

 

BAR OPERATIONS

 

WINES AND SPIRITS (Elective)

 

FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT

 

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

F&B

Year 1- Semester 1

TTD $6,860

Year 1- Semester 2

TTD $5,250

Year 1- Semester 3

TTD $3,430

Year 2- Semester 1

TTD $4,830

Year 2-Semester 2

TTD $6,230

TOTAL

TTD $26,600

No. of Credits

71

 

International Students/Non-Residents

Full Time

 

Year 1

Year 2

Annual Tuition Fee

TT$23,900

TT$16,600

Annual Student Fee

TT$1300

TT$890

Click here to see a breakdown of annual fees.

Financial 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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