Our Tourism Studies Associate Degree Programme aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to work in the sales, advertising and marketing of travel products. Students of the programme will be well equipped with the administrative skills to research, develop and promote tourism in specific destinations, localities and regions.
Applicants can pursue the Associate Degree in Tourism Studies:
Full Time: Two (2) Years or Part Time: Three (3) Years.
Each year is divided into three Semesters.
A degree in Tourism Studies prepares students with a wide range of business and career opportunities. Here are some possibilities:
Airlines & Hotel Marketing
Tourism Information Officer
One of the best parts of getting your degree from THTI is the ability to fulfill your internship at any Sandals Resort anywhere in the Caribbean or at the Business and Hotel Management School in Luzern, Switzerland.
Students, also have the opportunity to fulfill their internship at several local hotels including Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort, Blue Waters Inn, Crown Point Beach Hotel and several others.
Students will be placed in positions which best match their interests and field of study after they have completed the course work.
INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
ENGLISH & COMMUNICATIONS
SANITATION, SAFETY & HYGIENE
THE TOURISM SYSTEM
FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE
QUALITY CUSTOMER CARE
HOSPITALITY & TOURISM MARKETING
RESORT PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
TOURISM PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS
EVENTS & CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT
HERITAGE TOURISM (Elective)
TOURISM PLANNING AND POLICY
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
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.
Pre Qualifying Programme
Admission to the any of the Pre Qualifying Programme is based on satisfaction of the following pre-requisites:
Be at least eighteen (16) years of age before the date of application
Pass a basic Math & English evaluation test
Tuition & Fees
Tuition Fee (per semester)
The Associate Degree, Tourism Studies Programme is 100% GATE funded if eligibility requirements are met. Students with the intention of utilizing GATE funding must signify this upon admission.
While GATE covers 100% of Trinidad and Tobago citizens’ tuition, students are still responsible for annual student administrative fees.
Scholarships are also available for those pursuing full time studies