If you have a passion for travel and tourism, our Tourism Studies degree will take your passion to a professional level. This course enables you to gain knowledge and skills in areas such as management, research, and marketing for the tourism industry. 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 Applied Science in Tourism Studies:
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Admission to any of the THTI PATH 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
Year 1- Semester 1
Year 1- Semester 2
Year 1- Semester 3
Year 2- Semester 1
Year 2-Semester 2
No. of Credits
THTI Associate Degree Programmes are GATE eligible for students who qualify for GATE funding. Currently, up to $4,500 of the tuition fees for the 2-year Associate Degree Programme is GATE eligible. Our new tuition fees are being reviewed by the Ministry of Education’s GATE programme, we will be able to inform applicants how much of the tuition is GATE eligible before the academic year starts in September 2021. While $4,500 of the full tuition fees are eligible for GATE funding, the student will have to pay the balance of the tuition fees along with all annual student administrative fees.
Our Associate Degree Programmes are 100% accredited by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT). To find out more information about accreditation, please visit http://www.actt.org.tt/