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STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT Students are responsible for knowing and adhering to the policies, deadlines and procedures contained in this Handbook, their Curricula and the Academic Calendar. Most advisement and registration problems can be averted by careful reading of the various publications. Students may receive credit only for those courses for which they are properly registered and assume academic and financial responsibility, unless they officially cancel registration according to the established policies and deadlines.

The Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute reserves the right to change fees, academic calendar, curricula, degree & certificate programmes, degree & certificate requirements, graduation procedures, any other requirement affecting students and withdraw courses at any time. Change will become effective whenever the appropriate authorities so determine and will apply to both existing students and those registering. The provisions of this Handbook do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between any applicant, student or faculty member and the Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute.

Table of Contents
Letter from The Chief Executive Officer Welcome from the Student Services Coordinator Five Keys to THTI Success THTI History Campus History The Student Services Department Counselling Services Facilities Campus Map Computer Lab Information Resource Centre Entry Requirements Step Up Admission Regulations Identification Card Fees Financial Aid Withdrawal/Leave of Absence General Rules & Regulations Student Conduct Dress Code Kitchen Rules Accidents & Incidents Programme Curricula & Changes Examinations & Assessments Exemptions Grading System Grade Point Average Academic Status Dean’s List Dual Degrees Graduation Requirements

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Letter from the Chief Executive Officer
Dear Student, Welcome to the Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute (THTI). I thank you for choosing our organisation to help guide you through your studies in tourism and hospitality. Tourism is the largest contributor to Tobago’s economy and is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Also, the Caribbean is the region most dependent on tourism in the world. The number of jobs available in the sector is almost immeasurable, from culinary arts to accounting, hotel management to tour guiding, travel agency operations to scuba diving, the list is endless. The career opportunities are truly international and require a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, sophisticated technical skills and adherence to the highest industry standards. THTI can prepare you for success in this and the hospitality industries. You have joined the THTI family at a very exciting time in its history. We are evolving to better provide for your needs as students by improving our human resources, upgrading our infrastructure and expanding our course offerings. You will see signs of this transformation as you move about campus and interact with your lecturers and other support staff. A high point in our evolution was showcased on February 22nd, 2008, when we opened our new, spacious, first class kitchen and restaurant facilities: the Top O’ the Mill Restaurant & Bar. This addition to the campus serves as a state -of-the-art production kitchen and provides a superior training environment for advanced Culinary and Food & Beverage students. This facility will equip you to work in any modern kitchen facility in the world. In addition, we have also constructed a training kitchen with a station layout that allows for miniature production units centred around the individual student so that personal attention can be given as students are taught the most basic culinary skills. Our tourism and hospitality programmes are taught by qualified and experienced staff, and guest lecturers are used frequently to provide industry relevant teaching. In 2009, THTI became the first indigenous Tobagonian institution to be registered with the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago, and one of the very few nationally to become a full accreditation candidate. As we seek to truly fulfil our mission of ‘developing the human resource capacity by providing relevant programmes and courses, being a repository of information for the industry; using high quality teaching staff, state-of the-art infrastructure and facilities and providing quality service within a professional and hospitable environment’, we are pleased to have you with us and hope that your THTI journey will be a fruitful and rewarding one.

Best wishes,

Wayne Pierre
Wayne Pierre MSc. BA. Chief Executive Officer Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute

from the Students Services Coordinator
A warm, hearty welcome to the Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute. We strongly believe that the most important element in our organisation is our student body, and this is the philosophy the Student Services Department operates on. We are professionals who work with you, our student, to solve problems and to find the answers to your questions. I encourage you to make full use of the resources available at Student Services and its publications, rather than relying on second hand information. If you have concerns or questions concerning: transcripts, student records, graduation application, change in contact information, your courses, examinations or any other issue...please let us help you. The department functions using the policies and procedures published in this Handbook, so it is important that you familiarise yourself with them to avoid any disappointments or difficulties during your stay at THTI. As the Institute continues to evolve and grow we ask for your support and patience. I am committed, along with my department, to providing the students at THTI with the best possible service. If you have suggestions as to how we can improve or if you would like to pass along a compliment about a staff member who has been particularly helpful, please contact us at It's our aim to provide a smooth and rewarding experience for our students as they achieve their educational goals. My staff and I look forward to assisting you with your academic endeavours.

Jacqueline Adams
Jacqueline Adams BBA Student Services Coordinator Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute


Five Keys to THTI Success
•READ the Handbook•
And read it well! The information will help make life at THTI productive and easy for you. You’ll learn the requirements of your programme of study and the Academic Standards of Progress. You’ll know all the procedures for changing your courses or deferring studies, all the services available to you on campus and much more!

•USE Student Services•
The Student Services Department at THTI is fully equipped and happy to provide you with personal and academic counselling, as well as, information on Financial Aid for tuition. You can also be a part of student governance through the Student Council and sign up to be a part of major Institute functions through SWIFT (see page 30).

•ATTEND Classes•
Attendance is very important. Not only will you miss out on vital information taught, but a minimum of 75% class attendance is required to complete your course and you may end up with a low or failed grade. Being excessively late or leaving too early can also count as an absence. The attendance policy can vary from lecturer to lecturer.

•MANAGE Your Time Wisely•
Reading your course outlines for assignments and exam dates, arranging class schedules to not conflict with your work schedule and making time each week for studying, family, work and friends will all help you to effectively manage your time. Don’t hesitate to seek academic assistance early and set priorities and limits for yourself.

•TAKE CHARGE to Ensure Success•
Take personal responsibility for your education. Ask questions if you do not know or understand anything, know your lecturers and make sure they know you. Study and review your work each day. Plan ahead! Don’t procrastinate. Complete all your assignments on time. Only register for as many classes as you can properly manage. Maintain a G.P.A (see page 26) of 2.0 or higher to avoid Academic Probation or Suspension.

THTI History
The Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute (THTI) was born out of a tripartite effort among the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the National Government and the Trinidad and Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association (TTHTA). Formerly known as the Trinidad & Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute - Tobago Campus, this educational establishment was founded to address the need for trained professionals in the growing tourism and hospitality industries; a definite priority, as the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago sought to compete in a globally competitive market, alongside other Caribbean islands.

An IDB grant of two million United States dollars ($2,000,000.00USD) was realized for both Trinidad and Tobago campuses and under the headship of Mr. William Aguiton, then chairman of the TTHTA; a project agreement was developed which identified the following mission: To develop for the hospitality and tourism sector an education and training system that was industry driven; the project execution unit was established in September 1996.

During December 1996 and January 1997, stakeholders from industry, education and government arenas, both in Trinidad and in Tobago, were invited to give their valuable contributions to the development of the strategic plan for the new institution. The final version of this plan was completed in February 1997 and presented to the newly appointed Board of Governors of the Institute and to the Board of Directors of the TTHTA.

The TTHTI - Tobago Campus was established with the Tobago Chapter of the TTHTA (now the Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association) as its direct custodians. The first Board of Directors was installed and the Tobago campus was officially opened in September 1997. In the year 2003, the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) agreed to assist with the funding of the Institute. In 2005 the THA assumed a greater management role in an effort to make training programmes more readily available to Tobagonians. On May 31st 2005 a new Board of Directors, comprising eleven competent and experienced individuals carefully selected by the THA, was inaugurated by Chief Secretary, the Honourable Orville London and Secretary for the Division of Tourism and Transportation (the Division under which THTI operates), the Honourable Neil Wilson. On March 3rd, 2006 the organization’s name was legally changed to the Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute and incorporated as a private company.

As part of the dedicated and continuing effort to develop THTI into the Caribbean’s premiere tertiary level educational institution in Culinary Management, the Institute has made a number of revisions and improvements to its academic offerings and facilities. For example, in 2006, THTI fully implemented the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Core Curriculum programme, thereby aligning courses with those taught at other institutions throughout the region. This allows students to seamlessly transfer between tourism training organizations, but more importantly, it offers a wider, regional range of opportunities for employment.

A Memorandum of Understanding was also signed with the University of the West Indies (UWI), which allows Associate Degree students to complete their Bachelor Degree with two years of further study: a 2 + 2 system. In 2009, THTI became the first indigenous Tobagonian institution to be registered with the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT), further highlighting the quality of our programmes and lecturers.

In July 2005, Mr. Christos D. Salvaris, a distinguished and certified Food and Beverage Executive, with Masters in Professional Studies and a lecturer at the Centre for Hotel & Tourism Management, UWI (Nassau, Bahamas) was contracted for one year. His primary objective was to conduct a needs assessment of the industry’s food and beverage operations and to assist THTI with an appropriate response to the deficiencies identified. To this end the THA committed an initial investment of approximate TT$3 million towards the design and construction of a world class, state of the art production kitchen and restaurant. The Top O’ the Mill Restaurant & Bar and Training Production Kitchen, was subsequently opened on February 22nd, 2008, after a total investment of approximately TT$10 million dollars. This facility provides the ideal environment for advanced culinary students who want a truly modern, world standard, practical learning experience. The Institute is proud to be the only tertiary level institution of its kind on the idyllic island of Tobago fully catering to the dynamic needs of the hospitality and tourism industries. Our mission, to continuously enhance the human resources on Tobago and in the Caribbean, to an internationally recognized standard, while fostering knowledge and appreciation of our unique cultural heritage, through innovative and appropriate training and consulting to develop a sustainable future for the tourism industry. Welcome to the THTI. Committed to Tourism. Committed to You.

Campus History
The Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute is nestled in the tranquil hillsides of Mount Saint George, Blenheim, Tobago, just north of the picturesque Hillsborough Bay. The sprawling and scenic campus sits on over ninety nine (99) acres of land that once formed part of the Mount Saint George Estate and Sugar Works plantation. Historic ruins of the sugar factory’s mill, machines and water wheels, storage basins and dam are located north of the Campus, a short trek down from the aptly named Top O’ the Mill Restaurant and Bar.

The plantation and sugar factory began operation in the late nineteenth century and were powered by the water supply of the adjacent East Hillsborough River. The factory complex transported sugar cane into the mill from the fields and transported the finished products out of the complex, to the sea port for export to other Caribbean islands and Europe; the first shipment of sugar left Tobagonian shores from the nearby bay, Granby Point.

The ruins of the Mill and the banks of the river add to the unique natural beauty of our campus. Imagine enjoying lunch from the Sugar Mill cafeteria while sitting next to relics of the original Sugar Mill factory! Or perhaps studying for finals with the sound of the East Hillsborough river burbling behind you. For decades, up until early 1997, the site was home to the Trinidad and Tobago Youth Camp – a trade school facility teaching young men skills in Carpentry, Plumbing, Masonry and Auto Mechanics. However, with tourism development on the rise and Tobago poised to become one of the leading destinations of choice, this was to change; mid 1997 the facilities were handed over to the newly formed Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute- Tobago Campus. At that time, the only operational space available was the 2,000 ft² Auditorium building, and this housed the Administrative, Accounting and Student Services operations, as well as, day and evening classes. How things have changed! The campus now hosts over 40,000 ft² of office and classroom space and provides a fully equipped Information Resource Centre, wireless internet access, cafeteria, comfortable class rooms, conference facilities, a training kitchen and a world class production and training kitchen and restaurant facility. Local fruit trees spot the landscape, benches face the grand Atlantic Ocean, the sun sets magnificently over the western hills while the Northern Range mountains of the big sister isle Trinidad, peek over the horizon. Rivers, historic ruins, top notch restaurant and kitchen, comfortable classes, ample parking, wireless internet access…all make THTI a campus beyond compare.


The Student Services Department
The mission of the Student Services Department of the Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute is to “provide efficient and competent service to students, stakeholders and the general public through professional data and human resource management services. The department is ultimately responsible for ALL student records. Student Records can be defined as any information collected, assembled or maintained by the Institute. This includes documents, writings, letters, memoranda and other materials, written or otherwise, that directly or indirectly contain the identity of the student. Student records are confidential. Student Services will place a hold on student records when students fail to meet certain obligations. A hold prevents students from registering, graduating or receiving official transcripts. Students with holds also may be withdrawn from classes under certain circumstances. A hold may be placed on records for a variety of reasons, including: •Failure to return items to the library or to pay fines. •Failure to submit required documents. •Enrolment under false pretences. •Disciplinary action. •Incorrect address (mail returned). •Failure to pay a debt to THTI.

Services Offered
As aforementioned, the Student Services Department is responsible for maintaining all student records. Students should contact Student Services in order to: •Submit an Application for Admission. •Apply for Re-Admission. •Submit Change in Registration, Add/ Drop and/or Pre-Registration forms. •Verify enrolment, course schedules and registration information. •Submit an application for graduation. •Request Official and Student copies of THTI transcripts. •Change their name, address, course or programme. •Request letters of enrolment for various embassies, immigration departments, Inland Revenue, local government agencies, employers, etc. •Collect Student Identification cards. •Collect examination cards and grade slips. •Submit GATE Forms.

Requesting a Transcript
When requesting a transcript, students must complete the Transcript Request form located at the Student Services Department. Transcript orders take approximately one (1) week to be completed. Please visit us for further 7 details and pricing.

Counselling Services
The Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute provides personalised counselling through the office of the Student Counsellor, in the Student Services Department. This service is designed to assist students in their personal growth process and to provide coping techniques in order to help them achieve a balanced and wholesome lifestyle. The counselling services offered include: personal , academic and/or career guidance counselling. In this capacity, the Student Counsellor is equipped to address family e.g. marital, personal, secular, financial, relationship, stress related problems and issues. Please be assured that all matters are dealt with in the strictest confidence and students are welcome to access this service. Please be advised that one should come in and set an appointment through the Student Services department; this is done to guarantee that each individual will receive the most out of the counselling process.


Administration Centre/Block A This two storey building hosts a number of offices; these are as follows: 1st floor: •Reception: - Point of entry for all students and Institute visitors. •Accounts •Human Resource Manager •Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer •Chief Executive Officer Ground floor: •Student Services •Student Counsellor •Information Technology •Marketing & Communications Block B This building contains four air-conditioned class rooms all named after local attractions, flora and fauna: the Mot Mot, Sugar Mill, Humming Bird and Speyside Reef. There is also the Neil Wilson Student Activities Centre which houses the offices of the Student Council and student computer terminals. It also provides lounging facilities and a sales kiosk for Institute memorabilia and stationery, et cetera. Block B also hosts student lockers, washrooms and one of the three official Notice Boards on campus. Information Resource Centre/Block C A range of required and supplementary textbooks, dictionaries, periodicals, encyclopaedias, information files and newspapers can be found at the IRC. They also provide black and white and full colour printing, as well as photocopying services. IRC’s convenient operating hours make it easy for students to complete their research and assignments. (See page 11 for guidelines.) Faculty Building/ Block D The offices of the Faculty Dean and Institute lecturers can be found here, along with the office of the Programme Assistant. Block E This building accommodates the Cocrico, Quelbè and Arawak classrooms, while the Rain Forest room houses the new computer laboratory. The lab is fully equipped with audio-visual equipment and modern desktop systems which also provide access to the internet and foreign language learning software. An Institute notice board and washrooms complete the layout. Heritage Auditorium This is an iconic building on Campus, having at one time, housed all the administrative and operational activities of THTI. The 2,000 ft² space, which includes a stage and washrooms, hosts a variety of large Institute functions and is also available to the public for rent. Top O’ the Mill Restaurant & Bar This beautiful and newly renovated facility is the pride and joy of the Institute and appropriately sits at the crown of our beautiful campus. It too hosts various Institute functions throughout the year, the training kitchen is for the use of advanced Culinary Art and Baking students. It also houses the office of the Head Chef and other lecturers. During school hours the restaurant also offers a cafeteria service for students, staff and the general public, from breakfast to dinner and even the quick snack between classes. The Top O’ the Mill restaurant is also available for the hosting of public functions, such as wedding receptions and corporate meetings. Block F
The Training Kitchen for Beginner Students and Stores department occupy this block. The training kitchen is designed with a station layout that features miniature production units centred around the individual student. This allows for full interactive participation by all students and personal attention from the lecturer, as basic culinary skills are taught. 9

Campus Map


Computer Lab

The Block E, Cocrico room houses THTI’s Computer Lab. This facility can generally be accessed from Monday to Friday 8 am to 7 pm; weekend operating hours vary to correspond with the class timetables set each semester. Please contact the Student Services department for further information on hours of operation. Each modern desktop has an internet connection and access to foreign language learning programmes. General guidelines for usage of the THTI Computer Lab are as follows: •The computer lab is for students currently enrolled at THTI. •The THTI Student Identification Card must be presented when requested by a Lab Technician. •The computer lab is for academic purposes, therefore, a quiet atmosphere is required. •Food and drink are not permitted in the computer lab. •The use of cell phones is prohibited in the computer lab. It is distracting to other students and instructors so please, take your calls outside. We also ask that you put your cell phone on vibrate mode. •Computer games are not to be played in the lab, if other students are waiting to do work. •Unauthorised copying and/or installing of unauthorised software is not permitted. This may also be a violation of copyright laws. •Tampering with current hardware or software settings will not be tolerated. •Students found Internet surfing for personal reasons may be asked to leave. Preference is given to students doing course related work over those engaged in personal computer use. •Personal files are not to be stored on the local drive C. The lab is not responsible for providing students with diskettes or writable CDs. •Children and friends of students are not allowed in the computer lab. The computer lab is an adult learning environment, and is not suitable or safe for children. •DO NOT leave your personal belongings at the computer. Anything left behind will be sent to Student Services for collection. •Profanity will not be tolerated. •Disruptive and noisy students will be asked to leave and Security may be called in such situations. •Viewing and printing pornographic images is not acceptable or permitted. •Sleeping in the lab is not permitted.

Information Resource Centre
Main Library
The many sources of information, services available and guidelines are listed here for you. For further assistance, the experienced staff of THTI’s Main Library will be happy to help you. SOURCES OF INFORMATION Textbooks Dictionaries Periodical Encyclopaedias Information Files Newspapers Computer Lab

LIST OF SERVICES Request Services Reference Services Photocopying Services Lending Services Reference Query Services

Library Rules
•Students may borrow books from the library with a current THTI Student ID •A maximum of two (2) books can be borrowed at any one time •A two (2) day loan period is given for books and periodicals •The over due book fine is $5.00 per day, per book •Additional books cannot be borrowed if overdue books are not returned and fines paid •Bags are NOT allowed into the Main Library and must be stored in the lockers provided •Cell phones are to be switched off and not used in the Main Library •Photocopying & Computer Printing Services are available upon request—Please visit the Library for further information and pricing.


Entry Requirements
Admission to THTI is based on satisfaction of the following prerequisites: ASSOCIATE DEGREE Five (5) C.X.C. General Proficiency/G.C.E. ‘O’ Levels, including Math & English. Grades One (1), Two (2) or Three (3)/ A, B or C *Step Up—Minimum eighty (80) points* CERTIFICATE Three (3) C.X.C General Proficiency/ G.C.E. ‘O’ Levels, including Math & English. General Grades One (1), Two (2) or Three (3) / A, B or C *Step Up—Minimum fifty (50) points* MODULES Secondary School Attendance up to Form 4.

*Step Up*
Our new Step Up facility uses a point system (see page 14) that allows persons with little or no C.X.C passes to register for foundation and module courses at the Institute. In as little as two or three semesters they can qualify for admittance to a degree or certificate programme. To be eligible to Step Up you should: • be at least twenty one (21) years of age before the date of application, • have a Secondary School Leaving Certificate, and • have at least two years of work experience in the hospitality or tourism industry. To apply, submit a completed Application Form with your resume and two (2) references – one (1) professional and one (1) character. All Step Up applications are evaluated on a case by case basis so there will be an interview with our Admissions Panel. Upon acceptance, you will be automatically registered for the Foundation Math and Foundation English courses.

Certificate programme students who complete their course of study and would like to Step Up to the Associate Degree programme must meet the following criteria to be eligible:
•Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. •Grades of B- and above in all core courses. •Recommendations from lecturers.

You then apply by submitting a formal request for promotion to an Associate Degree and the Academic Committee will review all documentation received.


Entry Point System
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Applicants not satisfying the necessary entry requirements for our Associate Degree or Certificate programmes are evaluated using the following entry point system: •Secondary School attendance up to Form 4 •Each C.X.C/O’Level-Grades 1, 2, 3,/A, B, C Advantage/Bonus Points ⇒Distinction in General Math or English ⇒Home Economics and/or Food & Nutrition •Pitman Certificate ⇒Elementary ⇒Intermediate ⇒Advanced •THTI/TTHTI Module (Grade ‘B’ or higher) •Each ‘A’ Level subject - A,B or C •Craft Level – One Year (MUST,YTEPP, Servol, or NESC) •Technician’s Diploma •Cipriani Labour College Short Course or CCC Core Modules •UWI School of Continuing Studies course •Hospitality or Tourism Industry Experience ⇒Less than six (6) months ⇒One (1) year ⇒Five (5) or more years

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* Work experience must be directly related to the programme for which admission is being sought. For example, a student seeking admission into the Culinary Arts/Cooks programmes, can use only culinary or food preparation experience. Relevant experience not listed below will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Cruise Ship experience will also be considered.

PROGRAMME Culinary Arts/Cooks Hospitality Studies

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE Line Cook, Prep Cook, Sous Chef, Chef Line Cook, Front Desk Clerk, Restaurant Wait Staff, Food & Beverage Supervisor, Activities Desk staff, Reservations Clerk, Travel Agency Clerk, Events Assistant, Bar Manager, Purchasing Clerk, Housekeeper Activities Desk Staff, Reservations Clerk, Travel Agency Clerk, Front Desk Clerk, Events Assistant Restaurant & Bar Wait staff, Food & Beverage Supervisor, Room Service staff, Bartender, Purchasing Clerk Front Desk Clerk, Tour Guide staff (e.g. Bus Driver), Hotel Concierge, Activities Desk Staff Front Desk Clerk, Receptionist, Hotel Concierge, Travel Agency Clerk, Housekeeper Line Cook, Prep Cook, Sous Chef, Chef

Tourism Studies

Food & Beverage Operations/ Food & Beverage Supervision Tour Guiding Front Office & Travel Agency Operations Baking & Pastry Arts


Categories of Student
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Matriculated Student - one who has been accepted for admission to the Institute, has registered in a curriculum and is pursuing courses toward a degree or certificate. Non-matriculated student - one who has not yet been accepted for admission to the college, has lost matriculated status by not enrolling in coursework for one semester or has been suspended from a programme because of failure to maintain good academic standing. This term also applies to students who are taking courses for their own interest and not towards any degree or certificate. Step Up Student - one who is at least twenty one (21 )years of age before the date of application, has completed secondary school as evidenced by a School Leaving Certificate and has at least two (2) years working experience in the hospitality or tourism industry. Transfer Student - a student who has earned credits at another tertiary institution and seeks admission to the THTI. Full-time Student - one who is enrolled in a full-time course of study comprising of twelve to eighteen (12 -18) credit hours per semester. A full-time student who wishes to take more than eighteen (18) credit hours per semester must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and permission from the Academic Committee, through the Student Services Coordinator. Part-time Student - one who is enrolled in a part-time course of study comprising of nine to eleven (9-11) credit hours per semester. A part-time student who wishes to take more than eleven (11) credit hours per semester must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and permission from the Academic Committee, through the Student Services Coordinator.

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Students who have been accepted at the Institute but are unable to commence studies in the designated semester are required to submit documentation detailing the reason. Deferral of admission is usually granted on the grounds of health problems, conflicting work schedules or emergency travel out of the country. A tuition deposit of 15% is required to secure the student’s position. A deferral is only for a period of up to one (1) academic year or two (2 ) semesters. A student must re-apply for admission to the Institute if they have not registered within the academic year of acceptance. Where there is a curriculum change during the deferred admission period, the student will be required to follow the new curriculum.

All students must register during the designated registration period. A student will only be considered for registration once: • all fees have been paid, • GATE forms submitted and/or Student Payment Contracts signed, • and Course Registration Forms have been completed.

Tuition and other fees are payable in accordance with the relevant payment schedule which can be obtained from the Student Services Department. No student will be allowed to attend a course for which he/she has not registered and each student must show his/her Registration of Courses form proof of registration before he/she is admitted into a class.


All students gaining admission to the Institute are required to undergo Medical Examinations as indicated in the letter of admission. Students pursuing programmes of more than one (1) year duration are required to re-submit medical reports after each year of continued enrolment at the Institute.

Changes in Registration
Changes in Personal Information Changes in address, contact number(s), email address or name (due to marriage, divorce or other reasons) must be sent in writing to the Student Services Coordinator, along with the appropriate official documents (applicable to name changes). It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the Institute is informed of such changes. Changes in Programme or Status Students desiring to change the programme under which they were originally accepted into the Institute, must submit their request in writing to the Student Services Department during the first week of the new semester. Students wishing to change their status from full-time to part-time and vice versa, must also submit this request in writing to Student Services during the first week of the new semester. Adding / Dropping a Course Matriculated students must submit a Add/Drop form to Student Services to make any changes. The form must be signed by the lecturer for the respective course(s). A course can be added to a student’s course load up to the end of the second week of the semester with no additional fee. Dropping of a course(s) can take place up to the end of the fifth week of the semester with the following fees: WEEK OF SEMESTER 1st , 2nd & 3rd Weeks 4th & 5th Weeks DROP FEE NO CHARGE Late Drop Fee - $ 75.00 (Theory - $ 100.00 (Practical)

Students will not be allowed to drop any course(s) after this period. Any student who unofficially drops a course (by not attending), will receive an ‘F’ grade for the course and will have to pay to repeat the course.


A student in good standing, who withdrew from the Institute by personal choice and desires to return after an absence of less than two (2) years, can submit a Re-Admission form available along with the necessary re-admission fee. If the absence was more than two (2) years, then one must re-apply to the Institute and pay the required application fee. If he/she has attended another institution/college/university, a transcript is required, one is also required to provide two (2) referrals to the Institute. A student, who has been temporarily suspended from the programme, can re-apply after one (1) year. This student’s application is then taken before the Academic Committee to decide whether he/she should be re-admitted to the programme. Once accepted, he/she may carry no more than three (3) courses and obtain a minimum grade of “C”, in the courses taken during the first semester, after re-admission. The student’s standing will be reviewed based on results of the semester.

Identification Card
All students will be issued with a Student Identification Card upon completion of registration. Students must display their ID cards at all times while on the compound or at affiliated institutions. Students’ identification cards are required for borrowing books from the library and for using any of the Institute’s facilities, it must also be presented upon request during the examination sessions. Identification cards will be replaced for a fee and students will be expected to submit new photographs for replacement of these ID cards. ID cards must be returned in order for the Caution Fee refund to be processed.


You can contact Student Services for a list of current fees, please note: • Your Caution Fee is refundable at the end of your programme, after checks have been made through the Student Services Department to ensure that there are no debts outstanding. •Certificates will not be issued to persons who have not fully paid all outstanding dues. •Persons pursuing more than one module in a semester will pay the part time tuition fee. •Application Fee - $25.00 is to be paid by all applicants. •Supplemental Examination Fee - $75.00. •Project based Supplemental Examination Fee - $150.00. •Replacement of Identification Card - $25.00. •Request for examination review - $50.00. •Locker Fee - $35.00 per semester (optional for modular students). Information regarding individual module costs is available upon request.

Financial Aid
The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is available to all citizens of Trinidad & Tobago who are registered under Associate Degree and Certificate programmes at the Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute. Under this programme, tuition expenses are 100% covered for Associate Degree students and 50% covered for Certificate students. To access this you must: 1.Complete a GATE form during the registration period (prior to the beginning of each semester) available at Student Services. 2. Submit it to Student Services, along with a copy of your Trinidad & Tobago birth certificate OR a copy of your Trinidad & Tobago National Identification card.

Please READ all the stipulations of the GATE programme (located at the back of the form) prior to signing. Any further clarification can be obtained from the Student Services Coordinator.


All documents must be received within the first two (2) weeks of each semester and any student not submitting such will be responsible for payment of all applicable tuition fees. Even further assistance is available to citizens of Trinidad & Tobago who are resident in Tobago. The Tobago House of Assembly offers financial aid for other expenses such as, but not limited to: travelling expenses, books and uniforms. For further information, please contact: Human Resource Development Officer—Applications, THA—Office of the Chief Secretary. Financial Assistance Unit, Solomon’s Building, 28 Government House Road, Scarborough. Tobago. Telephone: 639.1558/ 639.3421/ 639.3876/ 639.2113

Withdrawal/Leave of Absence
A withdrawal is, in one instance, when a matriculated student officially removes himself/herself from the Institute. Non-attendance does NOT constitute an official withdrawal from the Institute; this is not to be confused with dropping a class. To officially withdraw, a student must complete a Withdrawal form available at the Student Services Department and submit it within the first three (3) weeks of the semester. The student will then be entitled to receive a refund, less 10% of the tuition fee. If a withdrawal request is placed after the third week, there will be no refund. The deadline for all official withdrawals must be made before Mid Term examinations are held at the Institute. This student will receive a ‘W’ grade for all registered courses. If a student unofficially withdraws, that is: stops attending classes, completes little to no coursework and/or sits no examinations, no refund will be granted and the student will receive an ‘F’ grade for all registered courses. In the other instance, a student who is suspended from a programme due to poor academic performance over time, will be informed of this by the Institute in writing. Academic suspension will be placed on his/her academic record and he/she will not be allowed to resume the programme before the passage of one (1) academic year. In both instances, should the programme curriculum change, the student will be required to follow the new curriculum.

General Rules & Regulations
Students are required to attend all classes, seminars and laboratory periods as indicated in their respective programme schedules and as published from time to time by the Institute. 75% Attendance in each course is required to be able to sit the final examination or submit the final project for each course. Excuse letters supported by medicals, death certificates, et cetera, will be necessary for absences from classes of more than two (2) consecutive days. Death certificates will be accepted for immediate family members only (mother, father, brother, sister or child). Absences of up to two (2) days require no medical or excuse but will be recorded absences. Four (4) arrivals at classes more than ½ hour after the scheduled start will be counted as one (1) full session’s absence. Where a student is unavoidably absent for an assessment and the Institute is notified up to an hour before midterm or final examinations and established regulations are followed, arrangements will be made at the convenience of the Institute to have such an assessment rescheduled or marks redistributed on the recommendation of the Instructor. The decision to re-sit the assessment will be made on a case by case basis and a re-sit is not guaranteed.

Academic Standards
Academic integrity is expected of every THTI student in all endeavours. This includes a commitment to the values of honesty, trustworthiness, fairness, and respect. In addition, each student has a right to expect the highest standards of academic integrity from all other students. An individual’s academic dishonesty threatens and undermines the mission of the THTI. It is unfair to other students who do not cheat, because it devalues efforts to learn, to teach and to conduct research. Academic dishonesty interferes with moral and intellectual development and poisons the atmosphere of open and trusting intellectual discourse.

Academic Integrity Expectations
Academic integrity is violated by any dishonest act which is committed in an academic context including, but not limited to the following: Plagiarism:- the use of someone else’s language, ideas, information, or original material without acknowledgement the source. Examples of plagiarism: The paper submitted is downloaded from an Internet source; it contains part or all of the writings of another person (including another student), copied without citation; it contains passages that were cut and pasted from an Internet source, without citation.


Dishonesty:- the use or attempted use of unauthorized aids in examinations or other academic exercises submitted for evaluation. For example:

falsification, or misrepresentation of data, results, sources for papers or reports. another student’s work.

•Copying from •Actions

that destroy or alter the work of another student. false report of academic dishonesty.

•Making a

•Dishonesty in

requests for make-up exams, for extensions of deadlines for submitting papers or in any other matter relating to a course.

Course-Specific Expectations
The instructor of record is responsible for determining and communicating course-specific academic integrity expectations. They will state, in writing, course-specific expectations, particularly those regarding use of sources and collaboration. Students are responsible for consulting their instructors for any clarification needed on academic integrity standards, including those set forth in this policy and those that are course-specific. Collusion is assisting or attempting to assist another in an act of academic dishonesty. Collusion is distinct from collaborative learning, which may be a valuable component of scholarly development.

Student Conduct
Students of the Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute are at all times expected to conduct themselves in a professional and respectable manner reflective of the standards required for the Institute and the hospitality and tourism industries. In this regard the following guidelines are to be strictly adhered to: •Smoking is strictly prohibited in classrooms, corridors, laboratories and Administration areas. •Students may not litter the premises or deface any of the Institute’s property. Any student found guilty of wilfully damaging the Institute’s property shall be held liable for replacement of such property and may be subject to suspension or immediate expulsion. •Students are not allowed to sit on desks and tables throughout the Institute. •Any act of vulgarity, violence, stealing or cheating on examinations on the part of a student may result in his/ her suspension or immediate expulsion from the Institute, after due process has been carried out. •Students may not disrespect Instructors by using obscene or abusive language or engaging in arguments with them. Failure to comply will result in suspension or immediate expulsion from the Institute, after due process has been carried out. •Any student convicted of a criminal offence during his or her tenure at the Institute shall be requested to withdraw from the Institute, after due process has been carried out.

•Social visits to students at the Institute during and after classes shall not normally be permitted. Persons paying personal visits to students at the Institute (apart from attending functions) must be cleared by the Administration office before meeting with the student. •Telephone calls

to students from outside the Institute are not normally permitted, except in cases

of emergency. specifically required to do so, students may not normally enter areas of the Institute deemed unauthorized for entry.
•Male students •Unless

are not allowed to enter the female changing areas nor the female students, the male changing


are not to engage in unsanctioned and frivolous scribbling on whiteboards.

Dress Code
THTI’s dress code for students is based on the theory that learning to select attire appropriate to specific occasions and activities is a critical factor in the total educational process. Understanding and employing these behaviours not only improves the quality of one's life, but also contributes to optimum morale, as well as, embellishes the overall campus image. THTI encourages individualism, whilst expecting that all students will respect themselves and each other’s religion, personal beliefs and choices. However, strict dress code policies are required for students who are participating in practical culinary and food & beverage courses. Examples of these guidelines are:
•No •No •No

finger nail polish or nail extensions. Jewellery. facial hair (in keeping with industry standards). hairstyles that can fit under hats and

•Neatly combed

nets. A complete list of guidelines concerning practical courses is included in the registration packets for the relevant programmes/modules.

Kitchen Rules
• Students are expected to wear their complete chef uniform for all kitchen practical classes. • Students are to have proper footwear for the kitchen areas, that is, leather top, closed toed shoes with grip soles. • All students must be properly groomed. Moustaches must be properly trimmed and maintained and must not exceed the width of the lips, if beards are worn, they must be covered, no exceptions. • Students must be equipped with a complete set of tools for each lab, (baking and food preparation, etc.) • Students are not allowed to wear jewellery, make-up nor nail polish while in lab. Finger nails must be neat and trimmed, not exceeding the width of the cuticles. • Personal bags are not allowed in the kitchen area. Students must ensure that their bags are securely stored as the Institute will not be held responsible for missing or lost items. • Any student arriving after fifteen (15) minutes from the scheduled start of practical classes will not be allowed in the kitchen without a valid excuse (as deemed valid by the Lecturer). If you are running late please call or leave a message with reception, security, other students or the Lecturer. • At least 80% attendance is required for all practical classes. The instructor is not responsible if you did not show up on any day an assignment is given. • Smoking is strictly prohibited in all kitchen areas. • Students are not allowed to eat or drink during practical sessions, except where permission is granted or where it is part of the teaching assignment. • Students are required to behave in a professional manner in the kitchen areas. Students may be asked to leave the lab if found to be unprofessional and dealt with as per student regulations. • The use of obscene language is strictly prohibited in all areas. Offenders will be dealt with according to student regulations. • Students must abide by the Safety & Sanitation rules set by the Institute for all kitchen areas. • Any student caught stealing or fighting will be dealt with as per student regulations. • Students not scheduled to be in the kitchen areas during a particular period, must first obtain permission from the relevant Chef Instructor or Chef of the day before entering these areas during said period. • Students must obtain permission from the Chef of the day or Chef Instructor in order to leave the labs during a practical session. • Visitors to students are not allowed in the kitchen. • It is mandatory that each student possess a valid Food Handlers Badge in order to operate in the labs. • Ensure that all gas and electrical units are switched or turned off before leaving the lab. • Any student wanting to take anything out of the kitchen must first get permission from the Chef Instructor. • Cellular phones are not permitted during labs.

Accidents & Incidents
Students must ensure that they are registered on the Institute’s list of insured persons. All accidents/incidents resulting in injury must be reported immediately to the Student Services Coordinator who will in turn advise Administration. A written report must be submitted no later than seven (7) days from the date of the accident or incident. Visits to doctors resulting from any accident/incident must be evidenced by the appropriate medical report or certificate and submitted to the Student Services Coordinator.

Programme Curricula & Changes
THTI reserves the right to make changes in its curricula and programme offerings to the benefit of its student population. However, changes in curricula will affect students as follows:

who have completed less than 50% of credits/courses under an old curriculum, will be automatically required to adopt the new curriculum.

who have completed over 50% of a previous curriculum, can either remain on the old or switch to the new curriculum. This decision must be made in writing and submitted to the Student Services Coordinator, for final approval by the Academic Committee.

deciding to remain on the old curriculum must complete their programme within the stipulated time frame (full time/part time).

the event of a change in programme offering, e.g. the removal of a previously offered programme, the Institute will continue to supply the relevant courses to students who have completed more than 50% of courses/credits.

with less than 50% completion of courses in the discontinued programme will automatically be re-directed to the closest programme currently being offered.

Examinations & Assessments
All THTI courses require the assessment of students. Assessment is determined by any combination of assignments, tests, papers, practical labs, participation, projects or examinations. Class attendance of at least 75% in each course is required to sit any final examination or submit any final project. Within the first week of class, students will be provided with a copy of the course outline specifying the assessment criteria and weighting approved by the Faculty Dean and Academic Board. Students will also be informed, in writing, of the description, scheduling and weighting of assessment items that will count towards the final course grade. The final grade awarded and the semester hour credits earned for each course will be recorded on a permanent student record (transcript).

Examination Procedures (Finals)
•Students failing to write final examinations as scheduled may be allowed to re-sit the examinations at the convenience of the Institute. The student must be able to support such absence on medical grounds or emergency situations, such as death in the immediate family. •Students must present their Student ID and Examination Cards to be allowed into the examination room. •Students arriving late for examinations will NOT be allowed extra time. Also, students arriving later than thirty (30) minutes after the start of a final examination will not be allowed into the examination room and must report immediately to the Student Services Coordinator. Any rescheduling of the examinations will be at the discretion of THTI. •Students are not permitted to leave the examination room unaccompanied. Students may not withdraw from the examination during the first or last ½ hour of the examination period. •Students are not allowed to bring the following items into the examination room: -Bags/Handbags/Briefcases/Laptop Bags -Pencil cases or any other containers -Files, notes, text books, note books, folders, clipboards or any kind of paper -Cellular phones or pagers •Any student suspected of using unauthorised materials during the examination or is found with any such material in his/her possession whilst in examination conditions, would be guilty of academic misconduct, and will be reported to the Academic Committee for the relevant disciplinary procedure (See Section: Academic Integrity ). •Students are NOT to schedule any plans for travel outside of Tobago before or after the FINAL timetable has been posted on the Institute Notice boards. Planning to travel during the examination period is NOT an adequate excuse for missing a final examination, except in the cases of medical emergencies and special circumstances approved by the Academic Committee.


Supplemental Examinations
A supplemental examination is a privilege extended to the student who receives a final grade of 45-49% in any course. In the case of projects, students are required to rewrite and submit the revised version of the project within a three week period after permission has been received in writing. •Only students earning a final supplemental grade “XS” will be allowed to sit the supplemental examination after paying the necessary fee to the Accounts Department and supplying the receipt to Student Services. •Supplemental examinations are scheduled within the first two (2) weeks of the new semester. However, in the event that this is not possible, students are NOT allowed to attend the class for which the supplemental examination will be taken to refresh themselves with the material. •Students must check with the Student Services Department and the Institute Notice boards for the supplemental examination period and dates. •A student may be allowed one (1) supplemental in any one semester; otherwise, the privilege is withdrawn and the student is required to repeat the module. Students may not write more than one module supplemental in any one semester. •Failure in three (3) or more modules in a semester will result in the review of the student’s standing in the programme by the Academic Committee. •Students who have not met the required attendance and have not submitted the required amount of course work will NOT be allowed to do supplemental examinations but must repeat the module. •The letter grade penalty for the privilege of sitting a supplemental examination: – the student is downgraded to the next letter grade e.g. if the student earns an “A” grade on the supplemental examination, then the actual grade recorded will be “B+”. If the “XS” grade was attained, then it will be replaced by an “F” and the course must be repeated.

Request for Review
Students requesting a review of the final letter grade received in a particular course (s) should follow this procedure: •Complete Grade Review Form available at the Student Services Department. •Submit all graded coursework, projects, assignment and quizzes pertaining to the course for which the review is being requested. •The relevant fee must be paid to the Accounts Department and a copy of the receipt submitted along with documentation. •All requests for review must be submitted to the Student Services Department by the end of the first week of the semester. A meeting will be scheduled with the lecturer of the course, Faculty Dean, Student Services Coordinator and the student to review the evidence and come to a resolution.


Students can apply for an exemption from a THTI course/module by completing an Exemption Form available at the Student Services Department. Only relevant A-level and post-secondary qualifications can be used to apply for exemptions. Pending deliberations, the student must attend classes. A decision will be made within two (2) weeks provided that all the required documentation is provided. Students will be notified in writing by the Institute whether their request for exemption has been granted. An ‘EX’ grade will be given for each course for which an exemption was applied for and granted. Exemptions will only be granted from year one courses and work experience does not qualify a student for an exemption. Exemptions, once granted, will NOT be included in your GPA calculation. Exemptions translate as credits earned and not as credits attempted, the latter of which is used in your GPA calculation (See Section: Calculating My GPA).

Grading System
THTI uses letter grades and the four-point maximum grading scale. Grade 'A+' is the highest possible grade and grades below D are considered failing. The following table is the grading system of THTI and the letter grade explanations GRADE POINT 4.00 3.75 3.50 3.25 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.00 0.00 0.00





95-100 90-94 85-89 80-84 75-79 70-74 65-69 60-64 55-59 50-54 45-49 0-44

Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Adequate Marginal Supplemental Fail


Grade A+ Grade Points: 4 Number Range: 95-100 Exceptional mastery of subject matter, principles, techniques and application. Superior ability to organise, analyse, and synthesise and integrate ideas. Reliability in attendance and attention to assignments. Grade A Grade Points: 3.75 Number Ranges: 90-94 Excellent knowledge of subject matter, principles, techniques and application. Superior ability to organise, analyse, synthesise and integrate ideas. Reliability in attendance and attention to assignments. Grade AGrade Points: 3.50 Number Ranges: 85-89 Superior knowledge of subject matter, principles, techniques and application. Superior ability to organise, analyse, synthesise and integrate ideas. Reliability in attendance and attention to assignments. Grade B+ Grade Points: 3.25 Number Ranges: 80-84 Outstanding competence in subject matter, principles, techniques and application. Outstanding ability to organise, analyse, synthesise and integrate ideas. Reliability in attendance and attention to assignments. Grade B Grade Points: 3.00 Number Ranges: 75-79 High level of competence in subject matter, principles, techniques and application. High level ability to organise, analyse, synthesise and integrate ideas. Reliability in attendance and attention to assignments. Grade BGrade Points: 2.75 Number Ranges: 70-74 Above average in competence in subject matter, principles, techniques and application. Above average in ability to organise, analyse, synthesise and integrate ideas. Reliability in attendance and attention to assignments Grade C+ Grade Points: 2.50 Number Ranges: 65-69 More than satisfactory competence in subject matter, principles, techniques and application. More than satisfactory ability to organise, analyse, synthesise and integrate ideas. Reliability in attendance and attention to assignments. Grade C Grade Points: 2.00 Number Ranges: 60-64 Satisfactory competence in subject matter, principles, techniques and application. Satisfactory ability to organise, analyse, synthesise and integrate ideas. Reliability in attendance and attention to assignments. Grade CGrade Points: 1.75 Number Ranges: 55-59 Moderate competence in subject matter, principles, techniques and application. Moderate ability to organise, analyse, synthesise and integrate ideas. Reliability in attendance and attention to assignments. Grade D Grade Points: 1.00 Number Ranges: 50-54 Minimal knowledge of subject matter, principles, techniques and application. Barely passing performance overall. Reliability in attendance and attention to assignments. Grade XS Grade Points: 0 Number Ranges: 45-49 Inadequate knowledge of subject matter, principles, techniques and application. Inadequate ability to organise, analyse, synthesise and integrate ideas. Supplemental examination can be written. Grade F Grade Points: 0 Number Ranges: 0-44 Unsatisfactory knowledge of subject matter, principles, techniques and application. Inadequate ability to organise, analyse, synthesise and integrate ideas. Unfulfilled requirements. I - Incomplete Grade Points: Not Included A temporary notation awarded to a student receiving a passing grade for coursework but for whom extenuating circumstances prevent completion of the remainder of the coursework prior to the submission of the final grade. See Notes following. 29

W - Withdrawal Grade Points: Not Included A notation reflecting a student's withdrawal from a course. AS – Academic Suspension Grade Points: Not Included A notation reflecting a withdrawal request from the Academic Committee from a programme of study due to poor performance. P- Pass Grade Points: Not Included Awarded for a course taken by Challenge Examination and any course approved for Pass/Fail status by the Academic Board. T - Transfer Grade Points: Not Included Awarded for credits transferred from another institution. EX - Exemption Grade Points: Not Included Awarded on the basis of success in prior learning at a post-secondary level.

Notes - Incomplete
An Incomplete Contract form detailing the work to be submitted for completion as well as the deadline for such work must be signed by the student, Instructor and Faculty Dean and submitted to the Student Services Department with the grade sheet for the course. An 'I' grade that is not changed by the instructor by the end of the next regular semester automatically converts to a ’F’.

Grade Point Average
The student's standing is calculated in the form of a Grade Point Average (GPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). Grade points are awarded on the basis of the final grade assigned by the course instructor. The GPA is determined by dividing the grade points obtained by the credit hours attempted (not credit hours earned). The CGPA is calculated by taking into account all the courses taken—from the student’s first semester at THTI. In the case of repeated courses, only the new grade will be used in the calculation of the GPA and CGPA; however the failing grade will remain on the student’s academic record. The THTI grade point average is determined by using only work attempted at THTI. Both the GPA and CGPA are given to two decimal points. Any grade from A+ to D, XS and F are taken into account in the calculation of both GPA and CGPA. Special grades (I, T, EX, W, and AS) are not used as part of the GPA or CGPA calculation. The most recent grade obtained for a repeated course is used to calculate the CGPA. All other grades are shown on the students' transcript, but do not affect GPA and CGPA.

How do I calculate my G.P.A?
SEMESTER ONE COURSE CODE & NAME FS 101 Freshman Seminar GE 100 English & Communication GE 102 Foundation Maths GE 104 Applied Information Technology GE 254 Caribbean Studies CFB 111 Food Preparation I TOTAL CREDITS 0 3 0 3 3 4 13 LETTER GRADE A+ D A C B CGRADE POINTS 4.00 1.00 4.00 2.25 3.00 2.00 QUALITY POINTS =Credits x Grade Points 0.00 3.00 0.00 6.75 9.00 8.00 26.75

SEMESTER ONE GPA Total Quality Points ÷ Total Credits (Attempted) = 26.75 ÷ 13 = 2.06 CGPA = 2.06 SEMESTER TWO COURSE CODE & NAME BC 150 Intro. To Hospitality & Tourism CFB 103 Sanitation, Safety & Hygiene CFB 101 Food Science & Nutrition CFB 113 Baking Technology I CFB 121 Menu Planning CFB 112 Food Preparation II TOTAL CREDITS 3 3 3 4 3 4 17 LETTER GRADE XS AF B+ C B GRADE POINTS 0.00 3.50 0.00 3.25 2.00 3.00 QUALITY POINTS =Credits x Grade Points 0.00 10.50 0.00 13.00 6.00 12.00 41.50

SEMESTER TWO GPA Total Quality Points ÷ Total Credits (Attempted) = 41.50 ÷ 17 = 2.44 CGPA – Total Quality Points (all semesters) ÷ Total credits attempted (all semesters) = 68.25 ÷ 30 = 2.27 Please note that ‘XS’ Grade is not calculated as part of the GPA because a supplemental exam will be taken and then a final grade will be assigned; only then can the correct GPA be calculated. Students are only allowed to repeat courses for which the grade ‘F’ has been received. Students are NOT allowed to repeat courses to improve their GPAs.

Academic Status
A student in good standing is one who has a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Students, who fail to maintain this standard will, in the normal course of events, receive notice of the following: • Academic Warning (Cum. GPA of 2.0, semester GPA below 2.0) on the first occasion. A notation in placed on the student’s academic record and on the student’s grade slip for that semester. The student will be strongly advised to counselling via the Student Services Department, and will have one (1) semester to improve his/her performance. • Academic Probation (Cum. GPA below 2.0) on the second occasion. A notation is again placed on the student’s academic record and the student’s grade slip for the semester. The student’s course load will be decreased and courses will be chosen that will allow for maximum success. • Academic Suspension on the third occasion. Students who have been on academic probation for one (1) semester with no improvement in their performance, will be suspended from the Institute for the period of one (1) semester. Students with extenuating circumstances such as illness, serious injury and the like, may appeal in writing to the Academic Committee for a review of their status. If the appeal is approved, a special schedule of courses and goals will be developed to aid the student in returning to good academic standing. Students who have been suspended will have the designation ‘AS’ recorded in their academic records and are deemed to have failed.

Dean’s List
Being selected for an Honour Roll (a.k.a the Dean’s List), says to the student population, Institute administration, stakeholders, general public and other institutions that the student has been able to effectively transition into tertiary education and excel whilst doing it. The criteria for the Honour Roll list are as follows: •Minimum semester GPA of 3.50 •Student must be registered for a full course load (minimum 12 credits Full time; minimum 8 credits Part time •Student must be enrolled in an Associate Degree or Certificate Programme. •There must be no outstanding or supplemental grade, or grades below a ‘C’ in any course attempted during the semester. Honour Roll students will be recognized every semester in a simple ceremony, with each honouree receiving a certificate. Decisions for inclusion of students on the Honour Roll for any semester are made by the Academic Board.


Dual Degrees
For a student to be allowed to pursue two (2) degree programmes simultaneously at the Institute, he/she must apply in writing to the Student Services Department, stating the name of the additional programme and why they should be allowed to do so. The criteria for a student being considered to pursue a dual degree/certificate are:
•a full

or part-time student taking a normal semester course load, in good standing, CGPA of 3.50 for at least two (2) semesters, and

•a minimum •written

recommendations from lecturers of core courses.

The student’s request along with supporting documentation will be presented to the Academic Committee for review. If approved, a new course schedule, including possible time frame for completion will be developed and discussed with the student. Any overlapping courses required for both degrees may only be taken once. However, core and required courses taken for one degree CANNOT be used as electives for the second degree.

Graduation Requirements
In order to graduate, students must: •Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 at the completion of all courses outlined in the specific curriculum of the Associate Degree or a Certificate. •Fulfil all of the prescribed requirements of the specific program including courses, credit hours, grades and internships. •Earn the minimum number of credits in the specific Associate Degree or Certificate. •Submit a Graduation Application Form for an Associate or Dual degree with Student Services, the semester prior to the anticipated graduation date (Check the Academic Calendar for dates). All financial obligations to THTI must be fulfilled before a student is issued a diploma and/or certificate.

SWIFT (Students Working Institute Functions Team) was developed in May 2008 as an opportunity for students of the Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute to gain valuable hospitality industry experience, all whilst earning a competitive hourly stipend. Monies earned can be valuable extra income or applied to pay outstanding fees due to the Institute. Interested students are placed into the SWIFT database and contacted on a function by function basis, to determine their availability. The events may be held either on-campus or off-site and usually on evenings and/or weekends. The positions available under SWIFT are generally as follows and will vary according to the clients request: • Waitstaff • Bartenders • Floor Supervisors • Line Chefs • Prep Cooks • Stewards • Maintenance/Clean-up Crew • Ushers If you are interested, visit the Student Services Department and sign up today. It’s a great opportunity to add to your resume, meet industry players, impress your lecturers and earn extra income. Be one of the SWIFT!


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