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CTI Professional Certificate Courses

CTI currently offers professional development courses and certificates in a wide area of specialties including business, construction, hospitality, and many more. View our catalogue of courses and sign up to get more information and upcoming start dates.

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Basic Culinary

This course will teach students food preparation techniques and includes nutrition, safety and sanitation, proper use of equipment, etiquette, and menu planning. Teamwork is emphasized. Students will enjoy working in a kitchen setting and will develop a love of fresh healthy food.


This course covers the vital skills necessary to enter the residential and light commercial construction trades. Skills taught range from safety, hand and power tool usage to framing and finish trim. The learner is introduced to reading plans and elevations and the methodologies for constructing floor systems, wall and roof framing. Students will gain hands-on experience in building.

Sewing for Beginners

This is a beginner-level course that introduces students to the fundamentals of sewing. Students will learn the basics of the sewing machine and tools, fabrics and fabric types, patterns and pattern notations, pattern placement and fabric cutting. They will learn key sewing skills incrementally and complete two simple articles of clothing.

Intermediate Sewing

This intermediate-level sewing course builds on the knowledge and skills students have acquired in Sewing for Beginners (or equivalent). Students will further develop their sewing abilities and move to more advanced garment construction. They will learn to make pattern adjustments and how to draft a simple pattern from an existing garment. Students will produce two articles of clothing.

Advanced Sewing

This advanced-level sewing course builds on the knowledge and skills students have acquired in Sewing for Beginners and Intermediate Sewing (or equivalent). Students will be introduced to a more advanced level of garment construction where they will then successfully complete two more complex articles of clothing. Students will also learn to make pattern/s.

Electrical Installation

Basic electrical provides students with basic knowledge of the materials, tools and processes used by electrical professionals to complete electrical assignments. In addition, students learn safe work practices, hand and power tool identification and operation.


This course will train and enable students to carry out and manage housekeeping tasks in small hotels and hospitality establishments. It will provide the student with the basic skills and techniques needed to carry out housekeeping tasks. The course will focus on the management of housekeeping duties, supervision of staff members, staff scheduling, types and uses of various cleaning agents, safety within the workplace, and housekeeping technology.

Drywall Installation

This course provides students with basic knowledge of the materials, tools and processes used by drywall professionals to complete residential and light-commercial drywall assignments. Students learn safe work practices, hand and power tool identification and operation. Students will also receive a basic introduction to painting skills.


This course provides students with basic knowledge of the materials, tools and processes used by tiling professionals to complete residential and light commercial tiling assignments. In addition, students learn safe work practices, floor measurement and preparation, and basic tile installation.

Nail Technology

This course equips students with the basic skills to become a successful nail technician. Course content includes manicures, pedicures, acrylic application, safety judgements, proper work habits, nail art, and 3d nail design.

Blueprint Reading & Estimation

In this course, students learn the basic knowledge of architectural drawings. It equips them with the knowledge needed to read and comprehend blueprint drawings used in light residential construction. Students will learn to produce a list of materials required for a light construction project and be taught the fundamentals of estimating construction materials.

Bartending and Mixology

This course teaches the skills needed for the proper operation of a bar and the duties and responsibilities of the bartender and their role in customer service. In addition, individuals will gain both practical and theoretical knowledge relating to the preparation, production, and presentation of beers, wines, spirits, cocktails, and “mocktails.”

Property Management

This is an introductory course that offers students an understanding of the focus and importance of property management. This includes tenant placement, maintenance and repairs and the ongoing administration necessary to manage the property. In addition, it teaches students how to evaluate properties, mitigate against risks, and how to set up favorable leasing terms and conditions. Students will also learn the latest property management procedures.


This course provides students with basic knowledge of the materials, tools and processes used by plumbing professionals to complete residential and light-commercial plumbing assignments. Students learn safe work practices, hand and power tool identification and operation, as well as the common fixtures and components used to assemble water and waste systems. This program also provides instruction on the design and installation of standard plumbing systems.

QuickBooks I

This course provides students with a basic foundation for installing, setting up, updating, backing up, upgrading and conducting basic accounting functions in QuickBooks Pro 2018. This includes creating and managing customers, vendors, chart of accounts, invoices, payments, bank reconciliations and more. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to fulfill duties in bookkeeping and other accounting-related jobs.

QuickBooks II

This course teaches students the inner workings of QuickBooks. Students will have the ability to work in any and all areas of the QuickBooks Accounting Software and manage a QuickBooks environment and supervise lower lever users. Students will also be able to produce financial information from QuickBooks to impact financial decisions.

QuickBooks III

This course provides students with knowledge of all: aspects of payroll, the use of the class feature, introduction to job costing, creating memorized transactions, memorized reports, adding users, budgeting and forecasting and understanding preferences, understand value-added tax and how it works in QuickBooks, and using the fixed asset register. Students should be able to successfully operate all aspects of QuickBooks with minimal supervision once completed.

Landscaping Fundamentals

This course provides students with basic knowledge of materials, tools and processes used by professionals to complete the basic landscaping of residential and commercial spaces. Students learn work safety, different kinds of soil and their respective properties, climate-friendly plants and trees, cost estimating, and the benefits of sustainable landscaping.

Office Assistant I

This course teaches students key office operations and basic administrative skills. In addition, students will learn computer skills, computer fundamentals and keyboarding, computer business applications (Word & Excel) and soft skills required for an office or business setting.

Office Assistant II

Building on Office Assistant I, this course teaches students key office operations and administrative skills. Through this course, students will increase their knowledge of business communications and learn more advanced computer applications using Word and Excel. They will also learn basic accounting procedures and how to maintain related financial records.

Introduction To Culinary Arts

This introductory course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills needed for a lower level or trainee position in the culinary field. It equips students with culinary basics such as safe food production, policies and procedures, food preparation fundamentals, basic cooking and baking, sauces, soups and savories. The course also incorporates the preparation of some less traditional fare and includes field trips/site visits to professional kitchens and/or farms.

Baking Fundamentals: Bread & Breakfast Pastries

This course introduces students to the basics of baking assorted breads and breakfast pastries. It develops students’ ability to recognize and utilize the common mixing methods and techniques used in producing breads and pastries. In addition, it teaches students to prepare and present a variety of leavened items such as muffins, bread rolls and other baked breakfast items.

Front Desk Operations

This course trains and enables students to carry out and manage basic front desk operations in small hotels and hospitality establishments. It provides students with the basic skills to carry out front office tasks in the ever-growing hotel industry. The course will focus on the nature of hotel front office operations and hospitality. Students will be equipped with the professional tools and skills needed to provide quality service and positive guest relations.

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General Agriculture

General Agriculture

This course in Agriculture will provide students with industry exposure while developing their agricultural skills. Students will learn about agriculture from propagation and germination, planting to plant care, and harvesting to food preparation and nutrition. They will also gain an understanding of food processing, sampling and how to market their products.
The core focus of the General Agriculture syllabus is for students to develop a critical understanding of the interrelationship between science and technology, society, and the environment.
Students will have the opportunity to explore theory and practical lessons and experience an introduction to a wide range of agricultural enterprises. Additionally, students will be exposed to advanced technologies and agri-business through food processing and food preservation lessons. The course will cover both traditional and modern agricultural practices and how to add value to agricultural products.

Food Processing & Preservation

Food Processing

This course will provide students with knowledge of food processing technologies. Whether you are seeking to work in the food processing industry, already engaged in food processing and looking to gain more experience, or without any formal training, this program is for you. Discover how you can create new streams of income and greater economic stability as a budding agro-processor or agro-entrepreneur.



This course helps students learn the basic science of hydroponics and how hydroponics can influence our environment, economy, and communities. Students will learn how to construct, install and maintain a basic hydroponic system. They will also build their knowledge in plant biology systems while learning how to grow various plants including herbs, and leafy crops such as lettuce and kale without the use of soil.

Food & Nutrition

Food & Nutrition

This course will equip students with the strategies and skills to develop healthy and nutritious meals to meet the nutritional needs and demands of various consumers. Students will be encouraged in the creative use of local produce to create healthy meal plans. Students will also develop the skills necessary to obtain and apply nutrition standards and guidelines to their plans to achieve a high level of nutrition through healthy, balanced eating.

Crop Production & Management

Crop Production Mgmt

This course will provide students with a basic understanding and overview of the principles and practices of crop production utilizing sustainable and environmentally sound agricultural systems to grow crops in the field successfully. Topics will include plant reproduction, growth and nutrition, current production practices, soil nutrient and fertility replacement management, integrated pest management (IPM) strategies, alternative and conventional plant production systems and their applications, weed management and control, pre and post-harvesting protocols based on local and international standards, and marketing and distribution of produce.

Apiculture / Apiology

Apiculture & Apiology

Apiology and Apiculture is an introductory level course covering basic bee biology with an emphasis on bee colony care and management. In addition, the main objectives of this course will be delivered through a four-part series with topics focused on Introduction to Bee-Keeping, Advanced Bee-keeping, Managing honey bees for honey production and by-products, and Developing skills to operate a commercial honeybee business successfully. This course caters to beginners and hobbyists who want to maximize their bee knowledge, those planning to start and manage their own bee colony and practicing beekeepers looking to expand their expertise.

Enterprise Education

Enterprise Education

CTI Enterprise Education aims to provide learning opportunities that prepare students for life beyond school.

This program focuses on skills essential for the workforce and those needed to start a business. This category will house several specialty courses and provide experiential training opportunities in areas as diverse as Construction, Climate Change & Environment and Music & Entertainment.

An integral component of these courses will be an innovation lab that will expose students to financial management, enterprise capability, economic and business acumen as well as developing their confidence, attitude, self-reliance and a strong mindset to succeed.

CTI Enterprise Education will benefit students who struggle with traditional academic learning challenges as well as those who do not intend to pursue further tertiary studies. It will offer an alternative learning model and the chance to learn hands-on skills for future employment. Unlike everyday academic learning, Enterprise Education is not so focused on pass or fail outcomes — students can learn from their failures and successes.

Youth Development & Empowerment Program

Youth Development and empowerment

The CTI Youth Development & Empowerment Program will allow CTI to partner with communities and constituencies in The Bahamas to offer powerful, self-development programs for young people.

The goal of this program is to build resiliency, employability skills, positive identity and personal self-esteem. Each program will be developed in partnership with a pre-determined community sponsor and uniquely framed to meet each community’s specific needs.

We are focusing on young people who can benefit from assistance in personal development and employable skills training. We seek to bring about a positive transformation that will direct young people to become role models and positively influence their communities.

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