This hybrid course consists of six (6) weeks theory on line and one (1) week practical on the BAMSI farm. It is designed to provide students with a theoretical and practical educational background in the areas of agricultural science, crop and livestock production, aquaculture and farm administration.
This practical seven (7) weeks course is designed to introduce students to the concept of agricultural sustainability by growing fruits, vegetables and herbs in their own backyards. Areas of focus will be on understanding your soil, composting, plant propagation, growing seasons, vegetable types and other commodities. The skills covered in the course will afford students the opportunity to establish their own backyard garden.
This program is designed to train participants to become freelance flats fishing guides or to prepare them to work within a fishing lodge. Participants will have both theoretical and practical application. For the more experienced guides their knowledge of the marine environment with be broaden and learn the fundamentals of business. The program has a strong science component where students gain an understanding of fish biology and behavior and marine environment and conservation. Students have the opportunity to exit the program with various certificates such as: Bahama Host Certificate, Captains License – B Class and Emergency First Responders Training Certificate. This course will meet the Ministry of Agriculture requirements to obtain a flat fishing guide business license. This certification has been endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism.
Landscaping & Gardening
This course focuses on introducing students to the basic principles and techniques of horticulture such as how to establishing and maintain a plant nursery; construct simple irrigation systems; design, installation and maintaining landscape gardens. This practical course allows student to engage and apply the theoretical principles through a continuous learning process. It also allows student the ability to design their own individual gardens.