Educational Philosophy & Methodology

TRINITY follows the most advanced methods in hospitality education and training. TRINITY’s academic programs are designed in such a way as to provide students with the most recent theoretical knowledge related to their field and, at the same time, to offer enough practical hands-on training.

Thus, theoretical subjects are taught in the classroom by an exceptional instructional faculty using modern learning methods, while practical training is held within the facilities of a high class hotel establishment, providing ideal conditions for the application of theory.

At TRINITY, students are exposed to a wide variety of training techniques, both in the classroom as well as outside the classroom. Among the methods and techniques used are:

Group Exercises & Projects
Case Studies Presentations
Research Projects  

Trinity International Hospitality Studies

In addition to such training techniques, students become familiar with their selected specialization through:

Field Trips to tourism-related industries in Crete Ferries & Hotels and other parts of Greece

Student Exchange Programs

Participation in workshops and lectures delivered by famous international industry professionals

Visits to industry-related exhibitions and conventions

Membership in international associations

TRINITY’s training methodology is supported by a functional Center of Learning Resources which includes:

A Library providing students with hundreds of books of their specialization

A Study Room available 24-hours to students to study and work in groups

A fully-equipped Computer Lab for students to use for academic purposes

Academic Programs – Specializations

The academic programs of TRINITY conform to the academic system used by all academic institutions of higher learning in the United States.All classes are taught in English. The academic year consists of Fall and Spring Semesters and a Summer Session. Known for its unique flexibility, the American system has several distinct features: It is based on a credit earning process rather than years of study.

It is designed to meet the needs, aspirations and abilities of students at different stages of their studying and professional life. It allows students to keep their own pace of study. It provides a broader and more varied education than many other systems by offering three kinds of courses which must be completed successfully, before graduation:

a. General Education Requirements: These are courses which require students to distribute their attention across a fairly wide range of disciplines, designed to expand horizons and sharpen intellectual skills. These courses are required of all students regardless of their field of specialization.

b. Field (Core) Requirements: These requirements consist of those courses which provide specific instruction and practical training in the area of a student's specialization and are required of all students specializing in that field.

c. Elective Courses: These are courses that students can take from any field of specialization (other than their own) that interests them and are designed to bridge and link a student's specialization field with "neighbouring" fields.

The courses of the full program of study are numbered as follows depending on their level of complexity and the intellectual skills they require:

100 level courses that can be taken by ALL students.

200 level courses are offered to those students who have completed at least 30 credits of coursework.

300 level courses are offered to those students who have completed at least 60 credits of coursework, and finally

400 level courses are offered to students who have completed 90 credits of coursework.

Students can be either full-time or part-time, step into or walk out of the program at any time, transfer credits from other educational institutions under certain conditions and, in effect, determine the time of program completion and graduation.

One course or a full year’s program: The system enables students to tailor their program of studies according to time availability and financial resources.

The student can choose a live-in full time program* or opt to take:

only one course per semester resulting in 3 credits per semester or 6 credits per year

two courses per semester resulting in 6 credits per semester or 12 credits per year

three courses per semester with corresponding credits and so on

This is especially suitable to individuals who are employed in the hospitality industry and wish to enrich their academic profile.

As a general guideline, for the acquisition of a

Certificate, about 30 credits are required

Diploma, about 60 credits are required while for a

Bachelor’s Degree equivalent, 120 to 125 credits are required depending on the field of specialization.

Full time students may also earn academic credits during their summer practical training

TRINITY offers specialization in the fields of:

Hospitality & Tourism Management

Food, Beverage and Culinary Management

Convention & Event Management