Programme Brief

Hydroponic Farming is the growing of plants in a soilless substrate using nutrient-rich water in a controlled environment. This farming method has been globally adopted as one of the most efficient mechanisms of growing food safety, and nutrition, faster and more productive.  Hydroponics can be done in small spaces and can rate income for small business ventures.  Tropical conditions for farming like the Caribbean are susceptible to harsh environmental conditions like drought, heavy rainfall, and increased favorable conditions for pests and diseases. 

At the end of this course, students will be able to start their own modern hydroponic farm/business using the drip-to-waste, NFT, and DWF hydroponic system, greenhouse construction, and organic Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

Hydroponic farming offers a pathway towards a more sustainable food ethic which prioritizes the health of our food, bodies and environment without the heavy use of chemicals. It also promotes the growth of healthier crops in an intensive system. This type of farming is modern and would improve our food production systems. 

 Most importantly, these methods can be adopted by home growers and small business start-ups.

 

On completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • To understand the principles of plant health and agronomy
  • To understand plant fertility and fertilizer blends and application methodology
  • To have a general understanding of the different types of hydroponic systems and builds
  • To apply the teaching content to construct any hydroponic system
  • To understand the scientific engineering application of solar energy
  • To apply sustainable renewable energy solar technology.
  • To design and build basic shade/greenhouses and fully automated irrigation systems
  • To understand the scientific approach to IPM stratifies and Organic Agriculture

 

The duration of this course is 24 contact hours.

 

Course Outline

Please click here to view the full course outline.

 

Schedule and cost:

Blended - Online Classes plus Practical Sessions @ Champs Fleurs Campus

Start DateEnd DateDaysTimeCash Price
7-Aug-244-Sep-24Wed & Sat5:30pm - 8:30pm(Wed)
1:00pm - 4:00pm (Sat)
 US$345/ TT$2250
12-Oct-249-Nov-24Wed & Sat5:30pm - 8:30pm(Wed)
1:00pm - 4:00pm (Sat)
 US$345/ TT$2250
Requirements for Online Course
  • Windows OS: Windows 10 Professional (Windows 10 Home is also acceptable)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

Please note: All information provided is subject to change without prior notice. 


  • Champs Fleurs
  • Administration fee: US$23 / TT$150
  • Registration deadline: One week before the scheduled start date of the class.
  • Payment Plan: 50% down payment of the tuition to start the class and the balance to be paid by the end of the course. However, should you require a payment plan more tailored to you, feel free to let us know so we can discuss further.

 

Online Registration

To register for the online course, please follow the instructions below:

1. Please complete the Online Programme Registration Form and click submit.

 

Once the form has been completed, please proceed to make your payment via the following options below:

2. PayPal – Please click the ” Add to Cart” button below:

All relevant information about accessing online sessions will be sent via email within 3-5 working days.

 

3. WI Pay (Credit Card) – If you wish to utilize this method, please forward an email to cite-it@sbcs.edu.tt indicating if you would be paying the full cost or whether you would like to access any of our payment plan plan options. Once this is confirmed, an invoice will then be forwarded via email.

 

*If you do not have a PayPal account, or a credit card, you can utilize any of the following payment options:

4. Payment of TT$2,250.00 can be made via direct deposit to the following SBCS Republic Bank Account (3501 3848 7501).

Once you have deposited the required payment, please email and attach a copy of the stamped deposit slip to Centre for Information Technology and Engineering (CITE) cite-it@sbcs.edu.tt informing of such.

Once CITE verifies the deposit, final registration details will be forwarded to the student.

 

For further information, please send an email to entre for Information Technology and Engineering (CITE) cite-it@sbcs.edu.tt  or call 663-7227 extensions 1092/3/4/5

 

Technical Requirements?

Please check that your laptop / tablet meets the minimum requirements for Adobe Connect web conferencing online platform services before registering by clicking here

For further details please email cite-it@sbcs.edu.tt or call the numbers below:

  • Champs Fleurs – (868) 663-7227 extensions 1092/3/4/5