Agriculture

THIS HYBRID COURSE CONSISTS OF FIVE (5) WEEKS THEORY ONLINE AND ONE (1) WEEK PRACTICAL ON THE BAMSI FARM IN NORTH ANDROS.

 

STUDENTS GET COURSE WORK ONLINE AND HANDS ON EXPERIENCE IN:

 

  • AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE`
  • CROP PRODUCTION
  • LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION
  • AQUACULTURE
  • FARM ADMINISTRATION AND AGRIBUSINESS
  • AGRITOURISM

 

STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

  • TO GROW AND MANAGE CROPS
  • MANAGEMENT SOIL AND WATER
  • TO RAISE AND CARE FOR HEALTHY FARM ANIMALS
  • TO CREATE AN AQUAPONICS SYSTEM
  • TO MANAGE FARM WASTE
  • DAILY FARM OPERATIONS
  • TO CREATE AND DEVELOP A FARM BUSINESS AND MARKETING PLAN
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes, you must complete the online and practical (on-the-farm) sessions to be awarded the certificate.

The on-line section of the course has 5 modules (sessions). You are expected to complete 1 module per week. Plan to spend 2 – 4 hours a week per module. Theory is intended to help you understand methods and basic science of crops, livestock and aquaculture, so that you will be ready to put that knowledge to work on the farm. Books and information are available on line.

Yes, BAMSI has a payment plan. Please contact the office of admissions,

Yes, there is a refund policy. The amount returned depends on when you drop the course, less non-refundable administrative and registration fees. (see refund schedule at the bottom of FAQs)

Yes, the hands-on experience is a very important part of this course and you must successfully complete it.

The Ministry of Agriculture has BAMSI-trained extension officers on several islands. These officers are there to help you. Also, the time spent on Andros is your opportunity to network with lecturers, farm specialist and cooperative staff.

Once you are enrolled, you will have access to the e-library.

Yes, you will be exempted from the Farm Skills I (2 credit course). You will have to apply for the exemption at the time of enrollment.

Andros has a laid-back style that is great for the outdoors lover. You can spend free time fishing in Morgan’s Bluff, hanging out in Nicoll’s Town experiencing one of the local restaurants, or just chilling after hours.

Student housing is double occupancy only. Only two persons per room are allowed, (subject to COVID 19 regulations). There is a bus service to get you to the farm and campus. Daily meals are breakfast, lunch and dinner. Vegetarian meals are available upon request only.

There are several small hotels near the college campus, for students who wish to make their own housing arrangements. Please be informed that the BAMSI shuttle service is only offered in north Andros along an assigned route.

In addition to your afterhours clothing and personal hygiene items, you will need to bring long pants, work shirts, farm boots (or closed toed shoes), work gloves and hat.

COVID 19 UPDATE – HOUSING DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED AS SOON AS WE RECEIVE INFORMATION FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTRY OF HEALTH.

FEE REFUND POLICY:
Refund of fees will be made as outlined in the table below upon official withdrawal of a student from a programme of study at BAMSI, or the dropping of courses in the non-subsidized programme, or under other applicable circumstances:

  • To be official, withdrawal or dropping of courses must be in writing and submitted to the Registrar.
  • The date on which the withdrawal request is received by the Registrar will be used for computing any refund.
  • ‘Days of classes’ are days on which classes are scheduled.
  • No refunds of registration, administration and other fees expressly stated as being non-refundable.
  • If you are expelled or suspended, you will not be entitled to any refund of fees.

REFUND SCHEDULE

90% (less administration fee) 50% (less administration fee) No Refund
Before classes begin During first two days of classes After 3rd day of class
Administration Fee - $50 Administration Fee - $50 -

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