AAS Occupational


Safety and Health


This programme is designed to meet the local needs in occupational safety and health and to keep abreast the changing industrial environment. Students will learn the various methods used in the identification of potential hazards and other major issues associated with challenges in the workplace and develop the necessary skills for the necessary corrective/preventive measures.


Five (5) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A, mathematics and biology OR human and social biology, Grades 1,2,3* or A,B,C.

*Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond

Applicants who possess CAPE or A’Level qualifications may be considered for advanced standing (the award of credits towards your degree programme).

Applicants to this programmes must be 16 years or older.




Contact Admissions

3 Years (PT)




                                            COURSES IN THE MAJOR                                                                        CORE CURRICULUM COURSES

OSHE 123 Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety 3 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
OSHE 132 Safety Technology I 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3
OSHE 141 Occupational and Industrial Hygiene I 3 LIBS 130 Fundamentals of Research Skills 3
OSHE 160 Techniques of Safety Management I 3 MATH 116 Contemporary College Mathematics 3
OSHE 202 Emergency Care for the Workplace 3 STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3
OSHE 231 Pollution Control 3 Total Core Curriculum Courses 15
OSHE 232 Safety Technology II 3 SUPPORT COURSES
OSHE 235 Environmental Impact Assessment 3 BIOL 113 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3
OSHE 241 Occupational and Industrial Hygiene II 3 SCIE 121 Foundations of Natural Sciences 3
OSHE 244 Construction Safety 3 ENVS 215 Disaster Management 3
OSHE 260 Techniques of Safety Management II 3 ENVH 102 World Issues in Public Health 1
OSHE 290 Legal Aspects of Occupational Safety Management 3 Total Support Course Credits 10
Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 39 Approved Core Curriculum Course 3
Total Guided Elective Course Credits 3

The table below provides a summary of fees payable to the College. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive government’s GATE funding for tuition expenses listed hereunder.

Fees Citizens Caricom International Per
Applications: Paper-based $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 Application
Applications: Online Free Free Free Application
Registration $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 Semester
Tuition $300.00 $400.00 $750.00 Credit
Administrative Fee $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
Technology $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
Student Insurance $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 Annum
Student Guild $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Annum

Included in the college fees, is basic insurance coverage for accident and injury. However, CARICOM and international students are also required to secure additional insurance to cover medical expenses.

All students of COSTAATT are required to pay an annual insurance fee of $30.00. Completed student insurance forms must be submitted to the College at the beginning of the first semester in which students register for the academic year. Coverage is restricted to students who are between ages 16 to 65.

The College accepts the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • LINX
  • Visa/Master card
  • Certified/Manager’s cheque

Institutional fees are non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from the College may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Academic Calendar. Please note that students in receipt of GATE funding are not eligible for tuition refunds.


The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) provides free tuition to all eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions. Information on eligibility and conditions for accessing GATE funding is available at the Ministry of Education website at:  www.moe.gov.tt

Students must note that GATE funding is available for the duration of their course of study and one year beyond. Students who fail to complete their programme within the stipulated time frame will be required to meet the cost of programme completion.

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is a one hundred per cent, tuition fee funding programme offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to apply, and students must be registered in a course of study leading to a tertiary level qualification.

For further information on the GATE programme please visit the website of the Ministry of Education.

The vast majority of the College’s programmes are eligible for GATE.


Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)

The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a special loan facility made available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are enrolled in an approved tertiary level programme at a registered tertiary institution to meet the following expenses:

  • tuition fees
  • accommodation
  • airfare and other transportation costs
  • personal maintenance costs and living expenses
  • books and related materials
  • special equipment
  • other related tertiary expenses

For further information on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) students can visit the Ministry of Education website at: www.moe.gov.tt


Payment Plans

Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details: registrar@costaatt.edu.tt

To be awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health, students must successfully complete 67 credits with a minimum of GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:

Courses in the major area of study 39 credits
Total Courses in Major Area of Study 39 credits
Core curriculum courses 15 credits
Support courses

Guided Elective courses

10 credits

3 credits

Total Credits Required for Graduation 67 credits

There are many ways to learnHow to Apply

  • 1


    Choose your programme

  • 2

    Student Type

    Know your student type and which application form to use

  • 3

    Supporting Documents

    All applicants are required to submit supporting document with their application