If you have fewer than five CSEC (CXC)/GCE passes, the COMPASS Programme is for you. The COMPASS programme is designed to help you gain the necessary qualifications to access the degree programme of your choice in COSTAATT.
Upon successful completion of the COMPASS programme, you can apply to the COSTAATT programme of your choice.
The COMPASS Certificate helps you gain the qualifications you need to begin the degree of your choice at COSTAATT, if you currently do not meet the degree entry requirements of the college.
To enter COMPASS applicants must have completed five years of secondary school and:
* Persons interested in pursuing the nursing profession must be guided by the registration requirements of the Nursing Council.
We do not teach CSEC subjects. The courses offered at COMPASS help you to hone your skills in mathematics, English, biology, chemistry, physics and computer literacy in preparation for college-level study. After you have completed these courses, the certification awarded will be only recognized by COSTAATT.
The length of time that you take in COMPASS depends on:
If you are applying to be a student of the COMPASS programme, you apply as all any other prospective COSTAATT student—via the website or by submitting an application to the Admissions Office.
The COMPASS programme is not a national qualification, but is specially designed to help students access and complete degrees at COSTAATT. As such, it is only upon completion of a COSTAATT degree-level programme that students are prepared for employment.
Degree programmes at COSTAATT require that applicants of COMPASS possess a GPA of 2.0. The Programme has existed since 2009, having been piloted in 2008. No graduate of the COMPASS programme who possesses a GPA of 2.0 and above has ever been rejected by the college level programme for which s/he has been prepared.
Once you have completed the last COMPASS course and you have a GPA of 2.0, you are eligible to:
Yes. The programme now enjoys GATE approval.
Academic advising is a critical requirement for your success at COMPASS and at the College.
The College assigns an academic advisor to each COMPASS student. The academic advisor will help you choose the most appropriate courses based on your entry profile, career interests and the college-level programme you wish to pursue at COSTAATT. This person remains your support until you successfully complete COMPASS.
Once you are a registered COSTAATT student enrolled in the COMPASS programme, you must meet regularly with your dedicated academic advisor:
These meetings give you an opportunity to discuss your academic progress, to determine if tutorial services are required and to help you to select courses you will pursue in the semester to come.
Tertiary level education requires certain competencies as foundation for success. Our curriculum is therefore designed to provide you with the necessary foundation to pursue tertiary level education.
Each of the courses we offer at COMPASS carries three COMPASS credits. All COMPASS courses will be graded. However, the grades for COMPASS courses are not applied to your degree programme.
|CODE||COURSE TITLE||COMPASS Cr.|
|BIOL 090||Introduction to Concepts in Biology I||3|
|BIOL 092||Introduction to Concepts in Biology II||3|
|CHEM 090||Introduction to Concepts in Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 092||Introduction to Concepts in Chemistry II||3|
|ITEC 098||Introduction To Computers||3|
|LANG 095||Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing I||3|
|LANG 096||Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing II||3|
|LANG 097||Introduction to Academic Writing III||3|
|LANG 098||Introduction to Academic Reading III||3|
|MATH 091A||Pre-Algebra I||1|
|MATH 091B||Pre-Algebra II||1|
|MATH 091C||Pre-Algebra III||1|
|MATH 092A||Basic Algebra I||1|
|MATH 092B||Basic Algebra II||1|
|MATH 092C||Basic Algebra III||1|
|MATH 093A||Intermediate Algebra I||1|
|MATH 093B||Intermediate Algebra II||1|
|MATH 093C||Intermediate Algebra III||1|
|MUSC 003||Introduction to Music Theory||3|
|MUSC 004||Introduction to Aural Skills||3|
|PHYS 090||Introduction to Concepts in Physics I||3|
|PHYS 092||Introduction to Concepts in Physics II||3|
|SDEV 010||Life Skills||3|