PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Associate in Arts degree in Spanish is designed to provide a strong foundation in using the Spanish Language in speech and writing and in understanding Latin American history, culture and civilization. The students may exit with the AA Spanish or continue on to the Bachelor’s level.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Five (5) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A and mathematics, 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).

 

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DURATION
2 Years (FT)
3 Years (PT)

CAMPUS
City

SEPTEMBER
Open

  COURSES IN THE MAJOR
    CORE CURRICULUM COURSES
 
CODE COURSE TITLE CR. CODE COURSE TITLE CR.
HIST 225 Latin America History I 3 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
HIST 235 Latin America History II 3 LIBS 130 Fundamentals of Research Skills 3
LAST 120 Introduction to Latin American Studies 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3
LAST 121 International Relations and Latin America 3 MATH 116 Contemporary College Math 3
SPAN 121 Advanced Conversational Spanish 4 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3
SPAN 140 Spanish Language I 4 Total Core Curriculum Courses 15
SPAN 150 Contrastive Grammar 4 GUIDED ELECTIVE COURSES
SPAN 210 Latin American Civilisation and Culture I 4 ECON 110 Introduction to General Economics 3
SPAN 211 Latin American Civilisation and Culture II 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3
SPAN 231 Spanish Language II 4 OR any course as approved by the Department or academic advisor
SPAN 246 Socio-Cultural Issues in Latin America I 3 Total Support Course Credits  6
SPAN 295 Spanish Language III 4
Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 42

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

Important:
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 Arts degree in Spanish, students must successfully complete 63 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:

 

Required courses in the major area of study 42 credits
Total credits in the major area of study 42 credits
Core curriculum courses 15 credits
Support courses  6 credits
Total Credits Required for Graduation 63 credits

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