PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

This programme is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to identify and find solutions for environmental problems that adversely affect the health of communities.  Students learn about the operations of efficient health management systems and are kept up to date on scientific advances in the field. In addition, they are made aware of current regional developments in the management of environmental health systems.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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).

 

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DURATION
2 Years (FT)
3 Years (PT)

CAMPUS
City/ South

SEPTEMBER
Open

                                            COURSES IN THE MAJOR                                                                        CORE CURRICULUM COURSES

CODE COURSE TITLE CR. CODE COURSE TITLE CR.
HLED 100 First Aid and Occupational Health 3 SCIE 121 Foundations of Natural Science 3
HLED 110 Health Education and Promotion 3 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
ENVH 122 Vector Control 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3
ENVH 124 Introduction to Epidemiology 3 LIBS 130 Fundamentals of Research 3
ENVH 136 Community Health 3 MATH 117 Contemporary College Math 3
ENVH 211 Building Science and Construction 3  Total Core Curriculum Courses 15
ENVH 212 Environmental Health I 3  SUPPORT COURSES
ENVH 213 Environmental Health II 3 BIOL 113 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3
ENVS 215 Disaster Management 3 STAT 120 Fundamental of Statistics 3
ENVH 220 Food and Food Hygiene I 3 ENVS 121 Environmental Issues and Sustainability 1
ENVH 221 Food and Food Hygiene II 3 Total Support Course Credits 7
ENVH 223 Environmental Health Administration and Legislation 3 GUIDED ELECTIVE COURSES
ENVH 266 Environmental Health Internship (8 weeks) 6 Approved Core Curriculum Course  3
Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 42 Total Guided Elective 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

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 Applied Science degree in Environmental Health, students must successfully complete 67 credits, with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the distribution below:

Required courses in the major area of study  42 credits
Total Courses in Major Area of Study 42 credits
Core curriculum courses  15 credits
Support courses

Guided Elective courses

 7 credits

3 credits

Total Credits Required for Graduation 67 credits

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