AAS Environmental Management
This programme is essentially the first two (2) years of the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Management. The purpose of this programme is to educate participants to be sensitive, articulate, knowledgeable and action-oriented about the complex environmental issues facing society. The degree addresses ethical considerations of environmental management–including consideration for all life forms–with a view to creating improved standards of environmental behavior and an appreciation for the importance of prudent management of natural resources, within a sustainable development context.
Five (5) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A, mathematics, biology and chemistry, 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).
3 Years (PT)
SEPTEMBER OR JANUARY
COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES
|CODE||COURSE TITLE||CR.||CODE||COURSE TITLE||CR.|
|ENVS 160||Environmental Studies I||3||WRIT 117||Fundamentals of Writing||3|
|ENVS 204||Surveying and Drawing||3||COMM 118||Workplace Communication||3|
|ENVS 215||Disaster Management||3||LIBS 130||Fundamentals of Research Skills||3|
|ENVS 256||Air Quality Control||3||MATH 121||Mathematical Methods I||3|
|ENVS 257||Soil Science||3||BUSI 203||Leadership and Ethics||3|
|ENVS 260||Environmental Studies II||3||Total Core Curriculum Courses||15|
|Water Quality Control||3||SUPPORT COURSES|
|ENVS 270||Solid Waste Management||3||BIOL 136||Introduction to Principles of Ecology||3|
|ENVS 300||Environmental Ethics||3||CHEM 112||Concepts in Chemistry II||3|
|ENVS 305||Environmental Communication & Negotiation||3||GEOG 121||Concepts in Geography||3|
|ENVS 318||Hazardous Waste Management||3||STAT 120||Fundamentals of Statistics||3|
|ENVS 413||Energy Efficiency and Conservation||3||ECON 110||Introduction to General Economics||3|
|ENVS 414||Coastal Zone Management and Technology||3||PHYS 100||Introduction to the Physics||3|
|ENVS 415||Risk Management||3||Total Support Courses Credits||18|
|ENVS 420||Sustainable Development||3|
|ENVS 460||Environmental Analysis and Resolution of Environmental Problems||3|
|ENVS 462||Human Health and the Environment||3|
|ENVS 465||International Organizations and Environmental Politics||3|
|ENVS 499||Senior Research Project – Environmental Studies||3|
|LAWW 165||Environmental Law and Policy||3|
|OSHE 245||Occupational Safety and Health Management||3|
|WRMT 200||Wastewater Management||3|
|Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major||72|
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.
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:
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.
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:
Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details: firstname.lastname@example.org
To be awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree in Environmental Management, students must successfully complete 66 credits with a minimum of GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:
|Courses in the major area of study||33 credits|
|Total Courses in Major Area of Study||33 credits|
|Core curriculum courses||15 credits|
|Support courses||18 credits|
|Total Credits Required for Graduation||66 credits|
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