AAS Foreign Language


for Business: Spanish


The Associate in Applied Science degree in Foreign Language for Business: Spanish is designed to provide graduates with a competitive edge in the global marketplace, through an intensive learning experience that focuses on the development of competencies in Spanish language skills, international business and cultural awareness required to effectively conduct or support business activity in a Latin American context.


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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    2 Years (FT)
    3 Years (PT)



    LAST 120 Introduction to Latin American Studies 3 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
    LAST 121 International Relations and Latin America 3 LIBS 130 Fundamentals of Research Skills 3
    LAST 225 Doing Business in Latin America 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3
    SPAN 121 Advanced Conversational Spanish 4 MATH 116 Contemporary College Math 3
    SPAN 122 Spanish for Business I 4 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3
    SPAN 123 Spanish for Business II 4 Total Core Curriculum Courses 15
    SPAN 130 Spanish Stylistics I 3 SUPPORT COURSES
    SPAN 210 Latin American Civilisation and Culture I 3 BUSI 216 Introduction to International Business 3
    SPAN 211 Latin American Civilisation and Culture II 3 MKTG 205 Principles of Marketing 3
    SPAN 230 Introduction to Translation 3 MKTG 330 International Marketing 3
    SPAN 241 Introduction to Interpreting Techniques 3 Total Support Course Credits  9
    SPAN 247 or Study Abroad  or 3
    SPAN 277 Independent Study
    Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 39

    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 Foreign Language for Business: 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 39 credits
    Total credits in the major area of study 39 credits
    Core curriculum courses 15 credits
    Support courses  9 credits
    Total Credits Required for Graduation 63 credits

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