AAS Information Systems

 

Development

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

This degree programme essentially comprises the first two years of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology: Computer Information Systems.  Students pursuing a B.Sc. in Information Technology (CIS) can exit with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Information Technology (ISD) once they have completed the prescribed list of courses below. Graduates will be prepared for technician or technologist entry level positions in the job market such as programmers, systems analysts and database administrators.

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/ South

SEPTEMBER
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  COURSES IN THE MAJOR     CORE CURRICULUM COURSES  
CODE COURSE TITLE CR. CODE COURSE TITLE CR.
ITEC 120 Introduction to Computer Hardware 3 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
ITEC 122 Introduction to Operating Systems 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3
ITEC 133 Programming I 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3
ITEC 229 Human and Computer Interface Design 3 MATH 117 College Algebra 3
ITEC 240 Web Page Design 3 Three (3) credits taken from the list of core curriculum courses 3
ITEC 250 Computer Networks, Architecture and Protocol 3 Total Core Curriculum Courses 15
ITEC 260 Information Security Standards and Control 3 SUPPORT COURSES
ITEC 270 Database Design I 3 BUSI 120 Business Orientation 1
Total Credits in the Major Area of Study 24 MATH 118 Pre-Calculus 3
 SPECIALIZATION COURSES Total Support Course Credits 4
ITEC 140 Commercial and Industrial Information Systems  3 FREE ELECTIVE COURSES
ITEC 225 Systems Analysis  3 Three (3) credits taken from any course in the College 3
ITEC 228 Systems Design  3 Total Credits from Free Elective Courses 3
ITEC 235 Object Oriented Programming I 3
ITEC 236 Object Oriented Programming II  3
ITEC 292 Data Structures  3
Total Credits in ISD Specialization 18
   
   

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 Information Systems Development (ISD), students must complete 64 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:

Core courses in information technology major 24 credits
Courses in ISD specialization 18 credits
Total required courses in major area of study 42 credits
Core curriculum courses 15 credits
Support courses   4 credits
Free elective courses 3 credits
Total Credits Required for Graduation 64 credits

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