AAS Information Technology
This degree programme essentially comprises the first two years of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology can exit with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Information Technology once they have completed the prescribed list of courses below. Graduates at the associate level in information technology will be prepared for technician or technologist entry level positions in the job market.
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).
2 Years (FT)
3 Years (PT)
|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||GRDE 128||Introduction to Commercial Design||3|
|SPECIALIZATION COURSES||MATH 118||Pre-Calculus||3|
|ITEC 115||Information Systems Project Management||3||Total Support Course Credits||7|
|ITEC 124||Operating Systems Platforms||3||FREE ELECTIVE COURSES|
|ITEC 225||Systems Analysis||3||Three (3) credits taken from any course in the College
|ITEC 235||Object Oriented Programming I||3||Total Credits from Free Elective Courses||3|
|ITEC 244||Internet Technology||3|
|Total Credits in OSM Specialization||15|
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.
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:
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 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 Information Technology students must successfully 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 OSM specialization||15 credits|
|Total required courses in major area of study||39 credits|
|Core curriculum courses||15 credits|
|Support courses||7 credits|
|Free elective courses||3 credits|
|Total Credits Required for Graduation||64 credits|
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