and Public Relations
The programme is designed to enable students to function as paraprofessionals in dynamic and fast-paced media and communication environments. It facilitates their advancement to increasingly higher levels of responsibility in the workplace and provides them with a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to pursue studies at undergraduate level.
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.|
|COMM 120||Critical Reading and Writing Skills for Journalism and Communication Majors||4||COMM 118||Communications in the Workplace||3|
|COMM 121||Introduction to Mass Communication||3||LANG 117||Fundamentals of Writing||3|
|COMM 130||Understanding Human Communication||3||LIBS 130||Fundamentals of Research||3|
|JOUR 123||Fundamentals of Reporting||3||MATH 116||Contemporary College Math||3|
|JOUR 131||Ethics in Journalism and Public Relations||3||SOCI 102/||Introduction to the Study of Society/||3|
|JOUR 244/JOUR 255||Media/Public Relations Internship/Media/Public Relations Practicum||4||PYSC 103/||Understanding Human Behaviour and Diversity|
|JOUR 275||Critical Analysis of Media and TV Coverage||3||RELI 205||Comparative Religion|
|LAWW 270||Laws Affecting Journalism and Public Relations||3||Total Core Curriculum Courses||15|
|PUBR 139||Introduction to Strategic Public Relations||3||SUPPORT COURSES|
|PUBR 221||Image, Etiquette and Protocol||2||ENTP 210||Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship||3|
|Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major||31||HIST 210/||History of Trinidad and Tobago/||3|
|ELECTIVE COURSES IN THE MAJOR||SPAN 100||Introduction to Spanish||3|
|Nine (9) credits taken from the list of courses in the major below||9||Total Support Course Credits||6|
|JOUR 135||Photo Journalism|
|ITEC 240||Web Page Design|
|JOUR 281||Broadcast News Writing|
|MGMT 200||Events Management|
|FILM 290||Introduction to Video Production|
|COMM 140||Speech Writing|
|COMM 135||Voice and Presentation|
|MKTG 205||Principles of Marketing|
|LAWW 133||Law and the Community|
|ENGL 270||Creative Writing|
|Total Credits for Elective Courses in the Major||9|
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: email@example.com
To be awarded the AAS degree in Journalism and Public Relations, students must successfully complete 61 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:
|Required courses in the major area of study||31 credits|
|Elective courses in the major area of study||9 credits|
|Total credits in the major area of study||40 credits|
|Core curriculum courses||15 credits|
|Support courses||6 credits|
|Total Credits Required for Graduation||61 credits|
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