AAS Library and


Information Studies


Graduates of this programme qualify for employment in a variety of para-professional positions in schools, public, academic and special libraries or in any other organization engaged in library-related and information management activities.


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).



    Contact Admissions

    2 Years (FT)
    3 Years (PT)





    LIBS 135 Introduction to Libraries and Information Services 3 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
    LIBS 136 Introduction to Information Resources in Libraries 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3
    LIBS 140 Computer Applications in Libraries 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3
    LIBS 145 Introduction to Technical Services in Libraries 3 MATH 116 Contemporary College Mathematics 3
    LIBS 200 User Services I 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3
    LIBS 248 Introduction to the Organization of Knowledge: Cataloguing 3 Total Core Curriculum Courses 15
    LIBS 249 Introduction to the Organization of Knowledge: Classification 4 SUPPORT COURSE
    LIBS 244 Library Internship 2 BUSI 120 Business Orientation 1
    LIBS 267 Integrated Marketing Communications for Libraries 3 ITEC 120 Introduction to Computer Hardware 3
    LIBS 274 Introduction to Caribbeana and Its Sources I 3 Total Support Course Credits 4
    Total Credits in Major Area of Study 30
    Choose any four (4) courses from the list below
    EDUC 124 Sign Language I 3
    EDUC 201 Education Foundations for School Librarians 3
    ECCE 100 Introduction to the World of the Learner 3
    ECCE 200 Emergent Literacy Methods 3
    ITEC 115 Information Systems Project Management 3
    ITEC 122 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
    ITEC 133 Introduction to Programming 3
    ITEC 240 Webpage Design 3
    LAWW 115 Legal Aspects of Records Management 3
    LIBS 147 Introduction to Archival Studies 3
    LIBS 260 Young Adult Sources and Service 3
    LIBS 273 Introduction to Children’s Literature 3
    RCMT 152 Introduction to Records Management 4
    RCMT 153 Fundamentals of Electronics Records Management 4
    RCMT 154 Introduction to Archival Management 3
    Total Guided Elective Credits 12

    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 Library and Information Studies, 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  30 credits
    Guided electives courses in the major  12 credits
    Total courses in major area of study 42 credits
    Core curriculum courses 15 credits
    Support courses   4 credits
    Total Credits Required for Graduation 61 credits

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