PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

This programme is designed to develop skilled paraprofessionals in the field of office administration. It combines sound theoretical foundations in management studies with the practical skills required to ensure that graduates perform efficiently and professionally. The programme comprises an office administration core that focuses on the development of the administrative skills and aptitudes necessary for optimal operations in the modern office setting, a business core to support the managerial functions of key elements in organizations and a general education core that facilitates critical thinking, social responsibility and lifelong learning as fundamental requirements of all COSTAATT graduates.

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

JANUARY
Open

                                                                                                                

  COURSES IN THE MAJOR     CORE CURRICULUM COURSES  
CODE COURSE TITLE CR. CODE COURSE TITLE CR.
ACCT 204 Financial Procedure and  Budgeting 3 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
BUSI 120 Business Orientation 1 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3
BUSI 203 Leadership and Ethics 3 SOC 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3
HURM 310 Human Resource Management 3 MATH 116 Contemporary College Math 3
LAWW 310 Business Law 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3
MKTG 125 Customer Service Fundamentals 3 Total Core Curriculum Credits 15
MGMT 125 Principles of Management 3 SUPPORT COURSES
MGMT 200 Events Management 3 COMM 119 Advanced Grammar for Office Professionals 3
MGMT 225 Procurement and  Inventory Management 3 Total Support Courses Credits 3
ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
Total Core Business Credits 28
SPECIALIZATION COURSES
OFAD 125 Word Processing 3
OFAD 135 Administrative Office Management 3
OFAD 200 Speed Development 1
OFAD 215 Spreadsheet Design and Processing 2
OFAD 221 Database Design and Processing 2
OFAD 231 Desktop Publishing and Presentation Tools 2
OFAD 236 Office Communications Management 2
OFAD 288 Office Administration Portfolio 2
Total Credits in the Major Area of Study 17
   
   

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 Office Administration, students must successfully complete 63 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:

Courses in the major area of study 28 credits
Courses in office administration specialization 17 credits
Total Courses in Major Area of Study 45 credits
Core curriculum courses 15 credits
Support Courses 3 credits
Total Credits Required for Graduation 63 credits

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