AAS Social Work
This Associate in Applied Science degree in Social Work develops social work competencies which enables students to work immediately as paraprofessionals in the field. It also provides them with a solid foundation to pursue baccalaureate studies, if they so desire. Graduates would have gained exposure to various service areas such as individual and group work, youth work, direct practice, community practice, and family and child issues.
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)
City / South
|COURSES IN THE MAJOR
||CORE CURRICULUM COURSES
|CODE||COURSE TITLE||CR.||CODE||COURSE TITLE||CR.|
|SOWK 116||Introduction to Social Work||3||WRIT 117||Fundamentals of Writing||3|
|SOWK 122||Case Work Practice for Social Work||3||COMM 118||Communication in the Workplace||3|
|SOWK 124||Social Work with Children and Family||3||ECON 110||Introduction to General Economics||3|
|SOWK 218||Group Work Practice for Social Work||3||LIBS 130||Fundamental Research Skills||3|
|SOWK 236||Legal and Ethical Issues in Social Work||3||MATH 116||Contemporary College Math||3|
|SOWK 245||Practicum I: Human Skills Lab||3||SOCI 102||Introduction to the Study of Society||3|
|Total Credits for Required Courses in Major||18||HIST 210||History of Trinidad and Tobago||3|
|GUIDED ELECTIVE IN MAJOR||Total Core Curriculum Courses||21|
|One 3-credit elective courses in major||3||SUPPORT COURSES|
|Total Elective Courses in the Major||3||BIOL 109||Introduction to Human Biology||3|
|ELECTIVE COURSES||PSYC 103||Understanding Human Behaviour and Diversity||3|
|Any one 3 credit course from the College||3||PSYC 122||Foundations of Psychology||3|
|Total Elective Credits||3||PSYC 212||Life Span Development||3|
|SOCI 250||Exploring Caribbean Social Problems||3|
|Total Support Course Credits||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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
To successfully complete the Associate in Applied Science degree in Social Work, students must complete 60 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the following distribution:
|Required courses in the major area of study||18 credits|
|One elective courses in major area of study||3 credits|
|Total Courses in Major Area of Study||21 credits|
|Core curriculum courses||21 credits|
Free elective courses
|Total Credits Required for Graduation||60 credits|
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