Advanced Diploma in

Food Inspection


This programme is aimed at training to support the role of the Public Health Inspector as it relates to food inspections. This includes, but is not limited to; monitoring practices of food producers; granting of licenses to operate with food; education of food public safety, enforcing Public Health legislation; investigating and addressing current and potential hazards of food borne diseases throughout the food industry.


Applicants seeking admissions to this programme must possess a NIHERST Diploma in Public Health OR an Associate in Applied Science degree in Environmental Health OR candidates who possess extensive work experience and have not met these academic pre-requisites will be interviewed and considered on a case by case basis.

Applicants from non-English speaking countries must attain the recommended score for college admission on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or alternative examination.

Applicants with a BSc. in Environmental Health qualify for exemptions.



    Contact Admissions

    2 Years (PT)


    Blended (field work component)



    ENVH 330 Food Inspection I 4
    ENVH 322 Food Microbiology 3
    ENVH 312 Food Packaging and Labelling 2
    ENVH 334 Food Inspection II 3
    ENVS 307 Noise and Air Pollution in the Food Industry 1
    ENVH 310 Food Quality Assurance 3
    SOBE 103 Conflict Management 1
    ENVH 342 Meat Inspection 2
    MGMT 105 Introduction to Supervisory Management 3
    LAWW 123 Professional Ethics 2
    COMM 102 Technical Report Writing 1
    ENVH 347 Food Borne Disease Investigations 3
    Total Number of Credits Required 28

    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:

    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:


    Payment Plans

    Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details:

    To be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Food Inspection, students must successfully complete 28 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:

    Required courses in the major area of study 28 credits
                   Total credits in the major area of study 28 credits
    Total Credits Required for Graduation   28 credits

    There are many ways to learnHow to Apply

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      Student Type

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      Supporting Documents

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