AS Management Studies


for the Protective Services


This programme is designed to provide participants from the Protective Services with the needed competencies to improve efficiencies in their supervisory roles and to prepare them to be change agents in the various services.  Participants are exposed to managerial concepts as well as practical aspects of managing resources in an efficient and effective manner.  This programme will allow participants to access the BA degree in Public Sector Management.


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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    ACCT 204 Financial Procedure and Budgeting 3 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
    ADMN 300 Public Sector Management I 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3
    BUSI 203 Leadership and Ethics 3 MATH 116 Contemporary College Math 3
    ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3
    HURM 310 Human Resource Management 3 Total Core Curriculum Credits 12
    HURM 430 Industrial Relations 3
    MGMT 125 Principles of Management 3
    MGMT 205 Management Information Systems 3
    MGMT 300 Organisational Behavior 3
    STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3
    Total Core Business Credits 27
    COUN 100 Counseling 3
    LAWW 125 Ethics 3
    LAWW 130 Caribbean Legal Systems 3
    LAWW 135 Constitutional Law 3
    MGMT 210 Introduction to Project Management 3
    PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behavior and Diversity 3
    OSHE  120 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health 3
    Total Credits in Major Area of Study 24

    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 Associate in Science degree in Management Studies for the Protective Services, 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 24 credits
    Total courses in major area of study 24 credits
    Core business courses 27 credits
    Core curriculum courses 12 credits
    Total Credits Required for Graduation 63 credits

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