PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Associate in Science degree in Mathematics is essentially the first two years of the bachelor’s degree programme in mathematics. As students’ progress through the programme, they develop rigorous, logical thinking and problem-solving skills; an appreciation of and familiarity with complex structures and algorithms, and the ability to learn technical, detailed or abstract material.

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

JANUARY
Open

  COURSES IN THE MAJOR
    CORE CURRICULUM COURSES
 
CODE COURSE TITLE CR. CODE COURSE TITLE CR.
MATH 111 Geometry 3 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
MATH 114 Trigonometry 3 LIBS 130 Fundamentals of Research Skills 3
MATH 118 Pre-Calculus 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3
MATH 143 Discrete Mathematics 3 MATH 117 College Algebra 3
MATH 150 Linear Algebra I 3 STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3
MATH 151 Linear Algebra II 3 Total Core Curriculum Credits 15
MATH 160 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 3
MATH 161 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 3
MATH 245 Methods of Mathematical Proofs 3
MATH 257 Ordinary Differential Equations I 3
MATH 258 Ordinary Differential Equations II 3
MATH 260 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 3
MATH 261 Calculus and Analytical Geometry IV 3
STAT 121 Inferential Statistics I 3
STAT 200 Mathematical Probability and  Statistics I 3
Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 45

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 of Science degree in Mathematics, students must successfully complete the 60 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the following distribution:

 

Required courses in the major area of study 45 credits
Total courses in major area of study 45 credits
Core curriculum courses 15 credits
Total Credits Required for Graduation 60 credits

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