PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

This general IT degree provides students with a well-rounded knowledge of the fundamental skills necessary to develop and maintain the changes required in the dynamic and challenging information technology field.  The graduate will have the advantage of being able to work in diverse environments throughout the information technology industry. The practical knowledge gained from the programme provides a foundation of information technology skill-sets that can be used in the fields of IT Project Manager, IT Teacher, Java Developer, Business Analyst, Database Administrator, Software Implementation Analyst, Applications Architect, Windows Administrator, Enterprise Architect  or any number of fields within the industry.

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
4 Years (FT)
5-6 Years (PT)

CAMPUS
City/ South

JANUARY
Open

                                                                                                                

  COURSES IN THE MAJOR     CORE CURRICULUM COURSES  
CODE COURSE TITLE CR. CODE COURSE TITLE CR.
ITEC 120 Introduction to Computer Hardware 3 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
ITEC 122 Introduction to Operating Systems 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3
ITEC 133 Programming I 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3
ITEC 229 Human and Computer Interface Design 3 MATH 117 College Algebra 3
ITEC 240 Web Page Design 3 Students are required to complete eighteen (18) credits taken from the list below
ITEC 250 Computer Networks, Architecture and Protocol 3 ENVH 102 World Issues in Public Health 1
ITEC 260 Information Security Standards and Control 3 ENVH 121 Environmental Issues and Sustainability 1
ITEC 270 Database Design I 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3
Total Credits in the Major Area of Study 24 ENGL 200 Comparative Literature 3
 SPECIALIZATION COURSES SCIE 121 Foundations of Natural Sciences 3
ITEC 115 Information Systems  Project Management 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behavior and Diversity 3
ITEC 124 Operating Systems Platforms  3 SCIE 201 Contemporary Issues in Science 1
ITEC 225 Systems Analysis  3 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3
ITEC 235 Object Oriented Programming I  3 ARTS 120 Survey of Art History 1
ITEC 244 Internet Technology 3 CLTR 120 Introduction to the Culture of Trinidad and Tobago 1
MATH 143 Discrete Mathematics  3 MUSC 120 Introduction to the Study of Music 1
Twenty-seven (27) credits chosen third and fourth year IT specialization courses. Not more than five (5) courses from any one specialization area  27 Total Core Curriculum Courses 30
 ITEC 444 / 455 / 499 Internship / Practicum /  Senior Project – Information Technology  3 SUPPORT COURSES
Total IT Specialization Credits  48 BUSI 120 Business Orientation 1
GRDE 128 Introduction to Commercial Design 3
MATH 118 Pre-Calculus 3
Total Support Course Credits 7
FREE ELECTIVE COURSES
Twelve (12) credits chosen from  courses offered by the College
Total Credits from Free Elective Courses 12
   
   

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 Bachelor in Science in Information Technology, students must successfully complete 121 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:

Core courses in information technology major 24 credits
Required courses in area of specialization (IT) 48 credits
Total required courses in major area of study 72 credits
Core curriculum courses 30 credits
Support courses   7 credits
Free elective courses 12 credits
Total credits required for graduation 121 credits

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