BSc Information Technology
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.
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).
4 Years (FT)
5-6 Years (PT)
SEPTEMBER OR JANUARY
|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|
|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.
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 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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