PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

This programme is designed for individuals seeking a career in information technology, with an emphasis on networking. Students acquire sound foundational skills in key areas such as network administration, network security, network architecture and wireless communication.  Students receive hands-on training in network systems commonly found in business environments; discover how information systems support organizational success; and how the technologies that comprise the network infrastructure allow for successful transfer and use of mission critical business information. In addition, students install, configure, secure, administer, and troubleshoot network systems; address the management of users, shared resources, and various other network components such as routers and switches in LANs, WANs,  wireless and mobile network environments. Students who are successful in this programme will have acquired the competencies to complete the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) professional examinations.

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
Chaguanas/ City/ El Dorado/ Sangre Grande/ South/ Tobago

SEPTEMBER
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 Introduction to 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 RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3
 SPECIALIZATION COURSES SCIE 121 Foundations of Natural Sciences 3
ITEC 124 Operating Systems Platform  3 SCIE 201 Contemporary Issues in Science 1
ITEC 235 Object Oriented Programming I  3 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3
ITEC 236 Object Oriented Programming II  3 ARTS 120 Survey of Art History 1
ITEC 244 Internet Technology 3 CLTR 120 Introduction to the Culture of Trinidad and Tobago 1
ITEC 251 Network Management I  3 MUSC 120 Introduction to the Study of Music 1
ITEC 285 Client Server Technology  3 Total Core Curriculum Courses 30
ITEC 322 Advanced Operating Systems Platform  3 SUPPORT COURSE
ITEC 351 Advanced Routing Protocol Concepts  3 BUSI 120 Business Orientation 1
ITEC 352 LAN Switching and VLANs  3 MATH 118 Pre-Calculus 3
ITEC 360 Security Management  3 Total Support Course Credits 4
ITEC 363 Network Security  3 FREE ELECTIVE COURSES
ITEC 451 Network Management II  3 Twelve (12) credits chosen from  courses offered by the College
ITEC 452 WAN Technologies  3 Total Credits from Free Elective Courses 12
ITEC 453 Introduction to Mobile Technologies  3
ITEC 456 Wireless Networking 3
ITEC 457 Data Centre Construction Fundamentals 3
ITEC 444 / 455 / 499 Internship / Practicum /  Senior Project – Information Technology  3
Total Credits in Networking Specialization 51
   
   

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 of Science in Information Technology: Networking, 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 (Networking) 51 credits
Total required courses in major area of study 75 credits
Core curriculum courses 30 credits
Support courses   4 credits
Free elective courses 12 credits
Total credits required for graduation 121 credits

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