BSc Occupational


Safety and Health



The working environment contains many hazards that threatens the health, safety and well-being of workers on a daily basis. Such hazards can lead to injury, sickness, disease and even death. The Occupational Health and Safety discipline was created to effectively manage these hazard using elements from chemistry, physics, engineering, biology and even psychology. The multi-disciplinary nature of health and safety is a reflection of the complexities in understanding and effectively addressing occupational hazards. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health will acquire the necessary skills to identify, evaluate and control typical occupational hazards found in the working environment.


An Associate Degree in Occupational Safety and Health with a GPA of 2.25



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                                            COURSES IN THE MAJOR                                                                        CORE CURRICULUM COURSES

OSHE 123 Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety 3 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
OSHE 132 Safety Technology I 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3
OSHE 141 Occupational and Industrial Hygiene I 3 LIBS 130 Fundamentals of Research 3
OSHE 160 Techniques of Safety Management I 3 MATH 117 College Algebra 3
OSHE 202 Emergency Care for the Workplace 3 BUSI 203 Leadership and Ethics 3
OSHE 231 Pollution Control 3 STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3
OSHE 232 Safety Technology II 3 ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
OSHE 235 Environmental Impact Assessment 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3
OSHE 241 Occupational and Industrial Hygiene II 3 RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3
OSHE 244 Construction Safety 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behaviour and Diversity 3
OSHE 260 Techniques of Safety Management II 3  Total Core Curriculum Courses 30
OSHE 290 Legal Aspects of Occupational Safety Management 3 SUPPORT COURSES
OSHE 298 Ergonomics I 3 BIOL 113 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3
OSHE 306 Safety and Health Culture 3 SCIE 121 Foundations of Natural Sciences 3
OSHE 345 Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems 3 ENVS 215 Disaster Management 3
OSHE 380 Fire Safety 3 ENVH 102 World Issues in Public Health 1
OSHE 398 Ergonomics II 3 Total Support Course Credits 10
OSHE 400 Hazard Identification and Risk Management 3 GUIDED ELECTIVE COURSES
OSHE 403 Accident Investigation Analysis, Reporting and Costing 3 Approved Core Curriculum Course 9
OSHE 406 Occupational Safety and Health Psychosocial Factors 3 Total Guided Elective Course Credits 9
OSHE 409 Hazardous Communication and Industrial Hygiene 3
OSHE 412 Toxicology 3
OSHE 415 Occupational Health Programmes 3
ENVS 499 Senior Research Project – Environmental Studies 3
Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 72

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 Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational safety and Health, students must complete 121 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the distribution below:

Courses in the major area of study 72 credits
Total Courses in Major Area of Study 72 credits
Core curriculum courses 30 credits
Support courses

Guided Elective courses

10 credits

9 credits

Total Credits Required for Graduation 121 credits

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