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
Visit our How to Apply page to see a list of required supporting documents which must be submitted along with your application.
COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES
|Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety
|Fundamentals of Writing
|Safety Technology I
|Communication in the Workplace
|Occupational and Industrial Hygiene I
|Fundamentals of Research
|Techniques of Safety Management I
|Emergency Care for the Workplace
|Leadership and Ethics
|Fundamentals of Statistics
|Safety Technology II
|Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
|Environmental Impact Assessment
|History of Trinidad and Tobago
|Occupational and Industrial Hygiene II
|Understanding Human Behaviour and Diversity
|Techniques of Safety Management II
|Total Core Curriculum Courses
|Legal Aspects of Occupational Safety Management
|Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
|Safety and Health Culture
|Foundations of Natural Sciences
|Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems
|World Issues in Public Health
|Total Support Course Credits
|Hazard Identification and Risk Management
|GUIDED ELECTIVE COURSES
|Accident Investigation Analysis, Reporting and Costing
|Approved Core Curriculum Course
|Occupational Safety and Health Psychosocial Factors
|Total Guided Elective Course Credits
|Hazardous Communication and Industrial Hygiene
|Occupational Health Programmes
|Senior Research Project – Environmental Studies
|Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major
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 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
|Total Courses in Major Area of Study
|Core curriculum courses
Guided Elective courses
|Total Credits Required for Graduation
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