Certificate in Criminal
The Certificate in Criminal Justice programme examines contemporary issues facing criminal justice professionals in Trinidad and Tobago and the region. Students will acquire knowledge, understanding and skills in critical areas including policing styles, restorative justice, the complexities of criminal justice systems, inmates’ rights, rehabilitation, community and institutional corrections, prison management, and psychological theories. Courses taught by academics and expert practitioners offer students the opportunity to gain practical insights into the exciting and evolving world of modern corrections.
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).
Applicants aged 25 and over who do not meet minimum entry requirements, but possess relevant work experience within the field of criminal justice may be considered for mature entry.
3 Semesters (PT)
|COURSES IN THE MAJOR
||CORE CURRICULUM COURSES
|CODE||COURSE TITLE||CR.||CODE||COURSE TITLE||CR.|
|CORR 127||Introduction to Corrections||3||WRIT 117||Fundamentals of Writing||3|
|CRIM 125||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3||LIBS 130||Fundamentals of Research Skills||3|
|POLC 127||Introduction to Law Enforcement||3||COMM 118||Communication in the Workplace||3|
|Total Credits in Major Area of Study||9||MATH 116||Contemporary College Math||3|
|PSYC 103||Understanding Human Behavior and Diversity||3|
|Total Core Curriculum Credits||15|
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 Certificate in Criminal Justice, students must successfully complete 24 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:
|Courses in the major area of study||9 credits|
|Total credits in the major area of study||9 credits|
|Core curriculum courses||15 credits|
|Total Credits Required for Graduation||24 credits|
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