Our Certificate in Pharmacy Assisting prepares students to work as pharmacy assistants under the supervision of registered pharmacists. At the end of this programme, students will (1) fill prescriptions (under supervision) and manage inventory; (2) develop techniques in compounding for a variety of formulations; (3) adhere to best practices in pharmacy quality assurance and regulatory requirements; (4) maintain and operate a pharmacy, ensure safety are carefully observed; (5) conduct themselves professionally.
Five (5) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A, mathematics and a science subject, 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).
NB: All applicants must provide written evidence of active employment with a pharmacy
(PT) 18 Months
COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES
|CODE||COURSE TITLE||CR.||CODE||COURSE TITLE||CR.|
|PHAR 110||Orientation to Pharmacy Practice||3||COMM 104||Communication for Pharmacy Assistants||3|
|PHAR 113||Introduction to Pharmaceutics||3||MATH 108||Dosage Mathematics||3|
|PHAR 121||Introduction to Pharmacology||3||MKTG 125||Customer Service Fundamentals||3|
|PHAR 123||Pharmacy Systems and Procedures||3||Total Core Curriculum Courses||9|
|PHAR 138||Introduction to Pharmacy Legislations and Ethics||3|
|Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major||18|
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 Pharmacy Assistant, students must successfully complete 27 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:
|Courses in the major area of study||18 credits|
|Total credits in the major area of study||18 credits|
|Core curriculum courses||9 credits|
|Total Credits Required for Graduation||27 credits|
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