The Certificate in Pre-Medical Sciences is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the fundamental principles of the natural sciences needed for medical, dental or veterinary school. The certificate programme comprises of courses aligned with the standard pre-medical requirements in biology, chemistry, physics and math.
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).
REQUIRED IN CORE COURSES
|BIOL 121||Fundamentals and Concepts in Biology I (with lab)||4|
|BIOL 122||Fundamentals and Concepts in Biology II (with lab)||4|
|CHEM 131||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 132||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 204||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 205||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 215||Organic Chemistry I- Lab||1|
|CHEM 216||Organic Chemistry II- Lab||1|
|PHYS 121||College Physics I||4|
|PHYS 122||College Physics II||4|
|MATH 160||Calculus I||3|
|Total Credits Required for Core Courses||38|
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.
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:
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 are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details: firstname.lastname@example.org
To be awarded the Certificate in Pre-Medical Sciences, students must successfully complete 38 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0 according to the following distribution:
|Biology core courses||8 credits|
|Chemistry core courses||16 credits|
|Physics core courses||8 credits|
|Math core courses||6 Credits|
|Total Credits Required for Graduation||38 credits|
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