Certificate in Records
the Public Sector
This certificate programme is designed to provide training for persons who have at least three (3) years’ work experience in records management in a public sector organization. Students will examine topics such as the classification, storage, preservation, retention and disposal of records. In addition, students will be introduced to the basic principles of public sector management and the human resource skills required to function effectively within the public sector environment.
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).
1 1/2 Years (PT)
|ADMN 310||Public Administration||3|
|HURM 310||Human Resource Management||3|
|LAWW 115||Introduction to Legal Aspects of Records Management||3|
|LIBS 130||Fundamental Research Skills||3|
|MGMT 125||Principles of Management||3|
|MGMT 300||Organisational Behaviour||3|
|RCMT 152||Introduction to Records Management||4|
|RCMT 153||Fundamentals of Electronic Records Management||4|
|RCMT 154||Introduction to Archives Management||3|
|RCMT 190||Records Management Practicum||3|
|Total Credits for Required Courses||32|
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 Records Management for the Public Sector, students must successfully complete 32 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:
|Required courses in the major area of study||32 credits|
|Total Credits Required for Graduation||32 credits|
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