Advanced Diploma
Vector Control


The Advanced Diploma in Vector Control programme is aimed at equipping practicing public health inspectors with the knowledge and skills required to assume a role in monitoring, studying, investigating and seeking to address the health hazards in terms of vector borne diseases in communities and the region as a whole.   The programme exposes participants to the various types of vectors as well as the key components of planning and implementing a vector control plan for any community within which they operate.


Applicants seeking admissions to this programme must possess a NIHERST Diploma in Public Health OR an Associate in Applied Science degree in Environmental Health OR candidates who possess extensive work experience and have not met these academic pre-requisites will be interviewed and considered on a case by case basis.

Applicants from non-English speaking countries must attain the recommended score for college admission on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or alternative examination.

Applicants with a BSc. in Environmental Health qualify for exemptions.



    Contact Admissions

    2 years (PT)


    Blended (field work component)



    COMM 102 Technical Report Writing – Workshop 1
    ENVH 314 Aetiology and Epidemioogy of Vector Borne Diseases 4
    ENVH 316 Public Health Entomology 4
    ENVH 322 Vertebrate Reservoirs and Pests 4
    ENVH 325 Vector Control at Ports of Entry 3
    ENVH 332 Integrated Vector Management 6
    ENVH 360 Planning and Management of a Vector Control Programme 4
    GISY 172 Geographic Information Systems 3
    MGMT 105 Introduction to Supervisory Management 3
    SOBE 103 Conflict Management – Workshop 1
    Total Number of Credits Required 33

    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.

    Fees Citizens Caricom International Per
    Applications: Paper-based $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 Application
    Applications: Online Free Free Free Application
    Registration $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 Semester
    Tuition $300.00 $400.00 $750.00 Credit
    Administrative Fee $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
    Technology $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
    Student Insurance $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 Annum
    Student Guild $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Annum

    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:

    • Cash
    • LINX
    • Visa/Master card
    • Certified/Manager’s cheque

    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:

    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:

    • tuition fees
    • accommodation
    • airfare and other transportation costs
    • personal maintenance costs and living expenses
    • books and related materials
    • special equipment
    • other related tertiary expenses

    For further information on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) students can visit the Ministry of Education website at:


    Payment Plans

    Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details:

    To be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Vector Control, students must successfully complete 33 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:

    Required courses in the major area of study 33 credits
                   Total credits in the major area of study 33 credits
    Total Credits Required for Graduation   33 credits

    There are many ways to learnHow to Apply

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      Student Type

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      Supporting Documents

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