The College of Science, Technology & Applied Arts of Trinidad & Tobago (COSTAATT)was established in October 2000, by Act 77, 2000 of Parliament, based on the amalgamation of six existing tertiary level institutions into a single multi-campus college that awards certificates, diplomas and associate degrees in a wide range of specialized, technical and academic programmes.
COSTAATT’s mission is to be the premier educational institution in providing high-quality, affordable and accessible educational programmes serving the needs of business, industry and the diverse campus communities and facilitating the personal and professional development of its students, faculty and staff.
The College’s vision and philosophy are to be a dynamic, innovative, and student-centred multi-campus college, promoting excellence in teaching and learning, serving diverse communities and producing lifelong learners who can compete globally.
As one of the largest national public tertiary level educational institutions in Trinidad and Tobago, COSTAATT serves the broader interests of the national community by supporting, maintaining and expanding access to tertiary level education and currently has approximately 5000 students enrolled in disciplines such as Information Technology, Management, Nursing, Health Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Liberal Arts and Human Services at the following campuses and learning centres:
• COSTAATT City Campus – Port of Spain
• North Learning Centre
• Tobago Learning Centre
• South Learning Centre
• Trincity (Bishop’s/Trinity East)
• POS General Hospital
• St Ann’s Hospital
In 2006, the College introduced bachelor’s degree programmes in Water Resources Management and Technology, Radiography, Radiation Therapy and Environmental Management.
The VP-FA has overall responsibility for fiscal planning, budget and asset management, and the development, implementation and review of college-wide financial and administrative plans, policies and procedures to ensure institutional sustainability and service excellence.
The Vice President, Human Resources (VP-HR) is the College’s Chief Human Resources Officer and provides leadership, strategic direction and executive oversight for the delivery of human resource services and programmes to the college community.
. The VP-AA has executive oversight for all academic schools and departments within the Division of Academic Affairs and has primary responsibility for upholding and strengthening the academic standards and integrity of the institution’s programmes.