Associate of Arts Cooperative Studies

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Course Description

Co-operative Studies examines the values and principles of co-operatives and looks at the methods and processes by which co-operatives are organized. This programme is geared to the training and education of co-operative personnel, Directors, Committee Members, Managers, Supervisors and other staff as well as young persons and workers generally in the management of business enterprises with specific emphasis on the co-operative type of business. The basic aim of the programme is to enhance the management capability of the Co-operative Movement and to make for greater efficiency in the operations of Co-operative societies.

Credits and Hours

This Associate of Arts Degree in Co-operative Studies programme will consist of 62 credits.

Associate of Arts Degree (AA) – 62 credits

General Education Courses 21 Credits

CIS 100           Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3

COM 101         Fundamentals of Communication 3

ENG 110          Fundamental of Writing 3

LOG 120          Critical Thinking 3

MAT 100          Mathematics 3

PSY 100          Introduction to Psychology 3

SOC 100          Introduction to Sociology 3

 Programme Concentration 38 Credits

 ACC 100          Introduction to Accounting 3

ACC 210          Principles of Auditing 3

COS 110          Co-operative Law and Principles 3

COS 120          Co-operative Organisation and Operations 3

COS 200          Communication and Extension I 3

COS 202          Communication and Extension II 3

COS 250          Internship* 3

COS 260          Research Paper 5

MAR 200         Principles of Marketing 3

MGT 200         Principles of Business Management 3

MGT 201         Financial Management 3

RES 100          Research Methods and Statistics 3

 Supporting Courses 3 Credits

 ECN 100          Introduction to Economics 3

 *An internship will be required for those who do not have any working experience in the field. Students who have working experience will be granted an exemption from COS 250. However, they will be required to submit written proof of their working experience.

Programme Purpose

The programme prepares students to:

  • Pursue careers in management in co-operatives, credit unions, and private businesses as well as in the government service.
  • Fit into today’s business environment as well as to train prospective entrepreneurs who are interested in operating their own businesses
  • Enhance the management capability of the Co-operative Movement and to make for greater efficiency in the operations of Co-operative societies.

Entry Requirements

  • Earn a minimum of 62 credit hours in academic courses
  • Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.00. Some programmes may have higher grade point requirements
  • Meet the Degree requirements of the specific programme of study in which the Degree is to be awarded, including the general education requirements, as detailed in the College catalogue issued in the year in which the degree began, or which was in effect during the academic year of the most recent readmission to the College
  • Complete the Research Paper/Thesis wherever this is required

Tuition Fees

Full payment of fees is required when registering for classes. Cipriani College is now a participant in GATE – Government’s Assistance for Tuition Expenses. The tuition fees listed below apply only to non-nationals. Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible for free tertiary education. The Board of Governors reserves the right to change tuition and fee charges when necessary without notice. Fees and tuition are not transferable.

For a list of fees, refer to our College Fees as well as Institution Fees.

The Board of Governors reserves the right to change tuition and fee charges when necessary without notice. Fees and tuition are not transferable.

Future Opportunities/Career Path

Our graduates pursue occupations such as Cooperative Officer, Community Development Officer and also work as Managers, Supervisors, Credit Officers, Marketing Assistants and Field Officers. Some go on to jobs in the private sector in Accounting, Marketing and other areas at the middle management level.