College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q) has announced a first for Qatar – Applied Degrees. Beginning in the upcoming Academic year, the College will offer a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Maintenance Engineering Technology, a Bachelor of Applied Business Administration in Human Resource Management, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Radiography.
“Today, the college is witness sing the launch of a new stage, during which it will be better able to supply the labor market with distinguished educational outputs by launching unique applied Bachelor programs, which will open the way for the college to expand in providing various and comprehensive programs that will contribute to the process of building and developing the economy of Qatar.” Said Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, HE. Dr. Ibrahim Bin Saleh Al-Naemi.
“The College of the North Atlantic -Qatar was established in Qatar to meet the development needs of the state from qualified cadres in a scientific, practical and technical manner, as the college keeps pace with the developments that have occurred in the state and put its programs in quantity and quality in line with the requirements of the various sectors in the state.of Qatar.”. Said Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the College of the North Atlantic - Qatar HE. Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada.
“These programs offered by the college today will be followed by other university programs in the coming years, as we are now in advanced stages of preparing to transform the college into an applied university, as the first of this kind in the State of Qatar.”
“I’m extremely pleased to make this announcement today,” said CNA-Q Acting President Dr. Salem Al-Naemi. “Applied degrees are a response to the growing industry need for highly-skilled work-ready graduates. This is an extremely important step in allowing students to continue their post-secondary education experience in Qatar.”
Applied degrees provide a mix of theory and analytical skills with career-oriented, practical education and training. For example, a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree is designed to grow professional management skills of the learner and meet the demand for leadership of highly technical professionals in the workplace.
“I know a lot of students have anxiously been waiting for this news,” said Dr. Salem.” “I invite them to check out the details of the new degrees on our website, and consider attending CNA-Q, or coming back to CNA-Q for their studies. The plan to offer Degrees aligns perfectly with the CNA-Q Strategic Plan, which lists Student Success as a priority.”
CNA-Q has graduated more than thousands ot students from more than 30 certificate and diploma programs tailored to meet the needs of Qatar’s growing and changing economy, in the fields of: Business Management and Information Technology, Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades and Health Sciences. All programs follow the Canadian curriculum, and are developed with input from local industry and business stakeholders, and are taught by international instructors with extensive industry experience.