​The Technician Certificate Foundation Program is designed to help trainees meet and complete the language and math requirements of the Technician Certificate Program of choice.  The Technician Certificate Program integrates English language and mathematics training simultaneously with technical courses to further develop students’ literacy and numeracy skills. 

Technician Certificate Foundation Program Structure


​By the end of the Technician Certificate Foundation Program, students will be able to:

  1. Listen and respond to monologues or dialogues up to four (4) minutes long, about a less familiar topic.
  2.  Read texts written in a variety of formats about less familiar topics up to 500 words.
  3.  Give a four (4) minute presentation on factual or less familiar topics.
  4. Write a cause and effect paragraph and an email up to 150 words about a professional or academic topic.
  5. Perform calculations that involve two-step equations, ratios and proportions, exponents and polynomials.

English Language Programs of the Foundation Studies Unit at the College of the North Atlantic-Qatar is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period August 2016 through August 2026 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. 

For further information about this accreditation, please contact:

CEA, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400,

CEA Standards:​  
Complaints Against an Accredited Program:

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Entrance requirements

  1. High school graduation certificate, with an overall average of 60% or higher; 
  2. Minimum required score or higher on the CNA-Q English Placement Test; and 
  3. Completion of CNA-Q's Math Placement Test.

Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements may be considered on an individual basis. Please contact the Admissions and Registration Department for further information.

Language proficiency Requirements

Applicants who provide evidence of English language proficiency will be exempt from having to take English foundation courses:

  •  The required score on the CNA-Q English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions and Registration Department.
  • A valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, listening) below 4.5. 

Further Educational Opportunities

Post successful completion of the Technician Certificate Foundation Program, students are eligible to enter into their program based on initial Admission basis.