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COLLEGE of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q) has received a total of four accreditation award certificates from the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).
Errol Persaud, PEng, education consultant with CTAB, presented the awards to CNA-Q President Dr Khalifa al Khalifa at a ceremony at the college on Monday. The certificates were awarded to the three-year diploma programmes of Process Automation Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Chemical Processing Engineering Technology.
“These accreditations are extremely important for CNA-Q,” said Dr Khalifa. “They validate the excellent work we are doing here at the college and serve as a reminder that CNA-Q is an internationally recognised technical college, preparing students to be trained as innovative problem-solvers and technically competent workers who strive to meet Qatar’s evolving economic needs. These CTAB accreditations mean that CNA-Q programmes meet and exceed, an outstanding standard of education in the field of engineering technology.”
The Process Automation Engineering Technology programme has been re-accredited for a second time until 2020, and the Electrical Engineering Technology programme has also been re-accredited until 2020. The Chemical Processing Engineering Technology programme secured its first accreditation until 2021; and finally, Mechanical Engineering Technology also has garnered accreditation from CTAB until 2021.
While visiting the state-of-the-art college, Persaud also presented award certificates to the college’s engineering graduates who recently captured first place in the CTAB 2018 National Research/Technology Report Contest.
Ahmed Saleh al Baker, Ahmed Ibrahim alHeidous and Mohammed Ahmad al Enazi won first prize for their report entitled ‘Natural Gas Liquid Recovery Plant Design, Simulation and Optimisation’.” The three are graduates of the Chemical Processing Engineering Technology Program at CNA-Q.
Candace Scott, chair, CTAB, said: “CNA-Q students were among some of the top submittals this year and CTAB is pleased to announce that the first-place winner of the 2018 National Applied Research/Technology Report Contest was from College of the North Atlantic-Qatar. Congratulations to this year’s winners Ahmed Saleh alBaker, Ahmed Ibrahim al Heidous and Mohammed Ahmad al Enazi!”
Graduates of the Process Automation Engineering Technology programme at CNA-Q, Ahmed Haseeb and Hassan Mouhsin, also received an honorable mention for their report ‘Design a Safety Control System for the Instrument Air Supply in a QAPCO Plant’.
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