College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q) is the State of Qatar’s premier technical college. This rich partnership between Newfoundland and Labrador and the State of Qatar has changed the face of education, and indeed the cultural landscape, in Qatar.
CNA-Q brings very real benefits to the country such as long-term economic diversification and sustainability, the opportunity for Qatar’s youth to remain in the country to study, the specialized North American/English language-based training for their specific programs, and the fact that they are gaining social and cultural savvy and sensitivity that will make them desirable job candidates at home and abroad.
Indeed, CNA-Q made history in Qatar by being the first: 1) international public education Institution in Qatar, 2) co-ed Institution in Qatar, and 3) foreign institution with predominately Qatari student body. These are no small feats in such an ancient culture.
CNA-Q boasts 650+ staff and 4,000+ alumni, and a student body of some 30 nationalities. The campus combines CNA’s Canadian curriculum, articulation agreements with international institutes and associations, and industry expertise in four program areas: Health Sciences, Information Technology, Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades, and Business Studies, as well as Technical Preparatory Programming and Academic Preparatory Studies.
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