A Leader in Technical Education
Opened in 2002, College of the North Atlantic - Qatar is a world-class comprehensive technical college offering internationally recognised programs of study.
College of the North Atlantic - Qatar (CNA-Q) is a student-centered technical institution that was launched as a partnership between the State of Qatar and College of the North Atlantic, Canada,
to help provide the educational base for the future of the State of Qatar.
Incorporating the very best of Canadian technical education, CNA-Q’s programmes are built on meeting the demand for a competent workforce. Providing training in a range of technical areas including Business Studies, Health Sciences, Engineering Technology and Information Technology, CNA-Q is committed to excellence in teaching and the provision of leading edge facilities.
CNA-Q’s campus consists of 21 buildings, all linked by courtyards and walkways. It features state-of-the-art computer systems, industrial workshops and laboratories. Each programme area has dedicated buildings to accommodate their own specialty shops, labs and equipment. With 248 graduates in 2012, CNA-Q currently has 3000 alumni.
CNA-Q students put their training to the test each year during the CNA-Q Skills Competition where they are given real-life scenarios, from designing a website, to working on an inter-disciplinary health care team. In 2012, the competition welcomed Health Sciences competitors from local schools including the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Qatar University.. In 2013, it will be expanded further as students from the Qatar Independent Technical School participate in the Technician Preparatory Programme competitions.
CNA-Q enables learning in an environment of culturally appropriate values. and is dedicated to preparing students to meet the challenges of tomorrow. The programmes offered are modeled for employability success, and with valuable inputs from industry and business advisory committees, design and delivery of appropriate training is ensured. With approximately 80%of our students sponsored by government agencies and private companies, students learn trades that are needed in today’s workforce.