The Nigerian Collage of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria has announced the commencement of part-time post graduate diploma programme in aviation management.
The rector of the college, Capt. Abdulsamami Mohammed who disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Lagos said the course would commence on September 27, 2019 at the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET), Oshodi in Lagos.
He said responses from applicants had been encouraging so far and urged other organisations especially airlines, government agencies and private companies to take advantage of it increase knowledge of the industry.
He said registration for different courses was still going on.
The rector said it was the first time the college was running the programme and assured that there are capable instructors to handle the PGD and some other programmes
He emphasised that the part-time PDG programme would run for three semesters.
Apart from the PGD programme, Abdulsalami said the college was also running Ordinary National Diploma (OND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in various fields of academy.
He explained that the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) had approved the college to run the programmes.
For the OND, courses available are electrical/electronics engineering technology, aircraft maintenance engineering technology, while for the HND, admissions are available for aviation management, aircraft maintenance engineering technology (avionics option), aircraft maintenance engineering technology (airframe/power plant option).
“Aviation industry is highly technical and dynamic. Things change every day. You can’t continue to use the knowledge you garnered about 10 years ago to run aviation industry of today.
“The PGD in aviation management we are running is new to our environment and it’s in order to elevate our industry and the personnel working there. We intentionally brought it to Lagos in a bid to be closer to the people. As you are aware, Lagos is the concentration of aviation activities. So, we brought it here for people to actively participate in it.”