Posted on September 04, 2018

The Community College of Qatar (CCQ), Qatar’s fastest growing educational institution, has officially kicked off the new academic year with the fall semester’s orientation session to introduce incoming students to the college community, guide them through their educational journey and prepare them for academic success.

The multipart session included introductory presentations on the College’s academic advising services, registration procedures and safety policies, in addition to a number of interactive discussions that paved the way for a productive and fruitful year.

In parallel, CCQ held its 2018-2019 Fall Convocation Week at the College’s C-Ring Campus under the theme “Embracing Team-building through Quality & Achievement”, which featured a host of workshops, sessions and group activities on a diverse range of relevant skills and topics, centered on working together towards achieving institution-wide excellence. During the four-day event, new and returning faculty and staff reviewed the College’s past-year achievements, learned more about its various departments, and received important information to help steer their experience at CCQ throughout the new academic year.

CCQ welcomes students 2 [].jpgOn the main Convocation Day, CCQ’s President Dr. Mohamed Al-Naemi welcomed new and returning faculty and staff and shared his vision for the coming period with attendees. In his speech, the President said: “If you look at how the concepts of quality and excellence evolved over the last 100 years, the focus has shifted from the inputs, to the processing, and more recently to the outcomes. At CCQ, we will continue to focus on the outcomes of our education process and translate the College’s overarching vision, mission, and values into our daily functions and activities, so that quality and excellence become a tangible every-day experience for our entire college community.”

Following up on the President’s remarks, CCQ’s Dean Dr. Abdallah Hazaimeh said that even though the past year was rich with achievements, he is looking forward to an even better year. He elaborated: “In 2017, many of our faculty members got involved in a number of distinguished professional development activities. While some completed their PhD program, others became published authors or presented at international conferences. This year, we will build on our successes as we take our advising and counseling services to the next level, as well as continue enhancing the use of innovative technologies and maximizing our community-outreach efforts, in addition to launching our Al Khor campus, among many other strategic goals we have set for the year.”

As the nation’s most fast-paced educational establishment, CCQ’s proudly-earned title was reflected through key performance figures in 2017-2018. The academic year witnessed the College’s largest class to date, graduating around 900 students, among them the first batch of Associate of Applied Arts in Theatre Arts graduates. In addition, student enrollment grew to around 5000 students, compared to 300 students in 2010, and the number of classes jumped to 568. The number of academic programs witnessed another important leap with more than 15 programs currently on offer, including diversified associate and bachelor’s degrees.

During the previous academic year, CCQ also organized many successful first-edition events including the Business Department’s International Business Conference, which featured a number of high-profile speakers such as the Minister of Development Planning and Statistics H.E. Dr. Saleh Al Nabit and Economic advisor at the Emiri Diwan Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim, the Presidential Lectures Series, which hosted Qatar’s candidate in the recent election for the post of UNESCO’s Director-General H.E. Dr. Hamad Al-Kuwari as the event’s first speaker, and CCQ’s first ever TEDx Conference, held under the theme “Building Bridges”.

CCQ provides a diverse range of specialized academic programs including high-demand 2+2 associate and bachelor's degrees in a multitude of fields and disciplines that open new horizons to students who can harness such learning opportunities to realize their ambitions. Today, CCQ is considered a national center of excellence that promotes life-long learning and embraces those seeking higher education through intellectual, personal and social development, with the overarching aim of empowering the Qatari community towards achieving the objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030.