The Community College of Qatar goal is to offer a wide-range of educational opportunities for students, including: academic courses for those seeking academic degrees and/or intending to transfer to other colleges and universities; career and technology (workforce) programs designed for students seeking specialized degrees and/or specific skills to enter the workforce; developmental and adult education, for students who wish to improve basic competencies and as a first step to entry to other programs; distance education, for students seeking an education and attempting to balance work and family while doing so; and the corporate college, providingcustomized training to meet the education and technical skill needs of business, non-profits, and governmental entities.
Academic and Workforce Degree Programs
CCQ currently offers college-level freshman and sophomore academic courses leading to two-year Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees. All academic courses and degrees are designed to transfer to baccalaureate programs in four-year colleges and universities.
As a result of a our partnership with the Houston Community College in Texas, CCQ academic courses transfer by law to all Texas public universities and by agreement to most Texas private universities. As a result of regional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), CCQ courses transfer to other similarly accredited institutions across the United States.
The Associate in Arts and Associate in Science associate academic degrees provide students with a solid learning foundation through a traditional liberal arts education. Courses are offered in the broad areas of fine arts/humanities, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. The liberal arts help students develop critical and analytical skills demanded by our constantly changing physical and social environments. The associate of applied science degree provides more specialized education for students seeking employment in job fields where applied knowledge and specific skills are required.
Associate in Arts(AA) degree is intended primarily for students planning on transferring to a senior college or university to receive a baccalaureate degree in the following areas: communication, education, social/behavioral sciences, humanities, and fine arts. CCQ, in conjunction with a number of four-year institutions, has developed specialized transfer plans for specific majors in these areas.
Associate in Science(AS) degree is intended primarily for students planning on transferring to a senior college or university to receive a baccalaureate degree in the following areas: business, computer science, engineering, health and natural sciences, or mathematics
Associate in Applied Science(AAS) degree is intended primarily for students whose first priority is to acquire skills and knowledge needed for employment in a specific field. It can be used to help students with better employment opportunities and/or improve thier current workforce skills.