Posted by Sade Williams
The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria has introduced series of new flight training courses in its offerings.
According to the school management, NCAT is introducing four latest flight courses including: Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), Multi Crew Course (MCC), Jet Orientation Course (JOC) and ICAO English Proficiency Test.
While ATPL course takes a period of 10 weeks for online students, it takes regular students a period of 10 days to finish the programme. For those offering ATPL, there is also provision for a one week revision on what they have been taught earlier.
Others such as MCC take one week while JOC also takes only one week training programme.
Interested flight officers have been advised to contact the head of Flying School, NCAT, Zaria.
The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology is a higher education institute in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. It is funded by the Civil Aviation Department in the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Aviation.
Formerly known as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Training Centre, the school was established in 1964.
It has a fleet of about 26 training aircraft. These consist of 14 single-engine TAMPICO TB9, 5 single TRINIDAD TB20, 3 twin-engine Beech 58, 2 BELL 206 Helicopters, a B737 aircraft for cabin crew training and 1 TBM 850 aircraft for flight training.
As of 2010, about 6,500 students had graduated from the college, which offers course in flying, aircraft maintenance, air traffic control and aeronautical telecommunications.
In 2010, the college was seeking to become a degree-awarding institution through affiliation with a foreign university