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List of NCAT Courses, Admission Entry Requirements and Duration

The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria, which used to be known as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Training Center) currently offers very wide ranges of aviation courses that best fits the Nigerian Aviation industry. The College was set up to perform the following:

  1. Conduct and organize Civil Aviation courses for use in flight training or airport operations & management as may be prescribed from time to time.
  2. To training of approve qualified students in the field of installation, maintenance and operation, as the case may be, of technical equipment, the use of which is calculated or likely to increase the margin of operational safety of civil aircraft.
  3. To train students on the necessary equipment and required facilities for technical research or normal use.

NCAT courses are strictly professional as well as technical hence the need for what is required to gain admission into this college. I will not only provide you with the list of all NCAT courses ranging from Flying School courses, Aeronautical Telecommunications Engineering Courses, Aircraft Management Engineering Courses, Aviation Management Courses and Air Traffic and Communication Courses, but also, the admission entry requirements for whoever is interested.

List of NCAT Courses, Admission Entry Requirements and Duration 1

Below are the list of all available NCAT courses and their respective entry requirements and duration for each course.

NCAT Courses, Admission Entry Requirements and Duration

Flying School Courses

Course NameEntry RequirementsDuration
Standard Pilot CourseThe minimum age of an applicant to commence the course is 16 years.  Applicants for the above course should be in possession of a valid class II medical certificate at the start of the course2 Years
Private Pilot Licence CourseThe minimum age of an applicant to commence the course is 16 years.  Applicants for the above course should be in possession of a valid class II medical certificate at the start of the course.6 Months
Instrument RatingThe minimum age of an applicant to commence the course is 16 years.  Applicants for the above course should be in possession of a valid class II medical certificate at the start of the course5 Months
Commercial Pilot Licence CourseApplicants should possess a valid Private Pilot Licence (PPL). The minimum age of an applicant to commence the course is 17 years.  Applicants for the above course should be in possession of a valid class 1 medical certificate at the start of the course.6 Months
Multi-Engine RatingThe minimum age of an applicant to commence the course is 16 years.  Applicants for the above course should be in possession of a valid class II medical certificate at the start of the course1 Month
Night RatingThe minimum age of an applicant to commence the course is 16 years.  Applicants for the above course should be in possession of a valid class II medical certificate at the start of the course1 Week
Instrument Renewal (Simulator)The minimum age of an applicant to commence the course is 16 years.  Applicants for the above course should be in possession of a valid class II medical certificate at the start of the course.2  days
Standard Flight Operation CourseO’level Credit Pass Including English Language, Mathematics & Physics. Minimum Entry age – 21 years.25 Weeks
Standard Flight Operation Refresher CourseAll you need is a Flight Dispatch Certificate.2 Weeks
Dispatcher CurrencyThe minimum age of an applicant to commence the course is 16 years.  Applicants for the above course should be in possession of a valid class II medical certificate at the start of the course1 Week
Cabin Crew Initial TrainingO’level credit Pass including English Aircraft Language & Mathematics & Minimum Entry age -18 years10 Weeks
Cabin Crew Conversion CourseYou simply need a Cabin Crew Lisence.3 Weeks
Cabin Crew Recurrent/Re-qualificationThe minimum age of an applicant to commence the course is 16 years.  Applicants for the above course should be in possession of a valid class II medical certificate at the start of the course10 Days
Multi Crew Coordination (MCC)Candidates must hold or have held a Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL), Instrument Rating (IR) and have completed the ATPL.7 Days
Jet Orientation Course (JOC)Prerequisites:

  • CPL license, IR/ME and Frozen ATPL
  • Certificate of Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC) Course completion
7 Days

Aeronautical Telecommunications Engineering Courses

Course NameAdmission Entry RequirementsDuration
Air Traffic Safety Electronic Personnel(ATSEP) Pre-License CourseThe participant Air Traffic must possess any of the following Qualifications:

B.Sc, B.Eng, or HMD in Electronic Telecommunication Engineering, ATE
Diploma (AEROTELS Engineering) obtained from NCAT or its equivalent

 12 Weeks
NAVIGATION AIDS EQUIPT MTCE (Trainair Plus STP)

Minimum of 5 credits in Sciences including Mathematics, English and Physics

2 Weeks
Air Navigation System Management CourseWHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Anyone with the prerequisite below

PREREQUISITES:

Engineering/Technical qualifications. And Possession of ATSEP License, in addition, a minimum of Five (5) years maintenance on an operational Nav aids equipment

2 week
Alcatel DVOR Equipment Maintenance (Trainair STP)

Minimum of 5 credits in Sciences including Mathematics, English and Physics

3 Weeks
 Surveillance Radar Principle CourseThe candidate must be a practicing aviator with proven experience. AB. Sc., HND in Electronics/ Telecommunications /Computer Engineering or its equivalent is an added advantage.
Candidates must be 35 years of age and above.
4 Weeks
 Secondary Surveillance Radar Principle CourseThe candidate must have a B.Sc. or HKD in Electronics/Telecommunications Engineering, ATE Diploma in AERO Telecoms Engineering or it’s Equivalent. Candidates must be 25 years of age and above. 3 Weeks
Basic Airfield Ground Lighting System Course

Minimum of 5 credits in Sciences including Mathematics, English and Physics.

 3 Weeks
Airfield Ground Lighting System Maintenance Course

Minimum of 5 credits in Sciences including Mathematics, English and Physics.

3 Weeks
Airport Power Supply System (Operation and Maintenance of Diesel Engine Generator)Minimum of 5 credits in Sciences including Mathematics, English and Physics.2 Weeks
Airport Power Supply System (Operation and Maintenance of Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning System)Minimum of 5 credits in Sciences including Mathematics, English and Physics.2 Weeks
Airport Power Supply System (Operation and Maintenance of UPS & Solar Power System)This course equips participants with the knowledge to Operate and Maintain of UPS & Solar Power System.

Minimum of 5 credits in Sciences including Mathematics, English and Physics.

2 Weeks
Aeronautical Telecommunication Engineering DiplomaWASC/GCE with minimum of five (5) credits including  physics, mathematics and English language.93 Weeks
Post Graduate Diploma in Air Traffic Safety ElectronicsWASC/GCE with minimum of five (5) credits including  physics, mathematics and English language.52 Weeks
Air Traffic Safety Electronics ConceptWASC/GCE with minimum of five (5) credits including  physics, mathematics and English language.8 Weeks
Computer Installations, Maintenance and RepairsEngineering/Technical qualifications.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Air Traffic Safety Officers, IT Personnel, Engineers, Technicians

2 Weeks
Computer NetworkingEngineering/Technical/IT qualifications Computer literacy.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Air Traffic Safety Officers, Engineers, IT Technicians

2 Weeks
Database Management System Using MS AccessComputer literacy is all that is required.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

HR/Admin Offers, Planning Officers,  Statisticians, PR Personnel, Store Officers, Secretaries, IT Personnel, Engineers/ Technicians, Quantity Surveyors, Architects, Finance/Accounts Officers, Computer Operators

2 Weeks
Linux Operating SystemEngineering/Technical/IT qualifications Computer literacy.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

ASTES Personnel and  ICT Personnel

2 Weeks
THALES CVOR EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCEThe participant must possess any of the following Qualifications:

B.Sc, B. Eng, or HND in Electronic/Telecommunication Engineering, ATE Diploma (AEROTELS Engineering) obtained from NCAT or its equivalent

3 Weeks
THALES DME EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCEThe participant must possess any of the following Qualifications:

B.Sc, B. Eng, or HND in Electronic/Telecommunication Engineering, ATE Diploma (AEROTELS Engineering) obtained from NCAT or its equivalent

2 Weeks
USE OF CNS DIAGNOSTICS/TEST INSTRUMENTSThe Candidate must have B.Sc, B. Eng, HND in Electronics/Telecommunications Engineering,

ATE Diploma in Aerotels Engineering) obtained from NCAT or its equivalent

1 Week
NAVIGATION AIDS PRINCIPLESThe participant must possess any of the following Qualifications:

B.Sc, B. Eng, or HND in Electronic/Telecommunication Engineering, ATE Diploma (AEROTELS Engineering) obtained from NCAT or its equivalent.

5 Weeks
DME PRINCIPLESThe participant must possess any of the following Qualifications:

B.Sc, B. Eng, or HND in Electronic/Telecommunication Engineering, ATE Diploma (AEROTELS Engineering) obtained from NCAT or its equivalent.

1 Week
FLIGHT INSPECTION & CALIBERATION FOR TECHNICIANSCandidate must possess an Engineering/Technical qualifications, must have done a CNS Maintenance Course.3 Week
ILS/DME EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE-REFRESHEREngineering/Technical qualifications,

In addition, Candidates must have done the DVOR Principles course and Digital Techniques Course.

1 Week
VOR EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE – REFRESHEREngineering/Technical qualifications.

In addition, Participants must have attended both the principles and equipment training on ILS.

1 Week

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Courses

Course NameAdmission Entry RequirementsDuration
Airframe and Power Plant (Abridged)Candidate must possess Basic Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence (Airframe & Powerplant). 90 Weeks
Airframe and Power Plant (Standard)Candidate must possess Basic Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence (Airframe & Powerplant). 120 Weeks
Pressurized Metal AirframeCandidate must possess Basic Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence (Airframe & Powerplant). 6 weeks
Abridged Avionics CourseCandidate must possess at least BSc/B Eng/HND in Aircraft Technology, Aeronautical Engineering or equivalent. 90 Weeks
Direct and Remote Reading Compass CourseCandidate must possess Basic Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence (Electrics and Instruments). 4 Weeks
Airborne Radio CourseCandidate must possess Basic Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence (Electrics and Instruments). 12 Weeks
Automatic Flight Control System CourseCandidate must possess Basic Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence (Electrics and Instruments)

Aircraft Maintenance Technician with Intermediate Technician Certificate.

 8 Weeks
Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance CourseCandidate must possess Basic Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence

Aircraft Technician must possess Basic Technician Certificate.

 2 Weeks
Non-destructive Testing and Inspecting CourseCandidate must possess Basic Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence (Electrics and Instruments)

Aircraft Maintenance Technician with Intermediate Technician Certificate

 2 Weeks
Maintenance Organization and Regulation CourseCandidate must possess Basic Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence

Aircraft Technician must possess Basic Technician Certificate.

 2 Weeks
Gas Turbine  Engine CourseCandidate must possess Basic Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence (Airframe & Powerplant) and also a minimum of two (2) years working experience. 3 Weeks
Aircraft Batteries Maintenance CourseCandidate must possess Basic Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence (Electrics and Instruments) 2 Weeks
Aircraft Sheet Metal Repair CourseAny University or polytechnic graduates qualify for the programme. In addition, Candidate must be physically and mentally fit. 12 Weeks
Wheel and Brakes Modular CourseAny University or polytechnic graduates qualify for the programme. In addition, Candidate must be physically and mentally fit. 2 Weeks
Workshop TechnicianAny University or polytechnic graduates qualify for the programme. In addition, Candidate must be physically and mentally fit. 45 Weeks
Basic Technician CertificateAny University or polytechnic graduates qualify for the programme. In addition, Candidate must be physically and mentally fit. 45 Weeks
Intermediate Technician CertificateAny University or polytechnic graduates qualify for the programme. In addition, Candidate must be physically and mentally fit.45  Weeks
License Preparatory Modular CourseAny University or polytechnic graduates qualify for the programme. In addition, Candidate must be physically and mentally fit. 30 Weeks
TB-9 Line Inspection Course (STP)Candidate must possess Basic Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence (Electrics and Instruments)

Aircraft Maintenance Technician with Intermediate Technician Certificate

2 Weeks
Higher National Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Airframe and Powerplant)

Candidate must possess O.N.D in Mechanical Engineering

2 Years
Higher National Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics Options)

Candidate must possess O.N.D in Electrical/Electronics Engineering

2 Years

Aviation Management Courses

Course Name

Admission Requirements

Duration

 Basic Aviation planning, Operations and Management courseWho Should Attend?

Entry level, intermediate and senior level Aviation professionals who are responsible for the day today running aspects of an Aviation Organization.

 Prerequisites:

In line with Organizational prerequisites.

 2 Weeks
Advanced Aviation Planning, Operations and Management CoursesParticipants must attend the compulsory Basic Aviation Planning, Operations and Management Course (BAPOM) before undertaking this Training.2 Weeks
Aviation Security Basic CourseFor staff sponsored by NAMA, FAAN, Aircraft Operating Agencies and other Government organisations involved in Air Traffic Services related activities.5 Days
Air Transport Economics CourseWho Should Attend?

Entry and intermediate level Aviation professionals who are responsible for the day today running aspects of an Aviation Organization.

5 Weeks
 Safety Management Systems Course (SMS)Who Should Attend?

All Aviation  professionals who are responsible for the day today running aspects of an Aviation Organisation.

Prerequisites:

In line with Organisational prerequisites.

5 Days
Human Factor CourseWho Should Attend?

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers and Technicians who are involved in Aircraft Maintenance.

 Prerequisites:

Candidate must possess Basic Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence

Aircraft Technician must possess Basic Technician Certificate.

5 Days
Aviation Passenger ServiceWho Should Attend?

Entry and intermediate level Aviation professionals who are responsible for the day today running aspects of an Aviation Organization.

3 Weeks
Higher National Diploma in Aviation ManagementWho Should Attend?

Graduates and career Aviation professionals that are responsible for the running of an Aviation parastatals /Institution or Airline. Also those that are interested in a post graduate qualification with an eye for building up a career in Aviation.

Prerequisites:

A first degree from a reputable university or higher Institution and or an NCAT Diploma with 3 years post qualification experience on the field.

2 years
Aviation Statistics CourseWho Should Attend?

Entry and intermediate level Aviation professionals who are responsible for the day today running aspects of an Aviation Organization.

2 Weeks
Post Graduate Diploma in Aviation ManagementWho Should Attend?

Graduates and career Aviation professionals that are responsible for the running of an Aviation parastatals /Institution or Airline. Also those that are interested in a post graduate qualification with an eye for building up a career in Aviation.

Prerequisites:

A first degree from a reputable university or higher Institution and or an NCAT Diploma with 3 years post qualification experience on the field.

1 Year
First Aids for Airport Operation CourseWho Should Attend?

Entry and intermediate level Aviation professionals who are responsible for the day today running aspects of an Aviation Organization.

5 Days

Air Traffic Services/ Communication Courses

Course NameAdmission Entry RequirementsDuration
Aviation Language Proficiency Course-Rating/Proficiency Not Specified
Aviation English for Non-English Speaking Countries8 Weeks
Aviation Security Awareness1 weeks
Aviation Security Basic6 Weeks
ATC Refresher Course3 Weeks
Standard Air Traffic Control CourseWHO SHOULD ATTEND

Staff sponsored by NAMA, FAAN, Aircraft Operating Agencies and other Government organisations involved in Air Traffic Services related activities

45 weeks
Area Airway Non-Radar12 Weeks
Terminal/Area Radar Course12 Weeks
Area Control Course Refresher6 Weeks
Govt. Aviation Operations10 Weeks
Apron control Course20 Weeks
Aeronautical Operations Officer Course44 Weeks
Terminal Radar (Refresher)Staff sponsored by FAAN, Nigerian Air force, Nigerian Navy and other Government organisations with Air Traffic Services related activities.2 Weeks
Radio Telephony Operations (RTO)Staff sponsored by FAAN, Nigerian Air force, Nigerian Navy and other Government organisations with Air Traffic Services related activities.8 Weeks
Communication Center ManagementStaff sponsored by FAAN, Nigerian Air force, Nigerian Navy and other Government organisations with Air Traffic Services related activities.3 Weeks
Advance Communication Officers CourseStaff sponsored by FAAN, Nigerian Air force, Nigerian Navy and other Government organisations with Air Traffic Services related activities.12 Weeks
Communication Officers’Refresher CourseStaff sponsored by FAAN, Nigerian Air force, Nigerian Navy and other Government organisations with Air Traffic Services related activities.3 Weeks
Advance Radio Telephony Operations CourseStaff sponsored by FAAN, Nigerian Air force, Nigerian Navy and other Government organisations with Air Traffic Services related activities.8 Weeks
Airport Telephone Operations and Billing CourseStaff sponsored by FAAN, Nigerian Air force, Nigerian Navy and other Government organisations with Air Traffic Services related activities.8 Weeks

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