Specialized college targeting regional human resource demands opens in Dubai [Archives:2007/1037/Local News]

March 29 2007

DUBAI, March 27 ) H.E. Mohammed Bin Bduoa Al Darmaki, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American College of the Emirates (ACE), announced the Accreditation and the opening of the ACE campus at the Dubai Academic City. In his statement, he emphasized that the College offers internationally recognized academic programs for both UAE nationals and expatriate students. H.E. Al Darmaki stated that ACE will realize its vision by adopting the concept of quality education that is designed to educate the whole person, through a mixture of classroom and internship training modules. All ACE departments are intended to work closely with its community and business leaders to understand and meet their workforce demands through the various specializations it offers. He emphasized that the College follows the American Model of Education, with a continuous evaluation of its outputs to ensure the accomplishment of the founders' key objectives are always the focus of the college's operations.

Dr Muthanna G. Abdul Razzaq, the ACE President and CEO, affirmed that ACE will start its first academic year on February 25th in Dubai Academic City. Registrations are currently open and will continue until the end of the month. He added that the College academic program is instituted into four departments: Business Management, Computer Information Technology, Media Arts and Design, and Media and Mass Communication. ACE's dedicated effort to recruit the best experts to develop the quality programs has ensured the highest academic caliber in the content and presentation of its programs to meet the challenges of the local and regional communities' expertise needs.

ACE offers Associate Degrees in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Real Estate Management, Banking and Financial Markets, Human Resource Management, General Business Administration, Database and Management Information System, Network Administration and Security, Software and Web Development, and Digital Forensics.

A wide range of additional academic programs, such as Associate Degrees in Hotel Management, Travel and Tourism, Digital Animation, Digital Imaging, Graphic Design, International Relations, Public Relations, Journalism, Radio and TV, are currently being planned and will be added to the offered programs shortly.

Mr. Ekram Khan, the Registrar of the College, added that the College has a designated English Language Institute (ELI) that offers various levels of quality instruction, starting from beginner (for those that have studied English for at least one to two years in a high school) to advanced. All students are given a comprehensive placement test so that they learn the most in a class that's right for them.

ELI instructors are experienced professionals in teaching English as a second language and have extensive teaching credentials with a wide variety of interests that they bring to the classroom. The classes are limited in size and the delivery is designed to make learning fun through the use of language, learning and local culture.