The American College of Higher Education (ACHE), one of the leading higher education institutes in Sri Lanka recently entered into a partnership with the Guangzhou Civil Aviation College, China to provide specialized aviation courses, that are high quality and affordable, for Sri Lankan students.
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Guangzhou Civil Aviation College is an institute sponsored and funded by the Government of China and approved by the Ministry of Education, China. It is also recognized as being amongst the top fifteen higher vocational institutes in China.
Under this partnership, ACHE will offer six programmes of study including Tourism and Travel, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Aircraft Structure Engineering, Avionics, Electrical Engineering as well as Computer Network Engineering and Telecommunications.
This programme involves one year of study in Sri Lanka, and the next year in Guangzhou Civil Aviation College, China. The qualification offered by Guangzhou Civil Aviation College is an industry recognized qualification, and upon completion of the programme, students are guaranteed job opportunities in the airline, tourism and hospitality industries in China or all parts of the world.
The first batch of students will commence classes at ACHE in September, and will be eligible to be transferred to China in September 2011. The main benefit of this is the cost effectiveness of the programme which includes comparably less course fees as well as living expenses whilst following the course in China, when compared with other countries.
ACHE was also responsible for introducing the world recognized Diploma in Tourism & Travel - Flight Services programme last year, for the first time in Sri Lanka.
This was launched in collaboration with Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Canada's largest college, with approximately 100,000 part time and full time students.
About American College of Higher Education
Established in 1995, ACHE has become one of the finest educational institutions in Sri Lanka offering American degrees. It has over 1150 students, and has agreements with universities in several countries for transfer programmes whereby over 1000 students have been transferred to study abroad at countries and universities of their choice.
The institute was also recently approved by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS), a Regional Accrediting Agency in the US, as the International Centre of Broward College, Florida. ACHE is the first Sri Lankan institute to be approved by a US Regional Accrediting Commission.