Business Studies Department

Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) Programme

The Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) is an introduction to accountancy.  With this qualification, a graduate will be able to support financial managers in any type of business all over the world.

This qualification is a combination of study and practical experience designed to build your knowledge in Accountancy, IT and management.

With an emphasis on flexibility and opportunity, the qualification is accessible to anyone aged 16 years or older.  There is no time constraint to complete the examinations thus; our students after finishing their academic studies in the college may continuously pursue to complete their examinations at a pace which are suitable to them.   

As a qualification, upon completion of the requirements of passing all the examination stipulated, the graduate will be qualified to be called a Certified Accounting Technician  and can affix  the CAT designation after his/her name.

This also allows the graduate to be eligible for automatic transfer to the ACCA professional Qualification, and entitled to exemption from Part 1 of the examination.

With the launching of the new programme in the college, Business Studies Department has only started delivering the CAT program for Accounting.  The absence of Accounting specialization, the intake for the programme is considered to be positive. CAT 1 batch of twenty (23) students was started last September, 2003.  Twelve (12) of whom or more than 50% managed to complete the course and mostly completed the examination after the course delivery.  Most of them are now gainfully employed in both public and private sectors. The following successful students from CAT 2 till CAT 6 managed to complete and follow suit of being gainfully employed in their respective areas.  

One of the CAT graduates topped the examination for the entire Oman, which is a plus factor to our College.

This CAT qualification is now given a Higher Diploma equivalency in the current program for the graduates’ College’ certification and some course equivalences are also being considered.

Ms. Eman Al Hinai
CAT Program Coordinator
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