IMPORTANT factors to consider when choosing a college for tertiary education, is its academic competence and ability to produce employable graduates.
With excellent teaching methods, inculcation of problem solving skills and course design, Atic International College is a choice institution for those dreaming of high-flying careers.
Located in the heart of George Town, Penang, it has built up an enviable reputation over the years with its tourism, hospitality, culinary arts and business management diplomas.
Principal Dr Kou Yook Fat said: “Our objective is to cultivate both fundamental theory and skills among students, to support the development of the country whilst readying them for the corporate world.”
He said the college is an authorised International Air Transport Association (IATA) and United Federation of Travel Agents Association Training Centre in Malaysia.
It was also named among the ‘Asia Pacific Top Ten Authorised Training Centres’ by the Canada-based IATA in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Atic’s School of Tourism attaches IATA’s Foundation courses in Travel and Tourism, Travel and Tourism Consultant, as well as Managing the Travel Business, to its Diploma in Tourism Management programme.
Hence, graduates are awarded with four certificates, three from IATA and one from the college. Another programme offered is the Certificate in Airline Cabin Crew Training.
Dr Kou said diverse job opportunities, ranging from ticketing to travel writing, tourism marketing, research and reservations, await students upon graduation.
The School of Hospitality offers the Diploma in Hotel Management and Diploma in Culinary Arts for those keen on careers in the food and beverage, hotel and hospitality industries.
The courses cover all areas of the industry, from housekeeping to front office management, food production, and food and beverage management.
As part of the curriculum for the Food Beverage & Labour Cost Control (Quotation) module, students will learn how to operate the kitchen and manage a restaurant, which is open to the public for lunch.
In addition, students may also sit for the UK-based Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality examination.
Its School of Management offers the Diploma in Business Management which adopts a holistic approach to produce graduates who are able to adapt to changes in the real world.
To further enhance their employability, students may also study for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants’ Certificate in Business Accounting. Thus, they graduate with two qualifications.
Financial assistance is available through PTPTN, EPF withdrawals and bank loans.
Sibling plans and academic excellence scholarships are offered to students who qualify.
To find out more, visit Atic’s booth at the Star Education Fair 2015. Those who sign up for any diploma programme during the fair will enjoy a 50% discount on the registration fee.
The fair will be held at the Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Relau on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm daily.
Entrance is free.