On January 5, 2009, once the tasks of the preoperative plan were completed and the consolidation of our institution continued, UNAQ opened its doors with two university program degrees:
The implementation of the Advanced Technician Program in Avionics triggered the need to adhere to the guidelines established by the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC), which is the highest aeronautical authority in the country. For this reason, during 2009, UNAQ initiated negotiations and obtained the registration that certifies it as an authorized educational, instructional and training center of the DGAC, among other things, guarantees that the curricula and syllabi meet the requirements established both in the technical area and in its operability.
At the same time, this certification supports that UNAQ has an infrastructure that reproduces the atmosphere of an aeronautical maintenance workshop and allows its students to acquire the skills that the aeronautical sector demands. For this reason, when students graduate from this educational program they can obtain a class II license, an essential requirement to intervene in operational aircraft for maintenance tasks, thus expanding employment opportunities after graduation from UNAQ.
In parallel, the educational level of training program for work continued with instructional courses in specialized training by teachers-instructors from UNAQ, they were certified by the Center for Formation Profesionelle des Moulins in Quebec (CFPM) and the Montreal Scolaire Commission (CSDM ), both located in Canada.
During 2009 and in response to the needs of the industry, more than 700 hours of continuing education courses are taught, benefiting more than 200 people, this activity represents an invaluable opportunity for UNAQ to strengthen links with the industry and at the same time, stay in effect on their needs. This represents a challenge for the Institution to maintain programs and teaching staff up to date in terms of training, technologies and specialized services for the industry, a factor that adds, to the series of efforts in favor of graduates, the opportunity to place these graduates in the labor field in the shortest possible time and it also confers to UNAQ a position of relevance in its teaching.