The recognition shows the quality of the programs and helps to position students and graduates for future success
The courses in Oil and Gas Technology and Computer Networks at Centro Universitário do Norte (UniNorte), a member of the Laureate International Universities network, are the first in their respective areas to be recognized by the Regional Council of Engineering and Agronomy in the State of Amazonas (CREA-AM).
The courses were accepted unanimously at the plenary meeting of CREA-AM, held in late December. For the Director of the School of Science and Technology at UniNorte, Raimundo Expedito, approval of the UniNorte’s application is recognition of the quality of the courses by the profession’s main supervisory body. "CREA-AM regulates the profession and this is a major advantage for our engineering and technology students and graduates," he says.
CREA’s recognition of the programs offers graduates many benefits, including a stamp of approval for their degree and future work, stipulation of a minimum salary, and access to special financing for real estate and cars. In addition, registration with the body is a prerequisite in some companies and in public selection procedures for hiring of professionals. "In brief, professional registration adds value to the profession, adds professional respect, and increases the chances of career advancement. However, these benefits are only assured through registration with CREA and payment of membership fees," says Expedito.
UniNorte offers more science and technology courses in Manaus than any other private institute of higher education. There are 14 undergraduate and technology courses: Architecture and Urban Planning, Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, Technology in Analysis and Systems Development, Graphic Design, Industrial Production Management, Technology in Oil and Gas, Technology in Computer Networks, and Technology in Inland Navigation.