Higher College of Technology
(HCT) is a public college
owned by the Ministry of Manpower of Oman. It is the second largest higher education institution in Oman (After SQU
) catering for over 9000 students studying in various programs.
The Higher College of Technology (HCT), before being renamed and upgraded as such in 2001, was known as Oman Technical Industrial College, established in 1984 at the initiative of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said
to educate the citizens of Oman by implementing high quality programs in various fields. There are six other Colleges of Technology were started in 1993 except the ones in Shinas and Ibri, which were started in 2005 and 2008 respectively. HCT is the only college under the Ministry of Manpower that offers programs at the Bachelor
’s Degree level while the other Colleges of Technology offer programs only up to the Higher Diploma
The College has grown enormously from a student population of about 200 to the current size of about 9000. Its facilities have expanded from three initial buildings to a total built-up area of approximately 49700 m2. The College has more than 600 faculty and staff members and an annual intake of about 1750 students into its foundation program besides transferred students in upper levels.
In 2011, The Sultan announced benefits for the students. The students whose homes are 100 km away from the place of study, will be now given 90 Omani rial allowances while those living at a less than 100-km distance... Read More