Al Musanna College of Technology (ACT) is located in Al Bathina South governorate, was established in 1993 by vocational authority no.131/93 in order to change it from a vocational training institute to a full-fledged technical college.
The college started its academic activities in 1993 by accepting students for the academic year 1993-1994. The language of instruction was Arabic. At the beginning, the total number of students registered was 102, teaching staff was 12, and administrative staff was 17. There were only two courses of study: Accounting and Management.
Despite being a new college, the entire college team was committed to quality education to meet the high technical manpower requirements of the job market in the Sultanate. The pioneering efforts of the original college staff resulted in the successful completion of its first academic year and produced 58 graduates in 1995.
In the academic year 1996-1997, the college began to offer the General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ), authorized by the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), UK, and the language of instruction was changed to English and two specializations were added namely: Information Technology and Electromechanical Engineering. It was in 1999 that the pioneering 104 graduates under this new curriculum were produced.
At the beginning of academic 2000-2001, the college again introduced a change and began to offer the Omani National Diploma (OND) until the academic year 2002-2003. There were new Engineering specializations that were offered: Telecommunications Engineering and Electronic and Electrical Power Engineering. The number of graduates rapidly increased to a total of 214 in 2003.
Due to rapid changes of technology, and consequently the need for additional modes of teaching, the college again implemented new programs in academic year 2003-2004 in order to comply with the pace of the technical world. It was also on the same period that students can progress from one qualification levels to another beginning from Diploma, Advanced Diploma, and Bachelor Degree.
The following academic years and onwards, the college has improved tremendously in terms of its facilities and technology as the total number of students, staff, and administrative and technical staff has largely increase.
The Graduate Attributes are those generic qualities that a graduate from any program offered by ACT ought to possess. These attributes are inculcated into the student through programs, courses, course delivery process, special events, and assessment.
Attributes: Graduates of the Colleges of Technology
Are well disciplined and committed to hard work and a high standard of productivity.
Are able to apply the knowledge and skills to a diverse and competitive work environment.
Are able to think critically, analyse and solve problems.
Have a high degree of competence in using information and communication technology.
Are professionally competent and up-to-date in their field of specialization in a changing global environment.
Can gather and process knowledge from a variety of sources, and communicate effectively in written and spoken English.
Can effectively demonstrate and apply good interpersonal skills in teamwork and leadership roles.
Are committed to self-development through lifelong learning.
Are socially responsible citizens aware of contemporary issues in contributing to national development.
Are able to demonstrate and apply their entrepreneurial skills.
The Strategic enables the College to cope with the global, societal and environmental changes and to direct its focus towards achieving the desired goals and objectives.
ACT has developed three Strategic Plans (SP 2006-2008, SP 2009-2012, SP 2013-2018) which identify specific goals, sub-goals and strategies designed to move the College in the direction of its vision and mission. Sub-goals were derived to better identify the strategies and Key Performance Indicators were developed by which the Strategic Plans should be monitored and reviewed.
The Strategic Plans also integrate the values and attributes that the graduates are expected to develop as they will contribute to ongoing national economic development.
Al Musanna College of Technology, located in the southern Batinah Region of Oman, is an academic institution that has a strong and interdependent relationship with other stakeholders. We foster an open and fruitful relationship with public and private sector organizations and with the community at large.
We support the vision of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said to strengthen the educational qualification and competency of Oman citizens and provide opportunities to participate in social and economic development. This is the reason why we are here to educate the youth of Oman.
The Ministry of Manpower, our governing body, is mandated to focus on the national labor by developing skills and capabilities and providing the workforce with more job opportunities in various fields. We have implemented and accomplished a number of plans toward economic and social development.
Being one of the Colleges of Technology under the Ministry of Manpower, our college has built and maintained productive relationships with the other Colleges of Technology and also with the public and private higher education providers to ensure rewarding collective efforts and to advance technological education in the Sultanate of Oman. We work together to deliver free quality education to Omani students and to employ local and foreign staff.
Our allies in the private sectors and industries support the teaching and learning process by giving seminars, trainings, lectures, and even scholarships to our students and staff. With industry representatives as committee members, we ensure that there is a continuous partnership between the college and industry. Likewise, we have incorporated certification programs of prestigious professional organizations into our academic programs. This approach ensures our students are on a par with the requirements, standards and expectations of their professions.
In pursuit of our vision and mission, we are committed to actively contribute and participate in ensuring and improving quality services to the community. We have formed college committees and an OJT Department to work on public relations activities and marketing like providing various college facilities for social, educational, and religious events. This way we create a good image and environment of good will with diverse government bodies, industry, local and regional communities,alumni, secondary schools, and parents.
We continuously encourage people who have the interest to benefit our college to become our prospect partners. You can visit our campus or make a call and we will be delighted to be your future partner in this academic endeavor.
Private business establishments and government sectors are our main stakeholder, hence we give importance to their involvement in modifying our programs to suit market needs. Currently, we have acclaimed the following organizations as our educational partners: