ACT History

Al Musanna College of Technology (ACT) is one of the seven Colleges of Technology (CoTs) established under the supervision of the Ministry of Manpower (MoM). ACT is located in Al Bathina South governorate and was established in 1993 by vocational authority no.131/93 and later was change from a vocational training institute to a full pledged technical College.

ACT 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. At the beginning of academic 2000-2001, the College again introduced a change and began to offer the Omani National Diploma (OND).

Due to rapid changes of technology, and consequently the need for additional modes of teaching, ACT again implemented new programs in academic year 2003-2004 in order to comply with the pace of the technical world. 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. In the academic year 2017-2018, the number of teaching staff is 248, and technical support and administration staff was 94 and 90 respectively (as of July 2018). The College has registered 4480 students in semester III, 4775 in semester II and 4696 in semester I.