Technical College Arusha-Arusha

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The institution which has become the Arusha Technical College (ATC), was established in 1978 jointly by the Governments of the United Republic of Tanzania and Germany, under the name of the Technic

Technical College Arusha-Arusha Description

The institution which has become the Arusha Technical College (ATC), was established in 1978 jointly by the Governments of the United Republic of Tanzania and Germany, under the name of the Technical College Arusha (TCA). The College is located at the Central Business District of the Arusha City which is the Northern Tanzania’s centre of agriculture, commerce, trade and tourism. Arusha City is also the Head Quarter of the East Africa Community and is the central point in Africa between Cape Town and Cairo. It is surrounded by famous mountains such as Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. In addition, it is the door to the world’s great wildlife refuges including Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Tarangire. All these make the location of the College an ideal place for education, training and applied research.

Vision Statement

The vision of ATC is to become a centre of excellence that provides a national and international high-level human resource through exemplary competence based Technical Education and Training

Mission Statement

The mission of ATC is to provide high quality career-focused, skills-based Technical Education and Training to enhance the role of the individuals as productive and responsible members of the society.

Programs offered

  • Degree Programs
  • Bachelor Degree in Civil and Irrigation
  • Diploma Programs
  • Diploma in Civil and Irrigation
  • Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunication
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Laboratory Science and Technology
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Transportation Engineering
  • Diploma in Automotive Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Computer Science
  • Certificate Programs
  • Basic Technician Certificate in Lapidary and Jewelery
  • Basic Technician Certificate in Heavy Duty Equipments
  • Certificate of Computer Application

Admission and Applications

Admission Requirements

The college draws its students from all regions in Tanzania who have a technical or science bias and passed well in their Ordinary level Examinations. Few places are also available for in-service applicants.  Applicants from other countries may also apply through the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training.  Successful candidate may qualify for government sponsorship if applied in advance under the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training. Private sponsorship is also acceptable. The following are the minimum requirements for admission to the College for the Ordinary Diploma Courses.

 Pre-service candidates

Candidates must posses Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with good passes in Mathematics, Engineering science or Physics and Chemistry. These are selected by the Ministry of Education and vocational Training

 In-service candidates

Applicants channel their applications through their respective employers. Self-employed applicants are required to route their application letters through District Councils or Sponsors. Candidates with minimum CSEE qualifications are required to sit for an entrance examination in Mathematics, Physics and English.

 Pre-Access course

This is a special programme for students who would like to join engineering courses. This is an eight weeks programme. Successful female candidates qualify for the government sponsorship and Male students are private sponsored.

  Degree programme


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