Arusha Technical College

Arusha Technical College (ATC) is a public autonomous Institution registered and accredited by the National Council for Technical Education ( to train technicians and engineers. The College is also registered by Vocational Education Training Authority ( to train artisans. Functions of the College are provision of training, undertaking of applied research and provision of community services (consultancy) as outlined in the Establishment Order No. 78 enabled by the NACTE ( Act. No. 9 of 1997. The College has over 35 years of good reputation in the provision of Technical Education Training and services.


To be become a centre of excellence in training, research and consultancy in science and technology in East Africa by 2020.


To provide competence-based Technical Education &Training and carry out research and consultancy in science and technology for socio-economic development.

Programmes Offered at ATC

ATC offers a wide range of Technical Education Courses leading to the awards of Technician Certificates, Ordinary Diplomas and Bachelor’s Degree as follows:

  • Basic Technician Certificate Course: Lapidary and Jewellery Technology
  • Ordinary Diploma Courses: Civil and Irrigation Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Engineering and Laboratory science and Technology, Electronics and Telecommunication, Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor’s Degree Course: Civil and Irrigation Engineering

The College also offers Vocational Training leading to the National Vocational Awards (NVAs) in: Automotive Mechanics, Electrical Installation, Block work and Masonry, Welding and Metal Fabrication, Carpentry and Joinery, Motor rewinding, plumbing, fitter and Tuner, air Conditioning and Refrigeration.

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