Israel | Beer Sheva College of Technology

Beer Sheva College of Technology was founded in 1954 by Golda Meir as the first center for vocational training in Israel. In 2004, marking its 50th anniversary, it was awarded the Beer Sheva City Prize for Excellence in Technological Education. 

The main purpose of the college remains to train practical engineers and technicians in numerous areas of technology. Today it is the largest technical college in Israel for practical engineers, running study programs in conjunction with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Labor.

Some 1,700 of its 2,000 students attend engineering courses recognized by the Government Institute for Technology and Science Training, and 80% of its graduates go on to work in their field of study. 

The college is a leader in terms of technical education with programs for target populations that serve Bedouin, single mothers, strictly Orthodox Jews, immigrants, and pre-army teens.

Certificates and diplomas

The college offers certificates and diplomas in the following subjects:

  • Architecture and interior design
  • Graphic design
  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronics
  • Automobile and mechanical engineering
  • Computer and software engineering
  • Industrial engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Chemical engineering for laboratory and industry
  • Natural gas engineering
  • Technological preparation course for engineering studies for incoming students