ETC is a public college of Erbil Polytechnic University established in (1988-1989). It is located in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region. At the beginning, it had officially two departments (Mechanical and Electrical Departments) under the name of Erbil Technology Institute (ETI). A few years later, some other departments affiliated with the Ministry of Health were opened. With the subsequent changes and marketing needs other technological, administrative, medical and agricultural departments were newly opened.
In 2007, the medical departments were separated from the ETI. Similarly, in 2010, the administrative and agricultural departments were separated and linked to another institute. The ETI later become a specialized geometric institute under the name of Erbil Technology Institute. In reference to the official university letter No. 1785, on the 4th of November 2019, ETI was transformed into a college and started offering courses in Information Communication Technology – ICT for both the 2-years Technical Diploma and 4-years Bachelor programs in ICT.
ETC has now two categorized departments. The first category includes departments of (Petroleum Technology, Mechanic and metallurgy, construction and material Technology , Survey and Road construction ) that offer the 2-years Diploma degree. These departments offered Technical Diplomas for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The second category includes departments of (ICT, Automotive Technology, Construction and Materials Technolgy , Automation Industrial Technology) and that offer the 2-years Technical Diplomas and the 4-years Bachelor degrees. Student admissions were accepted in these departments for the 2020-2021 academic year.
After the completion of two years of theoretical and practical studies in campus, all students have a two-months mandatory summer training course in various public and private institutions. This is for practicing the knowledge that they have gained during their studies in order to develop their scientific and practical skills and have better job opportunities as technical assistants, engineering assistants. Graduates will have also the ability to supervise workers in projects that they are specialized in. In a near future, graduates of these departments will have high technical skills to serve their communities. ETC will continue to strive for the best to enable all these departments to offer the Technical Diploma and Bachelor degrees in a near future. It will also strive to go parallel with the market needs of Kurdistan Region.
Its graduates are valued for their strong foundation of practical and theoretical knowledge enabling them to be immediately effective in managerial or technological positions in relevant businesses and industry.
- To provide distinctive and relevant education in an atmosphere of knowledge production and innovation in scientific, technical, and professional fields.
- To provide students with a transformational educational experience that emphasizes deep discipline knowledge, problem solving, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, as well as personal health and well-being.
- To impact society in a transformative way — regionally, nationally, and globally
Erbil Technology Collage is a scientific governmental academy which aims at education technical qualified candidate in the various specialties to meet the needs of the society, as non-profitable center of education.
- It helps human capacities and resources in technical fields for the graduates of the preparatory schools, and educating technical qualified people in relation to the marketing needs
- It provides advisory services in al educational councils