TVTC governs a variety of technical institutions which work under the TVTC umbrella and comply with the TVTC framework and quality assurance standards.
Colleges of technology admit secondary schools and technical secondary institute graduates. They offer courses in electricity, electronics, computer, mechanics, administration, communications, construction and agriculture.
Secondary industrial institutes admit people who have completed intermediate school. Students are trained in a number of specialties including computing, communications, medical equipment, electronics, mechanics, electric installations and metal construction. Study lasts three years and graduates are awarded a Secondary Industrial Institute Diploma that qualifies them to join government and private organisations.
Commercial education prepares people to manage commercial, office and financial works and is available at the secondary commercial institutes that admit intermediate school graduates. These institutes provide morning and evening study shifts and the graduate is awarded a Secondary Commercial Institute Diploma after three years. The student receives theoretical studies and practical training in accounting, book keeping, marketing, typing, word processing, office and secretarial work.
Intermediate school graduates can follow a three year period of study covering theoretical and practical instruction in surveying, architectural works, architectural drawing and civil works. Successful students are awarded the Technical Inspectors’ Secondary Institute Diploma.
Secondary agricultural institutes train graduates of intermediate schools in the fields of agriculture and animal production as well as agricultural mechanisation. Graduates are awarded the Secondary Agricultural Institute Diploma.
Vocational training centres offer a variety of training programmes including: car mechanics, AC electricity, welding, carpentry, tinsmithing, audio visual electronics, sanitary installations, typing aluminium works, office machines repair, computer, haircutting, sewing, photography and architectural works.
The Saudi Arabian educational system divides its vocational classification into five levels, going from ‘Limited Skilled’ up to ‘Specialist’.