Welcome to Yanbu Industrial College

The Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu was established in 1975 by a royal decree for developing the infrastructural facilities in the two industrial cities of Jubail on the Arabian Gulf and Yanbu on the Red Sea, with the objective of building an integrated industrial base that uses and develops the local natural resources.

Yanbu Industrial College, an affiliate of the Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu, was established in 1989 to achieve the objectives of the Royal Commission, in developing human resources and to provide the Saudi manpower with high technical education and training, so that they can properly manage the Kingdom's growing economy in its various sectors. Yanbu Industrial College is located at the center of Yanbu Industrial City, about 350 km north of Jeddah on the Red Sea side. It is noted for its beautiful buildings and vast green surroundings. The college commitment is to provide Saudi nationals with the technical, scientific and academic skills required by the industrial and other economic sectors it serves. To meet this responsibility the College is equipped with modern instructional media such as computers, audio visual aids, well-equipped specialized laboratories and advanced technical workshops.

The College instructional programs have been designed to:

  • Provide 2 years specialization programs leading to the Associate Degree, for those who possess high secondary school certificates or equivalent, in technical and management fields aligned with the manpower needs in the Kingdom's growing economy.
  • Organize specialized training programs to provide on-job-training for Saudi employees.
  • Provide Adult Education Programs to serve the local community development needs.

The College academic calendar extends from September to June, comprising two semesters of 15 weeks each. The summer semester may be scheduled, however, it is usually utilized for cooperative training (industrial placement).

The students who are expected to enroll will have a false beginner-to-beginner level of English. In order to prepare them for the programs, they need to start with a foundation English language course to teach them the basics of the language. By the end of the course, they should have mastered the basic skills of the language: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Success in this course will be a pre-requisite to the next step, which is English for Special Purpose (ESP) course with vocabulary and content focusing on the respective specialization field of the student. The nature of work that the graduates might engage in, will also determine the amount of time the language skills should receive. Generally, the students expected in all programs are linguistically weak. They need to learn a profession, which requires some simple language skills. They will be overwhelmed by anything complicated or too sophisticated.

Duration of each program would be two semesters followed by a cooperative training program in industry (industrial placement). The College uses the semester credit hour system, which awards one credit for every hour of lecture and one credit for every three to four hours of practicals per week.

The program would be offered as full time for the diploma students. However special programs in selected areas may be provided to interested parties

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