Shinas College of Technology was founded in September 2005. The campus is located at Al-Aqr, on the northern outskirts of Shinas. It Is about six kilometers from the city center to the road to Dubai that links the Sultanate and the United Arab Emirates.
The College started with the English Language Center(ELC) which qualifies students to pursue Certificate in Engineering, Certificate in Information Technology and Certificate in Business. ELC provides a level-based English Language program for all students admitted to the College. The program is specifically designed to improve the students' study skills as well as general abilities to communicate in English. A placement test is administered to all students so they can be placed in Elementary, Intermediate or Advanced. Exceptional students may skip the foundation year.
The mission of the College of Technology is to achieve and sustain a strong reputation for excellence in teaching and learning. The College is dedicated to the delivery of high quality technical education and aims to produce graduates who have the professional and personal skills to enter employment with confidence, contributing effectively to the Sultanate's ongoing economic development.