Jerusalem College of Technology
|המרכז האקדמי לב (לשעבר: בית הספר הגבוה לטכנולוגיה)|
|President||Prof. Chaim Sukenik|
|Dean||Rabbi Yosef Zvi Rimon|
The Jerusalem College of Technology - Lev Academic Center (JCT) (Hebrew: המרכז האקדמי לב), is an Orthodox Jewish college, recognized by the Council for Higher Education. JCT's main campus('Lev') is situated in the Givat Mordechai neighborhood of Jerusalem. Other branches are located in the Givat Shaul neighborhood ('Tal Campus') of Jerusalem and Ramat Gan('Lustig Campus'). JCT offers bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in several fields of study combined with intensive Jewish studies.
The college, founded in 1969 by Professor Ze’ev Lev (William Low) and by Professor Josef Haim Yakopow, specializes in high-tech engineering, industrial management and life and health sciences. JCT is particularly known for its electro-optics faculty. The institution is fully accredited by the Council for Higher Education in Israel, the main authority overseeing Israel's academic institutions. Over 4,000 students are currently enrolled in JCT, with a faculty of over 500 professors, instructors and researchers. The mission of the college is to educate students "who see the synthesis of Jewish values and a profession as their way of life; to provide manpower for Israel's developing high-tech industry and who will establish industries of their own; to produce industrial leaders strongly committed to Israel, a Jewish way of life, and for the betterment of the Jewish People and the world." JCT's goal to bring higher education to underprivileged communities is most evident in their EFE (Education for Ethiopians) and Haredi Integration programs.
JCT has separate campuses for men and women in order to allow the Orthodox and Haredi communities, who comprise the majority of its student body and require gender-separation due to religious modesty reasons, to study comfortably.
The Jerusalem College of Technology comprises the following campuses:
- Lev Campus - academic studies combined with yeshiva studies for men.This campus also includes the Naveh program for Haredi men.
- Tal Campus - academic studies combined with midrasha studies for women. This campus also includes the Da'at and Tvuna programs for Haredi and Hassidic women, respectively.
- Lustig Campus - founded in 1999 and geared toward Haredi women.
Bachelor of Science
- Electronic Engineering
- Applied Physics/Electro-Optical Engineering
- Applied Physics/Medical Engineering
- Software Engineering
- Communication Systems Engineering
- Computer science
- Industrial Engineering ≤ 0 and Marketing
Bachelor of Arts
- Technology Management & Marketing
- Accounting & Information systems
- Teacher Training in Science (in addition to bachelor's degree studies)
EFE (Education for Ethiopians)
JCT is the first of Israel’s leading institutions of higher education to operate for the integration of Ethiopian immigrants with their EFE (Education for Ethiopians) program. The EFE program consists of a preparatory year program (Mechina)and a full degree program, most of the students studying in the full degree program participated first in the preparatory year program. The EFE (Education for Ethiopians) program has 128 graduates, 98% employed, 135 students currently study at JCT.
Haredi Integration Program
The Haredi Integration Program at JCT encourages Haredi men and women to pursue academic careers and consists, much like the EFE program of a preparatory year program (Mechina)and a full degree program. The Haredi Integration program has graduated thousands. There are currently close to 1,500 Haredi men and women studying towards degrees at the Jerusalem College of Technology.
The International program in English at the Jerusalem College of Technology allows students to continue learning with their Rebbeim in Yeshivot, in Israel, while also providing them with the opportunity to obtain a prestigious academic degree and strong professional training in the area of business. The program is a three-year-long program that consists of a 1.5 days of study per week.
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- Invitation for Technological R&D Cooperation
- American Friends of JCT
- Canadian Friends of JCT
- JCT Alumni & Friends LinkedIn group