The Higher Colleges of Technology was established in Al Gharbia 2006 to offer high quality education to the people of the Western Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate. It was opened as one facility in Madinat Zayed, but separated into a Men’s College and a Women’s College. In 2007, a new campus was opened for women in Ruwais, and in 2010, Ruwais Men’s college was opened.
In 2015 the Western Region Colleges divided in to two entities, Madinat Zayed Colleges for men and women and Ruwais Colleges for men and women. Madinat Zayed Colleges also moved into new facilities as part of the Baynounah Education Complex.
CERT (Centre Of Excellence for Applied Research and Training) opened a Corporate Training Centre on all campuses in 2007 and continues to serve the individual educational needs of the community and teach Work Readiness.
At HCT, Students can study at different entry levels:
- Executive MBA
- Applied Diploma
- Work Readiness Program
They can choose from different Majors:
- Health Sciences
- Engineering Technology
The college is a DELTA and CELTA training centre, as well as an IELTS testing centre.