Stavanger Offshore Technical College
Overview of the college
Stavanger Offshore Technical College is a public institution with 150 years of tradition within maritime and offshore education. The college has 600 students and a staff of 50 lecturers in various subjects.
Today the main areas of the college are:
• Petroleum Technology
• Industrial Processes
• Electrical Engineering/Automation
• Building and Construction
• Maritime subjects
SOTS Course Centre
SOTS Course Centre is an independent part of the college providing professional courses for the maritime sector, the oil and gas and onshore industries. In close partnership with national and international companies the Centre offers a variety of courses and education within vocational training and safety training.
The Centre is certified by the Norwegian Maritime Directorate, the Norwegian Oil Industry Association, DNV and Norwegian Certification AS.
In Norway, we are an institution at the forefront in providing education to leading drilling personnel and maritime managers of drilling vessels.
The Centre offers a broad range of short courses within subjects such as crane/slinging, mechanics, hydraulics, welding, and electrical engineering.
The Stavanger Maritime Safety Centre is a department within the Course Centre. The Safety Centre offers competence building within courses regulated by OLF and IMO, as well as onshore safety training.
In addition to general safety and preparedness training, the Centre also offers special courses such as fast rescue boats, free fall boats, fire brigade training, helicopter landing officers and crisis management.
Stavanger Offshore Technical College is taking part in numerous international projects.
The projects are typically:
• tailor made courses for personnel in international companies
• quality improvement and competence building of international institutions
• training of personnel in cooperation with local institutions
The projects take place in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. They vary from in-school lectures to on-site training and internet based tutoring.