BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE
Capricorn College is a product of a merger of three Colleges with very distinct and diverse historical backgrounds. These were the former Pietersburg Technical College (PTC), Bochum College of Education and the former Northern Province Community College (NPCC).Capricorn Colleges for FET has become the first choice institution for further education for many young people as the programmes offered directly respond to the priority skills demands of the South African economy. The College further offers theory and practical learning. There are many exit options for young people to choose.
“To be the leading further education and training institution of excellence”
Our Logo symbolizes academic and technological success and contains the motto: “Achieving Excellence Together”
“Capricorn College for further education and training institution is to achieve its vision by offering responsive, flexible and quality programmes that are accessible to all learners through formal learning, skills development and learnerships. This is achieved by forming partnerships with relevant stakeholders, making use of committed human capital and employing appropriate physical and fiscal resources.Succinctly, Capricorn College for FET will achieve this mission by making use of the following Strategic Goals:
continue to ensure that sound democratic governance and management processes are in place to create a conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning and continue to work with its stakeholders in order to improve quality and accessibility of educational opportunities.develop, strengthen and ensure quality student support as well as implementation of responsive, student-centred vocational and career programmes.continuously strive to improve administrative efficiency and effectiveness by employing competent human resourcesand develop quality systems which will permeate every process, system, classroom activity, programme and service.continuously strive to improve fiscal and physical resources in accordance with Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and General accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)management and administration of resources as well as implementation of Vocational and Career programmes in accordance with relevant policies in campuses.
In its endeavour to achieve these strategic goals, Capricorn College is committed to the following:
Respect: We treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves. Abusive or disrespectful treatment is not tolerated. We will strive for fairness and equality.Integrity: We are committed to work with customers openly, honestly and sincerely.
Communication: We have an obligation communicate. We believe information is meant to move and that information moves people.
Excellence: We are satisfied with nothing less than the very best in everything we do.
FACULTIES AND PROGRAMMES
There are three main Faculties namely: Business Studies, Engineering Studies and General and Utility Studies for specialisation and Fundamentals which is offered additionally in all faculties.The National Certificate (Vocational) is offered at Level 2, 3, and 4. The practical component of the study may be offered in a real workplace environment or in a simulated workplace environment. Students have the opportunity to experience a work environment during the period of study.