School of Master Craftsmanship
The School of Master Craftsmanship is for students who have completed a journeyman's examination in a certified trade. The School of Master Craftsmanship offers dynamic study programmes in business operation and management in order to qualify the master craftsmen to teach and train apprentices and to operate businesses according to Article 10 47/1978 of the Law on Industry. Master craftsmen in construction trades acquire qualifications as construction managers pursuant to constructing regulations.
The objective of the master craftsmanship study programmes is to provide those who have completed a journeyman's examination with further education as well as training in managing projects, teaching apprentices professional workmanship, safety rules and a vocational trade. Upon completion of their studies the master craftsmen receive a Master Craftsmanship Diploma issued by the local district commissioner.
In order to receive a Master Craftsmanship Diploma, journeymen who completed their studies after January 1, 1989 shall complete their master craftsman's studies satisfactorily.
A valid Journeyman's Diploma is required for admission.
The Master Craftsmanship's study programme is divided into the three following fields of study:
1. general academic subjects that are required within the chosen trade, i.e. core subjects.
2. courses in business operation and management, electives of either the student or the field.
3. subjects within the chosen trade, electives of either the student or the field.
The School of Master Craftsmanship is offered as evening school and/or distance learning courses. Students themselves can decide the number of credit units they complete each semester.
The length of the education and the number of credit units vary according to vocational trades and are decided by the Minister of Education, Science and Culture. The curriculum can be found on the homepage of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.
Note! The theoretical subjects in some trades are not offered at Technical College Reykjavik, such as in book-, electrical-, plumbing and metal trades.
By taking 18 credit units per semester the student qualifies for a student loan, according to the regulations of the Icelandic Student Loan Fund.
Further studies following completion of the Master Craftsmanship Diploma.
Reykjavik Technical College is engaged in a formal cooperation with VIA University College in Denmark. For further information contact Johan Eli Ellendersen by sending an enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org