Technical College Reykjavík consists of 8 schools and the Technical Academy, offering around 50 study programmes and 800 courses each semester.
Each school has its own headmaster as well as educational independence:
- School of Building and Construction Trades
- School of Design & Handicraft
- School of Electrical Technology
- School of General Academic Studies and Design
- School of Information Technology
- School of Marine Engineering
- School of Navigation
- Technical Academy:
RAWD – Reykjavik Academy of Web Development
RADE – Reykjavik Academy of Digital Entertainment
The majority of the school’s programmes are vocational training programmes for the skilled trades. These programmes are upper secondary school level (framhaldsskóli) and students must complete an apprenticeship of a certain length of time with a master craftsman or an industrial firm, to finish their studies.
Technical College Reykjavik was founded in 2008 but it’s history goes back to the 19th century.
The school traces its origins to four pillars of vocational education in Iceland:
- The Navigational College, established 1891
- Reykjavík Technical College, established 1904
- Marine Engineering College, established 1915
- Technical College of Hafnafjörður, established 1928.
These institutions have merged into one, forming the largest vocational school in Iceland.