History of Centurion Campus
During 1936 despite the shortage of money and facilities the Defence force was adamant that their apprentices receive thorough training to enable them to develop to their full potential and preparedness. A Civil School for Technical Training was established in 1937 and fell under the jurisdiction of the Pretoria Technical College, which became Pretoria Technikon and is currently known as the Tshwane University of Technology. With the return of more or less normal living after the 2nd World War, unused military buildings situated in the Tek Base were made available to start the SADF Basic Training Centre (BTC).
In 1947 the SADF in conjunction with the Technical College, introduced courses in practical workshop training. During the sixties, the College had to cater for advanced levels of training, thereby resulting in its designation as Basic Training Centre to be inappropriate. This led to various name changes such as SADF Technical College and the SADF Technical Institute.
During 1977 and the beginning of 1978, the directorate of the Pretoria Technikon paved the way for the control of the College to be taken over by the Department of Education. It subsequently became the Verwoerdburg Technical College. In the 1980s the College did not only cater for artisan training, but also for academic “N” classes, Senior Certificate, Secretarial and Commercial courses.
In the 90s the Business Studies Department was established and in 1996 the name changed to Centurion College.
Currently Centurion Campus presents the following programmes and has a staff capacity of 150 members and averages 3000 students per trimester:
Natural Science N1-N6 – Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Business Studies N4-N6 – Hospitality, Business Management and Management Assistant
NC(V) Level 2-4 Office Administration, Electrical, ERD and Hospitality
Practical Workshop training- L1-L3 – Mechanical, Electrical and Motor/Diesel and many others.
The campus has a large amount of Employer/Company students with the SANDF still being one of our biggest clients.
The Campus believes in high quality training and to be responsive to the community at large.
Students are our clients and the Batho Pele principles, “PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST” is our education philosophy.