The campus is strategically located in the northern circuit where demand for tourism services is very high; so is the demand for qualified personnel. Currently, the college is offering hospitality programmes at certificate level. The existing infrastructure has the capacity to accommodate up to 150 students annually
Sakina, Nairobi Road, Arusha.
National College of Tourism – Arusha Campus was established in 1993 by the harms Seidel Foundation of Munich Germany and the Arusha Municipal Council with the aim of providing appropriate vocational skills to students who would like to seek a career in the hotel industry. The college has been taken over by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism on 4th July 2008 as part of its National College of Tourism.
NCT- Arusha campus offers two years courses providing for the basic training of professions in Food Production, Front Office Operations, Food & Beverage Service, Bakery & Pastry Production and House Keeping.
Academic year begins on 1st September of every year. Applications can be done online or download forms from 2nd May at the college at Sakina Arusha along Nairobi road,
Apart from the professional knowledge, subjects English, French, Development Studies, Mathematics, Computer skills and Entrepreneurship education are taught each tailored towards the professional subjects.
In implementing the government policy in fighting against HIV/AIDS pandemic; the college under directives from VETA has started Social life skills as one of the subjects in each course and students also engage themselves in extra curricula activities like choir, sports, gardening and taking care of the environment around the college.
Students also undergo three months field attachment at hotel industry where students have the opportunity to acquire experience in the hotel environment.
The Institute has achieved a very Successful working relationship with the hotel industry who are involved in evaluating the final examinations of the college, This helps to ensure that a high standard of training is maintained and that the skills offered meets industry expectations.
The college is a member of AHSA (Association of Hotel Schools in Africa). Our mission along with the association is to promote an exchange of knowledge and experience amongst other member schools in order to attain the highest standards in hospitality training and also puts the college at almost similar level with other internationally recognized hotel schools.
The college also cooperated with Kaveibrogymnasiet a hotel and restaurant school in Skovde, Sweden.
The aim of this cooperation was to expose both students and staff of NCT – A rush and Kaveibrogymnasiet to the culture of the two countries, and also share experience and knowledge, in the hospitality industry.
NCT offers services which include outdoor catering for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, send offs, baptisms, conferences/seminars and supplying of bread, cakes to individuals and supermarkets in Arusha as a means of generating funds and expose our students to business environment.
Accommodation in Arusha Campus
We are non-residential campus. The College can arrange, on request, accommodation for its international students. We do not provide our own accommodation but students will be provided with support and assistance in finding local accommodation in the area.
Various facilities, including a training restaurant, computer room, training bedroom and training kitchen
Specialist training rooms provide real working environments and including;
Training and Practical kitchens, Training and Practical Restaurants, Training and Practical rooms for hotel housekeeping studies Training Front Office Operation / Desk Rooms.