Jerusalem College of Technology

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The Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT), , is an Orthodox
Orthodox Judaism
Orthodox Judaism , is the approach to Judaism which adheres to the traditional interpretation and application of the laws and ethics of the Torah as legislated in the Talmudic texts by the Sanhedrin and subsequently developed and applied by the later authorities known as the Gaonim, Rishonim, and...

 Jewish college
College
A college is an educational institution or a constituent part of an educational institution. Usage varies in English-speaking nations...

. JCT's main campus ('Lev' and 'Neveh' institutes) are situated in the Givat Mordechai
Givat Mordechai
Givat Mordechai, is a Jewish neighborhood in southwest-central Jerusalem, Israel, midway between the neighborhoods of Nayot and Malcha. The neighborhood was named after an American philanthropist, Maxwell Abbell of Chicago...

 neighbourhood of Jerusalem. Other branches are located in the Givat Shaul neighbourhood of Jerusalem and Ramat Gan. JCT offers bachelor's degrees in several fields of study combined with intensive Jewish studies
Torah study
Torah study is the study by Jewish people of the Torah, Hebrew Bible, Talmud, responsa, rabbinic literature and similar works, all of which are Judaism's religious texts...

.
"The institute... has as its raison d'être to educate students who see the synthesis of Jewish values and a profession
Profession
A profession is a vocation founded upon specialized educational training, the purpose of which is to supply disinterested counsel and service to others, for a direct and definite compensation, wholly apart from expectation of other business gain....

 as their way of life; to provide manpower for Israel
Israel
The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea...

's developing high-tech industry and who will establish industries of their own; to produce industrial leaders strongly committed to Israel, a Jewish way of life, and for the betterment of the Jewish People and the world."

History


The college founded in 1969 by Professor
Professor
A professor is a scholarly teacher; the precise meaning of the term varies by country. Literally, professor derives from Latin as a "person who professes" being usually an expert in arts or sciences; a teacher of high rank...

 Ze’ev Lev
Ze’ev Lev
Ze'ev Lev , , an Israeli physicist, Torah scholar, and founder of the Jerusalem College of Technology, was named William Low when born in Vienna...

 (William Low), specializes in high-tech engineering
Engineering
Engineering is the discipline, art, skill and profession of acquiring and applying scientific, mathematical, economic, social, and practical knowledge, in order to design and build structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes that safely realize improvements to the lives of...

, industrial management
Management
Management in all business and organizational activities is the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives using available resources efficiently and effectively...

 and life
Life sciences
The life sciences comprise the fields of science that involve the scientific study of living organisms, like plants, animals, and human beings. While biology remains the centerpiece of the life sciences, technological advances in molecular biology and biotechnology have led to a burgeoning of...

 and health sciences. JCT is particularly known for its electro-optics
Electro-optics
Electro-optics is a branch of technology involving components, devices and systems which operate by modification of the optical properties of a material by an electric field...

 faculty
Faculty (university)
A faculty is a division within a university comprising one subject area, or a number of related subject areas...

. The institution is fully accredited by the Council for Higher Education in Israel
Council for Higher Education in Israel
The Council for Higher Education in Israel is a supervisory body for universities and colleges in Israel. It is the only organization with the authority to give educational accreditation...

, the main authority overseeing Israel
Israel
The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea...

's academic institutions. Some 3,000 students are currently enrolled in the JCT, with a faculty of over 150 professors, instructors and researchers.

Institutes


JCT is the umbrella organization of several institutions:
  • Machon Lev - academic studies combined with yeshiva
    Yeshiva
    Yeshiva is a Jewish educational institution that focuses on the study of traditional religious texts, primarily the Talmud and Torah study. Study is usually done through daily shiurim and in study pairs called chavrutas...

     studies for men.
  • The Neveh Institute - academic studies geared to teaching a profession to Haredi men who had been previously concentrating only on religious studies.
  • The Women’s School of Engineering which includes two campuses:
    • The Tal Institute
      Tal Institute
      The Tal Institute , founded in 1999, is the main women's division of the Jerusalem College of Technology. It is located in the Givat Shaul neighborhood of Jerusalem. Over 320 students from Israel and around the world study there....

       - academic studies combined with midrasha
      Midrasha
      A refers to an institute of Jewish studies for women. In Israel, it is often an Orthodox institution that caters solely to women, and roughly the equivalent of a yeshiva for men. The term is often translated as 'seminary'. In the United States, the term has also been used to refer to...

       studies for women.
      • The Da'at Institute - academic studies combined with midrasha
        Midrasha
        A refers to an institute of Jewish studies for women. In Israel, it is often an Orthodox institution that caters solely to women, and roughly the equivalent of a yeshiva for men. The term is often translated as 'seminary'. In the United States, the term has also been used to refer to...

         studies for Haredi
        Haredi Judaism
        Haredi or Charedi/Chareidi Judaism is the most conservative form of Orthodox Judaism, often referred to as ultra-Orthodox. A follower of Haredi Judaism is called a Haredi ....

         women.
    • The Lustig Institute - founded in 1999 and geared toward women. Originally provided preparatory course for CPA
      Certified Public Accountant
      Certified Public Accountant is the statutory title of qualified accountants in the United States who have passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination and have met additional state education and experience requirements for certification as a CPA...

       certification for 26 years prior, and has now evolved into providing academic studies parallel to the Lev Institute. Campus in Ramat Gan.


JCT also hosts the Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem which includes The Center for Judaism and the Environment.

Bachelor of Science


  • Electronic Engineering
    Electronic engineering
    Electronics engineering, also referred to as electronic engineering, is an engineering discipline where non-linear and active electrical components such as electron tubes, and semiconductor devices, especially transistors, diodes and integrated circuits, are utilized to design electronic...

  • Electro-optic Engineering
  • Software Engineering
    Software engineering
    Software Engineering is the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development, operation, and maintenance of software, and the study of these approaches; that is, the application of engineering to software...

  • Computer Science
    Computer science
    Computer science or computing science is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and of practical techniques for their implementation and application in computer systems...

  • Computational Chemistry
    Computational chemistry
    Computational chemistry is a branch of chemistry that uses principles of computer science to assist in solving chemical problems. It uses the results of theoretical chemistry, incorporated into efficient computer programs, to calculate the structures and properties of molecules and solids...

  • Industrial engineering and management
  • Nursing
    Nursing
    Nursing is a healthcare profession focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life from conception to death....



Bachelor of Arts and other programs

  • Technology Management and Marketing
  • Accounting & Information Systems

Masters Degree programs

  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.).
  • M.Sc. in Telecommunication
    Telecommunication
    Telecommunication is the transmission of information over significant distances to communicate. In earlier times, telecommunications involved the use of visual signals, such as beacons, smoke signals, semaphore telegraphs, signal flags, and optical heliographs, or audio messages via coded...

     Systems Engineering.

English Speakers' Program (ESP)


Machon Lev provides a year in Israel program for English speaking students who want a college experience. ESP mimics the regular Israeli program except for the addition of an ulpan to help the English speakers acclimate to Israeli Life. A variety of first year college courses, such as programming, economics, psychology are available to the ESP student.

Several times a year, the English Speakers' Program takes its students on both outdoor and indoor field trips, including rappelling
Abseiling
Abseiling , rappelling in American English, is the controlled descent down a rock face using a rope; climbers use this technique when a cliff or slope is too steep and/or dangerous to descend without protection.- Slang terms :...

, paintball
Paintball
Paintball is a sport in which players compete, in teams or individually, to eliminate opponents by tagging them with capsules containing water soluble dye and gelatin shell outside propelled from a device called a paintball marker . Paintballs have a non-toxic, biodegradable, water soluble...

, Air Force Museum, Acre
Acre, Israel
Acre , is a city in the Western Galilee region of northern Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. Acre is one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the country....

 and the Old City.

Campus


There are three main campuses. The men's campus in Jerusalem, the main women's campus in Jerusalem and another women's campus in Ramat Gan.

Men's Campus


Located in Bayit VeGan, but accessed mainly from Givat Mordechai, this is the original JCT campus. It is the largest and houses most of the administration of JCT. All male students of JCT learn on this campus.
The campus includes classrooms, Administration facilities, dorms, a technological library, a theological library, a gym and computer infrastructures (servers, labs, staff, etc.).
The campus has two dining facilities (one meat, one dairy) as well as a snack bar. A new building has been built to provide dining facilities for the campus.

Women's Jerusalem Campus


Located on Givat Shaul(Jerusalem), this is the main woman's campus. It is several floors rented out in several adjacent buildings. the campus includes classrooms and computer labs and some administrative facilities.
There have been plans for several years to set up a full campus for the female students.

Women's Ramat Gan Campus


Located in the Lustig high school in Ramat Gan. It is the smallest of JCT's campuses. It contains almost only classrooms.

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