Shantou Vocational and Technical College was approved by the People’s Government of Guangdong Province on March 29, 2002. It is sponsored by the People’s Government of Shantou. It has advanced training in the former Shantou Education College (including Shantou Preschool Teachers School), Shantou Commercial Supply and Marketing School, Shantou Mechanical and Electrical School, and Shantou City Teachers. Full-time general higher vocational colleges established on the basis of the merger of schools and other institutions.
The college originally covers an area of about 632.4 acres. In March 2009, the city government has granted 619.1 acres of land to the college for expansion, and the college occupies a total of 1251.5 acres. The college is composed of four campuses: the main campus, Jinyuan campus, Xinjin campus and Dongdun campus. The headquarters of the college is located at the foothills of Donghu Mountain in Haojiang District, Shantou City. It currently has 436.4 acres of land, plus the expansion land, covering a total area of 1055.5 acres; Jinyuan campus is located at Jinyuan Road, Shantou City, the former Shantou Institute of Education and Shantou Preschool Teachers School. It covers an area of 56.1 mu; Xinjin campus is located outside Longhu District, Shantou, covering an area of 115 mu; Dongdun campus is located at No. 8, Dangxiao Road, Shantou, covering an area of 24.9 mu. The total construction area of the college is 235,000 square meters, the total value of teaching and experimental practice equipment is about 40.34 million yuan, and the book collection is 803,500.
The college currently has 13,156 full-time college and technical secondary school students. There are more than 2,000 adult college students, undergraduate and postgraduate students jointly run. There are 710 faculty members, including 107 with master's degree or above. In addition, the college also hires a group of business people and engineers with rich practical experience as part-time teachers.
The college has Department of Computer Science, Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Department of Economics and Management, Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Foreign Languages, Department of Art and Sports, Department of Preschool Education, Technical Secondary School, Department of Ideological and Political Theory Teaching, Department of Adult Education, Secondary School There are 15 teaching and teaching auxiliary departments including the Primary School Teachers' Continuing Education Center, the Modern Education Technology Center, the Library, and the Skill Training Center. A total of 54 junior college majors (including directions) and more than 10 secondary professional majors have been opened.
The college actively integrates with international advanced education, and has signed cooperative education agreements with Hooverhamton University in the United Kingdom and the University of Ballarat in Australia. After three-year junior college students graduate, they can directly enter the two universities to study for undergraduates (one year) to obtain a bachelor’s degree , And can continue to study for master's and doctoral degrees. At the same time, the college has also reached a cooperative education agreement with several well-known domestic undergraduate colleges in order to facilitate college graduates to continue their studies in China.
Since its establishment, the college has adhered to service as its purpose, employment-oriented, comprehensive vocational education and entrepreneurship education as its school-running characteristics, and established the educational philosophy of "people-oriented, vocational quality training as the core", in accordance with the "integration of knowledge and practice, morality and technology" The school motto of "Shuangxin" requires high starting point, strict requirements, strong skills, and emphasis on practice. The scale of running a school continues to expand, the quality of teaching is gradually improved, and the benefits of running a school are initially apparent. At present, the college has basically formed a complete range of liberal arts, sciences, and engineering. Colleges and universities, general education and adult education coexist, academic education and vocational training are co-prosperous The forefront of similar institutions.