Community College
  • About

    Hafr Al-Batin Community College (HBCC) was established under Royal Decree No. 7/B/4735 in the 5th of Rabi’ I, 1420 A.H. which called for the approval of the Higher Educational Council’s decision dated 5th of Dhu Al-Qa’dah, 1419A.H. to establish the Community College at Hafr Al-Batin, under the auspices of King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, KFUPM.

    HRH Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Deputy Governor of the Eastern Province, inaugurated HBCC on Tuesday, 5th of September 2000. The Ministers of Higher Education, Health, Labor and Social Affairs, the Rector of KFUPM University, the Governor of Hafr Al-Batin, and community distinguished members attended the opening ceremony.

  • Introduction

    Dean's Message

    Welcome to Hafr Al Batin Community College - the leading technical Community College in Saudi Arabia, where students have unique learning opportunities, and this is achieved through commitment, dedication, outstanding international faculty members, rich technical programs, partnerships with both public and private sectors, and an active network of successful alumni; our graduates are enjoying rewarding national and regional careers.
    The rich and flexible curriculum allows students to achieve their education goals that matches their particular interests and encourages them to explore those interests from new perspectives.
    To continue our leadership and our history of excellence, we are always committed to recruit distinguished outstanding faculty members. Our faculty members are always involved in students’ activities, research, community services, and continuous education programs. They always seek opportunities to redefine the way we think and engage with our students and local community.
    Our classrooms provide a rich and rewarding learning environment. The students here seek excellence in whatever they do.
    As you explore this website, you’ll see HBCC’s commitment to academic excellence in our programs and curriculum. We are delighted that you are sharing this remarkable journey with us.
    I am confident that as it continues to grow and diversify, it will emerge as an internationally recognized center of excellence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals. Join us and experience the world! Our best wishes to you for an exciting journey.

     

    Dr. Mubarak S. Al Mutairi
    Dean of the Community College

    Mission

    HBCC is committed to lifelong learning and success for all students by providing a broad range of applied education programs and support services designed to meet student’s aspirations and the community needs.
     

    Goals

    Guided by the Islamic principles, we value:
    • Learning by committing to core competencies of the college and the potential of each person to learn for personal and professional success.
    • Creating a caring, inclusive, and safe environment that inspires all people to achieve their goals, share their successes, and encourage others.
    • Reaching out to our community, inviting and supporting all learners and partners to achieve their goals.
     

    • Associate Degree in Computer Science & Engineering Technology

      The area of Computer Science has a vital role to play in the ongoing efforts to prepare Saudi Arabia for the challenges of the 21st century. The Computer Science and Engineering Technology (CSET) program is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of computer science, both hardware and software, and the application of engineering concepts, techniques, and methods to both computer hardware and software design. As computing and communication needs of Saudi companies are growing at a rapid pace, highly qualified and trained professionals are needed to design, manage and maintain such computer systems. The mission of CSET program at HBCC is to produce such professionals. The CSET curriculum is designed to be effective in developing the necessary skills and competence required to design, implement and efficiently use computer software and hardware.

      CSET program concentrates on graduating students with very good skills in both computer hardware and software applications. The program includes general education requirements and core requirements. Coop training is also accomplished in close coordination with a faculty advisor and/or industry. Generally, the program provides students with breadth knowledge in two different tracks as follows:

      • Database Administration Track - This track is for students who wish to prepare for the Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) certification exam. Students will acquire foundation knowledge that will allow them to act as a junior team member working with database designers, administrators or application developers performing simple, operational tasks on an Oracle database with database software and graphical utilities associated with managing the database.
      • Networking Track - This track incorporates the objectives for the Cisco CCENT or CCNA exams, focusing on giving the skills and knowledge necessary to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small and medium branch office Enterprise network, including configuring several switches and routers, connecting to a WAN, and implanting network security. Upon successful completion of this program, student will be prepared to sit for the Cisco certification exams.

       A CSET student will complete 65 credit hours to receive Associate (AS) Degree in Computer Science & Engineering Technology.

       

      Vision
      Our vision is to offer up to date and flexible programs which will allow our graduates to be competitive in the job market. We strive to be among the nation's premier in teaching computer science and technology programs.

       

      Mission
      To prepare competent and highly skilled graduates for the continuous demand for computer professionals in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by providing learning and training of high standards.

       

      Objectives

      The CSET Unit has defined a set of Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) that translates its mission into defined tasks. The objectives of Computer Science & Engineering Technology program are to:

      • Prepare graduates to work as individuals with minimum guidance and as leaders or members of a team.
      • Become successful professionals in industry, government and, if they desire, in further studies.
      • Recognize the need to develop their knowledge and skills throughout their careers and be able to adapt to rapid technological changes.
      • Understand the ethics and appropriate conduct of computing professionals and their obligation therein

       

      Study period
      The study period at HBCC is made up of two years in a specialization program (after completing the preparatory year program). An academic year consists of two regular semesters and one summer session. The regular semester consists of 16 weeks and the summer session is 8 weeks. The first semester starts in September and ends in January. The second semester lasts from February to June. The summer session usually begins on the last week of June.

    • Associate Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology

      This program gives students a broad education in electronic design, electronic troubleshooting, electronic instrumentation and measurements, digital systems, microcontrollers, and programmable logic control. The main focus of the program is to provide hands-on experience and practice with balanced theoretical contents.
      The EEET department offers associate degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology with coop training in which the student is required to spend a continuous period of one semester in an industry, and work in any of the fields of electronics and instrumentation. This is mandatory towards pursuing the associate degree.

      Study Duration
      Two and half years excluding the prep year.

      Program  Educational Objectives

      • Successful career in the field of EEET.
      • Pursuing professional development through self-learning or advanced degrees.
      • Contributing members of society.

    • Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology

      The Mechanical Engineering Technology department of the University of Hafr Al-Batin (UoHB) offers an associate degree program in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET).  This program is designed to fulfill an increasing demand for skilled technologists in the Kingdom as well as to produce graduates with a good foundation in engineering fundamentals, strong in applications with problem recognition and resolution attitude. The associate degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET.

       

      Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Program
      The two (2) years MET program (excluding preparatory year) prepares high school graduates for an associate degree with emphasis on manufacturing and maintenance engineering technologies. This program is designed with an applications-oriented structure. Numerous of the technical science courses have an accompanying laboratory component providing hands-on activities emphasizing on measurements, manufacturing processes, data collection and analysis, documentation, and written/oral report preparation/presentation.

      The program aims to develop core competencies in engineering fundamentals (statics, materials science, electrical circuits, mathematics), manufacturing applications (machining, welding, computer-aided drafting etc.), and thermal sciences (thermo-fluids, hydraulics, pneumatics, heating, ventilation and air conditioning). It provides hands-on experience and practice with balanced theoretical contents. It trains students for entry-level skills required for operating, repairing, maintaining of various thermo-fluid (heat exchangers, boilers, compressors, pumps, air conditioners and refrigerators) and rotating systems. Moreover, the selection of appropriate welding techniques, inspection and repair by welding and machining.  

      The freshman year of the program offers the fundamentals of mathematical and scientific subjects to provide an introduction to the required knowledge and skills to understand the higher level courses. In the first semester of sophomore year, the students are exposed to core courses to develop basic concepts of engineering technology. The last semester of sophomore year comprised on breadth and depth and technical elective courses that are chosen by the student in consultation with an academic advisor. The MET program is concerned with the application of scientific and engineering knowledge which requires a continuous improvement process to retain the appropriateness and competitiveness of the program. In view of this, a comprehensive curriculum revision exercise was also conducted recently that addresses several amendments in the curriculum.   

      This associate degree is also comprised with a strong support of applied project and summer training.  The applied project is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their critical thinking, cognitive learning and competencies. It allows students to apply what they have learnt from their courses and academic experience. The summer training delivers an additional emphasis on having practical training by providing a placement for students in the industry relevant to their academics and technical interests. This training brings plentiful opportunities to experience real working environment and allows students to apply the skills they had acquired during their academics. The students are required to present a seminar and submit a comprehensive technical report at the end of the training.

      The graduates will have the necessary background to choose a career in mechanical engineering technology may pursue any number of career paths including, but not limited to; machine and product design, research laboratory experimental support, plant maintenance, operation and management, quality assurance, technical sales, manufacturing, HVAC systems design and installation, project management, and energy exploration.

       

      Program Educational Objectives

      MET program educational objectives are as follows;

      • Graduates will successfully pursue mechanical technician/supervisor positions or will register in higher education programs in Mechanical Engineering or related fields.
      • Graduates will perform technical work in mechanical engineering and related fields in a professional environment.
      • Graduates shall practice high ethical and social values together with strong interpersonal and communication skills during their professional career.

       

      Student Outcomes

      Following are the student outcomes of MET program which will enable MET students to demonstrate;

      • An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
      • An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
      • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
      • An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
      • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
      • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
      • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
      • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
      • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

    • Associate Degree in Non Destructive Evaluation Technology

      Associate Degree in Non Destructive Evaluation Technology 

      The Non-Destructive Evaluation Technology Department of the University of Hafr Al-Batin (UoHB) offers an associate degree program in Non-Destructive Evaluation Technology (NDET).  This program is designed to fulfill an increasing demand for skilled technologists in the Kingdom as well as to produce graduates with a good foundation in engineering fundamentals, strong in applications with problem recognition and resolution attitude. This associate degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

       

      NDET Course Descriptions

       

      NDET 200                 Introduction to NDT                                     (2-3-3)

      Basic concepts of the five NDT testing methods assigned for the program. Practical sessions covering the methods will be performed. Video films to show how actual tests are performed will facilitate understanding. The student will build up a general knowledge on how NDT testing methods can improve reliability and safety of mechanical systems.

      Pre-requisite: PHYS 151

       

      NDET 205                  Visual Testing (I & II)                       (1-3-2)

      Detection of visible surface discontinuities, especially those found at welded joints. Fundamentals of light and vision, visual perception and different types of equipment used to detect discontinuities on the surface. Practical welding as well as inspection of weld joints using a variety of weld gauges. Material attributes and physiological factors affecting the performance and judgment of the inspector. Procedure and applicable codes for acceptance and rejection of discontinuities. Laboratory exercises to provide hands-on training in the practice of each test procedure.

      Pre-requisite: None

       

      NDET 210                  Radiation Safety                                (2-3-3)

      Operational and functional radiation safety programs and techniques. How radiation sources cause damage. How to minimize radiation during handling. Monitoring of radiation. Personal responsibilities related to safety in industrial radiography. Practical aspects of x-ray and radioisotope operations. Training and practical sessions to visualize the exposure to radiation and how to take remedial measures to increase awareness of radiation safety.

      Pre-requisite: PHYS 151

       

      NDET 214                  Welding, Forming and Casting        (2-3-3)

      This course is specifically designed for NDET students and it cannot be taken as credit hours for other degree programs. Welding techniques, theories and hands-on experience. Welded joints and the formation of defects like crack and corrosion. Sheet metal and bulk forming processes, rolling, forging, wire drawing, extrusion and casting methods and defects. The lab will include hands-on experience of these concepts and processes.

      Pre-requisite: None

       

      NDET 218                  Magnetic Particle Testing I & II      (1-3-2)

      The principle of magnetic particle testing, performing a magnetic particle test, and steps and sequence involved in magnetic particle testing. Types and characteristics of magnetic fields and magnetization processes. Measurement of magnetic fields and the instruments used to measure the magnetic field, classification of materials, process of demagnetization, and equipment for demagnetization. Interpretation and evaluation of indications formed by discontinuities, procedure and applicable codes for acceptance and rejection of discontinuities.

      Pre-requisite: None

       

      NDET 220                  Practical sessions for RT and UT    (0-6-2)

      Practical sessions (of the field-type assignments) covering the non-destructive methods of Radiographic Testing and Ultrasonic Testing.

      Pre-requisite: NDET 200, NDET 210

       

      NDET 221                  Radiographic Testing (I & II)          (2-3-3)

      Volumetric discontinuities using radiographic tests. Penetrating radiation, its properties and limitations; and safety precautions. The principle of image formation, sensitivity and quality of radiographic process, codes and standards. Practical training on the development of film, reading the films for discontinuities, film interpretations, procedures and codes for acceptance and rejection criteria for flaws.

      Pre-requisite: NDET 200, NDET 210       

       

      NDET 229                  Ultrasonic Testing (I & II)                (2-3-3)

      Principles of sound wave propagation and attenuation. Generation, nature, types and properties of sound waves and modes. Testing methods and techniques, responses from a variety of flaws, equipment and its operating principles to detect flaws by using different detectors. Standard reference blocks and calibration will be used. Procedure and codes for acceptance and rejection criteria for flaws.

      Pre-requisite: NDET 200     

       

      NDET 241                  Liquid Penetrant Testing I & II       (1-3-2)

      Principles of penetrant testing, classification of penetrant materials, testing methods and testing equipment. Precautions to be observed during testing, interpretation and evaluation of indications formed by discontinuities, procedure and applicable codes for acceptance and rejection of discontinuities. Laboratory exercises to provide hands-on training in performing penetrant tests, and steps and sequence involved in penetrant testing.

      Pre-requisite: NDET 200                      

                              

      NDET 271                  Inspection Codes and Practices       (2-0-2)

      Importance of standards and codes and how to establish minimum standards for acceptance of quality. Basic philosophy for formulation of standards. Various organizations, and their standards and codes. Application of these standards and codes for a variety of NDT methods.

      Pre-requisite: NDET 200

       

      NDET 250                  Eddy Current Testing                      (1-3-2)

      Basics of the method, operating the equipment and perform testing. Review of electromagnetic theory, factors affecting coil impedance for the material and test system, signal to noise ratio factors and improvement, proper selection of test frequency for materials, field strength and factors affecting it. Indications, identification and evaluation of discontinuities in the tube of heat exchangers and boilers, conductivity testing and identification of material properties.

      Pre-requisite: NDET 200

       

      NDET 260                  Phased Array                                    (1-3-2)

      Knowledge required to perform manual and encoded phased array testing on welds. Theory and practical aspects of phased array application, its advantages and limitations. Principles of phased array inspection, probes or transducers, and sensitivity. Phased pulsing and its effects. Phased array beam shaping and steering. Defect positioning. Scanning patterns of phased array like Phased Array Linear Sectorial Scan (S-scan), Phased Array Angular Sectorial Scan and other conventional scan. Phased Array Instrumentation. Anatomy of Phased Array Display and calibration and normalization.

      Pre-requisite: NDET 200

       

      NDET 299                  Summer Training                              (-,  -, 2)

      A period of two months of industrial employment in appropriate industries or firms. Students are evaluated on their performance, and are required to submit a report and present a seminar about their experience before receiving a grade for this course.  

      Pre-requisite: Completed 50 credit hours and/or Department Approval 

       

    • Associate Degree in Administrative Sciences (Business Administrative)

  • Syed Tanveer
    Lecturer

    Department: Non Destructive Evaluation Technology 

    Telephone extension: 1449

    Office Room No: 2304


    Mohammed Faiz ur Rahman
    Lecturer

    Department: Non Destructive Evaluation Technology 

    Telephone extension: 1450

    Office Room No: 2305

     


    Md. Ruhul Amin
    Coordinator

    Department: Non Destructive Evaluation Technology 

    Telephone extension: 1451

    Office Room No: 2306


    Khorshed Alam
    Lecturer

    Department: Non Destructive Evaluation Technology 

    Telephone extension: 1451

    Office Room No: 2336


    Rizwan Ul Haq
    Lecturer

    Department: Mechanical Enginneering Technology

    Ext # 1452


    Dr. Mohammad Anwar Parvez
    Assistant Professor

    Department: Mechanical Enginneering Technology


    Dr. Mohammed Al Tholaia
    Assistant Professor

    Department: Mechanical Enginneering Technology

     


    Dr. Amin Abo Monasar
    Assistant Professor

    Department: Mechanical Enginneering Technology

    Ext # 1142


    Dr. Salihu Lukman
    Assistant Professor

    Department: Mechanical Enginneering Technology

     


    Dr. Mohammad Iftikhar Faraz
    Assistant Professor

    Department: Mechanical Enginneering Technology

    Ext # 1464


    Dr. Souiyah Miloud
    Assistant Professor

    Department: Mechanical Enginneering Technology

    Ext # 1443


    Dr. Abulkalam Azad
    Assistant Professor

    Department: Mechanical Enginneering Technology

    Ext # 1482


    Dr. Osama Gaballa Bahig Gaballa
    Assistant Professor

    Department: Mechanical Enginneering Technology

    Ext # 1479


    Syed Adeel Haneef Zaidi
    Lecturer and Coordinator

    Department: Mechanical Enginneering Technology

    Ext # 1453


    Dr. Tajammal Imran
    Assistant Professor and Coordinator

    Department: Mechanical Enginneering Technology

    Ext # 1015


    Mohammed Abdulquader Qureshi
    Lecturer

    Department: Computer Science and Engineering Technology

    Specific: Computer Science

    Ext # 2016


    Muhammed Tayyab Shahzad
    Lecturer & Database Administration (Registration office)

    Department: Computer Science and Engineering Technology

    Specific: Distributed Database

    Ext # 1304


    Farhan Khan
    Lecturer

    Department: Computer Science and Engineering Technology

    Specific: Computer Engineering

    Ext # 1307


    Kashif Munir
    Lecturer

    Department: Computer Science and Engineering Technology

    Specific: Software Engineering

    Specific: Information Technology

    Ext # 1350


    Dr. Syed Zeeshan Mahfooz
    Assistant Professor

    Department: Computer Science and Engineering Technology

    Specific: Circuits and Systems

    Ext # 1472


    Dr. Mohammed Onimisi Yahya
    Assistant Professor

    Department: Computer Science and Engineering Technology

    Specific: Computer Science & Engineering

    Ext # 1017


    Dr. Muhammed Akhlaq
    Assistant Professor

    Department: Computer Science and Engineering Technology

    Specific: Computer Science and Engineering

    Ext # 1304


    Dr. Lawan Ahmed Mohammed
    Assistant Professor

     Department: Computer Science and Engineering

    Specific: Computer Engineering

    Ext # 1341


    Mr. Syed Muhammad Asad
    Lecturer, Supervisor of Academic Affairs HBCC, EEET Department Coordinator, EEET Co-op Coordinator

    Department: Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology

    Tel. Ext.: 1699, Office Loc.: 2526


    Mr. Mohammed Mujahid Ulla Faiz
    Lecturer

    Department: Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology

    Tel. Ext.: 1519, Office Loc.: 1523


    Mr. Romman Ahmed Mostafa Kamal
    Lecturer

    Department: Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology

    Tel. Ext.: 1525, Office Loc.: 1514


    Mr. Fazal Illahi
    Lecturer

    Department: Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology

    Tel. Ext.: 1539, Office Loc.: 1516


    Mr. Muhammad Usman Mukhtiar
    Lecturer

    Department: Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology

    Tel. Ext.: 1520, Office Loc.: 1524


  • Contact

    Computer Science & Engineering Technology
    Hafr Al-Batin Community College
    P.O Box 1803
    Hafr Al Batin 31991
    Saudi Arabia.
    Telephone :  +966 - (013) - 7224958
    Fax            :   +966 - (013) - 7226149
    Email       : cset@hbcc.edu.sa

    Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technology
    Hafr Al-Batin Community College
    P.O. Box 1803, King Faisal Street,
    Hafr Al-Batin 31991, Saudi Arabia.
    Telephone :  +966 - (013) - 720 3426
    Fax            :   +966 - (013) - 724 7211
    E-mail       : nazihm@kfupm.edu.sa

     

    Mechanical Engineering Technology  and Non Destructive Evaluation Technology
    Mr. Syed Adeel Haneef Zaidi
    Lecturer & Associate degree program coordinator
    Office: ACHB Campus #2307
    Telephone: +966-(0)13-7203426 Ext. 1453
    Fax: +966-(0)13-7247211
    E-mail: adelzaidi@kfupm.edu.sa Postal Address
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Hafr Al-Batin
    P.O. No. 1803
    Hafr Al-Batin 31991, KSA

     

    General Science and Studies

    Hafr Al-Batin Community College

    P.O Box 1803

    Hafr Al Batin 31991

    Saudi Arabia.

    Telephone :  +966 - (013) - 7224958

    Fax            :   +966 - (013) - 7226149

    Email       : GSSl@hbcc.edu.sa

     

    English Language Department

    Hafr Al-Batin Community College

    P.O Box 1803

    Hafr Al Batin 31991

    Saudi Arabia.

    Telephone :  +966 - (013) - 7224958
    Fax            :   +966 - (013) - 7226149

    Email       : engl@hbcc.edu.sa

     

    Preparatory Year Program
    Hafr Al-Batin Community College

    P.O Box 1803

    Hafr Al Batin 31991

    Saudi Arabia.

    Telephone :  +966 - (013) - 7224958

    Fax            :   +966 - (013) - 7226149

    Email       : gss@hbcc.edu.sa

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