As part of the College's response to the manpower needs of IT professionals and commitment to the ongoing national economic development, the Information Technology Department has been established in School Year 2005-2006. The Department started with 56 IT Certificate students in September 2006, and rapidly grew to a total of 494 active students, as to date. There are 228 Diploma First Year, 111 Diploma Second Year, 105 Advanced Diploma students, and 50 Bachelor students. Out of the 105 Advanced Diploma students, 15 students are specializing in Networking, 40 students in Software Engineering, 40 students in Database, and 10 students in Internet & E-Security, while out of the 50 Bachelor students, 21 students are specializing in Networking, 12 students in Software Engineering, and 17 students in Database.
The Department started with five staff in September 2006, 3 IT lecturers and 2 Mathematics lecturers. As of now, there are 58 staff members in the department, including 26 IT lecturers, 20 Mathematics lecturers, 11 Networking Lecturers, and 1 Coordinator.
The Department is headed by Dr. Mary Jane Aragon, together with three Head of Section, namely, Dr. Joey Masirag for IT, Mr. Syed Mher for Networking, and Ms. Farida Rehan for Mathematics.
The Department is a CISCO Local Academy since September 2008. As such, CISCO Programmes have being integrated in the curriculum, particularly for HD Networking students. Since the College became one of the Accredited and Testing Centres in Oman, the Department continuously provides ICDL Training and Certification exam to ShCT students and staff.
The Department aims to become a Center of Excellence for IT Education as today's technology revolves around the indispensability of computers in the areas of database systems, networking and security, software engineering, web and graphics design, etc.