The technical department (VET colleges of engineering) of the Educational Centre HTL HAK Ungargasse is made up of two qualification types: Information Technology-Network Engineering, Industrial Management and Industrial Engineering. The educational and training programme lasts five years and the final exam allows the student to study at a university or FH (advanced technical college). The VET school for Mechanical and Production Engineering (four years) and the VET school for Leather Design (three and a half years) complete the educational and training programmes at the technical sector.
The rather 'small size' of the HTL (college of engineering), in comparison to other schools, provides intense and committed individual student support as well as excellent education and training. The best evidence pointing towards this fact is the good job prospects and results of our graduates.
The commercial department obviously focuses on economic education and training, although big emphasis is placed on general knowledge, languages and encouragement of creativity. The HAK (college of business administration) programme last five years, after which the final exam determines the graduates´ ability to study further at a university or FH (advanced technical college). The HAS (school of business administration) programme lasts three years and its comprehensive education and training enables its graduates to begin work immediately or to continue education and training in the Austrian school system (e.g. three-year add-on course ending with an A-level/SATs).
Furthermore, the education and training spectrum within the commercial department includes a one-year orientation course specifically for those who are physically, visually and acoustically impaired.
The uniqueness of this school is manifested in the opportunities provided by the educational and training programme particularly for disabled students, as described above. This is not provided by any other school in Austria. Those who are disabled are also taught according to the national curriculum that is valid throughout Austria, but they are provided with personal and technical support. Disabled and non-disabled students alike benefit from this system of integrated teaching. The plentiful disabled access and smaller class sizes aid the quality of this form of teaching. The division of classes into smaller groups occurs in more cases than in other schools in Austria and in some cases an extra member of staff is available. Attending the Educational Centre HAK HTL Ungargasse proves advantageous also in other aspects: Whereas the Educational Centre HAK HTL Ungargasse very often represents the only chance for physically, visually and acoustically impaired students to attend a BMHS (VET school or college), at the same time non-disabled students have the opportunity through this approach of integrated teaching to acquire specialist vocational education and training together with sustainable social competence with the disabled students.
"Chances multiply when they are taken."
(Sunzi, 500 B.C., Chinese strategist)