History

A Brief History of Vocational School

Founded in the 1976-1977 academic year, the School, then called Ankara Vocational School of Higher Education, was under the Ministry of National Education and located on Ankara Demirlibahçe Primary School premises until 1981 when it was joined by Ankara School of Foreign Languages and named Ankara School of Foreign Languages and Vocational Education.

In 1982, when higher education was brought under a single roof, Ankara School of Foreign Languages was made part of Gazi University and the Vocational School joined Hacettepe University.

The School began its first educational activities as part of Hacettepe University at Technical Schools, at Gazi University campus.

In the 1992-1993 academic year, the evening classes began at Ankara Vocational School of Higher Education, which moved to its current location in Opera in July 1997.

In the 2002-2003 academic year, our School joined the MEB (Ministry of National Education) and YÖK (Higher Education Council) Common Education Project for Vocational Schools.

In the 2004-2005 academic year, the Department of Economic and Administrative Programmes was separated from the Department of Technical Programmes which moved to its current premises at our university's Polatlı Vocational School of Technical Sciences.

Following the decision of our University and the approval of the Higher Education Council of 17 December 2004, Ankara Vocational School of Higher Education was renamed 'Vocational School of Social Sciences'.

The Vocational School of Social Sciences continues its daytime and evening courses with its three programmes: Office Management and Secretarial Training, Tourism and Hospitality Management, and Accounting, all under the Department of Economic and Administrative Programmes. Following a decision by the University Senate and approval by the Higher Education Council on 05.05.2014, the Stage and Performing Arts Technology Programme has been transferred from Polatlı Vocational School of Technical Sciences to our School where it is to start its educational activities as of the 2014-2015 academic year. In accordance with the Higher Education Council decision dated 06.01.2016, the Marketing Programme is due to begin accepting students from the 2017-2018 academic year onwards.  

 Hacettepe University Vocational School of Social Sciences

06100 Opera Ankara