Em­brac­ing a well- rounded cam­pus life

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INTEC Education Col­lege, Shah Alam Malaysia cam­pus has more to of­fer than education and re­search fa­cil­i­ties only. Its beau­ti­ful and green cam­pus has a lot to of­fer, not only for stu­dents and staff, but also for a day trip.

You can en­joy your coffee and lunch in its cafe­te­ria af­ter a guided cam­pus tour.

The cam­pus is at a se­cluded area, far from the hus­tle and bus­tle of the city and it is easy to travel any­where you wish to.

Other than catered buses by INTEC, stu­dents also have easy ac­cess to the read­ily avail­able pub­lic trans­porta­tions in the area – bus, KTM, air­port and taxi.

It has its own in­for­ma­tion ser­vice cen­tre for stu­dents, the li­brary. The li­brary was es­tab­lished in 1985 to as­sist stu­dents and staff in their stud­ies and re­search.

Presently, the li­brary has a col­lec­tion of about 100.000 vol­umes which con­sist of books, con­fer­ence pa­pers, the­sis and other print ma­te­ri­als.

Ap­prox­i­mately 205 se­rial ti­tles are on sub­scrip­tion in hard copy and a to­tal of 3,415 ti­tles of jour­nals in full text are sub­scribed from var­i­ous on­line data­bases.

INTEC ac­com­mo­dates stu­dents from var­i­ous over­seas prepara­tory pro­grammes with res­i­den­tial col­leges – Ce­mara, Aka­sia and Cen­dana, lo­cated at Sec­tion 18 and Sec­tion 6, Shah Alam.

Th­ese res­i­den­tial col­leges pro­vide liv­ing quar­ter's fa­cil­i­ties for al­most 2500 stu­dents. Ce­mara, Aka­sia and Cen­dana Res­i­den­tial Col­lege is strate­gi­cally lo­cated be­side My­din Su­per­mar­ket, Gi­ant Hyper­mar­ket, Ole- ole Mall and near a host of con­ve­nience stores and a park

Th­ese res­i­den­tial col­leges en­sure stu­dents have a smooth tran­si­tion to univer­sity life through avail­able guid­ance and sup­port.

Events like in­ter- col­lege sports, Col­lege Day, en­vi­ron­men­tal cam­paigns, and a host of other ac­tiv­i­ties are or­gan­ised to pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties and en­cour­age­ment for in­tel­lec­tual and cul­tural ex­plo­ration.

Stu­dents par­tic­i­pate in non- aca­demic ac­tiv­i­ties that ex­pose them to a wealth of in­tel­lec­tual chal­lenge.

At the Ce­mara, Aka­sia and Cen­dana Res­i­den­tial Col­lege, stu­dents are of­fered a wide va­ri­ety of out­door pro­grammes in the form of spe­cial in­ter­est camps like out­ings for lead­er­ship train­ing and team- build­ing.

There are trips rang­ing from three days to a week de­signed to suit the dif­fer­ent needs of stu­dents and work­shops that give stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to grow in­tel­lec­tu­ally and so­cially.

INTEC nur­tures well- rounded stu­dents who are adept in­tel­lec­tu­ally, so­cially, phys­i­cally, cre­atively and spir­i­tu­ally.

This de­vel­op­ment is ac­com­plished by en­cour­ag­ing stu­dents to par­tic­i­pate in art and mu­sic events.

Phys­i­cally, stu­dents are en­cour­aged to par­tic­i­pate in sports such as si­lat cekak hanafi, teak­wondo and sports tour­na­ments.

Spir­i­tu­ally, Mus­lim stu­dents can at­tend spir­i­tual camps where stu­dents learn how to pray, learn how to read the Qu­ran, and lis­ten to talks by the Us­taz. As INTEC strongly be­lieves in cul­ti­vat­ing the spir­i­tual side of the stu­dents, Is­lamic and moral cour­ses are manda­tory cour­ses for all stu­dents.

Stu­dents en­ter­ing INTEC Education Col­lege have di­verse op­por­tu­ni­ties for in­volve­ment in ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties. INTEC also gives stu­dents vol­un­teer op­por­tu­ni­ties, such as as­sist­ing in soup kitchens and pro­vid­ing tu­tor­ing for or­phans.

This will train stu­dents to man­age their time and pri­or­i­ties and pre­pare them for real life there­after.

Apart from fo­cus­ing on the de­vel­op­ment of the stu­dents in terms of in­tel­lec­tual, so­cial, phys­i­cal, cre­ative and spir­i­tual, INTEC also gives stu­dents en­trepreneur­ship ex­pe­ri­ence where stu­dents are given the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in busi­ness projects.

The pur­pose of ex­pos­ing stu­dents to en­trepreneur­ship is so they can learn about cus­tomer ser­vice, con­flict res­o­lu­tion skills, and take on in­creas­ing lev­els of re­spon­si­bil­ity.

This ex­pe­ri­ence in en­trepreneur­ship is im­por­tant be­cause univer­si­ties and em­ploy­ers al­ways look favourably on stu­dents who have work ex­pe­ri­ence of some kind.

INTEC does not only aim at pro­vid­ing a well- rounded education to pro­duce well- rounded stu­dents, INTEC be­lieves it is im­por­tant to train stu­dents to think crit­i­cally so they live bet­ter lives.

Some of the meth­ods used by the in­struc­tors at INTEC Education Col­lege to train and en­cour­age stu­dents to think crit­i­cally are co­op­er­a­tive learn­ing strate­gies, case study/ dis­cus­sion method, re­cip­ro­cal peer ques­tion­ing and con­fer­ence- style learn­ing.

At INTEC, its takes a stu­dent’s “At­ten­dance, At­ti­tude, and Par­tic­i­pa­tion” ( AAP) se­ri­ously. It be­lieves that class at­ten­dance is im­por­tant for suc­cess­ful achieve­ment in col­lege. There­fore, stu­dents are ex­pected to at­tend all class ses­sions for each course in which they are en­rolled and to make up for any work they miss dur­ing ex­cused ab­sences.

Be­sides over­seas prepara­tory pro­grammes, INTEC has in­tro­duced three Diploma pro­grammes which are the Diploma of Busi­ness Man­age­ment ( DBM), the Diploma of Pub­lic Man­age­ment and Gov­er­nance ( DPMG) and Diploma of Sci­en­tific Halal Prac­tices ( DSHP).

To know more about INTEC pro­grammes and ap­pli­ca­tion pro­ce­dure, log on to www. intec. edu. my or call 03- 5522 7000.

The INTEc Education col­lege cam­pus in shah Alam.

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