Information in English

Who we are

Stavanger offshore tekniske skole (SOTS)

Stavanger Offshore Technical School (SOTS) is a public education institution in Norway offering education and training at upper secondary vocational school level for students 16+ and for adults who wish to complete secondary school education.

We offer VET in the following areas to age 16+ students: 

  • Technology and Industry (TIF)
  • Well technology 
  • Chemical processing and laboratory

We offer VET in the following areas to adult students (23+): 

  • Subjects for general studies for university access
  • Subjects for vocational studies 

These are offered on different school campuses: 

  • Stavanger Offshore Technical School
  • Godalen
  • Bergeland
  • Online school

Vocational studies

  • Sales, service and tourism
  • Building and construction
  • Youth and healthcare
  • Child-and youth worker
  • Health secretary
  • Pharmacy techniques
  • Dental health secretary

We have a student body of over 1100 students and 100 lecturers.

The Course Centre is a department of Stavanger Offshore Technical College offering vocational education and training to (inter)national companies.


Geir Tuftedal is the rector for both Rogaland Polytechnic College and adult education at Stavanger Offshore Technical School read more here, in Stavanger and Haugesund.


Read more about in English at Rogaland Polytechnic


For more information in English, please contact:

Øystein Førsvoll,, head of department

Stella Aguirre,, student counselor