SENTRAL COLLEGE (formerly known as SENTRAL TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE ) was first established as an Institute for tertiary education on January 1st 2002. It was established by the Founders with the singular purpose of providing a place and time for young people to develop wholesomely to serve the family, community and the country.
For 12 years SENTRAL was sited strategically in Jalan Zainal Abidin, right in the midst of the City of George Town, off Jalan Burmah and Jalan Macalister, where the thriving business community and peaceful environment promoted a rich experiential learning and out of classroom learning for the constituents of the College. It is easily accessible to public transportation and is nearby to a host of public amenities. In that 12 years the portfolio of programmes grew from strength to strength, and partner institutions increased accordingly to include UNITAR, UNIRAZAK, University of Wales, Swinburne University,University of Salford, ACCA, IATA, Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Human Resources. The programmes spanned the range from Certificates to Bachelor degrees, encompassing the areas of Foundation studies, Accounting, Business, Management, IT, Education, Tourism and the English Language.
In December 2013, SENTRAL TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE changed its name to SENTRAL COLLEGE PENANG to reflect its aspirations to be a more comprehensive institution reaching out to a wider spectrum of students.