Managing Director's Message

managing_director2.jpg    Dr. Khaled S. Alharbi 
       Managing Director    

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Jubail Industrial College (JIC) website and we are glad for your interest in JIC.

Having its roots in 1978, the college has become a leading institute for technical education and training. The college has made and will continue to make a significant contribution to the economic wellbeing of the kingdom. For more than 40 years, the college has provided vibrant services to Jubail Industrial City  specifically, and the kingdom in general. JIC has been able to forge links with industry and businesses and actively participate in efforts to promote economic and social development in the region aided by its location near one of the largest petrochemical complexes in the world. 

The college offers a welcoming, student-focused, supportive learning environment designed to foster integrity, innovation, and excellence. Our supportive community is here to help students realize their full potential and propel into a successful life. The college relies on a team of highly qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty who devote their time not only for teaching but also for the overall development of our students. 

We, at JIC, are committed to develop our infrastructure continuously with the most modern equipment and facilities to better serve the community. The advanced learning management system (Blackboard), the state-of- art chemical process pilot plant, the fire safety training center, and the renewable power system labs are examples to name a few. 

The college provides high quality accredited educational programs at both Associate and Bachelor degree levels. In addition to providing certified professional training through partnerships with prestigious national and international bodies such as the American Welding Society (AWS), International Society of Automation (ISA), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

I am proud to be a part of a great team and looking forward to take JIC together to new heights. 

I hope you will find JIC website informative and useful. For any further inquiries please feel free to visit the campus, call or email us and we will do our best to help you.

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About Me

​Dr. Khaled S. Alharbi has been working for Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu under the education sector for almost 12 years during which he worked in several different positions, starting from an instructor assistant to a managing director at Jubail Technical Institute. After the unprecedented support from the Royal Commission, he got his master's and Ph.D. degrees from the United States in electrical engineering and specialized in nonlinear control. His research was particularly in Backstepping Control and Lyapunov theorems of stability. Currently, He works as an assistant professor at Jubail Industrial College and appointed as managing director of Jubail Industrial College as well.


2019 Doctor of Philosophy degree in Engineering with a concentration in Electrical Engineering University of Arkansas, USA

2012 Master of science degree in Electrical Engineering. University of Dayton, USA              

2009 Bachelor of Science in Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology. Jubail Industrial College, KSA

2002 Associate Degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology. Jubail Industrial College, KSA


K. S. Alharbi, "Backstepping Control and Transformation of Multi-Input Multi-Output Affine Nonlinear Systems into a Strict Feedback Form" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from

K. S. Alharbi and R. A. McCann, "Non-Overparametrized Adaptive Backstepping Control of PWM DC-DC Non-Inverting Buck-Boost Power Converter," 2019 IEEE Green Technologies Conference (GreenTech), Lafayette, LA, USA, 2019, pp. 1-5.

K. S. Alharbi and R. A. McCann, "Stabilization Of SPMS Wind Generator With Boost Converter Using Backstepping Approach," 2018 IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference (IGESSC), Long Beach, CA, USA, 2018, pp. 1-6.

K. S. Alharbi and R. A. McCann, "Adaptive Backstepping Control of PWM DC-DC Boost Power Converter Considering Parasitic Elements Effect," 2018 Clemson University Power Systems Conference (PSC), Charleston, SC, USA, 2018, pp. 1-6.


2019 Assistant Professor in the Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technology Department at Jubail Industrial College .

2012-2014 Managing Director of Jubail Technical Institute.

2012 Deputy for Educational and Training affairs at Jubail Technical Institute.

2007-2010 Senior Instructor in the department of Elecrical and Electronic Skills at Jubail Technical Institute.

2002-2007 Advanced Technician in the Control Systems Department at Arabian Petrochemical Company-SABIC.


2013 Distinguished performance Award. Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbue,  Jubail Technical Institute.                                        

2004 Awarded in recognition of Petrokemya outstanding Polyethylene Plant commissioning and start up. Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Arabian Petrochemical Company.

Courses and Trainings

E-ducation Without Borders, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Conference. - 2001

Seismic data acquisition Schlumberger-Saudi Arabia, Co-op program. -2001

Centum CS3000 Fundamentals of Engineering and Maintenance, Yokogawa Training Center-Jubail, Training.  2003

Tricon/Tristation 1131(8902), INVENSYS Training Center, Comprehensive Course. - 2004

Centum CS3000 - R3 Engineering, Yokogawa Training Center-Jubail Training. 2004

3500 Operation and Maintenance, BENTLY Nevada Training Center Training. 2005

Preventive Human Error, Process Improvement Institute, Course. 2005

SIMATIC HMI-WINCC, Industrial Instrumentation and Control Systems LTD, Course. 2006

Quality Awareness, SABIC, Training Department, Course.                 2006

EXAQUANTUM Administrative, Yokogawa Training Center-Jubail, Course.    2006

Pressure Measurements, Pressure gauges and calibration. Direct and indirect level measurement. Temperature and Temperature measurement. Basic Process control. Instrumentation Troubleshooting and repair. Cable and wire termination. Safety in Instrumentation Maintenance. (2002-2006, Arabian Petrochemical Company).     

Introduction to leadership and Management, PINZ education Global Specialists, Course.  2010

Operator Training Simulator SIMTRONICS, Training.    2013

Authentic Leadership, Glomacs, Austria, Workshop.     2013

PMP Prep Course, Royal Commission for Jubail Training Center, Course. 2013