The College exists to provide theological and pastoral training for members of participating religious institutes, especially those preparing for ordination to the ministerial priesthood, in a way that is integrated within their spiritual formation as religious. It aims to provide its students with an understanding of the basic teaching and heritage of the Catholic tradition, of the roles of the ordained priest and other ministers within that tradition, and to equip the students with the skills necessary to carry out their function in the Church and in the world.
The College follows the guidelines on preparation for priestly ministry set down by the Holy See in Sapientia Christiana and its subsequent revisions; by the Zimbabwean Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC); and by the participating religious congregations. It also follows the academic requirements set down by the Ministry of Higher Education in Zimbabwe and the Catholic University of Zimbabwe. The College is open to religious and others who wish to avail themselves of its courses in preparation for priesthood, for religious and social ministry, for teaching, or for their own initial and ongoing formation.
Upon successful completion of its programmes, HTC’s students receive the following academic awards from CUZ:
❖ a Certificate in Theology.
❖ a Diploma in Theology (DTh).
❖ and a Bachelor of Theology (Honours) Degree (BTh).