As the premiere department of the university, the College of Industrial Technology has proven itself to be a school of expertise and achievers in the field of vocational and technical education. Academic year 2008-2009 marked another milestone for the CIT.
With the synergetic efforts of the students, teaching and non-teaching personnel, the College of Industrial Technology had remarkable accomplishments this academic year 2008-2009.
Dr. PHILIP Y. DEL ROSARIO
Dean, College of Industrial Technology
Brief Information of the College of Industrial Technology
Over a hundred years ago, in 1903, the Batangas State University was established as the Manual Training School. It was headed by an American principal, Mr. Sheer. The school was tasked primarily to train young men for more gainful occupations in woodworking.
The school was closed during the World War II and was re-opened on 1945. In 1947, the girl’s vocational courses were offered. By 1953-1954 it was renamed Pablo Borbon Memorial Trade School in honor of Don Pablo Borbon, an outstanding citizen of Batangas. Because of its significant contribution to the manpower resources in the growing industrialization of the province, the institution was converted into a regional school of arts and trades by virtue of RA 4760 and was named Pablo Borbon Memorial Regional School of Arts and Trade. Opportunity classes were offered in 1963 to unemployed out of school youth who took vocational course offerings as Automotive, Machine Shop Practice, Electricity, Radio Mechanics, Cosmetology and Dressmaking.
In 1978, the three-year industrial technician education curriculum, patterned after the Manila Technician Institute, was introduced. It was the brainchild Dr. Mariano Albayalde, then Dean of Instruction. He served as college president from 1986 – 1989. The program was later revised into the Diploma of Technology under the Technical –Vocational Education Project of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS). In 1983, the College acquired a three-hectare site in Barrio Alangilan, Batangas City through the initiative of Mr. Isabelo Evangelio, who at that time has assumed the college presidency. At that point, the CIT building was built and other technology courses emerged.
In the late 1990’s other courses were offered such as Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Drafting Engineering Technology, and two stream courses like Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology and Mechatronics Engineering Technology.
Other courses such as Welding and Fabrication Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Automotive Engineering Technology and Food Engineering Technology comprises the eleven major courses of Bachelor of Industrial Technology.
Lately the college seeks accreditation of some of its courses in TESDA. This matter will provide avenues to all students to be more competitive not only in the local industry but also in international market.
Until now, the College is still aiming to offer such courses that continue to enhance the knowledge and skills of faculty and students through the Dual Training System (DTS) program. All this ten (10) components of BIT were subjected for Level III Accreditation last February 11 – 14, 2008.
- Doctor of Technology (Dtech)
- Master of Technology
- BS Food Technology
- Bachelor of Industrial Technology (BIT 4-years)
- Automotive Technology
- Civil Technology
- Computer Technology
- Drafting Technology
- Electrical Technology
- Electronics Technology
- Food Technology
- Instrumentation and Control Technology
- Mechanical Technology
- Mechatronics Technology
- Welding and Fabrication Technology