Diego Silang Hall, University of Northern Philippines
Tamag, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
Please address all letters to:
Dr. JULIUS MOISES S. ALBALOS
Dean, College of Technology
University of Northern Philippines
Tamag, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
The College of Technology is the first academic unit of the University, tracing its roots in the establishment of the Vigan High School in 1906 and the Ilocos Sur School of Arts and Trades. In 1970, Board Resolution No. 286 declared the offering of Electronics as a shop course in Industrial Education.
Through Board Resolution No. 298 s. 1970, the two-year Technical curriculum of the Bureau of Vocational Education was adopted with specialized course offerings in Automotive Mechanics, Electricity, and Building Construction with plumbing as a block. In 1974, Board Resolution No. 803 changed the two-year Technical curriculum to the two-year Technical Course curriculum. In 1980, the Institute of Sub-Professional Education and Cottage Industries Division (ISPECID) was created, placing all non-degree courses under its supervision. ISPECID offered the following programs; Midwifery, Medical Secretarial Science, Secretarial Science, Architectural Drafting. Commercial Arts, two-year Trade Technical Education (Automotive, Electrical and Electronics Technology), and one-year Special Courses (Auto-mechanics, Practical Electricity, and Refrigeration & Air Conditioning).
ISPECID was later converted into the Institute of Technical Education and Cottage Industries Division, offering three programs, namely: Technical Education, Midwifery, and Secretarial. Subsequently, Board Resolution No. 67 s. 1988 renamed ITECID to the Institute of Technical Education (ITE). Midwifery, Secretarial Sciences, Architectural Drafting, and Commercial Arts were transferred to the College of Nursing, College of Business Administration and Accountancy, and Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts. Technical programs were retained in ITE.
In 1995, Board Resolution No. 96 s. 1995 approved the offering of the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (ladder-type curriculum). In 2006, the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) was renamed College of Technology pursuant to UNP Memorandum Circular No. 01, s. 2006 converting all institutes into colleges. In 2007, the BSIT program was certified as a Ladderized Education Program (LEP) by the Commission of Higher Education (CHED) under the provisions of Executive Order 358.
The College of Technology prepares students today for tomorrow’s workforce, developing in them well-rounded education including critical thinking and problem-solving, collaboration across networks and leading by influence, agility and adaptability, initiative and entrepreneurialism, effective oral and written communication skills, curiosity, and imagination.
For the College of Technology, these 21st century skills are more important to students now than ever before. Hence, it continuously develops students’ skills to prepare them for the industry. In so doing, the College not provides a framework for successful learning in the classroom but also ensure that students can thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops