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College of Industrial Technology

  • HISTORY

    College of Industrial Technology (CIT) is one of the sixteen colleges of Bicol University. It is situated at the East Campus with the College of Engineering and the Institute of Architecture. It is 2,484.44 feet away from the Bicol university main campus (shown in the picture below). BUCIT, as an educational institution has been serving the Bicolanos and a number of students from neighboring regions for more than one hundred years.

    With this remarkable period of time in service, many important events has brought color to its history. The Bicol University College of Industrial Technology (formerly Bicol University School of Arts and Trades) became a college by virtue of Board Resolution Number 41, series of 1995. It started in 1901 as an Industrial Arts Department of the Albay Elementary School. Later it was absorbed as a Vocational Department of Albay High School under the supervision of the principal.

    In 1911, this Vocational Department was abolished and converted to Albay Trade School offering courses in the elementary level. It was that time when the department undertook intensive and extensive activities in the promotion of vocational education although grades five and six and seven were established years back. Immediately after the approval of the Act. No. 3377 in the Philippine Legislature on December 3, 1927, the Bureau of Education exerted efforts towards implementing this act by establishing a Trade School, which came into existence through the gradual offering of courses in the secondary level. By virtue of R.A. 1129, the Albay Trade School was converted to Bicol Regional School of Arts and Trades under the supervision of the Bureau of Vocational Education.

    The school became a landmark, which sprang in the process of growth of vocational education in the Philippines. R.A. 5521 created the Bicol University, and the Bicol Regional School of Arts and Trades became the School of Arts and Trades under the College of Engineering. Later, the Administrative Order No. 6 s. 1978, made the school autonomous and an independent unit from the College of Engineering. The college was accredited Level II by the AACCUP on November 18, 1998. In April 1999, the President of the Bicol University changed the head of the college from a director to Dean with one non-degree program and a laboratory school headed by the principal and six-degree programs namely: BS in Industrial Education, BS in Food Technology, BSED Technology and Home Economics.

    It also offered graduate courses leading to the Degree of Master of Arts in Industrial Education and Master of Arts in Teaching Technology. As of now, BUCIT is still on its struggle to continually serve the Bicolanos at its best. From four degree offerings, it has now nine degrees being offered, wherein one is a board course, seven non-board degree program and one for masters’ degree. The administration is continually striving for the AACCUP leveling and ISO accreditation to improve the quality of education being catered by the institution. (Mazanillo, Emerson L.)

  • PROGRAMS

    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Technology

      The program is a 190-unit curriculum designed for individuals interested in acquiring theoretical concepts and practical skills of civil technology. Graduates of the program can be employed as upper class construction workers, foremen/leadmean or estimators.

      The program’s specific objectives are: 

      1. Bridge the gap between civil engineering and civil construction workers
      2. Provide the necessary employment skills including theoretical knowledge as students progresses to a higher level of proficiency
      3. Enable the students to be globally competitive
    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Technology

      The ladder-type course in Electrical Technology will provide the domestic and overseas workplace with qualified and certified electrical technologists. They will be trained adequately in theories and skills acquisition for more competitive and advantageous career opportunities.

      The specific objectives are:

      1. To bridge the gap between electrical engineering and electrical technolgists
      2. To provide necessary employment skills including theoretical knowledge as students progress to a higher level of proficiency
      3. Enable graduates to be globally competitive

       

      Following are the skills that each student may attain:

      Completion of 1 year – Assistant Electrician, equivalent to a 3rd Class License Certificate from TESDA

      Completion of 2 yeas – Junior Electrical Craftsman, equivalent to a 2nd Class License Certificate from TESDA

      Completion of 3 years – Senior Electrician, equivalent to 1st class License Certificate from TESDA

      Completion of 4 years – Master Electrician/BS in Electrical Technology

    • Bachelor of Science in Electronics Technology

      Students of this program may be awarded the following:

      After 1st year – Certificate in Electronics Technology (Laboratory Aide)

      After 2nd year – Diploma in Electronics Technology (Junior Technician)

      After 3rd year – Associate in Electronics Technology (Senior Technician)

      After 4th year – Diploma in Electronics Technology

    • Bachelor of Science in Food Technology

      The curriculum will provide professional education in Food Technology for men and women aiming to have careers in the food industry and associated organizations and institutions. The course is designed to the educational basis from which graduates may develop competence as food plant supervisor, quality assurance officer, researcher and product developer, food inspector and entrepreneur with desirable values and work ethics.

    • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education

      The primary objective of the enhanced BSIE program is to prepare teachers in Technical-Vocational education and training (TVET) in the secondary and post-secondary level as well as in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Philippines. This shall likewise equip the students with strong theoretical understanding of technology teaching pedagogy and with practical exposure in the industry.

      Anchored on CMO 56 s.2007, the program specifically aims to:

      1. Develop effective synthesizers of organized knowledge imbued with proper work attitude and skills as practiced in the industry;
      2. Provide the necessary employment skills not only as teachers and trainers but also as technicians, entrepreneurs and supervisors in various industrial sectors;
      3. Produce nationally certified trainers that have fully developed the competencies required by the Philippine Trainers Qualifications Framework (PTQF-TESDA), and;
      4. Provide ladder-type platforms, so that in the event that a student cannot continue with his studies, he will have acquired the necessary competencies required by the industry to gain employment at a level equivalent to the skills he has acquired.

      There are four specializations offered for the BSIE students:

      1. Drafting Technology
      2. Garments Fashion and Design
      3. Food Service Management
      4. Electrical Technology
    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Technology

      This program aims to:

      1. Produce qualified and competent professionals who shall bridge the gap between the skilled machinists and the mechanical engineers;
      2. Provide necessary employment skills including theoretical knowledge as students progress to a higher level of proficiency
      3. Enable graduates to be globally competitive
      4. Inculcate desirable values and work ethics as a crucial factor in national development

      Following are the competencies/skills that students may be able to achieve:

      Benchwork Technician

      Junior Machinist

      Senior Machinist

      BS in Mechanical Technology

      Note: The foregoing information is based on the program descriptions

  • Abrigo, Jayson L.
    Asst. Prof. IV
    BS Industrial Education (Bicol University College of Industrial Technology)
    MA in Industrial Education (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ed.D. major in Educational Leadership and Management (Bicol University Graduate School) on-going
     
    Alagaban, Michael A.
    Instructor I (Temporary)
    BS Mechanical Technology (Bicol University College of Industrial Technology)
    MA in Industrial Education (Bicol University Graduate School) 18 units earned
     
    Altajara, Raymond P.
    Instructor I (Temporary)
    BS Industrial Education (Bicol University College of Industrial Technology)
     
    Altavano, Margery A.
    Instructor III
    BS Civil Engineering (Bicol University College of Engineering)
    Master in Engineering Technology (Camarines Sur Polytechnic College) 33 units earned
     
    Apin, Romnick D.
    Instructor I (Temporary)
    BS Industrial Education (Bicol University College of Industrial Technology)
    MA in Industrial Education (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Arroco, Jonathan C.
    Professor III
    BS Industrial Education major in Drafting (Bicol University School of Arts & Trades)
    MA in Industrial Education major in Admin. & Supervision (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph.D. Development Education (Aquinas University of Legazpi)
     
    Aspra, Nico O.
    Instructor I (Temporary)
    BS Mechanical Engineering (Bicol University College of Engineering)
    Master of Engineering (Camarines Sur Polytechnic College) 9 units earned
     
    Azores, Mark Dave M.
    Instructor I (Temporary)
    Bachelor in Industrial Design (Bicol University College of Industrial Technology)
     
    Azotea, Ava Nicole B.
    Instructor I
    BS in Food Technology (University of Santo Tomas)
    Master of Science in Food Science (University of Santo Tomas)
     
    Balbin, Nicanor B.
    Professor VI
    BS Industrial Education major in Automotive Technology (Bicol University School of Arts & Trades)
    MA in Industrial Education major in Admin. & Supervision (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph.D. Educational Foundation (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Balleras, Arlene A.
    Asst. Prof. I
    BS Industrial Education (Bicol University School of Arts & Trades)
    MA in Education (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Ballon, Jay-R M.
    Asst. Prof. II
    BS in Electronics Technology (Bicol University College of Industrial Technology)
    MA in Industrial Education (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ed.D. major in Educational Leadership and Management (Bicol University Graduate School) on-going
     
    Bañiel, Cyrel H.
    Instructor I
    Bachelor of Technology major in Automotive Technology (Sorsogon State College)
    MA in Industrial Education-TLE (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Belbes, Yolanda M.
    Asst. Prof. II
    BS Industrial Education major in Garment Trades (Bicol University School of Arts & Trades)
    MAED Home Economics (Bicol University Graduate School) 36 units earned
     
    Bitancur, Edgardo A.
    Instructor I (Temporary)
    BS in Electrical Engineering (Bicol University College of Engineering)
    Masters in Engineering (Camarines Sur Polytechnic College) 30
     
    Buen, Antonio Jr. B.
    Asst. Prof. I
    BS Industrial Education major in Electronics Technology (Bicol University College of Industrial Technology)
    MA in Industrial Education major in Instructional Technology (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Bustamante, Joseph Cristopher P.
    Asst. Prof. IV
    BS Electronics & Communication Engineering (De Vera Institute of Technology)
    MA in Teaching Engineering Technology (Camarines Sur Polytechnic College)
     
    Cabrillas, Anthony C.
    Assoc. Prof. III
    BS Electronics & Communication Engineering (Technological University of the Philippines)
    Master in Mathematics Education (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ed.D. Educational Administration (Bicol College)
     
    Cadag, Rosevida V.
    Asst. Prof. I
    BS in Industrial Education (Bicol University)
    Master in Education (Bicol College)
    Doctor of Education (Bicol College)
     
    Calleja, Christian C.
    Asst. Prof. II
    BS Industrial Education major in Drafting Technology (Bicol University College of Industrial Technology)
    MA in Industrial Education major in Admin. & Supervision (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ed.D. – Industrial Education Management (IEM) (Technological University of the Philippines) on-going
     
    Collantes, Maricel C.
    Instructor III
    BS Industrial Education major in Cosmetology; BS Food Technology (Bicol University School of Arts & Trades)
    Master of Arts in Teaching (Bicol University Graduate School) 1 units earned
     
    Cruz, Rolenz Derick R.
    Instructor I (Temporary)
    BS in Food Technology (University of the Philippines Los Baños,2017)
     
    Formanes, Christine B.
    Asst. Prof. III
    BS Food Technology (Bicol University College of Industrial Technology)
    MA in Industrial Education major in Instructional Technology (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Gueta, Cesar T.
    Instructor I (Temporary)
    BS Architecture (Aquinas University of Legazpi)
    Master in Fine Arts (University of the Philippines, Diliman) 18 units earned
     
    Habalo, Joel B.
    Assoc. Prof. V
    BS Industrial Education major in Electrical Technology (Sorsogon State College)
    Master of Arts in Teaching (Sorsogon State College)
    Ph.D. Development Management (Bicol University Graduate School) 30 units earned
     
    Hernandez, Cesar R.
    Asst. Prof. I
    BS Industrial Education major in Mechanical Technology (Sorsogon State College)
    MA in Public Administration (Bicol University Graduate School) 18 units earned
     
    Llona, Rolando M.
    Assoc. Prof. IV
    BS Industrial Education major in Building Construction (Bicol University School of Arts & Trades)
    MAED Admin. & Supervision (Republic Colleges)
     
    Manzanillo, Emerson L.
    Asst. Prof. II
    BS Automotive Technology; CCT (Bicol University College of Industrial Technology; BUCE)
    MA in Industrial Education (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ed.D. Educational Leadership & Management (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Merenciano, Kengie E.
    Asst. Prof. IV
    BS Industrial Education major in Electronics Technology (Bicol University College of Industrial Technology)
    MA in Industrial Education major in Instructional Technology (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph.D. Educational Foundations (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Millena, Melvin M.
    Instructor I (Temporary)
    BS in Architecture (Aquinas University of Legazpi)
    MS in Architecture (Bicol University Graduate School) 27 units earned
     
    Navera, Edan Jon O.
    Instructor I (Temporary)
    BS Electrical Engineering (Bicol University College of Engineering)
    Master in Engineering (Camarines Sur Polytechnic College) on-going
     
    Olfindo, Gilmoore T.
    Asst. Prof. II
    BS Electronics Technology (Bicol University College of Industrial Technology)
    MA in Industrial Education major in Instructional Technology (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ed.D. Educational Leadership & Management (Bicol University Graduate School) 18 units earned
     
    Oropesa, Ronell C.
    Instructor I
    BS in Computer Engineering (De La Salle University Manila)
    MA in Industrial Education major in Instructional Technology (Bicol University Graduate School) 27
     
    Osma, Adrian A.
    Instructor III
    BS Industrial Education major in Electronics Technology (Bicol University College of Industrial Technology)
    MA in Industrial Education major in Instructional Technology (Bicol University Graduate School) 30 units earned
     
    Ostonal, Jeffrey M.
    Asst. Prof. I
    BS Food Technology (Bicol University College of Industrial Technology)
    MA in Industrial Education (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph..D. in Food Science (University of the Philippines Diliman) on-going
     
    Pajavera, Wilma E.
    Asst. Prof. II
    BS Food Technology (Bicol University College of Industrial Technology)
    MA in Industrial Education major in Instructional Technology (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph.D. Development Education (Aquinas University of Legazpi) 18 units earned
     
    Peñol, Alfonso Jr. M.
    Asst. Prof. II
    Bachelor of Arts (Balatan College)
    Master in Business Administration (University of Northeastern Philippines)
     
    Prades, Corazon B.
    Instructor I
    BS Industrial Education major Food Trades (Bicol University School of Arts & Trades)
    MAED Home Economics (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Reblora, Roberto Jr. O.
    Instructor I (Temporary)
    BS Mechanical Engineering (Bicol University College of Engineering)
    Master of Engineering (Camarines Sur Polytechnic College) 36 units earned
     
    Reyes, Ma. Janesa A.
    Assoc. Prof. II
    BS Food Technology (University of the Philippines Diliman)
    MAIE Food Technology (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph.D. in Technology Management (Technological University of the Philippines) 48 units earned
     
    Rustria, Ginalyn A.
    Asst. Prof. I
    BS Food Technology (Bicol University College of Industrial Technology)
    MS in Food Science (Philippine Womens University)
     
    Sales, Joel N.
    Assoc. Prof. IV
    BS Industrial Education major in Electronics (Bicol University School of Arts & Trades)
    MA in Industrial Education major in Admin. & Supervision (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph.D. Development Management (Bicol University Graduate School) 57 units earned
  • Dr. Jonathan C. Arroco
    College Dean
    jcarroco@bicol-u.edu.ph
    bucit-dean@bicol-u.edu.ph


    Arlene A. Balleras
    Associate Dean
    aaballeras@bicol-u.edu.ph


    Maria Luisa L. Consuelo
    Registrar
    bucitreg@bicol-u.edu.ph

  • 11th BUCIT R&D Forum

    Research is one of the major functions of the University.  As a training ground for the students the University conducts its annual Student Research and Development Forum.  This activity will showcase the Best Undergraduate Thesis/Capstone/Special Problem for both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The main objective of this activity is to provide a venue to stimulate interest and appreciation for disseminating research outputs and identify and recognize outstanding R&D papers. In this regard, the BUCIT Research Office conducted the 11th BUCIT Student R&D Forum last February 26, 2018 at the Bicol Regional Food Innovation and Commercialization Center (BRFICC) Amphitheatre, Bicol University East Campus, Legazpi City. It was participated by the BS Food Technology and BS Automotive Technology students.

    The winner for 1st Best Paper award and 1st Best Poster award (BS Food Technology students Donna May Soreda, Christine Belen, Anabeth Orogo, Aubrey Bantillan, Lyka Relova and Prof. Ma. Janesa Reyes as the adviser of the study Sensorial and Nutritional Qualities of Cereal bar Utilizing Rice-Germ and Jackfruit) with the panel of evaluators from DTI – Victor Emmanuel S. Castro, CBEM – Dr. Ricardo M. Belgica and DOST – Ma. Theresa D. Alcantara (from left to right) and the BUCIT Dean Dr. Jonathan C. Arroco.

    Evaluation of Posters with the panellists (Ma. Theresa D. Alcantara of DOST and Victor Emmanuel S. Castro of DTI from left to right)

    The winner for 2nd Best Paper award (BS Food Technology students Bon Salonga, Ferlene Rose Columna, Alyssa Mae Boncalos, Rachel Orogo and Prof. Ginalyn Rustria as the adviser of the study Effects of Lubi-lubi Leaves on the Acceptability and Quality of Root Crop Starch Edible Wrapper) with the panel of evaluators from DTI – Victor Emmanuel S. Castro, CBEM – Dr. Ricardo M. Belgica and DOST – Ma. Theresa D. Alcantara (from left to right) and the BUCIT Dean Dr. Jonathan C. Arroco.

    The winner for 3rd Best Paper award and 3rd Best Poster award (BS Food Technology students Joyce Ann Baluyo, Janine Madraso, Verna Bolano, Angela Paula Goingo, Jennifer Martines and Prof. Ginalyn Rustria  as the adviser of the study Development and Characterization of lactose Free of Dragon Fruit Ice Cream Utilizing Different Plant Based Milk) with the panel of evaluators from DTI – Victor Emmanuel S. Castro, CBEM – Dr. Ricardo M. Belgica and DOST – Ma. Theresa D. Alcantara (from left to right) and the BUCIT Dean Dr. Jonathan C. Arroco.

    The winner for 2nd Best Poster award (BS Food Technology students Joanah Marie Agao, Cary Ann Daloque, Paul Lorenz Hermo, Jessa Mae Madriano, Adriana Rose Sulat and Prof. Ginalyn Rustria as the adviser of the study Development of Snack Bar Utilizing Breadnut Seed) with the panel of evaluators from DTI – Victor Emmanuel S. Castro, CBEM – Dr. Ricardo M. Belgica and DOST – Ma. Theresa D. Alcantara (from left to right) and the BUCIT Dean Dr. Jonathan C. Arroco.

  • CHED, TESDA AND DEPED REPRESENTATIVES GRACE 1ST PART OF CURRICULUM REVIEW FOR CIT PROGRAMS

    When: May 5, 2023
    Where: A&A Bed and Breakfast Inn
    Participants: BUCIT Faculty and the registrar
    Graced by: Dr. Ma. Julieta B. Borres, VPAA

    The highlight of the Insights to Curriculum Review she cited were:

    • Curriculum review may be based on results of tracer studies including employers’ review of the performance of CIT graduates and the performance of board takers in board exams
    • Consider global standards and see whether or not the competencies we teach are at par or more advanced than other HEIs that offer same programs
    • In the process of reviewing and revising the curriculum, the mental and physical well-being of the students and the faculty must also be taken into consideration
    • Look into policies, standards and guidelines (PSGs) including the program learning outcomes’ alignment with the PSGs and ILOs
    • Also consider recommendations of accrediting bodies: will the new programs still be compliant to what these bodies require?

    Resource Persons:

    Engr. Janet N. Naag, Supervising Education Program Specialist, CHED RV

    Dr. Michael B. Bibon, Education Supervisor II for BTVTEd, CHED RV

    Discussed policies, standards and guidelines in offering industrial technology and engineering technology, which highlighted the following:

    • One consideration in revising the curricula is the availability of faculty with relevant training, appropriate and up-to-date facilities, tools and equipment;
    • Program description may be altered or revised provided it is still congruent to the description provided in the PSG
    • Course contents should adhere to the minimum requirement in the PSG;
    • Colleges may opt to add more courses in the curriculum provided the minimum requirement is not sacrificed
    • Colleges may also choose to re-arrange the placement of subjects as long as prerequisites and co-requisites are considered.

    Ms. Christie L. Alvarez, Education Program Supervisor, DepEd RV

    Gave a glimpse of the TVL/TLE Curriculum in the junior and senior high school, from which these were gathered:

    • Their junior and senior high school students may earn NC I or NC II
    • There are subject offerings in the junior and senior high school which are the same as the ones being offered in the college
    • The K-12 curriculum guide and training regulations, which are accessible online, may be referred to as basis for the college’s revision of the various curricula 

    Mr. Michael Angelo M. Neo, Regional Expert Panel Member, TESDA Regional Training Center, Pili, Cam. Sur

    Helped the faculty in understanding TESDA competency standards, from which these highlights were culled:

    • Competency standards are determined by the industry; they are designed as the expected outcomes and workplace requirements. 
    • Required knowledge for every specialization is being emphasized through the integration of other curricula like STEM, Technology, Mathematics, Communication, Social Sciences, 21st century skills and the Bloom’s taxonomy in formulating the learning outcomes for every unit of competency to answer the learning realized by TESDA.         

    Mr. Evert Cottyn, International Coordinator, Applied Engineering & Technology, VIVES University

    Shared the European Curriculum & Instruction: The Vives Model, which showed that:

    • Students may choose to enroll in a two-year Associate Course, followed by a two-year Bachelor Program, 
    • Those who wish to continue to graduate studies, have one (1) year Bridge Program for the two-year Masters’ Degree program. 
    • Upon graduating from tertiary education or a four-year program, students will get 2 diplomas

    After the talk of the last resource person, the faculty grouped according to the program they belong to so they could initially discuss the existing description of the programs including the program objectives and the program outcomes. Also, they proceeded with the review of the existing curricula shared with them via Google Sheet, so they could already have initial discussion of what to retain and what to improve or replace.

    The activity got an overall rating of 4.75 or excellent from the participants, however, majority observation was the limited time allotted for the open forum where many questions could no longer be asked and thus were left unanswered.

       

       

       

Dr. Jonathan Arroco

Dean, College of Industrial Technology
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