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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.)
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:
- Bridge the gap between civil engineering and civil construction workers
- Provide the necessary employment skills including theoretical knowledge as students progresses to a higher level of proficiency
- 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:
- To bridge the gap between electrical engineering and electrical technolgists
- To provide necessary employment skills including theoretical knowledge as students progress to a higher level of proficiency
- 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:
- Develop effective synthesizers of organized knowledge imbued with proper work attitude and skills as practiced in the industry;
- Provide the necessary employment skills not only as teachers and trainers but also as technicians, entrepreneurs and supervisors in various industrial sectors;
- Produce nationally certified trainers that have fully developed the competencies required by the Philippine Trainers Qualifications Framework (PTQF-TESDA), and;
- 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:
- Drafting Technology
- Garments Fashion and Design
- Food Service Management
- Electrical Technology
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY
This program aims to:
- Produce qualified and competent professionals who shall bridge the gap between the skilled machinists and the mechanical engineers;
- Provide necessary employment skills including theoretical knowledge as students progress to a higher level of proficiency
- Enable graduates to be globally competitive
- 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:
BS in Mechanical Technology
Note: The foregoing information is based on the program descriptions
Research and Extension
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.