College of Industrial Technology

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A consistent producer of top-caliber industrial technicians and leaders, the root of the College of Industrial Technology (CIT) can be traced back in the 70s when the then Bataan National School of Arts and Trades (BNSAT) was authorized by the Department of Education and Culture(DEC) to offer the programs, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education (BSIE) on September 4, 1975.

In 1999, one year after the conversion of BNSAT into Bataan Polytechnic State College (BPSC), the Institute of Industrial Education and Industrial Technology (IIEIT) was born with Mr. Edmundo Cahapay Tuñgol as its first head. The IIEIT was renamed Institute of Industrial Technology (IIT) in 2005, pursuant to BOT Resolution No. 8, and amended by BOT Resolution No. 27 series of 2006.

The BSIE program was phased out and a new program, Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Industrial Arts was offered. This program was consequently transferred to the College of Education in Balanga Campus in June of 2007.

With the conversion of BPSC into Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) on March 22, 2007, the IIT was renamed College of Industrial Technology (CIT), carrying with it the tradition of producing top-caliber industrial technicians and leaders.

At present, CIT is still under the leadership of Mr. Tungol, offering its lone course Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology with the following areas of specialization: Automotive Technology, Civil Technology, Drafting Technology, Electrical Technology, Electronics Technology, Food Technology, Mechanical Technology, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology and Welding and Fabrication Technology. One of the first three academic programs of the University to be accredited by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines (AACCUP), the quality of instruction, research and extension in the College has passed the rigid review of experts in the field of industrial technology.

As the University press on, the College of Industrial Technology will continue to be responsive of the manpower requirements of the labor market and continually turn the gears of industrialization.