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In response to the program of industrialization in Central Mindanao, the Mindanao Institute of Technology (MIT) opened the Trade and Industrial Education Department (TIED) on August 1, 1958 with Prof. Jack Smith as its department head. TIED aimed to answer the manpower needs and help in the attainment of the nation’s goals for socio-economic development.
In 1961, three curricula were opened namely: (1) the secondary trade curriculum; (2) the two-year technical trade curriculum; and (3) the teacher education curriculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education (BSIEd).
The post-secondary Technical Trade Curriculum (TTC) was intended to prepare industrial technicians and skilled workers who will qualify for employment in industry or be self-employed. The BSIEd was intended to prepare shop teachers in elementary, secondary and collegiate schools, and was designed to prepare the individual to become professional teachers, competent shop managers or supervisors.
Both TTC and BSIEd students chose one major field of specialization in any of the following: automotive, building construction, drafting, electrical, electronics, machine shop and wood technologies, and industrial arts. The first batch of graduates of BSIEd was in 1965, and Prof. TEOFILO C. OBONGEN was the first cum laude in 1966.
Dr. FEDESERIO CAMARAO followed the leadership of TIED from 1965-1969. Then Prof. JAIME MARQUEZ from 1969-1976. Dr. FEDESERIO CAMARAO returned as the department head from 1976-1979. Prof. PEDRO JAIME from 1979-1982 became its first College Dean when TIED became the College of Trades and Industries (CTI) due to the conversion of MIT into the University of Southern Mindanao (USM) by virtue of PD 1312 on March 13, 1978.
During the leadership of Prof. ERNESTO I. BUENAVENTURA from 1982-1985, industrial arts which was once a major field in BSIEd was converted into a degree leading to Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts (BSIA) in 1983. This degree program was intended to prepare prospective teachers of work education in the elementary schools and practical arts teachers in the general high schools. It includes a broad study of the industrial world. Students underwent one major field per semester which covers woodworking, metalworking, electricity, home industries, graphic arts, general agriculture and ceramics technology.
Along with the offering of BSIA in 1983 was the opening of the ladderized Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) which has the same major fields of specialization as BSIEd; and the one-year Special Trade Course (STC) with concentration in automotive mechanics, lathe machine operation, practical electricity, radio mechanics, technical drafting, welding and fabrication and general carpentry. In 1999, refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) and computer servicing were also offered.
Dr. SERAFIN T. DEPAKAKIBO was the dean from 1985-1988 followed by Dr. GAVINO D. BAUTISTA from 1988-1991 whose untimely death led to Prof. ELMER C. BASILLA’s takeover from 1991 until his retirement in 1998. Dr. WILFREDO L. DOONG became the last CTI dean from 1998-2003 due to its conversion as Department of Technology (DT). This was brought about by the conversion of the then North Cotabato College of Arts and Trades (NCCAT) in Sudapin, Kidapawan City as an external campus of USM which become the College of Industry and Technology (CIT); and the Department of Technology (DT) became its external department/unit. The DT eventually becomes the Department of Industrial Technology (DIT).
The BSIA, BSIEd and BSIT passed the Level 1 accreditation of the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) in 1998. However, due to the conversion of CTI into DIT and some issues with the College of Education, BSIA and BSIEd were frozen/stopped accepting freshmen. This is also true with BS Home Economics and BS Agricultural Education.
Dr. PALASIG U. AMPANG became the first dean of CIT in 2003. He was followed by Dr. ROGELIO S. TABORA (2004-2005), Dr. RUFINO S. GARZON (2005-2010), Dr. RENE V. HANDOC (2010-2011), Dr. HERMINIGILDO T. GUTIERREZ (2011-2013), Prof. ALFREDO E. NAPARAN (2013-2014), Dr. LUZ A. TAPOSOK (2014-2015) and finally Dr. RONIELYN PINGSOY (2015-present).
In 2008, the BSIT program was awarded the Level 2 Reaccredited Status by AACCUP. And in November 29, 2014, the BSIT program was awarded Level 3 Phase 1.
In 2011, the DIT re-opened the offering of BSIEd renaming it into the Bachelor of Technical Teacher Education (BTTE) as per CHED memo no. 56, s.2007. This is in answer to the great demand for technical teachers in the implementation of the K-12 program of the national government. BTTE graduates can also be employed as professional teachers in technical schools, assessors, technologists, industrial entrepreneurs and specialists locally and overseas.
DIT also offers short-term courses like defensive driving, industrial motor controls, etc.
DIT on approaching its sixth decade of academic service will continue to evolve and provide quality and relevant knowledge and skills to attain the vision and mission of the University of Southern Mindanao.
HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY By: RUTH C. SABINAY, EdD
The College of Agriculture assumes a prime role in pursuing a culture of excellence in agricultural instruction, research, extension and production activities. It endeavors to train morally upright men and women who will be leaders in various fields of agricultural education, science and technology.
The Department of Industrial Technology of the College of Industry and Technology aims to provide quality and relevant technology education and skills training in the fields of specialization to meet the needs for skilled manpower. BSIT Goals At the end of the program, a graduate is expected to:
1. Compete globally as efficient technologists and technicians;
2. Conduct researches, trainings and entrepreneurship in their specialized fields;
3. Manifest culture sensitivity, moral and ethical responsiveness in industrial and entrepreneurial professions.
At the end of the program, a graduate is expected to:
1. Facilitate efficiently the learning in technology education;
2. Conduct trainings, researches, extensions and resource generations in technology education and industries;
3. Manifest culture sensitivity, moral and ethical responsiveness in teaching, technical and entrepreneurial professions.
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT)
Fields of specialization:
Bachelor of Technical Teacher Education (BTTE)
Fields of specialization:
1-year Special Trade Course (STC)
Department of Industrial Technology
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