Cebu Institute of Technology – University

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Cebu Institute of Technology – University
Cebu Institute of Technology - University Logo.jpg
Motto "CIT University Tops Again!"
Established 1946
Type Private, Non-sectarian
President Gregorio L. Escario
Location Cebu City, Cebu,  Philippines
Colors Maroon and Gold         
Nickname Technologians
Website www.cit.edu

The Cebu Institute of Technology – University (CIT University) (formerly known as Cebu Institute of Technology) in the Philippines is a private non-sectarian academic institution, providing basic and higher education with a foundation in general and technological education.

CIT is the first higher educational institution (HEI) in the Visayas and Mindanao classified as Category A (t). This places CIT as a mature teaching institution under the CHED-IQUAME framework. IQUAME is Institutional Quality Assurance Through Monitoring and Evaluation, a system of higher education quality assurance and classification.

CIT is one of only nine schools nationwide awarded by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as Center of Excellence in Information Technology Education.

History[edit]

In 1946, physician Dr. Nicolas G. Escario, Sr. founded the Cebu Institute of Technology. In collaboration with three Cebuano technocrats namely Engr. Fidel C. Dagani, Engr. Amancio A. Alcordo, and Engr. Jose A. Cavan‚ Dr. Escario prepared the groundwork for the establishment of the institution. The proposal for the academic venture convinced the future CIT Board of Trustees of its feasibility and the wisdom of opening an engineering school. The project reached its final stage when Don Simplicio A. Lizares, Sr. was elected as CIT’s first Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Nicolas G. Escario, Sr., as President, and Don Rodolfo T. Lizares, Sr. as Vice President who all together pooled their resources to put up the required facilities and services of the institution.

Cebu Institute of Technology opened in 1946 with two pre-fabricated structures on F. Ramos Street, Cebu City. The school started with 512 pioneering students enrolled in high school and college levels. It offered: Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Chemical Engineering, Architecture, and Vocational programs.

The first non-technical program offered was the Liberal Arts in 1947, Pharmacy and Junior Normal programs in 1948, and Education in 1949. The Vocational department was phased out in 1951 while the College of Commerce was opened in the same year. Two years later, in 1953, the Sanitary Engineering department started. Other programs were offered such as Pre-Medicine in 1957 and Secretarial in 1958.

On November 1, 1958, the CIT Founder and first President Dr. Nicolas G. Escario, Sr. died. At that time, he was able to put up eight semi-concrete school buildings located on C. Padilla Street, Cebu City.

Don Rodolfo T. Lizares, Sr. took over as the second President of CIT. In 1960, under the helm of the new President, the Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering was offered. In affiliation with Cebu Velez College, the pre-Nursing and Doctor of Medicine programs were also offered in the same year. The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering program was opened in 1968.

Don Rodolfo T. Lizares, Sr. then replaced the old structures with modern buildings and consequently acquired more facilities in line with the progressive trends in educational management. He acquired a new site for CIT on the N. Bacalso Avenue, Cebu City in 1965 and erected a modern four-storey building which was initially occupied by the college graduating students of 1971. Gradually, the remaining colleges at C. Padilla, Cebu City were transferred to the new site. The new campus soon housed the administrative staff, college academic buildings, college library, engineering and science laboratories, and provided sprawling grounds for parking, athletics, and drill purposes. Towards the end of 1978, President Rodolfo T. Lizares, Sr. engaged in a multi-million-development plan with the Educational Project Implementing Task Force (EDPITAF) of the government. Through this program, CIT became the resource-based institution for engineering programs in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.

In the 80’s, the institution offered the Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering program in 1983.

Special computer programs were offered in 1983 under the Computer Department. As it grew, the department was renamed to Department of Computer Studies with its innovative ladderized curricula. It was given government recognition by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) to operate its degree programs: Information and Computer Science, Computer Management, Computer Technology, and Computer Engineering with their corresponding associate certificates.

The death of President Rodolfo A. Lizares, Sr. on April 4, 1991 paved the way for CIT’s leadership to Mr. Gregorio L. Escario, the third president of the institution. Under his leadership, Pre-school was opened together with the reopening of the Elementary Department in 1992. A modern three-storey building fully equipped with modern academic facilities now houses the department.

President Escario initiated other innovative special programs such as Industry-Academe Linkages and Special Computer Programs. Consequently, the Department of Computer Studies (DoCS) – currently the College of Computer Studies – was awarded with multi-million peso funding assistance from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for the creation of the Multimedia Development and Training Center (MDTC) and the Software Development and Training Center (SDTC).

The institution was deputized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to offer the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) in 1999. An additional four-storey High School building was constructed in the same year.[1]

Subsequent Developments[edit]

2000

  • CIT was awarded by the Commission on Higher Education as Center for Development in Information Technology Education in Region VII.
  • CIT was authorized for the spin-off of the BS Commerce curriculum into seven BS Business Administration programs.

2001

  • The expansion and developmental efforts for the Department of Computer Studies ushered its upgrade as the College of Computer Studies (CCS).
  • The Secretarial Department was revitalized to Office Administration Department with the approval of the four-year BS Office Administration program.

2002

  • The Science and Technology building was constructed.
  • On November 18, the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) awarded seven Business Administration programs (BSBA), Bachelor of Elementary Education Program (BEEd) and the Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) with Certificates for Level I Applicant Status.

2004

  • CIT decided to reopen the College of Nursing on January 29. The permit to operate the four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing course was granted by the Commission on Higher Education.
  • On February of the same year, PACUCOA granted Level 1 applicant status to the BS Computer Science program.
  • On June 28, CIT was granted by CHED the permit to operate Master in Computer Science.

2005

  • PACUCOA Level I Formal Accredited Status was granted to the BS Business Administration, Bachelor of Elementary Education, Bachelor of Secondary Education, and Computer Science programs.
  • Permit was granted for the offering of AB major in Graphics and Media and AB Mass Communication.
  • CIT was granted by CHED the permit to operate Master in Information Technology and was identified as delivering institution for the CHED Faculty Development Program.
  • CIT was awarded by PACUCOA as one of the top ten institutions (nationwide) with the most number of accredited programs with majors.

2006

  • Government Recognition for the Master in Computer Science was granted by Commission on Higher Education.
  • PACUCOA Candidate Status was granted to the BS Chemical Engineering, BS Civil Engineering, BS Mechanical Engineering, BS Electronics and Communications Engineering, BS Accountancy and BS Information Technology programs.
  • CIT was awarded by PACUCOA as one of the top ten institutions (nationwide) with the most number of accredited programs with majors.
  • CIT won in the PACUCOA search for Best Case Study.

2007

  • CIT was awarded by the Commission on Higher Education as Center of Excellence in Information Technology Education, one out of nine schools in the Philippines.
  • Government Recognitions were issued to the Master in Information Technology graduate program, BS Nursing and Bachelor in Public Administration undergraduate programs, and the Diploma in Professional Education course.
  • Deputized as an ETEEAP provider for the BPA program.
  • The first Category A(t) Mature Teaching Institution under the Institutional Quality Assurance Monitoring and Evaluation (IQuAME) framework of the CoCommission on Higher Education in the south.

2008

  • Offered the following new programs: BS Hotel and Restaurant Management and BS Tourism Management.
  • Re-opened the following programs: AB English with Applied Linguistics, BS Biology and BS Mathematics.
  • PACUCOA granted the following programs the Level II First Reaccredited Status: BS Computer Science, BS Business Administration, Bachelor of Elementary Education, and Bachelor of Secondary Education.

2009

  • PACUCOA Level I Formal Accredited Status was granted to the following programs: BS Chemical Engineering, BS Civil Engineering, BS Electronics and Communications Engineering, BS Mechanical Engineering, BS Information Technology, and BS Accountancy.
  • Commission on Higher Education issued Government Recognitions (GR) to the following programs: BS Biology, BS Hotel and Restaurant Management, and BS Tourism Management.
  • Granted DEREGULATED STATUS by the Commission on Higher Education in recognition of CIT’s accomplishments, adherence to quality assurance, and commitment to public responsibility and accountability as a higher education provider.

2010

  • Commission on Higher Education issued Government Recognition to operate the following graduate programs: Master in Business Administration – thesis and non-thesis (No. 029 s. 2010), Master in Public Administration (No. 007, s. 2010), Master of Arts in Education major in Mathematics (No. 068, s.2010), and Master of Science in Teaching Mathematics (No. 069, s.2010)
  • Commission on Higher Education issued Government Recognition to operate the Doctor in Public Administration (No. 072, s. 2010) and Doctor in Business Administration (No. 073. s. 2010)
  • By virtue of Resolution No. 142-2010 of the Commission en Banc, the Commission on Higher Education granted the Special Government Recognition to offer the Doctor in Information Technology (DIT) Program for the duration of five (5) years from Second Semester of School Year 2009-2010 to First Semester of School Year 2014-2015. The Special Government Recognition is limited only to the DIT Consortium Program members.
  • The CIT Library and Learning Resource Center (LLRC) became a member-library of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA).
  • The BS Nursing and Bachelor in Public Administration programs passed the PACUCOA consultancy visit conducted on June 18, 2010.
  • The Investiture of the First CIT University President Gregorio L. Escario was held at the Cebu City Marriott Hotel on September 8, 2010.

The application for the approval of the university status was submitted last June 8, 2009. It was endorsed to CHED Chairman Emmanuel Y. Angeles, who sent an acknowledgment letter dated August 7, 2009. The Office of Quality Management (OQM) then evaluated the application and required the school to submit additional requirements.

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Academic programs[edit]

The following academic programs are currently offered by CIT University:[2]

Graduate programs[edit]

  • Masters in Business Administration – MBA (with thesis & non-thesis)
  • Masters in Public Administration – MPA (with thesis & non-thesis)
  • Masters in Computer Science – MCS
  • Masters in Information Technology – MIT
  • Doctor in Information Technology – DIT
  • Doctor in Public Administration - DPA
  • Doctor in Business Administration - DBA
  • Masters of Arts in Education major in Mathematics – MAEd-Math
  • Masters of Science in Teaching Mathematics – MST-Math

Undergraduate Programs[edit]

College of Engineering and Architecture

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (formerly Electronics and Communications Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (with Mechatronics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering

College of Computer Studies

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Associate in Computer Technology (3 years)
  • Associate in Computer Technology (2 years)

College of Commerce

  • Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Office Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in:
    • Quality Management
    • Operations Management
    • Marketing Management
    • Management Accounting
    • Banking and Financial Management
    • Human Resource Management
    • 5-yr. Industrial Quality Management
  • Associate in Office Administration

College of Nursing

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Diploma in Midwifery

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in English with Applied Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Graphics and Media (Fine Arts)

College of Education

  • Bachelor of Elementary Education major in:
    • General Education
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Special Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education major in:
    • English
    • Filipino
    • Math
    • Science
  • Post Baccalaureate Programs
    • Diploma in Professional Education
    • Certificate in Professional Education

Technologian Traditions[edit]

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The present logo consists of a spur gear with twelve teeth. Circumscribed by the gear is an equilateral triangle with four compartments where the icons of a retort, a kinetic gear and a lightning bolt, a volute, a castle and the bowl of Hygieia, are found. There is a burning lamp resting on top of the triangle. The words: Cebu Institute of Technology and Cebu City are printed all around the side of the gear.[3]

CIT Hymn[edit]

Inspired by the official hymn of the Purdue University, Indiana USA, Engr. Leon Magbanua, then student and Editor of the official student publication The Technician, composed the Maroon and Gold. Incidentally, Engr. Jose A. Cavan, is an alumnus of Purdue University. Mr. Floro Abadia, then Bandmaster of CIT, arranged the hymn into a choir rendition.

The hymn was first published in the first issue of the Residuum in 1948 and first sung on the first graduation exercise of the same year.[4]

I
All hail, maroon and gold
Thy colors unfold
O’er loyal Technologians
Whose hearts are strong and bold
II
All hail, maroon and gold
On breezes ye sail
Thy sight we love
All hail, all hail!
III
All hail, maroon and gold
To thee we shall cling
Through all the years and ages
Thy praises we will sing
IV
All hail, maroon and gold
Thy Strength ne’er shall fail
For thee we’ll die
All hail, all hail!
For thee we’ll die
All hail, all hail!

University Governance[edit]

The following are the administrative officials, academic officials, directors and department heads, academic department chairs of CIT University as of December 14, 2012:[5]

Administrative Officials[edit]

  • President: Gregorio L. Escario
  • Executive Vice-President and Dir. HRD: Rodolfo A. Lizares, Jr.
  • Vice President for Finance & Treasurer: Ma. Socorro E. Villamor
  • Vice President for Administration: John Gregory B. Escario
  • Director, Mgt. Information Systems and Student Personnel Services: Bernard Nicolas E. Villamor
  • Director, Medical & Dental Clinic: Nicolas L. Escario Jr. M.D.
  • Comptroller & Cashier: Ma. Raina Romana E. Villamor
  • Accountant: Leonardo C. Nabua
  • Property Custodian: Nicarter V. Teves

Academic Officials[edit]

  • Vice President for Academic Affairs: Corazon Evangelista – Valencia
  • Registrar: Gretchen Lizares – Tormis
  • Dean, College of Engineering & Architecture: Evangeline C. Evangelista
  • Dean, College of Education: Arsenio C. Pacaña
  • Dean, College of Commerce: Alexander Franco A. Delantar
  • Dean, College of Computer Studies: Cherry Lyn Sta. Romana
  • Dean, College of Nursing: Judith Ismael
  • Dean, College of Arts & Sciences: Nona B. Suerte
  • Asst. Dean, College of Engineering & Architecture: Amis A. Pacamalan
  • Asst. Dean, College of Commerce: Leonardo C. Nabua
  • Asst. to the Dean, College of Computer Studies: Alona M. Solis
  • Chief Librarian: Rainera C. Boholst
  • Head, Research and Development Coordinating Office: Edwin R. Torillo
  • Assistant Head, Research and Development Coordinating Office: Rachel Chiong
  • Head, Community Extension Services: Luni N. Villacastin
  • Head, Networking and Linkages Office: Concordia Bacalso

Directors and Department Heads[edit]

  • Director, Medical & Dental Clinic : Nicolas L. Escario Jr., M.D.
  • Director, Office of Industry Relations: Rodolfo Luis S. Lizares, III
  • Head, Student Affairs Office: Elsa J. Miral
  • Head, Guidance Center: Arnie Ernesta M. Tacdoro
  • Head, Office of Admissions & Scholarships: Roberto P. Base Jr.
  • OIC, Alumni Affairs: Roberto P. Base Jr.
  • Head, Human Resource Department: Estela L. Lizares
  • Head, Enrolment Technical Office: Pablito G. Suerte
  • Head, Software/Multimedia Development & Training Center: Mary Ann G. Jaim
  • Head, Technical Support Group: Rolando T. Tindoy
  • Director, Athletics: Alexander P. Dela Torre
  • Head, Safety and Security Department: Ernesto M. Lozarita
  • Chair, Instructional Materials Committee: Coleta L. Esplanada
  • Asst. Head, Electrical & Systems Maintenance: Franklin M. Lauta

Academic Department Chairs[edit]

  • Chair, Architecture: June S. Bayaton
  • Chair, Chemical Engineering: Amis A. Pacamalan
  • Chair, Civil Engineering: Rowena V. Alviola
  • Chair, Electrical Engineering: Erwin J. Salvador
  • Chair, Electronics Engineering: Susana A. Tan
  • Chair, Industrial Engineering: Alein B. Navares
  • Chair, Mechanical Engineering: Edgardo A. Concepcion
  • Chair, Mining Engineering: Osita L. Catipay
  • Chair, Accountancy: Pamela C. Tao
  • Chair, Business Administration: Socorro T. Mahinay
  • Chair, Hospitality & Management
  • Chair, Office Administration: Socorro T. Mahinay
  • Chair, Public Administration: Alexander Franco A. Delantar
  • Chair, Information Technology: Larmie S. Feliscuzo
  • Chair, Computer Engineering: Roel B. Lauron
  • Chair, Computer Science and Program Coordinator, Doctor in Information Technology: Elmer A. Maravillas
  • Chair, Physical Education: Jean Marie D. Cando
  • Chair, Biology: Elmer T. Rivera
  • Chair, Chemistry: Norma C. Moreno
  • Chair, Humanities & Behavioral Sciences: Michelle A. Cellona
  • Chair, Languages & Literature: Joylynn Emily T. Paz
  • Chair, Mathematics: Buenaventura D. Jakosalem, Jr.
  • Chair, Physics: Jonathan N. Reyes
  • Asst. Chair, Chemical Engineering and Coordinator, Environmental Management Office: Vera Marie L. Lanaria
  • Acting Principal, High School Department: Raniza R. Romero
  • Principal, Elementary Department: Abdulia G. Alimento

Major Events[edit]

Students enjoy these distinctively Technologian events:[6]

  • Colors’ Day (August 26)

The Colors’ Day celebrates the birth anniversary of the late President Rodolfo T. Lizares, Sr. Appropriate ceremonies and activities participated in by the students, faculty and members of the administration bring about a festive spirit of music, drama, dances, and intramurals, highlighted by the symbolic raising of the department colors.

  • Founder’s Day (December 6)

The Founder’s Day commemorates the birth anniversary of the founder, Dr. Nicolas G. Escario, Sr.. CIT honors the late Dr. Nicolas G. Escario, Sr. Activities such as memorial lectures, academic exhibits and cultural presentations, are held.

  • College Days (March 2)

The College Days celebration is a reminder for the Technologians of the birth anniversary of the late Don Simplicio A. Lizares Sr., First Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Educational exhibits, lecture series, cultural presentations, fellowships and athletic games culminate college and departmental achievements for the current school year.

  • Parangal

The “Parangal” is an annual tradition in CIT wherein student-achievers like Academic Scholars, winners of various Inter-school competitions, Outstanding Graduates and Leadership Awardees, Outstanding Student Organizations, Officers of the Supreme Student Government are recognized. It is usually held on the 2nd week of March.

  • Crowning of the King/Queen of Engineers

The King/Queen of Engineers is the top Engineering student of the graduating class. The crowning of the King/Queen of Engineers is a yearly tradition of honoring the King or Queen of Engineers together with his/her parents. The members of his/her court are engineering students who will be also graduating with academic honors.

This activity is spearheaded by the College of Engineering and Architecture in cooperation with the Office of Admissions and Scholarships. It is usually held on the 2nd week of March, a day after Parangal.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b History of CIT University Retrieved on 2012-12-14.
  2. ^ Academic Programs of CIT University Retrieved on 2012-12-14.
  3. ^ Academic The CIT Logo Retrieved on 2012-12-14.
  4. ^ Academic The CIT Logo Retrieved on 2012-12-14.
  5. ^ Information Directory Retrieved on 2012-12-14.
  6. ^ CIT Major Events Retrieved on 2012-12-14.