Philippine State College of Aeronautics
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|Philippine State College of Aeronautics|
|Estadong Dalubhasaang Aeronautika ng Pilipinas|
Seal of the Philippine State College of Aeronautics
|Basa Air Base Community College (1967-1977)
Philippine Air Force College of Aeronautics (1977-1992)
|Type||State College, Aviation School|
|President||Dr. Bernard R. Ramirez|
Dr. Roderick C. Santiago
Administration and Finance
Dr. Noel R. Navigar
|Dean||Institute of Engineering and Technology
Dr. Jay Jack R. Manzano
Institute of Computer Studies
Dr. Estrella E. Yago
Institute of Liberal Arts and Science
Dr. Rodante G. Flores
Institute of Graduate Studies
Dr. Roderick C. Santiago
Mrs. Ma. Sisa T. Dela Cruz
Dr. Noel R. Navigar
|Location||Piccio Garden, Villamor, Pasay City, Philippines|
|Campus||Urban, approx. 16,500 m²|
|Hymn||"Oh Philsca Dear"|
|Colors||Blue and white ‹See Tfm›‹See Tfm›|
|Nickname||Philscanian, Iron Eagle|
|Affiliations||CHED, TESDA, PRC, CAAP, SAEP, AACUP, PAF, SCUAA, UCLAA|
The Philippine State College of Aeronautics or PhilSCA is the aviation state college of the Republic of the Philippines with its main campus located at Piccio Garden, Villamor, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Aside from its undergraduate courses, it is the only institution in the Philippines that offers masters and doctoral programs in aeronautical education and management.
Recently, PhilSCA was awarded by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) as the The Number 1 Aeronautical School in the Country as it gains high percentage of board passers and for being Top 1 in the PRC Aeronautical Engineering Board Examination for almost 7 years in a row from 2004 until October 2012.
Currently, PhilSCA is one of the top performing aeronautical engineering schools in the country.
- 1 Brief history
- 2 Campuses
- 3 Former Names
- 4 Organization
- 5 Courses Offered
- 6 Publications
- 7 College Seal
- 8 School Organizations
- 9 Notable Alumni
- 10 References
- 11 External links
It was initially established in 1967 as Basa Air Base Community College under AFP Regulation G. 168-342 issued by the Armed Forces of the Philippines dated April 1968 under the Department of National Defense to address the problem plaguing the 5th Fighter Wing of the Philippine Air Force stationed at Basa Air Base, Floridablanca, Pampanga. Most of its graduates are employed in the AFP, Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Philippine Aerospace Development Corporation, Air Transportation Office, as well as by local and international airline companies, aeronautical colleges and flight schools, and aircraft repair stations.
In 1977, Basa Air Base College (BABC) established an annex in Nichols Air Base (currently Villamor Air Base) in Pasay City known as BABC-Annex using the classroom of the Pasay City South High School for afternoon and evening classes.
In the same year, satellite campus was established in Fernando Air Base in Lipa City, Batangas.
Also in the same year, President Ferdinand E. Marcos signed Presidential Decree No. 1078 converting Basa Air Base Community College to Philippine Air Force College of Aeronautics with its main campus in Villamor Air Base, Pasay City, Metro Manila. Although with state college status, its charter did not provide for government subsidy as it was considered as a non-profit and non-stock educational institution. It was envisioned by Philippine Air Force authorities to be the Philippine Air Force Academy to solve its problem in the procurement and training of its officer pilots through the merging of the Philippine Air Force Flying School and the Philippine Air Force Regular Officer Procurement Program.
In 1979, another satellite campus was established in Mactan Benito Ebuen Air Base Campus in Lapulapu City, Mactan, Cebu.
On June 3, 1992, House Bill 26650 was signed into law as Republic Act. No. 7605 by then President Corazon C. Aquino converting Philippine Air Force College of Aeronautics into a state college known as the Philippine State College of Aeronautics.
In 1994, its Board of Trustees approved the creation of its own flight school that will train students for private pilot and commercial pilot. In 1997, it acquired its first trainer plane --- a Tampico STB9-C aircraft (RP 2200) which was donated by Senator Raul Roco from his country-wide development fund and another Tampico STB9-C aircraft (RP 2204) was purchased for P10 million from PhilSCA Development Fund on June 3, 1992.
In 2009, Dr. Enerico M. Sampang was dismissed as President of the Philippine State College of Aeronautics and was immediately replaced by Atty. Carmelita Yadao-Sison, CHED Deputy Executive Director as an OIC (Office in Charge) of the Philippine State College of Aeronautics.
June 1, 2010, Dr. Bernard R. Ramirez, former Vice-President for Administration and Finance, was appointed as the new and 5th College President of the Philippine State College of Aeronautics replacing Atty. Carmelita Yadao-Sison as OIC.
On July 8, 2010, the College was transferred from its original location at Manlunas St. Villamor Air Base, Pasay City (currently Newport City) to its new site at Piccio Garden, Villamor, Pasay City (in front of South Luzon Expressway Sales Exit)
On December 15, 2011, the PhilSCA-BAB campus made a groundbreaking ceremony of the newly donated lot for the relocation of the said campus at the Resettlement Area, in Floridablanca, Pampanga. When the said campus relocated to the new site, it was no longer BAB Campus, it became Floridablanca Campus.
February 5, 2012, Dr. Bernard R. Ramirez was re-appointed as College President of the Philippine State College of Aeronautics after his 19 months of leadership.
|PhilSCA - VAB (Main)||Dr. Bernardo R. Ramirez||1977||Piccio Garden, Villamor, Pasay City|
|PhilSCA - BAB||Asst. Prof. Maura Gina Ramoso||1967||Basa Air Base, Floridablanca, Pampanga|
|PhilSCA - FAB||Dr. Rowena S. Navera (OIC)||1977||Fernando Air Base, Lipa City, Batangas|
|PhilSCA - MBEAB||Dr. Nonadel A. Soriano||1979||B/Gen Benito N. Ebuen Air Base, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu|
|PhilSCA - Flying School||Noel R. Navigar, Ph.D.||1995||Lingayen Airport, Lingayen, Pangasinan|
- Basa Air Base Community College (June 1969 to January 26, 1977)
- Philippine Air Force College of Aeronautics (January 26, 1977 to June 3, 1992)
- Philippine State College of Aeronautics (June 3, 1992 to date)
Board of Trustees
Under the R.A. 8292, Higher Education Modernization Act of 1997. The governing body of state universities and colleges is hereby in the Board of Regents for universities and in the Board of Trustees for colleges which shall be composed of the following:
|Chairperson||Hon. Alex B. Brillantes Jr. Ph. D.||Commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education|
|Co-Chairperson||Hon. Bernard R. Ramirez Ed. D.||College President, Philippine State College of Aeronautics|
|Member||Hon. Pia S. Cayetano||Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture|
|Member||Hon. Roman T. Romulo||Chairperson, House Committee on Higher and Technical Education|
|Member||Hon. Jeffrey F. Delgado||Commanding General, Philippine Air Force|
|Member||Hon. Arsenio M. Balisacan||Director General, National Economic and Development Authority|
|Member||Hon. William K. Hotchkiss III||Representative, Private Sector
Director General, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
|Member||Hon. Vicente C. Rivera Jr.||Representative, Private Sector|
|Member||Hon. Rowena S. Navera Ph. D.||Alumni Trustee/President, PhilSCA Alumni Association|
|Member||Hon. Noel E. Lagui, MEAM||Faculty Trustee/President, PhilSCA Federated Faculty Association|
|Member||Mr. Kent Joseph A. Cantos||Student Trustee-Elect/President-Elect, PhilSCA Supreme Student Council Federation|
|Acting Board Secretary||Mrs. Ma. Sisa T. Dela Cruz, MaEd||Dean, Office of Student Affairs|
|Dr. Bernard R. Ramirez||College President|
|Dr. Roderick C. Santiago,||Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Dean, Institute of Graduate Studies
|Dr. Noel R. Navigar||OIC for Administration and Finance
Acting Director, Flying School
Director for Administration Services
Director for Institutional Development Planning
|Dr. Jay Jack R. Manzano||Dean, Institute of Engineering and Technology|
|Dr. Rodante G. Flores||Dean, Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Director for Research
|Dr. Estrella E. Yago||Acting Dean, Institute of Computer Studies
|Ma. Sisa T. Dela Cruz||Dean, Office of Student Affairs
Acting Board Secretary
Acting Human Resource Management Officer
|Dr. Rowena S. Navera||Director for Extension Services
Alumni Affairs Coordinator
Campus Director, FAB Campus
|Mariam Cano-Fabrigar, M.D.||Director for Auxiliary Services
|Dr. Rochie B. Lina||Director for Admission|
|Dr. Esteban M. Cordovilla||Director for Finance
|Imelda F. Navigar||Accountant
|Emelda C. Garcia||Budget Officer
Acting Records Officer
|Ameja C. Custodio||Disbursing Officer
|Wilma N. Mejia||Collecting Officer
|Jonathan M. Nagasao||Supply Officer
|Lea V. Lanete||OIC for Public Affairs Unit|
|Adoracion Macalanda||College Registrar|
|Nilo M. del Prado, R.N.||Chief, General Services
Pollution Sanitation Officer
Public Health Nurse
Institute of Engineering and Technology
Level II AACCUP accredited: Aeronautical Engineering and Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Level I AACCUP acccredited: Aviation Electronics Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering (BSAeE)
- Bachelor of Science in Air Transportation Specializing in Commercial Flying (BSAT)
- Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Maintenance Technology (BSAMT)
- Bachelor of Science in Aviation Electronics Technology (BSAET)
- Associate in Aircraft Maintenance Technology (AAMT)
- Associate in Aviation Electronics Technology (AAET)
Institute of Computer Studies
Level II AACCUP accredited: Information Management major in Airline Operation
Level I AACCUP accredited: Aviation Information Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCoE)
- Bachelor of Science in Aviation Information Technology (BSAIT)
- Bachelor of Science in Information Management major in Airline Operation (BSIM)
- Associate in Aviation Information Technology (AAIT)
- Associate in Information Management major in Airline Operation (AIM)
Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Bachelor of Arts in Aviation Communication
- Bachelor of Arts in Aviation Logistics
- Bachelor of Arts in Aviation Tourism
- Bachelor of Arts in Aviation Safety and Security Management
Institute of Graduate Studies
- Doctor of Public Administration
- Master of Education in Aeronautical Management (MEAM)
- Master in Public Administration (MPA)
The official student newspaper of the College shall be known as the Aeronautica in Villamor Campus, Aeropioneer in Basa Air Base Campus, Aerotalk in Fernando Air Base Campus and Aerodite in Mactan Air Base Campus.
|“||Oh Philsca Dear for thee we stand
And lift our voice of praise
- Supreme Student Council
- Academic Organizations
- Aero-AT Student Organization
- AIMERS Student Organization
- Aircraft Maintenance Technology Student Organization
- Avionics Student Organization
- ELITECH Student Organization
- ILAS Student Organization
- Non - Academic Organizations / Interest Clubs
- PhilSCA College - Y Club
- Philippine State College of Aeronautics Mountaineers (PSCAM) - Founded 1994
- PhilSCA Christian Organization
- Student Assistants' Organization
- Lt. Gen. William K. Hotchkiss III, AFP (Ret.) - Director General, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP)
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- Super User. "Aviation school to open in Guimaras". Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- "Aviation School in Guimaras to rise". Iloilo Metropolitan Times. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- Manila Bulletin. "State flying school opens campus in north Cebu town". Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- "Aeronautica". Facebook. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- "PhilSCA College Y Club". Facebook. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- "Former Air Force general is new Civil Aviation Authority head". InterAksyon.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- Philippine State College of Aeronautics Official Website
- PAFCA Act - Presidential Degree 1078 converting Basa Air Base Community College into the Philippine Air Force College of Aeronautics.
- PhilSCA Act - Republic Act 7605 converting the Philippine Air Force College of Aeronautics into a state college to be known as the Philippine State College of Aeronautics.