Philippine State College of Aeronautics

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Philippine State College of Aeronautics
Estadong Dalubhasaang Aeronautika ng Pilipinas
Philippine State College of Aeronautics Logo.png
Seal of the Philippine State College of Aeronautics
Established 1969
Type State College, Aviation School
President Dr. Bernard R. Ramirez[1]
Vice-president Academic Affairs
Dr. Roderick C. Santiago
Administration and Finance
Dr. Felix C. Boyles
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
Student Affairs
Mrs. Ma. Sisa T. Dela Cruz
Director Flying School
Dr. Noel R. Navigar
Location Piccio Garden, Villamor, Pasay City,  Philippines
Campus Urban, approx. 16,500 m²
Former names Basa Air Base Community College (1967-1977)
Philippine Air Force College of Aeronautics (1977-1992)
Hymn "Oh Philsca Dear"
Colors Blue and white         
Nickname Philscanian, Iron Eagle
Affiliations CHED, TESDA, PRC, CAAP, SAEP, AACUP, PAF, SCUAA, UCLAA
Website philsca.edu.ph

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.[2]

Currently, PhilSCA is one of the top performing aeronautical engineering schools in the country.

Brief history[edit]

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.[3]

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.[4]

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 is commendable and excellent leadership.

Vision[edit]

The Philippine State College of Aeronautics (PhilSCA) is a leader institution committed to the scientific and technological advancement of aeronautical sciences responsive to the dynamic and emerging demands for world-class professionals of the industry.

Mission[edit]

To produce world class aeronautics professionals who are imbued with commitment, excellence, responsibility, and integrity through advanced level of instructions, research and extension.

Campuses[edit]

Campus Campus Director Founded Address
PhilSCA - VAB Dr. Bernard 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

Upcoming Campuses

Former Names[edit]

  • 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)

Organization[edit]

Board of Trustees[edit]

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:

Board Member
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 Faculty Trustee/President, PhilSCA Federated Faculty Association
Member Hon. Nieck Steven M. Macalino Student Trustee/President, PhilSCA Supreme Student Council Federation
Acting Board Secretary Mrs. Ma. Sisa T. Dela Cruz Dean, Office of Student Affairs

College Officials[edit]

College Officials Positions
Dr. Bernard R. Ramirez College President
Dr. Roderick C. Santiago Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Dean, Institute of Graduate Studies
Dr. Felix C. Boyles Vice-President for Administration and Finance
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
College Librarian
Dr. Noel R. Navigar Acting Director, Flying School
Director for Administration Services
Director for Institutional Development Planning
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
Medical Officer
Dr. Rochie B. Lina Director for Admission
Dr. Esteban M. Cordovilla Director for Finance
NSTP Coordinator
Ferena S. Aquino Director for Public Affairs Unit
Adoracion Macalanda College Registrar
Nilo M. del Prado, R.N. Chief, General Services
Pollution Sanitation Officer
Public Health Nurse
Ameja C. Custodio Disbursing Officer
Wilma N. Mejia Collecting Officer
Imelda F. Navigar Accountant
Belinda F. Espineli Records Officer
Jonathan M. Nagasao Supply Officer

Courses Offered[edit]

Institute of Engineering and Technology[edit]

Level I AACCUP accredited: Aeronautical Engineering and Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Level I AACCUP candidate for accreditation: 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[edit]

Level I AACCUP accredited: Aviation Information Technology and Information Management major in Airline Operation

  • 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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • Doctor of Aeronautical Education
  • Doctor of Public Administration
  • Master of Education in Aeronautical Management (MEAM)
  • Master in Public Administration (MPA)

Publications[edit]

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.

College Seal[edit]

PhilSCA Hymn[edit]

Oh Philsca Dear for thee we stand

And lift our voice of praise
We offer all our minds and hands
Up high thy anthem rise

Our faith that keeps our hope alive
Will echo through the air
Let wisdom be our constant guide
Your vision pure and fair

Oh Philsca dear
Oh Philsca dear
Thy name will keep within our hearts
Forever oh Alma Mater Dear

Thy name we trust with ardent love
Our dignity and pride
All glory to our God above
For truth and heart we strive

That victory be without pretence
Our courage shield all fear
The core of learning excellence
Oh Alma Mater Dear
Oh Philsca dear
Oh Philsca dear
Thy name will keep within our hearts
Forever oh Alma Mater Dear

Forever oh Alma Mater Dear

School Organizations[edit]

  • Academic Organizations
    • Aero-AT Student Organization
    • AIMERS Information Management
    • Aircraft Maintenance Technology Student Organization
    • Avionics Student Organization
    • ELITE Technologist Society
    • ILAS Student Organization
  • College-Y Club [7]
  • Philippine State College of Aeronautics Mountaineers (PSCAM) - Founded 1994
  • PhilSCA Christian Organization
  • Student Assistants' Organization

Notable Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]