Systems Plus College Foundation
|Systems Plus College Foundation|
|Admin. staff||Approx. 300|
|Location||Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines|
|Campus||McArthur Highway, Balibago|
The Pioneering Years
On June 27, 1985 at Santa Isabel Building in Balibago, Angeles City, five incorporators opened Systems Plus, Inc. (SPI). The organization's primary purpose was to conduct seminars for those who were planning to enter the electronic data processing as programmers, encoders and systems analyst.
On July 7, 1985, it started tutorial programs for students and professionals. The same date also served as the school's foundation day.
Systems Plus, Inc. attracted more enrollees. In June 1987, it offered associate courses and later on, bachelor's degree and graduate degree programs.
The growth of the school was outstanding. The year 1989 marked the opening of two campuses in Cubao, Quezon City and in Miranda, Angeles City.
Surviving the Adversities
In school year 1990-1991, the enrollment figure went up to 1,215 but was greatly reduced to almost 50% in the next school year because of the eruption of Mount Pinatubo on June 16, 1991. In the same month, the United States Air Force departed from Clark Airbase. These two events negatively affected the economic situation in Angeles City.
In June 1994, in preparation for a four-level educational institution, the name of the school was changed from Systems Plus Computer Institute, Inc. to Systems Plus Computer College (SPCC). As a result, SPCC became a complete educational institution consisting of the Pre-Elementary, Elementary, Secondary and Tertiary levels.
By the year 1995, the economic and social situations in Angeles City had improved. The enrollment at SPCC slowly increased. The Elementary and the High School Buildings were built.
On June 9, 1997, SPCC opened another campus in Caloocan City, Metro Manila. The SPCC in Caloocan City offers Basic Education.
A few years later, another campus in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga was opened to accommodate the fast growing student population.
In June 2004, to align with the expected growth and development, the name of the school was changed from Systems Plus Computer College to Systems Plus College Foundation (SPCF), Inc. A new school logo was adopted.
The Commission on Higher Education Regional Office has awarded the Center of Development in Information Technology designation to the school. It has been continuously producing graduates who are service-oriented, responsive to the needs of the industries, innovative and active participants in the shaping of our country's future.
On June 19, 2009, water currents in a creek become more powerful than usual and that grounds nearby become eroded. Because of this, two of SPCF's class rooms, which were nearby, plunge into the creek. Fortunately, there were no injuries as both class rooms were vacant at the time. Other structures that were near the creek were also damaged. The cost was worth eighty million pesos.
- Ding Cervantes (July 14, 2009). "DPWH ordered to act on Angeles erosion problems". Philstar.com. Retrieved 2009-07-21.