Centro Escolar Las Piñas
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|Motto||Ciencia Y Virtud (Science and Virtue)|
|Location||Las Piñas, Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Hymn||Centro Escolar Hymn|
|Colors||Pink & Grey|
|Nickname||Escolarians, Escolarina, Escolarino|
Centro Escolar Las Piñas formerly known as Las Piñas College is a school located in Pilar Village, Almanza, Las Piñas City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The school was founded 1973, when, Dr. Faustino Legaspi Uy opened the School of Nursing with the Graduate of Nursing (GN) Program using the Las Piñas General Hospital – that eventually became Dr. Faustino L. Uy Medical Foundation – as the clinical division. Initially created to provide a Nursing program, over the years the school has evolved to provide kindergarten, primary and secondary schooling, along with several bachelors programs and a masters program.
Dedicated to the idea of service to the community and to the people, Dr. Uy believed that this might be realized by combining health care and education, and so the basis for Las Piñas College came into being. Classes began in June 1975 with courses and programs in kindergarten, elementary, and high school teaching, nursing, the first two years of Liberal Arts, and vocational courses such as automotive repair, dressmaking, tailoring and general clerical. In 1977, the GN Program in the nursing school was phased out and replaced by the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program. Likewise, the two-year Junior Secretarial Course was first offered.
In June 1979, the first two years of Business Administration and Engineering, including the two-year Architectural Drafting, were offered under the aegis of what was at the time, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MECS); now it is the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) working together with the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA), which oversees the technical and vocational programs.
By the 1982-1983 school year, the department of Education, Culture and Sports allowed the institution to offer a two-year Hotel and Restaurant Management course. That year, the Doña Guillermina Building was completed and construction on the Administrative Building started. In preparation for the college's expansion to become a university, LPC worked to qualify for permission to offer a graduate course in business, leading to a Master's program in Business Administration, but the founder died before this came to pass.
Under the management and supervision of the founder's widow, Doctor Luz Co Uy, Las Piñas College earned the recognition permits to offer a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and in Civil Engineering from CHED in 1993. Later offerings at the B.S. level include Mechanical Engineering, and Accountancy; two-year programs include Nursing Assistant, Computer Secretarial and Technology courses, Office Management and other programs.
By September 2015, Centro Escolar University acquired Las Piñas College. The school is currently being run by Centro Escolar University and underwent significant renovations in the school year 2015–present.
- K to 12 PRINCIPAL: Mr. Mark Andrew Elepaño
College courses (STARTING SY 2018-2019)
NON-SCIENCE PROGRAMS Program Head: Dr. Frederick A. Halcon
- Master of Business Administration
- Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
- Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
- Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
SCIENCE PROGRAMS Dean of Studies: Dr. Leonila C. Abella
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
- Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology
- Doctor of Dental Medicine
- Master in Business Administration
- Master of Arts in Education