Don Bosco Technical College

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Don Bosco Technical College
Seal Don Bosco Technical College.png
Former names
Don Bosco Technical Institute-Mandaluyong
Motto Ascende Superius
Motto in English
Come Up to a Higher Place
Established 1953
Type Private, Salesian
Rector Fr. Vitaliano Dimaranan, SDB
Principal Ms. Isabel Valente
Grade School
Ma. Consuelo T. So
High School
Dean Engr. Stephen Ruiz
College of Engineering
John Manuel Kliatchko, Ph.D.
College of Computer Studies and Architecture
Vice-Rector Fr. Demetrio Carmona, SDB
Academic staff
approx. 300
Students approx. 6,000
Location Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Campus Urban, 40,000 m²
Accreditations PAASCU, TESDA, UKAS, Moody International
Colors Navy Blue, White, and Gray               
Athletics Greywolves1.png Don Bosco Grey Wolves
Nickname Bosconians, Busko
Mascot Grigio
Affiliations National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines) South, MILO Best Pasarelle, SBP, PRADA, CEAP, PAYA, CBCP
Website http://www2.dbtc.edu.ph/dbtc7
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Don Bosco Technical College (DBTC or simply Don Bosco Mandaluyong) is a private Catholic educational institution owned and operated by the Salesians of Don Bosco. Don Bosco Mandaluyong offers all-boys elementary education, all-boys secondary education, co-educational tertiary education, night school (alternative learning system), and vocational training for out-of-school male youth. The college department was formerly exclusive for males until the year 2004 when the department made history by accepting female students.

It is part of the IUS or the Istituzioni Universitarie Salesiane (Salesian University Institutions), the Don Bosco Educational Apostolate of the Philippines and the Don Bosco Philippines North Province (DB-FIN). Don Bosco Mandaluyong was awarded with the ISO 9001:2000 certification (Certificate No. 6720) by Moody International Certification (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. and United Kingdom Accreditation Service.

Don Bosco Mandaluyong is envisaged as one of the 'big three' schools in Mandaluyong City, together with La Salle Green Hills and Lourdes School of Mandaluyong, which also offer all-boys elementary education and all-boys secondary education.

Seal[edit]

Seal Don Bosco Technical College.png

The seal is bordered on top by the school's motto: Ascende Superius, which means "come up to a higher place".

At the center of the seal is a cross symbolizing the primacy of Christian Catholic education and formation of the institution. The cross rests on a salakot-a traditional Filipino hat-to signify the distinct Filipino character.

Between the horizontal section of the cross and the salakot is the founding year of the school, 1953; appearing atop three lines. The lines represent the three elements of Don Bosco's Preventive System of Education, namely: Reason (principle-driven life), Religion (spirituality) and Loving Kindness (connectedness and mutuality). The lines which resemble waves or daluyong in the local language, recall the legendary origin of the community of Mandaluyong. Tradition has it, that the name of the city where the school is located originated from the abundance of the waves or "mga daluyong".

The half-gear on the left and the laurel leaves on the right that surround the central design are emblematic respectively of technical and academic education. This seal in its current form was first used in 1988-89. Previously, the original seal consists only of the blue-green half-gear and laurel leaves.

History[edit]

Rectors of Don Bosco Mandaluyong
  Fr. Aloysius Ferrari, SDB (1953–1956)
  Fr. Pierangelo Quaranta, SDB (1956–1964)
  Fr. George Schwarz, SDB (1964–1967)
  Fr. John Clifford, SDB (1967–1969)
  Fr. William Balocco, SDB (1969–1971)
  Fr. Agustin Lopez, SDB (1971–1977)
  Fr. Francesco Panfilo, SDB (1977–1985)
  Fr. Luciano Capelli, SDB (1985–1991)
  Fr. Precioso Cantillas, SDB (1991–1992)
  Fr. Rolo Alcasid, SDB (1992–1997)
  Fr. Luisito Castañeda, SDB (1997–2002)
  Fr. Eligio Cruz, SDB (2002–2008)
  Fr. Martin Macasaet, SDB (2008–2014)
  Fr. Vitaliano Dimaranan, SDB (2014–present)

18th-19th Centuries[edit]

Don Bosco Technical College stands on historic grounds. The 18th century Spanish building (1716) at the heart of the campus is a testimony to events that led to the 1896 uprising of the country's patriots, the Katipuneros, against the Spanish colonizers.

The building later became the Asilo de Mandaloya, an orphanage where Mother Consuelo Barcelo y Pages stayed for 16 years (1883–1899). She co-founded the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation.

20th Century[edit]

Early in the 20th century, the building became the San Carlos Seminary, home for the formation of the local clergy. One of them was Rufino Cardinal Santos, the first Filipino cardinal of the Church.

Don Bosco Mandaluyong opened as a school aptly named Don Bosco Technical Institute–Mandaluyong on 2 June 1953 with 47 first year high school students.

Now[edit]

Since its foundation, Don Bosco Mandaluyong has grown into a complex setting that serves almost 4,000 students and 40,000 parishioners. Its services include the Basic Education Department, College Department, Industrial Technicians Course, Manpower Skills and Training Center, Center for Research and Training, Information Systems and Technology Center, Don Bosco Youth Center, St. Dominic Savio Parish, and the Pinardi Boarding House.

The College Department made history in 2004 with the acceptance of 28 first year females. This evolution of college department from an exclusively male school to a co-educational institution is in preparation for the strategic plan of the department to achieve university status in the few years.

Programs Offered[edit]

College Department[edit]

The College Department commits itself to the goal of forming and educating competent engineers/technicians/skilled workers and at the same time religious and responsible citizens of the community:

  • who become fully integrated engineers recognized for their technical skills, and being open to the rapidly changing realities, they continually strive for excellence and commit themselves to the betterment of life
  • who become mature Christians who assert Gospel values and manifest the Salesian spirit in their daily life
  • who, becoming fully aware of and preparing to assume their role in the Church and in society, keep themselves informed, make enlightened decisions and sound moral judgments, and act with conviction
  • who, growing in solidarity with their fellowmen and with the whole of creation, manifest shared social responsibility.

Courses Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
  • Associate in Computer Technology

High School Department[edit]

High School boys bonding with their 'bunso' brothers from the Grade School

The Don Bosco Technical College-High School is a Catholic secondary school for boys with a population of approximately 1,000 students. It takes off from the Grade School to prepare young people for higher education and for life. Its current principal is Ma. Consuelo T. So, while the current Spiritual Moderator is Fr. Paul Suarez, SDB.

Its entire department is located within two buildings(Blessed Philip Rinaldi Bldg. and the Doña Cecilia Bldg.) connected with each other, together with the Savio Quadrangle.

Curriculum

Don Bosco Mandaluyong has, since its foundation in 1953, a dual academic-technical curriculum. Students take both standard academic courses and technical courses, such as electronics and mechanics. Every year students also take a course oriented towards entrepreneurship.

Grade School Department[edit]

The Don Bosco Technical College-Grade School is a Catholic elementary school for boys, offering a preparatory level until grade 6. The Grade School Department advocates Information Literacy as its approach to the basic curriculum required by the Department of Education.

Manpower Skills and Training Center[edit]

The MSTC was established in 1971 primarily to assist the youth of various communities by offering technical training as a means of acquiring manpower skills.

Fields offered:

  • Fitter Machinist
  • General Electrician
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Mechanic

Affiliations and accreditations[edit]

Don Bosco Mandaluyong is a member school of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines) South, which consists of schools from the CALABARZON Region (south of Metro Manila) and most central and southern parts of the National Capital Region. Distinguished from the NCAA Philippines-Main, NCAA-South's founding members were mostly sister schools of the NCAA-Main member schools. Don Bosco Technical College played host to the 2007-2008 9th NCAA Philippines-South Season.

National academic, non-athletic affiliations and accreditations include the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU), Commission on Higher Education (Philippines) (CHED), the Don Bosco-FIN Office for the Development of the Educational Apostolate, and of course, the Department of Education (Philippines) (DepEd).

International affiliations are the Istituzioni Universitarie Salesiane (IUS) corresponding to the international recognition of being a Salesian institution, the Moody International Certification (International Organization for Standardization), and the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

Notable Alumni[edit]

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