Instituto Tecnológico de Saltillo

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Technological Institute of Saltillo
Instituto Tecnológico de Saltillo
Motto La técnica por la grandeza de México (Technique for the greatness of Mexico)
Type Public
Established 1951
President Jesús Contreras García
Administrative staff
Students 3,602 (2000)
Undergraduates 3,569
Postgraduates 33
Location Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
Campus Urban

The Technological Institute of Saltillo (Spanish: Instituto Tecnológico de Saltillo), or ITS, is located in the city of Saltillo, state capital of Coahuila, Mexico. It is a college level technological institution. Founded in July 1950 by Mexican President Miguel Alemán Valdez, it started operations on January 3, 1951.


Since its foundation, the institute has changed names several times. It was founded as Instituto Tecnológico de Coahuila, but then changed in 1968 to Instituto Tecnológico Regional de Coahuila. Again, by 1977, it was renamed to Instituto Tecnológico Regional de Saltillo and, finally, since 1981, as Instituto Tecnológico de Saltillo.

In 1951, the objective of the institution was to provide students technical degrees suitable for the industry; however, due to expansion, it later offered high school, engineering and graduate degrees. By 1951, enrollment consisted of barely 314 students, but after 55 years of existence, it now amounts to 3,600 students, without taking into consideration its staff that consists of 16 directive officers, 177 professors, 14 researchers, 134 auxiliary technicians, and an administrative and service staff of 172 and 76, respectively.


Nowadays ITS offers the following degrees:


  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Business Management
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • Ph.D. in materials
  • Master's degree in Materials Engineering
  • Master's degree in Industrial Engineering

List of Directors[edit]

Its directors have been:

  • Santiago Tamez Anguiano (1950–1951)
  • Narciso Urrutia Lozano (1951–1952)
  • Segundo Rodríguez Alvarez (1952)
  • Oscar Peart Pérez (1952–1960)
  • Gabriel H. Acosta (1960–1961)
  • Jorge Fernández Mier (1961–1966)
  • Benjamín Rodríguez Zarzosa (1966–1967)
  • Jorge Fernández Mier (1967–1973)
  • Rodolfo Rosas Morales (1973–1976)
  • David Hernandez Ochoa (1976)
  • Luis Rosales Celis (1976–1981)
  • Carlos Herrera Pérez (1981–1983)
  • Manuel F. Flores Revuelta (1983–1986)
  • Jesús H. Cano Ríos (1986–1988)
  • José Claudio Tamez Saénz (1988–1991)
  • Manuel F. Flores Revuelta (1991–1996)
  • Juan Francisco Mancinas Casas (1996–2001)
  • Enriqueta Gonzalez Aguilar (2001–2005)
  • Jesús Contreras García (current, since August 2005)

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Coordinates: 25°26′36″N 100°59′38″W / 25.4433°N 100.9939°W / 25.4433; -100.9939