Philippine State College of Aeronautics
Estadong Dalubhasaang Aeronautika ng Pilipinas
|Basa Air Base Community College (1967–1977)|
Philippine Air Force College of Aeronautics (1977–1992)
|Type||State College, Aviation School|
|President||Prof. Marwin M. Dela Cruz, Ph. D.|
Dr. Rodante G. Flores
Administration and Finance
Dr. Rowena S. Navera
|Dean||Institute of Engineering and Technology|
Dr. Elisa F. Grampil
Institute of Computer Studies
Dr. Estrella E. Yago (Acting)
Institute of Liberal Arts and Science
Dr. Rodante G. Flores
Institute of Graduate Studies
Dr. Roderick C. Santiago
Dr. Noel R. Navigar (Acting)
|Campus||Urban, approx. 16,500 m²|
|Hymn||"Oh Philsca Dear"|
|Colors||Blue and white|
|Nickname||Philscanian, Iron Eagle|
|Affiliations||CHED, CAAP, CSC, COA, TESDA, PRC, SAEP, AACUP, PAF, DepEd, SCUAA, UCLAA|
The Philippine State College of Aeronautics also known as PhilSCA is an 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 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.
Currently, PhilSCA is one of the top performing aeronautical engineering schools in the country.
- 1 Brief history
- 2 Campuses
- 3 Former Names
- 4 Organization
- 5 Courses Offered
- 6 Publications
- 7 College Seal
- 8 School Organizations
- 9 Notable alumni
- 10 References
- 11 External links
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 SOCATA TB-9C Tampico aircraft (RP-2200) which was donated by Senator Raul Roco from his country-wide development fund and another was purchased for P10 million from PhilSCA Development Fund on June 3, 1992.
In 2009, Dr. Enerico M. Sampang was dismissed as College President of the Philippine State College of Aeronautics by the Office of the Ombudsman and immediately replaced by Atty. Carmelita Yadao-Sison, CHED Deputy Executive Director as an OIC (Office in Charge) of the Philippine State College of Aeronautics.
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 an 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 Basa Palmayo Campus.
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 leadership.
On November 2013, the college recently hosted the 26th season of the SCUAA-NCR.
On June 2014, Governor Lilia Pineda inaugurated the new constructed two-storey building of the PhilSCA Basa-Palmayo campus funded by the local government of Pampanga through the approval of the Provincial Board Members.
On February 5, 2016, Dr. Bernard R. Ramirez is expected to retire his position as College President. While the board of trustees is searching for the next president, Dr. Ramirez will be the OIC (Officer in Charge) of the college.
|PhilSCA – Villamor||Dr. Bernard R. Ramirez||1977||Piccio Garden, Villamor, Pasay City|
|PhilSCA – Basa Palmayo||Prof. Felix L. Alegado||1967||Palmayo Resettlement Area, Palmayo, Floridablanca, Pampanga|
|PhilSCA – FAB||Asst. Prof. Raymond S. Tacuboy||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|
- 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)
Board of Trustees
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:
|J. Prospero E. De Vera III, DPA||Acting Chairperson, Commission on Higher Education|
|Co-Chairperson||Hon. Marwin M. Dela Cruz Ph. D.||College President, Philippine State College of Aeronautics|
|Member||Hon. Francis Joseph G. Escudero||Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture|
|Member||Hon. Dulce Ann K. Hofer||Chairperson, House Committee on Higher and Technical Education|
|Member||Hon. Galileo Gerard R. Kintanar, Jr||Commanding General, Philippine Air Force|
|Member||Hon. Ernesto M. Pernia||Director General, National Economic and Development Authority|
|Member||Hon. Ramon A. Ragasa||Representative, Private Sector|
|Member||Hon. Isidro T. Macaranas||Representative, Private Sector|
|Member||Hon. Rolando F. Capacia||Alumni Trustee|
|Member||Hon. Iluminador B. Laguna Jr.||Faculty Trustee/President, PhilSCA Federated Faculty Association|
|Member||Hon. Robert Dimaranan||Student Trustee/President, PhilSCA Supreme Student Council Federation|
|Acting Board Secretary||Mrs. Ma. Sisa T. Dela Cruz, MaEd||Dean, Office of Student Affairs|
|Dr. Marwin M. Dela Cruz||College President |
|Dr. Roderick C. Santiago||Vice-President for Academic Affairs |
Dean, Institute of Graduate Studies
Acting Dean, Institute of Engineering and Technology
|Dr. Felix C Boyles||Chief Administrative Officer|
|Dr. Garlie G. Gonzalez||Dean, Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences|
|Dr. Estrella E. Yago||Acting Dean, Institute of Computer Studies |
|Dr. Rodante G. Flores||Director for Research|
|Ma. Sisa T. Dela Cruz, MaEd||Dean, Office of Student Affairs |
Acting Board Secretary
|Dr. Rowena S. Navera||Director for Extension Services|
Alumni Affairs Coordinator
Campus Director, FAB Campus
|Dr. Noel R. Navigar||Acting Director, Flying School |
Director for Institutional Development Planning
|Mariam Cano-Fabrigar, M.D.||Director for Auxiliary Services |
|Ma. Teresa S. Rosales, MEAM||Director for Admission|
|Dr. Esteban M. Cordovilla||Director for Finance|
|Imelda F. Navigar||Accountant|
|Emelda C. Garcia||Human Resource Management Officer |
|Ameja C. Custodio||Disbursing Officer|
|Wilma N. Mejia||Collecting Officer|
|Jonathan M. Nagasao||Supply Officer|
|Adoracion Macalanda, MaEd||College Registrar|
|Nilo M. del Prado, R.N.||Chief, General Services|
Pollution Sanitation Officer
Public Health Nurse
|Ginalyn P. Cordovilla||Personnel-In-Charge of Records Office|
Institute of Engineering and Technology
Certified Approved Training Organization (ATO) by the CAAP
Level II AACCUP accredited: Aeronautical Engineering and Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Level I AACCUP acccredited: 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
Level II AACCUP accredited: Information Management major in Airline Operation
Level II AACCUP accredited: Aviation Information Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Computer
- Bachelor of Science in Aviation Information Technology (BSAIT)
- Bachelor of Science in Aviation Information System (BSAIS)
- Associate in Aviation Information Technology (AAIT)
- Associate in Information Management major in Airline Operation (AIM)
Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Bachelor of Science in Aviation Communication
- Bachelor of Science in Aviation Logistics
- Bachelor of Science in Aviation Tourism
- Bachelor of Science in Aviation Safety and Security Management
Institute of Graduate Studies
- Master of Education in Aeronautical Management (MEAM)
- Master in Public Administration (MPA)
The official student newspaper of the College shall be known as the Aeronautica in Villamor Campus, Aerodite in Basa-Palmayo Campus, Aerotalk in Fernando Air Base Campus and Aeropioneer in Mactan Air Base Campus.
|“||Oh Philsca Dear for thee we stand
And lift our voice of praise
- Supreme Student Council
- Academic Organizations
- Aero-AT Student Organization
- AIMERS Student Organization
- Aircraft Maintenance Technology Student Organization
- Avionics Student Organization
- ELITECH Student Organization
- ILAS Student Organization
- Non – Academic Organizations / Interest Clubs
- PhilSCA College – Y Club
- Philippine State College of Aeronautics Mountaineers (PSCAM) – Founded 1994
- PhilSCA Christian Organization
- Student Assistants' Organization
- Brothers And Sisters In Christ
- Lt. Gen. William K. Hotchkiss III, AFP (Ret.) – Director General, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP)
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- "Philippine State College of Aeronautics (PHILSCA)". Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- News, ABS-CBN. "7 schools, 22 events in 26th SCUAA-NCR".
- "Pampanga guv opens 2 new PhilSCA buildings – Sun.Star". archive.sunstar.com.ph. 16 July 2012.
- Super User. "Aviation school to open in Guimaras". Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- "Aviation School in Guimaras to rise". Iloilo Metropolitan Times. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- Manila Bulletin. "State flying school opens campus in north Cebu town". Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- "Aeronautica". Facebook. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- "PhilSCA College Y Club". Facebook. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- "Former Air Force general is new Civil Aviation Authority head". InterAksyon.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- Philippine State College of Aeronautics Official Website
- PAFCA Act – Presidential Degree 1078 converting Basa Air Base Community College into the Philippine Air Force College of Aeronautics.
- PhilSCA Act – Republic Act 7605 converting the Philippine Air Force College of Aeronautics into a state college to be known as the Philippine State College of Aeronautics.