College of Agriculture and Fisheries
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business and Accountancy
College of Education
College of Technology
College of Health Sciences
CSC Panganiban Campus
Formerly College of Agriculture, it begun its operation
in 1972 when Republic Act 6590, an Act amending RA 6341, which authorizes
the CSC Board of Trustees to open additional courses, was implemented.
A total of 113 initial enrollees posted during the 1st semester of
It was in later years when the merging of the College of Fisheries was undertaken and the college was named College of Agriculture and Fisheries. It offers the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture majors in Agricultural Education, Animal Science, Agroforestry, Crop Science and Fisheries, and the Two-Year Certificate in Agricultural Technology.
In 2006, the college became an accredited member of the Association of Colleges of Agriculture in the Philippines (ACAP).
Revision of curriculum, faculty development and updating of library holdings were among the programs being carried out since the inception of the Agriculturist Licensure Examination in 2003. The college once more revised the BS Agriculture curriculum with four majors into a general Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 2008.
The College of Agriculture and Fisheries is committed to produce well-rounded professional agriculturists capable of meeting the country's needs for highly trained farm managers, teachers, scientist and agents of rural change and development.
1. Produce graduates who are experts and leaders in agriculture, agro-forestry and agriculture production and adequately prepared to meet the demands of the industry and academe.
2. Develop technologies suited to the needs of the farmers and the community.
3. Transfer technologies generated by local, national and international institutions to farmers in the community to attain higher productivity and level of income.
4. Implement updated curricular programs and sustainable development projects backed up by state-of-the-art technologies and manned by qualified faculty members.
5. Facilitate farmer’s access to high-quality agricultural resources and support facilities.
of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is one of the pioneer colleges of the CSC when Republic Act No. 6341 converting the Virac National Agricultural and Trade School to Catanduanes State Colleges, was passed by Congress in June 19, 1971.
The College was established to improve the foundation of the liberal education courses, to take charge of the studies in humanities, social sciences and mathematics and languages and cater services to other Colleges for the general or basic education subjects of the different academic programs. At present, there are five degree programs offered in the College. Board Resolution No. 3-B, S. 1985 approved the offering of the course Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics. (The BSND program was however transferred to the College of Health Sciences effective first semester SY 2009-2010, in accordance with Board Resolution No. 52, series 2007.)
Board Resolution No. 28, S. of 1985 revised the curriculum in AB Economics and Political Science and offered a new field of specialization which is Public Administration. In 1994, Board Resolution No. 7 s. 1994 approved the offering of the course of Bachelor of Science in Biology and in 1996 the College of Arts & Sciences offering was expanded to include the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, per Board Resolution No. 19, s. of 1996.
The College of Arts and Sciences, the biggest of the CSC’s seven colleges, is manned by 56 faculty members who are distributed according to their field of specializations in six departments namely: English Department, Mathematics Department, Natural Science Department, Social Science Department, Filipino Department and P.E. Department. The departmentation program of the Colleges was approved by Board Resolution No. 8, s. 1998.
of Business and Accountancy
The College of Business and Accountancy, formerly the College of Business Administration was one of the pioneer colleges of the CSC during its inception in 1972. During its first year, the college was under the supervision of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. A year after, however, a full-time dean was appointed.
In order to keep abreast with the dynamic changes in business and technology, the College has submitted its programs to periodic accreditation.
In addition, the College continues to be an active member of the Philippine Association of Collegiate School of Business (PACSB), Philippine Council of Deans and Educators in Business (PCEDEB), Association of Marketing Educators (AME), Council of Management Educators (COME), and Philippine Association of Educators in Office Administration Foundation, Inc. (ENEDA). Its membership to these organizations sustains its task of quality business education.
Moreover for complete sustainability of business dynamism, the College continuously collaborates and links with other business schools in the Region and with government and non-government agencies such as the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Catanduanes Chapter, Regional and National Council of Business Deans and Educators, Provincial and Local Government Units (PLGU), Radyo ng Bayan –Virac, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Provincial Office, Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Provincial Office, Legazpi Savings Bank, Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) Virac Branch, Vision Bank, Philippine National Bank (PNB) Virac, Branch, Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Social Security System (SSS), National Statistics Office (NSO), Small and Medium Enterprise Development (SMED), Council of Catanduanes, the different Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and a number of cooperatives in the province through extension and on-the-job training services.
The College offers curricular programs that are attuned to the programs of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and are in consonance with the needs of the industry and other business-related stakeholders.
Philosophy, Vision, Mission
In consonance with the Philosophy, Vision, Mission, Goal and Objectives of the Catanduanes State Colleges, the College of Business and Accountancy envisions to accomplish the following objectives:
Be a center of excellence in business and accountancy education and a leader in research, extension, and production activities for the sustainable operation of the College.
1. Formulate, update and implement relevant undergraduate programs in business and accountancy education;
2. Prepare students to become future accountants, business executives, entrepreneurs, and office administrators;
3. Provide students with foundation in the pursuit of higher education such as Law, Graduate and Post-graduate courses;
4. Ensure quality instruction by providing competent and highly qualified professors, relevant curricula, and state-of-the-art facilities;
5. Enhance the competence of students through on-the-job training exposure and/or engaging in actual business operations;
6. Strive to maintain a passing percentage in the CPA Board Licensure Examination that is above the national passing rate;
7. Explore potential developments in regional, national and international student education;
8. Provide for professional growth and development of faculty members;
9. Encourage and facilitate more research, and make significant contributions to the academic and professional literature;
10. Contribute to the socio-economic viability of the community within the scope of the College’s professional competence through the conduct of relevant extension services;
11. Engage in income generating activities through the production and sale of instructional materials and other knowledge-based income generating ventures;
12. Increase interaction with other Schools of Business and other professional bodies as well as with government and non-government agencies locally and internationally; and
13. Ensure the controlled development of the College and its activities.
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
(BSBA –Old Curriculum)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Majors in: a) Financial Management
b) Human Resource Development Management
c) Financial Management
Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
Bachelor of Science in Office Administration (BSOA)
The College of Education was one of the three pioneering colleges when the Virac National Agricultural and Trade School was converted to the Catanduanes State Colleges by virtue of RA 6341 in 1972.
It started its first classes during the first semester of School Year 1972-1973. There were 129 and 53 enrollees respectively for the Bachelor of Science in Education and Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education programs. For the second semester of the same year there was a total enrollment of 597 with 341 enrolled in the Bachelor of Secondary Education and 246 in the Bachelor of Elementary Education.
The College of Education is committed to the training and development of globally competitive leaders and work force in the field of education. It aims to set standards of excellence in Teacher Education by providing relevant curricular offerings, innovative teaching strategies and highly competitive instructional staff. The college has laboratory school to provide prospective teachers the necessary competencies for effective teaching in the elementary (BEED) and secondary (BSED) levels.
The establishment of College of Technology (COT) spring forth from the separate recommendations of the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) survey visits and the CHED Evaluation Team who reviewed the application of the CSC for university status. The two teams suggested the merging of colleges that offer similar and other allied academic programs.
In consonance with these recommendations, the CSC Five Year Development Plan for 2007-2008 comprehensively outlined the establishment of the College of Technology. This forms part of the revision of the organizational structure of the Academic Services which calls for the merging, realigning, offering of new courses and academic program verticalization.
The CSC Board of Trustees, through Board Resolution No. 52, s. 2007 consequently approved said Development Plan during its 134th Meeting on December 12, 2007.
On May 9, 2008, Dr. Asuncion V. Asetre issued Office Order No. 66, s. 2008 which calls for the merging the College of Engineering, Industrial Technology and Information and Communications Technology into College of Technology and designating Engr. Emmanuel Soriao as its dean.
Thereafter, one assistant dean and three department chairpersons were likewise designated respectively to head the Department of Industrial Technology, Department of Engineering and Department of Information and Communications Technology.
The enrolment, admission, and retention policy of the merged colleges remained the same but the College of Technology has a single goal in its key resource areas which are quality and excellence, relevance and responsiveness, access and equity and efficiency and effectiveness.
The College initially offered mechanical and chemical engineering courses which are included in the original enabling act of the creation of CSC. It is only in the later years of operation that civil engineering was offered first in 1978 through the approval of the Department of Education as proposed by the CSC. This was granted with a Candidate Status by the AACCUP on December 2008.
Information and Communications Technology
This College was established in January 23, 2003 pursuant to Office Order No. 9 dated January 23, 2003 in accordance with Board Resolution No. 30, S. 2002. Initially it offers only one course, Bachelor of Science in Information Management (BSIM). Today, its program are: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Management and Bachelor of Science in Information System.
The College of Arts and Trades was among the original colleges included in the charter of RA 6341, an Act creating the Catanduanes State Colleges in 1971. The initial course offered was the Two-year Trade Technical Program major in the different fields of industrial technology including Fishery Courses.
A diploma course in Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education was added in School Year 1974-1975. Students enrolled in this curricular program can select one specialized field as their major. Most of the graduates from the Two-year Trade Technical program were absorbed in the diploma courses having been a ladderized program and the first batch of BSIE graduates was in 1976.
of Health Sciences
The College of Health Sciences, formerly College of Nursing and School of Midwifery, was opened during the school year 1973-1974 by virtue of the CSC Board of Trustees Resolution No. 23, s. 1973 in consonance with the college charter under Republic Act 6341 as amended. The college’s first designated Acting Dean was Mrs. Rebecca Sarmiento and later replaced by Mrs. Rosalinda Leda in 1975.
The first thirty-three graduates of the College, who took the 1976 Nursing Licensure Examination, got a passing average of 88%. In 1979, one of its graduates placed seventh and in 1998, another graduate placed seventh in the Nursing Licensure Examination. Recently in June 2009, another graduate placed 10th in the June 2009 NLE. The midwifery program also produces board topnotchers. As of 2009, it has already a record of 10 board placers.
In its effort to strive for excellence in the conduct of training and practice of nursing, the college has promulgated rules and regulations to govern the behavior of its constituents and maintain function which was approved by Board Resolution No. 210, s. 2000.
The renaming of College of Nursing and School of Midwifery took effect on November 14, 2008 via Office Circular No. 07 s. 2008. This was approved by the CSC Board of Trustees under Board Resolution 52, s. 2007. The change of name, which reflects the evolving needs of time, is forwarded by the Five-Year Development plan of the CSC, specifically on the revision of the organizational structure of the Academic Services.
Meanwhile the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (BSND) program, which was under the College of Arts and Sciences since its inception in 1985, was transferred to the College of Health Sciences effective 1st semester of school year 2009-2010. The transfer is in accordance with Board Resolution No. 52 series of 2007 and consequently by Office Order No. 36, series of 2009 dated March 23, 2009. Accordingly, the core faculty members of said program were likewise transferred to CHS. Board Resolution No. 3-B series of 1985 approved the offering of the course Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics.
The CSC Panganiban Campus, formerly the Catanduanes Agricultural and Industrial College is located at the outskirts of the municipality of Panganiban, one of the northern towns in the province of Catanduanes. This institution of learning has undergone a series of conversions before it was finally integrated to the Catanduanes State Colleges main campus, Virac. Catanduanes.
The CSC Panganiban Campus started from a very humble beginning. Historical records in the northern part of this province showed that the post war year 1946-1947 was marked by an “Educational Hunger.” As a consequence, the Panganiban Junior High School was founded through the collective efforts of the townfolks under the leadership of Mayor Sebastian Quintana and supported by the two ex-mayors, Ignacio Aquino and Florencio Cabrera. To carry on the affairs of the newly established high school, Mr. Eluminado de Castro, who has then the Superintendent for Catanduanes coordinated with Mr. Juan G. Bermudo, the pioneer principal of this school where upon, the first Parent-Teachers Association (PTA) was organized with the Principal as the first adviser and Ignacio Aquino as the President. Because of the strategic location of this school, a great majority of the enrollees came from Caramoran, Bagamanoc, Viga and Panganiban.
With the collaborative efforts and negotiations of the Principal and the PTA President, they were able to acquire the first school site through donations. Among the notable donors were: Messrs. Ignacio Aquino, Florencio Cabrera, Mateo Verceles, Florencio Frias, Jacinto Salvador, Adriano Estefa and others. Since then up to the present, the school site continuously expanded through government purchases. To date, this institution has a total area 227.68 hectares.
To continuously serve the growing populace of the clientele, on July 7, 1947, the late Governor Remegio Socito of Catanduanes worked for the passage of an Unnumbered Resolution creating the Panganiban Provincial High School without any appropriation. This school operated on a self-liquidating basis depending only on the tuition fees. Proceeds from this fee were barely enough to maintain the operation of the school.
On May 17, 1952, Republic Act No. 705, sponsored by Congressman Severiano de Leon of Catanduanes converted the Panganiban Provincial High School to Alicia Agricultural and Fishery School, named in honor of the wife of the late President Elpidio Quirino. This act carried an appropriation of P50,000.00 annually. Again, on June 14, 1956, Republic Act No. 1429, converted this school to Catanduanes Agricultural and Industrial School with an appropriation of P200,000.00 per annum and continued its operation for 15 years without changing the name. Within that span of time, it is note worthy to mention the different past administrators during their term of office as follows.
1. 1949-1960—Mr. Juan G. Bermudo, head of the school and Principal. He worked for the construction of school buildings and other structures, developed the school site for agricultural and fishery production to sustain financial needs particularly in the acquisition of books and other instructional materials and acquire more lots for the laboratory of agriculture students;
2. 1960—1961—Mr. Alejandro B. Vergara, Officer in Charge;
3. 1961-1963—Mr. Justo M. Bensan, Principal;
4. 1963-1965—Mr. Pedro H. Viray, Principal where his tangible project was the construction of the Vocational Agriculture building with eight classrooms.
5. 1965-1970—Mr. Mariano P. Sandoval, Principal
Finally, on September 1971, Republic Act No. 1630 converted the Catanduanes Agricultural and Industrial School into the Catanduanes Agricultural and Industrial College (CAIC) with an appropriation of P500,000.00 annually under the umbrella of the Department of Education and Culture. This conversion was made based on the needs of the time and the clientele it serves, administered shortly by Principal Sofio F. Cabrera who at the same time acted as the OIC Superintendent. Because of the conversion of the high school into a college, during the fiscal year 1972-1973, the appropriation was raised to P600,000.00 under Republic Act No. 6551. The conversion into college is a result of the greatest desire of the institutional leadership for a change to make college education accessible to all.
It was in 1972 when the full-fledged College Superintendent, Justo M. Benson took his seat here until the 1st semester of 1975. By virtue of Circular No. 3 dated May 28, 1974, the Two-Year Agricultural Technician Curriculum was opened on August 1974. By virtue of Circular No.1 dated February 13, 1975, during the incumbency of Superintendent Maximo S. Binos, and upon his approved request dated May 20, 1975, the graduate course leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Agriculture (MATEA) was opened during the 1st semester of 1975-1976. This course operated on a self-liquidating basis. Likewise, approval to open a Teacher Training Course, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education (BSAED) in school year 1975-1976, was approved on August 4, 1975 by the Secretary of Education and Culture, Juan L. Manuel. Finally, the college offered the following degree program as Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education in Food Trade, Drafting and Building Construction.
Similarly as the college continued its operation, other administrations took their posts as follows: from 1975-1979—Supt. Maximo S. Binos where his living mementos are the Executive Houses and the Administration Building; in 1979-1982-OIC Supt. Remegio M. Obedoza whose accomplishment was the erection of the Bagong Lipunan Building; 1982-1985-OIC Superintendent Mauricio J. Medialdea; 1994-1998—Supt. Benjamin C. Arcilla, who will be remembered for having renovated the Engineering Building into a Social Hall, not to mention the concrete fencing in front of the college along the high way.
These Administrators did not entirely concentrated on the construction and development of projects but they have also focused in the procurement of books, laboratory supplies and equipment and other instructional facilities to deliver quality education.
Prior to the integration, the college operates under the umbrella of the Department of Education from its founding date in 1946 to 1994, the date when the college was transferred under the supervision of the Commission on Higher Education.
Pursuant to a Special Provision No. 2 of the CHED FY Budget under the General Appropriations Act of 1999 or better known as Republic Act 8745, mandating the integration of CHED supervised institutions (CSIs) to the State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), the Catanduanes Agricultural and Industrial College (CAIC) was shortly integrated to the Catanduanes State Colleges, (CSC) Virac, Catanduanes effective October 31, 1999. Immediately after, the name was changed to CAIC-CSC Annex, where Mr. Francisco V. Atencia, the successor of Supt. Benjamin Arcilla was the incumbent Superintendent. He remained as Superintendent until his retirement on October 4, 2003. But, before his retirement, he had the following accomplishments: renovation of the teacher’s cottage; renovation of the flagpole; renovation of the Modified Bagong Lipunan Building; completion of the right wing of the academic building; procurement of computer units and other instructional material.
During the first semester of 2001-2002, the President of the Catanduanes State Colleges, main campus, Dr. Adolfo S. Bagadiong granted the CAIC-CSC Annex the authority to offer the old BEED Course with majors in English and Mathematics, as it was the clamor of the people in the service area. However, such offering was just on probationary period.
Notwithstanding, the assumption to office by Dr. Asuncion V. Asetre, the first woman President of the Catanduanes State Colleges on July 7, 2003, paved the way to a change of the college named into CSC Panganiban Campus, together with its organizational structure, now being headed by Prof. Ruben C. Velasco the Campus Administrator Designate, assisted by the Director of Academic Research and Extension Services (ARES) and the Head of the Administrative and Financial Services, both designated positions. Likewise, the offering of the Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED) program was totally granted at the CSC Panganiban Campus and has greatly contributed in the increase of the enrolment by 24%.
Enrichment of circular programs, procurement of computer units, laboratory supplies and equipment, library holdings and maintenance of existing facilities like buildings and other structures were given priority including human resource development programs to ensure or provide the best service to the clientele.
The Catanduanes State Colleges Graduate School was formally opened in summer of 1972, initially offering courses leading to the degree Master of Arts in Education with 213 students. In 1975, the offering was expanded to include Master of Science in Management and in summer of 1976, Master of Arts in Teaching Practical Arts was opened.
Through Board Resolution No. 26, s. 1977, a Revised Graduate Program in Education was adopted with new majors like Mathematics, Filipino, Teaching English as a Second Language, Guidance and Counseling and Home Economics as well as the Graduate Certificate in College Teaching.
The Graduate School offered the Doctor of Education major in Educational Management program in 1986 per Board Resolution No. 8, s. 1985.
Its Master of Arts in Education and Master of Public Administration are currently moving on for Level III accreditation status from the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP).