Cotabato City State Polytechnic College
Saturday, March 17, 2007
|Striving for quality education for Muslim Mindanao
The COTABATO CITY STATE POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE (CCSPC) started as a general secondary school in 1924. In 1983, it was converted into a state college by virtue of Batas Pambansa Blg. 484, initially with 20 faculty members and 517 students.
Nestled on an eight-hectare land in the heart of Cotabato City, the seat of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), the CCSPC now offers various graduate, baccalaureate and non-degree courses to the people of Mindanao.
In addition to its big main campus in Cotabato City, the CCSPC boasts of another eight-hectare campus in Barangay Rebuken, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao which is utilized as a laboratory practicum area of the College of Agriculture; its six-hectare land in Parang, Shariff Kabunsuan for practicum and research of the College of Fisheries; and 1,000 hectares in Mt. Lenangan of Datu Odin Sinsuat, Shariff Kabunsuan for the College of Forestry practicum and research.
As provided in Batas Pambansa Blg. 484, the Cotabato City National High School in Cotabato City was to be converted into a state polytechnic college now known as the Cotabato City State Polytechnic College (CCSPC). The higher educational institution promulgated policies of the CCSPC Governing Board:
The Cotabato City State Polyetchnic
With a 212-strong manpower, 3,086 students and 14,275 graduates, CCSPC is now headed by its president, Dr. Dingan Ali. In his latest report, Dr. Ali demonstrates the continuing high levels of productivity and achievements of the faculty, staff, and students of the College. The report addressed to the CCSP Board of Trustees calls attention on the outcomes, and the major thrusts of the strategic plan of the College, the road map of which he laid down during his inaugural address.
The CCSPC president shared to the Board his initiatives focused on: providing quality education and training in order for its graduates to be adequately prepared and become very competitive in the labor markets and entrepreneurial pursuits; making research, extension and production functional; and implementing cost-effective resource management schemes to ensure effective institutional management, economical and efficient operations of the College.
The Cotabato City State Polytechnic College offers graduate courses under its Graduate Studies program. These courses lead to the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy majors in Educational Administration and Public Administration; Master of Science major in Agricultural Extension; Master of Public Administration; Master of Arts in Education major in School Administration and Supervision; and Master of Arts in Teaching major in Food Technology.
Its undergraduate studies program offer the degrees Bachelor of Science in Agriculture majors in Animal Science, Agronomy, and Agricultural Extension; Bachelor of Agricultural Technology; Bachelors of Science in Community Development, Mathematics, Industrial Psychology, Islamic Studies, and Social Work, Commerce major in Management, Public Administration, Civil Engineering, Information Technology, Industrial Technology majors in Civil Technology and Electrical Technology, Fisheries, and Forestry; Bachelor in Secondary Education majors in English, Mathematics, Music, Arts and Physical Education, Technology and Livelihood, and Education;
Two-year courses are also available to the youth of Cotabato City and nearby areas. These are Associates in Architectural Drafting, Agricultural Technology, Computer Science, Food Technology; and Forest Ranger Course.
A Laboratory High School is likewise offered to secondary school students.
The Cotabato City State Polytechnic College has the distinction of being the oldest educational institution since the then Cotabato Empire, which has served the communities for 82 years and continuously produces high-ranking officials and intellectual leaders of the local governments, Region XII, ARMM and provinces of Maguindanao and Shariff Kabunsuan .
Not only does it have accredited graduate education programs, its undergraduate programs have also consistently produced board passers in the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) licensure examinations in Education, Social Work, Forestry, Fisheries, and Civil Engineering.