Jose P. Laurel Polytechnic College (JPLPC) was created through Republic Act 5417 on June 15, 1968 as Jose P. Laurel Sr. Memorial School of Arts and Trades (JPLSr.MSAT). It started accepting its first batch of first year high school students in 1970. Six years after, JPL Sr. MSAT was permitted to open the Two-Year Technical Trade Education and was accredited in offering Certificate of Technical course in 1987 under DECS Order 56, 59 and 63. Classified as one of the leading vocational schools in Region IV, JPL Sr. MSAT was chosen as pilot school for the SEDP Curriculum in 1985 and awarded distinction as Regional Leader School for 1985 SEDP for Technology and Home Economics. On May 21, 1992 through the Republic Act 7519, JPL Sr. MSAT was converted to Jose P. Laurel Polytechnic College. In 1996, the Commission on Higher Education granted at JPLPC permission to other degree courses.
It started offering the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology in 1997 and its first batch of graduates in April 4, 2001. Upon the approval of the Republic Act 9054 in March 21, 2001, the Batangas State University was created integrating JPLPC as one of its autonomous campuses in Batangas. This led into the signing of a Sports and Batangas State University concerning the transfer of the JPLPC non-laboratory high school to DECS on May 8, 2001.
At present, five colleges, ie. College of Industrial Technology, College of Teacher Education & Human Kinetics, College of Engineering & Computing Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Accountancy, Business, Economics and International Hospitality Management are in full operation at BSU-JPLPC offering a wide array of non-degree and degree courses to students coming from the different localities of Batangas. In June 2005, BSU-JPLPC started its Integrated Laboratory School offering Pre-Elementary and Elementary courses and now on its fifth year of operation.
Goals and Objectives of Each College
College of Industrial Technology (CIT)
The College of Industrial Technology shall produce well – rounded and globally competitive individuals who meet local, national and international demands for skilled workers.
Objectives of CIT
- to devise up-to-date curricula that help attain goals, meet changing requirements and reflect changes in Industrial Technology;
- to facilitate quality technical-vocational education and training towards holistic competency and proficiency of the individuals in the different technology areas;
- to mold individuals whose personal, social technical, practical qualities make them productive and valuable citizens of a global village;
- to train technologists in the use applied research by innovating ways to address needs and problems and by implementing and extending current technology.
College of Teacher Education and Human Kinetics (CTE&HK)
The College of Teacher Education and Human Kinetics (CTE & HK) aims to develop future elementary, secondary and technology teachers who are imbued with the idealism of the humanist, with a sense of respect for the advancement of Philippine life and culture, and with a genuine desire to facilitate learning and be conveyors of knowledge and values in all disciplines.
Objectives of CTE:The College of Teacher Education aims to:
- provide greater understanding of the thrusts of government in its role of nation building through a general education program that instills love of country, culture, integrity, dignity of work and spiritual vigor;
- provide opportunities as formation center of quality and excellence in the different programs like BEED, BSED, BSIEd, BSECEd and BSCOEd to students in Region IV and neighboring areas; and
- provide adequate reservoir of teachers trained to teach in the elementary, secondary and tertiary levels.
College of Engineering and Computing Sciences (CE&CS)
The College of Engineering and Computing Sciences aims to develop a well rounded graduate attuned to the promotion of a national identity imbued with moral integrity, spiritual vigor, credible and relevant ideals in the professional pursuit and furtherance of the chosen profession.
It seeks to promote a standard of excellence in the education of competent young men and women who can assume leadership and/or meaningful participation in the field of engineering, architecture and fine arts.Objectives of CE & CS:
The College of Engineering and Computing Sciences aims to:
- provide the students with rigorous training in both the theoretical and practical aspects of engineering and information technology;
- explore the uses of computers for real time processing and to adapt hardware technologies to third-world realities by looking at microprocessors and microprocessor interfacing;
- produce qualified and well-round computer professionals who can help develop systems supportive of the information needs of the industry and the government using computer-based information system; and
- produce dynamic and socially aware IT professionals who will undertake the search for new knowledge and apply this to Philippine realities.
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
The College of Arts and Sciences is the HEART of the University. It is deeply committed to produce highly qualified, globally-minded and humane professionals through quality instruction, relevant research and meaningful community service programs.Objectives of CAS
The College of Arts and Sciences aims to:
- To prepare the graduates of the different disciplines for professional careers in their chosen field of specialization;
- To equip graduates with a strong foundation in the arts and sciences with accompanying behavioral and social preparation of a well-rounded personality;
- To conduct more relevant and responsive programs in research and extension service to enhance instruction and linkages, disseminate research findings to promote viable technologies in the service area; and
- To provide the manpower needs of industries and other service areas with dedicated professional workers having positive outlook in life and work and innate love for God, country and fellowmen.
The College of Accountancy, Business, Economics and International Hospitality Management aims to contribute to the nation’s economic, social and commercial development through an interdisciplinary approach to accounting and business education shaped by high quality research and a critical perspective to business practice.Objectives of CABEIHM
The College of Accountancy, Business, Economics and International Hospitality Management aims to:
- To provide multiple paths into the field of accountancy business and economics that will create a wide range of career options for students;
- To enhance students personal skills and knowledge while developing their competence in analytic decision-making; and
- To develop among students a critical awareness of socio-economic issues amidst a continuously changing business and economic environment which can lead to greater and more positive socio-economic transformation.
The Executive Director
Tel Nos. : (043) 778-2170 local 101
(043) 778-5461 local 101
The Director for Academic Affairs
CIT & SFIHM Associate Dean
The Director for Administration and Finance
CE & CS Associate Dean
The Associate Deans
CTE Local 124
CE & CS Local 106
CAS & CABE Local 122
SFIHM Local 112
Testing and Admission Office Local 111
Accounting Office Local 105
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