The year 1946 was ushered in by dazzling rays of hope for peace, progress, and freedom after the Philippines was devastated by the ravages of World War II. Through his vision and foresight, eminent physician Dr. Nicolas G. Escario, Sr. founded the present prestigious institution of learning in Cebu, the Cebu Institute of Technology. In collaboration with three illustrious Cebuano technocrats: Engr. Fidel C. Dagani, Engr. Amancio A. Alcordo, and Engr. Jose A. Cavan, Dr. Escario prepared the groundwork for the establishment of the institution. The proposal for the academic venture convinced the future CIT Board of Trustees of its feasibility and the wisdom of opening an engineering school. The project reached its final stage when Don Simplicio A. Lizares, Sr. was elected as CIT’s first Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Nicolas G. Escario, Sr., as President, and Don Rodolfo T. Lizares, Sr. as Vice President who all together pooled their resources to put up the required facilities and services of the institution.The Cebu Institute of Technology opened in 1946 with two pre-fabricated structures on F. Ramos Street. The school started with 512 pioneering students enrolled in high school and college levels. It offered: Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Chemical Engineering, Architecture, and vocational programs. In tune with the objective of the higher education to answer the needs of the time and to complement the technical programs offered, the first non-technical program offered was the Liberal Arts in 1947, Pharmacy and Junior Normal programs in 1948, and Education in 1949. The Vocational department was phased out in 1951 while the College of Commerce was opened in the same year. Two years later, in 1953, the Sanitary Engineering department started. To meet the demands of the growing society, other programs were offered such as Pre-Medicine in 1957 and Secretarial in 1958.On November 1, 1958, the CIT Founder and first President Dr. Nicolas G. Escario, Sr. died, leaving the legacy of a dignified politician, honest statesman, and a compassionate physician. At that time, he was able to put up eight semi-concrete school buildings located on C. Padilla Street.Don Rodolfo T. Lizares, Sr. took over as the second President of CIT. In 1960, under the helm of the new President, the Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering was offered. In affiliation with Cebu Velez College, the pre-Nursing and Doctor of Medicine programs were also offered in the same year. Foreseeing the demands for Science and Technology, the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering program was opened in 1968.Resourceful and bold in his program for progress, Don Rodolfo T. Lizares, Sr. then replaced the old structures with modern buildings and consequently acquired more facilities in line with the progressive trends in educational management. With his abiding faith in the education of the youth and great zeal of leadership, he acquired a new site for CIT on the N. Bacalso Avenue in 1965 and erected a modern four storey building which was initially occupied by the college graduating students of 1971. Gradually, the remaining colleges at C. Padilla were transferred to the new site. The new campus soon housed the administrative staff, college academic buildings, college library, engineering and science laboratories, and provided sprawling grounds for parking, athletics, and drill purposes. Towards the end of 1978, President Rodolfo T. Lizares, Sr., took the boldest venture by engaging in a multi-million-development plan with the Educational Project Implementing Task Force (EDPITAF) of the government. Through this program, CIT became the resource-based institution for engineering programs in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.CIT’s aim towards progress surged to new heights in the academe when it received an award as the MOST OUTSTANDING INSTITUTION FOR LEARNING IN CEBU CITY during the Cebu City Charter Day celebration in 1980.The demands from the electronics industry in the 80′s challenged the institution to offer the Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering program in 1983.Keeping abreast with the advancement of science and technology, special computer programs were offered in 1983 under the Computer Department. As it grew, the department was renamed the Department of Computer Studies with its innovative ladderized curricula. It was given government recognition by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) to operate its degree programs: Information and Computer Science, Computer Management, Computer Technology, and Computer Engineering with their corresponding associate certificates.The passing away of President Rodolfo A. Lizares, Sr. on April 4, 1991 paved the way for CIT’s leadership to a younger and dynamic successor, Mr. Gregorio L. Escario, the third president of the institution. Under his leadership, Pre-school was opened together with the reopening of the Elementary Department in 1992. A modern three-storey building fully equipped with modern academic facilities now houses the department.Ever aspiring for its quest for academic excellence, the Cebu Institute of Technology was awarded as the MOST OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC INSTITUTION IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY for Region VII in 1994.Aside from continuing his leadership in education in the three academic levels, President Escario has given full support to other innovative special programs such as Industry-Academe Linkages and Special Computer Programs. Consequently, the Department of Computer Studies (DoCS) – currently the College of Computer Studies – was awarded with multi-million peso funding assistance from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for the creation of the Multimedia Development and Training Center (MDTC) and the Software Development and Training Center (SDTC).As CIT continues its march towards progress and academic excellence, the institution was deputized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to offer the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) in 1999.
Freshmen Academic Scholarship (FAS) Qualification: * Must be an incoming first year college student who is among the Top Ten (10) graduates of any public or private high school Requirements: * Dry sealed Certification of Graduation Honors from the HS Principal indicating the honors received/overall ranking and the total number of graduates * Comprehensive resume with 2 x 2 colored picture Conditions: (1) A scholarship applicant must attend the scholarship orientation that will be conducted by the Office of Admissions and Scholarships. He/She must sign the scholarship undertaking. (2) Freshmen Academic Scholars with one year privilege must meet the following requirements in order to enjoy the same privilege in the succeeding semester: § Academic load of not less than 18 units in the first semester; § Average grade of at least 4.0 with no NC or failing mark in the first semester. In case the scholar’s average grade is below 4.0 with no NC or failing mark, his/her scholarship privilege in the next semester shall be downgraded to: i. Full TD from Free-All ii. 75% TD from Full TD iii. 25% TD from 50% TD iv. 10% TD from 25% TD, for CIT Pilot Section (3) Furthermore, if a student fails to file a scholarship application form within the prescribed period, his/her scholarship shall be forfeited and cannot be enjoyed in the next semester. However, if he/she is qualified for a one-year scholarship but has failed to apply the same during the semester, the student may still avail of his/her scholarship privilege in the succeeding semester only, upon the submission and approval of his/her scholarship application form, subject to the policy on the minimum average grade requirement. (4) Moreover, a freshman academic scholar enjoying a one-school-year scholarship privilege is required to attend at least 80% of the total number of meetings in one of the LEP classes, preferably English, Mathematics or Computer Programming classes, in the first semester. Failure to meet this requirement disqualifies him/her from enjoying his/her scholarship privilege in the second semester. Requirements: · Dry-sealed Certification of Graduation Honors from the HS Principal indicating the honors received, overall ranking, and the total number of graduates of the HS Batch · Comprehensive resume’ with 2×2 colored picture · Entrance Examination Result · Confirmation Letter from the HS Principal attesting the graduation honors received by an applicant. This letter MUST be mailed to CIT. Hand carried Confirmation Letters are NOT accepted.
Special Academic Scholarship Graduates of some identified high schools may be given special academic scholarships. Please contact the Office of Admissions and Scholarships for more information.
Upperclassmen Academic Scholarship The OAS prepares and announces the names of students who will qualify for this scholarship at the start of every semester. The Registrar’s Office provides the OAS the report on the Grade Average of the students every semester. Qualification: · CIT students with at least one semester residence · Must have an academic load of not less than 18 units in the previous semester (excluding ROTC/NSTP/bracketed subjects) · Minimum grade of 4.2 for College Scholars, 4.5 for Presidential Scholars except in ROTC/NSTP and/or PE subjects. · No NC or failing mark in the previous semester
High School Academic Scholarship (1) HS Freshmen Academic Scholarship (HS-FAS) Qualification: Must be among the Top Ten (10) graduates of any public or private elementary schools. Privileges: • Top 10 CIT Elementary Department graduates who will enroll in the CIT-HS Department are given Full Tuition Discount and Free Textbooks. Requirement: Recommendation letter of the principal, duly approved by the Office of the President. (2) Top Ten CIT – HS Students Qualification: Honor HS students in different year level. Requirement: Recommendation letter of the principal, duly approved by the Office of the President.
Non-Academic Scholarships Privilege : Free All Qualifications: Must have at least one semester residence in CIT or CIT – HS graduate Annual income of parents not more than PHP 120, 000 Requirements: Application letter addressed to the CIT President Bio Data with 2×2 colored picture with white background Latest Income Tax Return of both parents or Tax Exemption Certificate Latest Police Clearance Copy of latest grades Certificate of good moral character Medical certificate Note: The Non-Academic Scholarship is transacted at the Human Resource Department
Special Non-Academic Scholarships Trainers and Coaches CIT Dance Troupe Members of HS Drum & Bugle Corp / Minorettes NOTE: Privilege of the above-mentioned categories are determined upon the recommendation of the respective coordinators.
Athletics Scholarships Varsity Players of the following teams: Basketball (HS/College) Volleyball (College) Badminton (College) NOTE: Privileges are determined upon the recommendation of the respective coaches.
Other Discount Privileges a. Full-Payment Discount (FPD) If the school fees are paid in full on or before the prescribed deadline in applying for discounts, the student is entitled to a 5% discount. b. Student Discount Plan (SDP) Brothers and sisters enrolled concurrently are given discounts if applied for within the prescribed period. 1 Sibling – 10% Tuition Discount 2 or more Siblings – 15% Tuition Discount c. Loyalty Discount (LD) Graduates form CIT-HS are given loyalty discount upon enrollment at the College Department d. Faculty-Admin Discount (FAD) Children of CIT Employees are given discounts if applied for within the prescribed period. For details, refer to the Faculty Manual and Administrative Manual. FAD is transacted at the Human Resource Department.
SPONSORED SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS ABOITIZ COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP Privilege: Free All and Allowance AMB. PHILIPPE J. LHUILLIER SCHOLARSHIP (P.J. LHUILLIER FOUNDATION, INC.) Privilege: P15 000 per semester as tuition subsidy ANALOG DEVICES INC. SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Free All ARGAO TERTIARY SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Privilege: Free All RAUL VERAME SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Privilege: Free All CEAAW (CEBU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON) SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Free All and Book Allowance CITAA-ARIZONA CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Free All CITAA-AUSTRALIA CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Free All CITAA-CEBU CHAPTER (ENGR. CHARLIE NG) SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Free All CITAA – CEBU CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Free All CITAA – ESB CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Free All CITAA – LAS VEGAS CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Free All CITAA-LAS VEGAS CHAPTER (ENGR. BEN ALMAGRO) SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Free All CITAA-LUZON CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Free All CITAA – MIDWEST CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Free All CITAA -SOCAL CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Free All CIT-DU ETEEAP SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Full Tuition Subsidy CTEAAP (CEBU TERTIARY EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ) SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Full tuition subsidy granted by the Cebu Provincial Government DAVAO LIGHT & POWER CO. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Privilege: Free-All Scholarship DENR LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Privilege: Free-All Scholarship including monthly stipend and allowance for books and school supplies
DOST-JCSTS ( Junior College Science and Technology Scholarship) Privilege: P6,000 per semester as tuition subsidy P3,000 monthly stipend for 10 / 11 months P1,500 book allowance per semester
Engr. Pedrito Uy Scholarship Grant Privilege: Free-All Scholarship including allowances for books, transportation and board and lodging FAIRCHILD SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Free All P2,500 monthly stipends for 10 months P1,500 book allowance per semester GSIS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Privilege: School Fees, not more than P30,000 per semester P2,000.00 monthly stipend JURANI FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Free All KEPPEL CEBU SHIPYARD SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Full Tuition Subsidy of Php 20,000.00 per semester Book Allowance of Php 5,000.00 per semester Cost of Living Allowance of Php 15,000.00 per semester KIAMCO-SARNILLO SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Free All LEXMARK R&D CORPORATION SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS Privilege: Free All P3,000 monthly stipend for 10 months P3,000 book allowance per semester P500 clothing allowance per year Transportation allowance LEXMARK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (FOR LEXMARK EMPLOYEES ONLY) Privilege: Tuition subsidy for a maximum of 9 units only SOLEDECO (SOCORRO LIZARES ESCARIO DEVT. CORP.) SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Free All NECFI (NEC FOUNDATION, INC.) SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Maximum of P25,000 per AY as tuition subsidy P3,600 monthly stipend for 10 months P5,500 books and school supplies allowance per AY Maximum of P12,000 allowance for special projects for the duration of the course OWWA -CMWSP (CONGRESSIONAL MIGRANT WORKERS) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Privilege: P10,000 per semester OWWA – EDSP ( EDUCATION FOR DEV’T SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM) Privilege: P30, 000 per semester PAMWE (PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION OF METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON ENGINEERS) SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: P5,000 tuition subsidy per semester PHINMA (PHILIPPINE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS, INC.) EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Privilege: P15,000 per semester to cover official school fees and allowances SM FOUNDATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP GRANT Privilege: Free All and allowance EDWARD AND EVA UNDERWOOD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION Privilege: Free All and allowance VISAYAN ELECTRIC CO. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Privilege: Free-All Scholarship FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS - Student Financial Program (STUFAP) - Student Assistance Fund for Educational Loan (SAFE Loan) - Study-Now-Pay-Later Plan (SNPLP) - Skills Enhancement and Educational Development for Students (SEEDS)
Philippine Association of Metropolitan Washington Engineers (PAMWE)
Central Visayas Consortium on Industry and Energy Research Development
Networking and Linkages As part of a larger community, Cebu Institute of Technology recognizes the need to develop partnership arrangements with other institutions/organizations. These partnerships are expected to generate opportunities for development of its employees and students. To realize this initiative, the creation of the NETWORKING and LINKAGES OFFICE (NLO) is recommended. NETWORKING AND LINKAGES OFFICE The Networking and Linkages Office (NLO), under the Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs is responsible for creating linkages with other universities, research organizations, and funding agencies on the local, regional, national and international levels. These linkages will focus on faculty and student exchange programs, training programs; collaborative research activities with universities and research organizations, and partnerships with funding agencies in carrying out projects on scholarships grants, researches, and with the government and NGOs in implementing its community development projects. Brief background External linkages was then under the defunct Office of Scholarships and External Affairs. During the existence of this office, the following activities were undertaken by the school: In the area of scholarships, the school partnered with PAMWE, under the CFO of DFA, in undertaking a perpetual scholarship program for college students. This program started in 1989. In the area of research, CIT is a member of the CVCIERD, or the Central Visayas Consortium on Industry and Energy Research Development since 2003. This consortium is sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology to initiate collaborative efforts on research. Likewise, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology, faculty members of CIT participate in the implementation of the Manufacturing Productivity Extension Program(MPEX), for SME’s who are engaged in the export industry. This is one way of helping the government implement its community development programs by helping SMEs increase their productivity in order to be competitive in the world market. As such, it is now the challenge of CIT to expand its horizon by actively pursuing networking and linkage activities. The following shall be the scope of the Networking and Linkages Office: 1. create collaborative research activities with other colleges and universities, research organizations and government agencies here in the Philippines and globally in coordination with the Research and Development Coordination Office (RDCO); 2. solicit linkages with other colleges and universities(local and international) on faculty and student exchange programs; 3. establish linkages with government, other universities, and NGOs for joint community development projects in coordination with the Community Extension Service (CES) office ; 4. prepare institutional agreements with government agencies, NGOs and the industry to secure funds for the school’s research , scholarship grants, and training activities; and 5. assist, monitor and evaluate linkage activities among the colleges and departments.