SSC gears up in becoming a university
From a center of excellence, SSC upgrades its vision to ‘a culture of excellence’.
PHOTO BY VIC ALUB
As a premier higher institution, SSC is expected to produce graduates who will provide for the economic development of the tourism and the trade industry of the province. Thus, new courses related to these fields were approved and is now offered this academic year including Bachelor of Science in HRM, Tourism, and Entrepreneurship for the undergraduate school. Plans on opening courses for BS in Nutrition on Dietetics, Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Inclusive and Special Needs Education and Bachelor of Physical Education Major in School PE are being furnished as well. Most of these programs once approved will take effect on the school year 2018-2019.
In terms of faculty development, respective professors and instructors from four campuses are on scholarship grants for their masters and doctorate degrees. This shall ensure an institution of skilled and competent teaching man power who will not only improve instruction in the academe but will also create change agents both in local and international level.
Dr. Modesto D. Detera, college president, explained that the improvement of instruction in SSC will not only benefit its stakeholders but will also help in attaining its goal of becoming an outlet of research and innovations. “We want to increase our manpower here in Sorsogon by producing graduates who are licenced and certified accountants, scientist and engineers and educators ,” Dr. Detera added.
Accordingly, the college has been producing topnotchers in board and licensure examinations. Last year, Edcel Reblora Fortes landed second with a rating of 89.40%, in the 2016 Mechanical Engineering Board Examinations. Likewise, Hazel Rose Deniega, a Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd) graduate, ranked 3rd with a rating of 87.60% last year during the 2016 Licensure Exam for Teachers. This year, seven new CPA are proving the competence of SSC as they passed the board in as first timers: Gelyn Estrellado, Jomelyn Dudos, Teddy De Vera, Shyra Janapin, Cherry Españo, Shaira Hillao and Jill Anabelle Laguidao.
Moreover, the Technology Department portrayed leverage on being awarded with the highest employment and certification rate in the Bicol region. This is because of its 13 assessment centers with registered competency programs including Electrical and Installation Maintenance (EIM), Baking and Pastries Production (BPP), Shield Metal and Welding (SMAW-NC1). This year, coming on-the-job trainees of Technology Department are expected to have undergone assessments and acquired National Certificates, to ensure the continuous stand of the Technology Department on producing highly skilled and competent graduates.
In fact, the Technology program is now level 3 qualified together with the Bachelor in Elementary Education (BEED) and Bachelor in Secondary Education (BSED) programs of the Education Department as evaluated and surveyed by the the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and University in the Philippines (AACCUP).