History and Features

Las Piñas Campus

Dedicated to the idea of service to the community and to the people, Dr. Uy believed that this might be realized by combining health care and education, and so the basis for Las Piñas College came into being. Classes began in June 1975 with courses and programs in kindergarten, elementary, and high school teaching, nursing, the first two years of Liberal Arts, and vocational courses such as automotive repair, dressmaking, tailoring and general clerical. In 1977, the GN Program in the nursing school was phased out and replaced by the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program. Likewise, the two-year Junior Secretarial Course was first offered.

In June 1979, the first two years of Business Administration and Engineering, including the two-year Architectural Drafting, were offered under the aegis of what was at the time, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MECS); now it is the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) working together with the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA), which oversees the technical and vocational programs.

By the 1982-1983 school year, the department of Education, Culture and Sports allowed the institution to offer a two-year Hotel and Restaurant Management course. That year, the Doña Guillermina Building was completed and construction on the Administrative Building started. In preparation for the college's expansion to become a university, LPC worked to qualify for permission to offer a graduate course in business, leading to a Master's program in Business Administration, but the founder died before this came to pass.

Under the management and supervision of the founder's widow, Doctor Luz Co Uy, Las Piñas College earned the recognition permits to offer a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and in Civil Engineering from CHED in 1993. Later offerings at the B.S. level include Mechanical Engineering, and Accountancy; two-year programs include Nursing Assistant, Computer Secretarial and Technology courses, Office Management and other programs.


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