Batangas State University, ARASOF, Nasugbu Campus
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The Batangas State University – ARASOF, Nasugbu Campus is located at Barangay Bucana, Nasugbu, Batangas. It started as a branch of the Philippine Institute of Fisheries Technology in Nasugbu, Batangas on May 1952 by virtue of Republic Act No. 685 passed by Congress through the efforts of the late Congressman Apolinario R. Apacible and former Director of Fisheries, Dr. Deogracias Villadolid. A 4.3-hectare tract of land was donated by Don Antonio Roxas y Cia.
On January 12, 1957, the institute, which was formerly under the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, was transferred to the Department of Education directly under the General Office of the Bureau of Public Schools.
On June 10, 1957, the institute started offering secondary fishery curriculum, and the name was changed to Batangas School of Fisheries. In 1963, the school was transferred to the Bureau of Vocational Education under the supervision of the Superintendent of Marikina School of Arts and Trades in Marikina, then to Pablo Borbon School of Arts and Trades in Batangas City, and lastly, Cavite School of Fisheries.
In 1972, the school became an independent fishery school under a school administrator who later on became the school's Superintendent. During the school year 1974-1975, it started offering the Fishery Technical Education Curriculum leading to the Diploma in Fishery Technology.
In view of the urgent need for qualified fishery technologists in various phases of fishery industry, the four – year Fishery Technology curriculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Fisheries (BSF) was approved by the Bureau of Vocational Education under the Dep. of Education on October 7, 1974 and was offered starting school year 1975 – 1976. On July 1, 1975, the school was transferred to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MECS), Region IV.
By virtue of Presidential Decree 787 issued on August 20, 1975, the name of the institution was changed to Apolinario R. Apacible School of Fisheries in recognition of the congressman who sponsored the bill in Congress. In 1981, the school was transferred to the Dept. of Education Culture and Sports under the Higher Education Regional Office, Region IV. In 1981, also, the school opened an elementary unit starting with Grade One. This unit serves as the pilot school for the integration of the three levels, elementary, secondary and tertiary, in a fishery school. It is known as Integrated Fisheries Elementary Unit of ARASOF. Starting SY 1994 – 1995, the school offered Bachelor of Science in Fishery Education (BSFED).
By virtue of Republic Act No. 7722 otherwise known as the “Higher Education Act of 1994”, the Apolinario R. Apacible School of Fisheries was placed under the Commission on Higher Education as a CHED Supervised Institution. On July 5, 1996, the school was authorized to offer Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management (BSHRM) and Bachelor of Science in Food Technology (BSFT) courses effective Collegiate Year 1996 – 1997 through CHED Order No. 42. s. 1996, by virtue of Resolution No. R 117 – 96, s. 1996. The same authority was granted on September 11, 1997 through CHED Order No. 46, s. 1997, by virtue of resolution No. R 288, s. 1997 to offer the Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Elementary Education major in English, Mathematics and General Science effective Collegiate Year 1997 – 1998. The following year, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Bachelor of Science in Information Management were offered.
On February 25, 2000, the Board of Trustees of Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology passed Board Resolution No. 2, s. 2000 approving the official integration of ARASOF and two other schools pursuant to the provisions of R. A. No. 8292 otherwise known as the Higher Education Modernization Act of 1997 effective January, 2000.
Subsequently, on March 24. 2000 through a referendum, the Board of Trustees of PBMIT approved the official name and address of this institution as: Republic of the Philippines PABLO BORBON MEMORIAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY APOLINARIO R. APACIBLE SCHOOL OF FISHERIES Nasugbu, Batangas. On March 22, 2001, by virtue of Republic Act No. 9045, the BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY was created by integrating the Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology with all its branches, Jose P. Laurel Polytechnic College in Malvar, Apolinario R. Apacible School of Fisheries in Nasugbu and Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Sto. Tomas.
 College of Informatics and Computing Sciences
The world is heading towards computerization and the powerful role that information technology plays toward this end is inevitable. The College of Informatics and Computing Sciences of the Batangas State University ARASOF was conceived to take charge of training BSU students in the field of computers to better equip them in keeping up with the pace and magnitude of change in today’s modern world. The CICS five-year modernization plan runs tandem with the university’s thrust to be the government’s partner in national development. With the state of the art computer hardware and software, as well as multimedia facilities to support modern instructional techniques, the BSU-CICS aims to produce versatile and globally competitive graduates capable of utilizing both modern technology and the Internet to their best advantage.
 College Philosophy
The CICS believes that excellence in teaching founded around the ideals of high quality education is the key to unlocking intellectual and personal possibilities for students, thereby producing highly qualified professionals in the field of information technology and management
 College Mission
Provide students with firm foundation and expertise in information technology to produce professionals that are responsive to the needs of the industry and the society.
 College Vision
Recognizing information technology as our bridge to the future, the CICS to be one of the nation's provider of quality education and training in information technology to meet the growing needs for highly trained individuals in the IT industry.
 Program Offerings
Barchelor of Science in Information Technology Barchelor of Science in Information Management Barchelor of Science in Computer Engineering Associate in Computer Technology
 College of Teacher Education
The College of Teacher Education (CTE) is Batangas State University’s answer to meet the nation’s goal of empowering educators through quality yet affordable teacher training.The CTE was created on September 11, 1997 through Commission on Higher Education Order No. 46, S 1997 by virtue of Resolution No. 288-97, Series of 1997.Committed to contribute to national progress by developing the full potentials of educators, the CTE employs highly qualified faculty to teach in various fields of specialization. CTE also provides modern physical facilities geared towards the achievement of professional competence in the educational field.Basically on its third year, CTE prides itself with remarkable performance of its graduates, many of whom have distinguished themselves both in the Liscensure Examination for Teachers and in the practice of their profession.Inspired and motivated by the philosophy, mission and vision of Batangas State University, the CTE’s dedication to be the government’s partner in national development is guided by its own philosophy, mission and vision.
 College of Foods and International Hospitality Management
The College of Foods and International Hospitality Management (CFIHM) is one of Batangas State University’s replies to meet our country’s goal of empowering the youth through quality yet affordable training for Food Technologists, Hotel and Restaurant Managers and Tourism Managers.On July 5, 1996, Bachelor of Science in Food Technology and Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management courses were offered by the Apolinario R. Apacible School of Fisheries through the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Order Number 42 s. 1996 by virtue of Resolution Number 117-96, s. 1996. In June, 2000 ARASOF started offering Bachelor of Science in Tourism.CFIHM has highly qualified faculty to teach in various fields of specialization. It has modern facilities geared towards the achievement of professional competence in different disciplines.Many of its graduates are now employed in prestigious food firms or are self-employed as caterers. Even its practicumers are acclaimed for their performances here and abroad.Inspired by the philosophy, vision and mission of the Batangas State University, the CFIHM, committed to be our government’s partner in national development is guided by its own philosophy, vision and mission
 College of Business Administration
The College of Business Administration (CBA) is in consonance with the values and academic tradition of the Batangas State University to offer quality yet affordable education committed to the continuous pursuit of excellence in under- graduate business and management education in response to national development.The college was created upon the integration of the Apolinario R. Apacible School of Fisheries, by virtue of Republic Act. No. 1945, creating the Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology into Batangas State University.The prescribed curriculum takes into consideration the Commission on Higher Education’s requirement on general education. It is aligned with the pertinent provision of Republic Act. (RA) No. 7722 otherwise known as the “Higher Education Act of 1994” and for the purpose of rationalizing Business and Management Education (BME) in the country with the end view of keeping pace with the demand of global competitiveness.The college trains its student to become professionals who are well-versed in economic principles, policies, and research methodologies. The program is designed to develop students for entrepreneurial or corporate work in marketing, office administration and for them to be trainable for higher responsibilities. Inspired and guided by the philosophy, mission and vision of the Batangas State University – ARASOF Nasugbu Campus, the College of Business Administration education program contributes in preparing the students to become business leaders who are receptive for the changing demands of technology in the business world. "mga bobo ang students nf cfhim hahahah ang aarte pa wala naman ibubuga"
 College of Liberal Arts
The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) of the Batangas State University, ARASOF, Nasugbu Campus is committed to produce a new breed of professionals imbued with authentic Filipino values and equipped with substantial skills and knowledge necessary for attaining employment. The college also seeks the total human development of the youth by providing varied opportunities for their continuing liberal education through a balanced program of moral, intellectual, physical and social formation. Guided by its philosophy, vision, mission and goals, the College of Liberal Arts will prepare young men and women for a richer, more rewarding function; to make them “whole” persons and prepare them for life. The students are very creative in film making in this way the students will train how to make film production.
 College of Agriculture and Fisheries
A thorough analysis of the development trends in the agriculture and fisheries-based industries and education sector was made to provide valuable insights in the probable composition and structure, growth patterns, attendant skills and expertise requirements of the industry. Consequently, the College feels that there has to be a progressive realignment in program thrusts in all higher institution of learning in fisheries and allied disciplines to stall the drift of this sector of the educational system into irrelevance and more importantly, to match output with the current and foreseeable skills and expertise requirements of marine based industries. As its response to the current and foreseeable training and expertise requirement of its service sectors, the College humbly presents the CAREER FORMATION PROGRAM – a package of professional and sub-professional courses in agriculture and fisheries that offers opportunities for productive careers in the agro-fishery sectors of the Philippine economy.
 Institute of Maritime Transportation
The CMS is one of the ten colleges of Batangas State University (BSU) – ARASOF Nasugbu Campus which aims to provide the Special Training in the form of Seafarers Rating Course registered with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and to give the graduates the springboard to a seafaring career from support to operation to management level.
 College of Physical Education and Cultural Affairs
The College of Physical Education, Sports, and Cultural Affairs (CPESCA) is committed to the optimum development of individual – physically, emotionally and mentally, through total body movements in the performance of properly selected activities.The CPESCA, apart from fostering moral, physical, social and intellectual development is now seen as a discipline that can significantly contribute to the revival and preservation of the Filipino Cultural Heritage in terms of indigenous games, sports, songs, and dances.The CPESCA believes that the educational preparation and training provided to the Filipino youth in school determine their productivity in society in later years. In this regard, the development of knowledge, abilities, skills and attitudes is maximized in the attempt of the schools to develop well-rounded individuals. [[Image:Bsu_field.jpg |frame|BSU-ARASOF Sports Field ]]
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