The Hstory of Colegio San Agustin Bacolod
Colegio San Agustin – Bacolod traces its beginnings to the Casanova School founded by Doña Soledad Locsin, which officially became Colegio de San Agustin de Bacolod on July 8, 1962. It initially offered kindergarten, elementary, and high school education. In response to the need of a bustling Bacolod City and an expanding sugar industry in Negros for a highly trained workforce, the functions of CSA-B were expanded in 1963 to provide bachelor’s degree programs in Liberal Arts, Education, Commerce, and Technology. The east wing of the Sta. Monica Building was added in the same year. Continued growth in its student population in 1987 prompted the construction of another structure – the Santo Niño Building, to house the Basic Education Department. In 1995, an annex was added to the east wing of the Sta. Monica Building to accommodate the extensive collection and services of the Learning Resource Center; the west wing was built in 1997. The San Nicolas de Tolentino Building, presently housing the College of Engineering, was constructed in 1998.
It became the first school in Bacolod City to offer Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, and Medical Technology programs. This necessitated the construction of its first structure – San Agustin Building, which currently houses the administrative offices. Experiencing a sharp rise in student enrollment in 1969, the school added Sta. Monica Building along 18th Street to serve as the major classroom building.
CSA-B embarked on further expansion, both in its program offerings and physical facilities, at the turn of the millennium. New undergraduate programs in Computer Engineering and Electronics Engineering were launched in 2001, followed by Information Technology and Toursim in 2002. In 2006, the School started to serve as an offshore venue of the Graduate School of the University of San Agustin for master’s degree programs in Business Administration , Nursing, Medical Technology, and Education. In 2008, the school established the Center for Entrepreneurial Formation, and accepted its first students in Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship program. The Bachelor of Science in Information System and the Bachelor in Library Information Science programs opened in the same year.
CSA-B is PAASCU-accredited in Arts & Sciences, Education, Business, Accountancy, Nursing, High School, and Grade School. The excellence of CSA-B’s programs has resulted in oustanding performance of its graduates in the various licensure examinations, particularly for medical technologists, nurses, and accountants for which the school received commendations from CHED and PRC. Through the years, CSA-B has produced 58 top-20 placers in the licensure examinations for nurses (two were topnotchers), three for medical technologists (one topnotcher in 2007), six for chemical engineers, six for teachers, and four for accountants.
Life in Colegio San Agustin Bacolod
Colegio San Agustin Bacolod gymnasium was built in 1975 to serve as a venue for the school’s various sports, cultural, and other major activities.
Colegio San Agustin - Bacolod has produced 58 top-20 placers in the licensure examinations for nurses (two were topnotchers), three for medical technologists (one topnotcher in 2007), six for chemical engineers, six for teachers, and four for accountants.
- Original Senior High School Report Card marked “Eligible for Admission to College” from a Secondary School duly recognized by the Department of Education
- Certificate of Good Moral Character issued by Principal or Guidance Counselor
- NSO-authenticated Birth Certificate (Photocopy)
- 2 pcs. 2×2 ID picture
- Other requirements as specified by the respective Departments
- Certificate of Transfer Credentials (Honorable Dismissal) from the school last attended
- Students Copy of the Transcript of Records or its equivalent.
- Certificate of Good Moral Character from the school last attended
- NSO-Authenticated Birth Certificate (photocopy)
- Interview conducted by the Dean
- 2 pieces 2×2 I.D. Picture
- Other requirements as specified by the respective departments
- Kuh Ledesma – pop and jazz singer
- Boyet Fernandez – coach of the Philippine Basketball Association's Sta. Lucia Realtors
- Noli Locsin – Philippine Basketball Association Mythical Team awardee
- Erik Matti – film director