Ang edukasyon isa ka importante nga armas sa pag lab-ot sang aton mga handom.
Amidst this pandemic, we humbly thank the Lord for His protection and providence to continue our education and adapt with the new normal.
This pandemic dramatically crashed the Philippine economy for many had already lost their lives, jobs, businesses and the like. It is in this situation that food production is crucial to support the country’s domestic demands. These challenges that we face is the time that the agriculture and fisheries sectors become the country’s frontliners to ensure that food is available in everyone’s table. Today is the mark where you become at the forefront of our country’s food production and security.
It is with great pleasure to welcome you all at the College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Allied Sciences!
DR. ALBERTO A. SILVA
Dean, College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Allied Sciences
The College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Allied Sciences is composed of the Agriculture Department, and the Fisheries and Marine Sciences Department. Agriculture Department offers Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA) with majors in Corp Science, Animal Science, and Organic Agriculture, and the Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness. While the Fisheries and Marine Sciences Department offers Bachelor of Science in Fisheries.
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
In 2000, the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA) was opened after it was approved by the Board of Trustees through BOT Resolution No. 41, series of 1999 on September 3, 1999. The program was created in accordance with the pertinent provision of the Higher Education Act of 1994 and by virtue of Resolution 38-2008 Commission En Banc, rationalizing the undergraduate agriculture education in the Philippines with the end-view of keeping abreast with the demands of the industry and boosting the country’s global competitiveness.
Aligned with the Vision-Mission of the NONESCOST, the BSA program is committed to educate students in the scientific habit of thought and entrepreneurial skills and prepare them to become professionals with entry-level competences in technical agriculture. The program’s relocation at Escalante City has provided it opportunities for strengthening agriculture education through land grants that enable it to build laboratory farms, providing students hands-on experience in animal husbandry and plant cultivation. It currently offers three major fields: Animal Science, Crop Science, and Organic Agriculture (BOT Res. No.07 , Series of 2014 ) and Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness.
The program continues to expand and grow, welcoming new faculty members to the family, and catering to more students from all walks of life. It has produced a number of successful graduates. Many of whom found fulfillment in other profession, while many still pursue the noble field of agriculture.
Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness
Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology (NONESCOST) Escalante Campus offers the Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness (BSAB) with BOT Resolution No. 07 s. 2018 dated February 15, 2018. It was granted with Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC) No 13, Series of 2019 from Commission on Higher Education dated Juy 30, 2019. This program aims to produce competent and well rounded agribusiness managers equipped with technical and managerial skills and knowledge to respond to on the job requirement of the Agribusiness industry.
Bachelor of Science in Fisheries
The BSFi program has no majors and graduates are intended to be knowledgeable in all aspects of fisheries. The paradigm shift from having majors to non- majors is a call to provide competent fisheries professionals who can contribute better to sustainable and responsible fisheries and total approach to freshwater and marine coastal management, and would be flexible in tackling job opportunities in both private and government sectors.
The BSFi Program is designed to educate students in the field of fisheries who can contribute to the country’s need for sustainable/ responsible fisheries and proper concepts of fisheries management, environmental management and multi- sectoral approach to coastal management; make students knowledgeable in statistical tools, computer use, social equity, extension service, economics, and proper handling of fish to reduce losses; help students acquire knowledge and competencies in all aspects of fisheries such as aquaculture, capture fisheries, aquatic resources and aquatic ecology; and be capable to do research.