Dipolog City Institute of
to a Brighter Future and Beyond”
By: Ligaya B.
The Dipolog City Institute of Technology (DCIT) is recognized as
the first and the sole maritime institution in the Province of
Zamboanga del Norte.
It caters to the desire
of today’s generation to work here and abroad and travel around
the world for free as seafarers.
DCIT is a sister school of General Santos City Institute in
General Santos City, Southern Philippine Institute of Technology
in Tacurong, North Cotabato Institute of Technology and Zamboanga
Institute Aviation of Technology, and Zamboanga Maritime Training
Center in Zamboanga City.
It was founded in the City of Dipolog on September 27, 1986,
through the united hands of the 15 members of the Board of
Trustees chaired by Bert Cabaroy with the help of the present
president of the DCIT, Florentino Diana. Registered as Non-Stock
Corporation based on Education Act of 1982, now known as Batas
Pambansa Bilang 232 with SEC Registration No. DS-00929.
DCIT Minaog Campus
The school was first built in the city at Barangay Miputak along
Quezon Avenue and transferred to its present location in Barangay
Minaog to accommodate the increasing number of enrollees.
Its downtown campus is located at Rizal Street, Santa Cruz of
Central Barangay which was established exclusively for the
students taking up computer courses. However, the administration
is planning to transfer some of their courses at the ANNEX for the
accessibility purposes for the people especially to the students.
Through this, transportation expenses of their students will
lessen which is DCIT’s way of offering better service to the
Being the first maritime school in the city, it offers maritime
courses such as Bachelor of Science in Maritime Transportation, BS
in Maritime Engineering and Seafarers Rating Course.
It also offers several courses for the students who have different
inclination in life and these include BS in Custom Administration
Bachelor in Elementary Education, BS in Computer Science, BS in
Hotel and Restaurant Management, Associate in Computer Science,
Computer Technician, Associate in Hotel and Restaurant Management,
2-year Nursing Aide, 1-year Nursing Aide and Midwifery.
They are proud to inform that they help their alumnae to get a job
particularly, their maritime graduates by facilitating them
through their Placement Assistance Program and shipping linkages
here and abroad with the help of Master Mariner Alexander Bao,
Harbor Pilot in Davao City who is also one of the members of the
Board. As estimated, they already have 50 to 60 graduates working
And to give way for the working and out-of school individuals who
long wonder to finish their high school education, the school
offers Special Secondary Program or what they call “Sunday High
School” with a staggering registration and miscellaneous fee of
P641.35, the module they charge for only P500 and their monthly
charge is P250. Giving chance for those who want to attain more or
for those who want to achieve what they haven’t realized before
and so, they have 92 proud enrollees this year.
Aside from that, DCIT also has its Technical High School that has
complete Secondary Programs from first year up to fourth year
during regular school days. Compared to academic high school, the
students are trained in skilled works which enables them to find a
job after they graduate. The said program has a registration and
miscellaneous fee of P665.95 and P350 monthly charge.
In an interview with the Marketing Assistant of DCIT in the person
of Sieg Fredo G. Renacia, he stated that DCIT serves almost 500
students a year.
Recently, the school received a commendation coming from the
region for having been awarded as the Regional Champion on Skills
Competition, particularly, in Electronics Competition held in
Zamboanga City on November 11 which was participated by Gil Ca-ay,
one of its high school students.
Being the regional champion, the school represented the whole
Region 9 in the National Competition which was held in Iloilo
City on December 16 and was able to get the top 10 from among the
16 contestants coming from the different regions.
The school is proud to have acquired a “Simulator”, a computer
that has a particular program which can assist and facilitate the
students in their maritime course.
Training for SOLAS will be in Zamboanga Maritime Training Center,
also a sister school of DCIT, having Florentino Diana as their
School’s Vice President.
DCIT is regulated by the International Maritime Organization and
is very proud to have been included in the “White List”, which
maritime institutions all over the world aspire for.
Certified by the International Standard Organizations (ISO) and in
Anglo Japanese-American Registrar (AJAR) which assures students
for an excellent education and give surety to work in
international vessels upon graduation.
After 15 years of service, DCIT has produced about 5,000
graduates who are now employed in different parts of the world.
The school dreams for the realization of a radio station in their
campus and hope to come to its full implementation next year. They
also plan to develop their downtown campus, upgrade their
facilities and equipments and faculty development.