North Luzon Philippines State College

Posted in Ilocos Sur
March 11, 2022

North Luzon Philippines State College is Public Education Institution that offers various degree programs and courses administered and regulated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Education (DepED). The North Luzon Philippines State College was established in 1975 and is located at Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

North Luzon Philippines State College

Address: Darapidap Barangay Road, San Nicolas, Candon City, Ilocos Sur
Contact No: (077) 644-0210
School Head: Dr. Elizabeth M. Gacusana – President
Year Established: 2010
Type: Public (SUC Main)
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Courses Offered:


  • Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSE)
    Major in:

    • English
    • Filipino
    • Mathematics
    • Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED)
  • Bachelor of Culture and Arts Education (BCAEd)
  • Bachelor of Physical Education (BPEd)


  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology
  • Bachelor of Science in Midwifery


  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
    Major in:

    • Human Resource Development Management
    • Financial Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Office Administration (BSOA)




Bachelor of Science in Criminology

The BSCrim program aims to:

  • To prepare the students to be efficient and effective in:
  • Foster the leadership, integrity, accountability and responsibility while serving their fellowmen, and community and country;
  • Prepare the students for careers in crime prevention, law enforcement, scientific crime detection and correctional administration; and,
  • Encourage research and inquiry on the nature, courses treatment or punishment of criminal behavior and how criminal justice agencies respond to crime, criminals, and virtues.

Bachelor of Science in Midwifery

The BSM program aims to:

  • Develop the knowledge, attitude and skills of first level midwives in the care of the girl-child adolescent, and the adult woman prior to, during and following pregnancy. This prepares the midwives to:
  • Give the necessary supervision, care and advice to women during pregnancy, labor and post-partum period;
  • Manage normal deliveries on her own responsibility and care for the child.
  • Specifically, graduates of the 2-year program are expected to:
  • Perform primary health care services within the community (promotive and preventive care);
  • Counsel and educate women, family and community regarding family planning including preparation for parenthood/parenting;
  • Detect abnormal conditions in the mother and infant;
  • Procure specialized assistance as necessary (consultation or referral).

Bachelor of Arts

The AB program aims to:

  • To develop the students competence in their chosen field of specialization necessary for their immediate gainful environment;
  • To produce professionals who could think critically, appreciate human values and cultural heritage, and develop desirable attitudes and behavior that would make them productive and well-rounded citizens; and,
  • To equip the students with skills in values such as honesty, hard-work and disciplines as foundations for further training beyond their baccalaureate degree.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

The BSCS program aims to:

  • To produce competent graduates with the theoretical and practical skills that will enhance their efficiency and effectiveness as computer science professional;
  • To train students for careers in computing science, information technology and computer education;
  • To develop cognitive capabilities relating to specific task and practical skills specific to Computer Science;
  • To develop and promote to students the code of ethics in the Information Technology profession; and
  • To develop students to be socially and spiritually responsible and environmental friendly as to become better members of the society.


Bachelor of Elementary Education

At the end of four years, the prospective elementary school teacher shall be able to:

  • Equip students with mastery and pedagogical skills to enable them pass Licensure Examination for Teachers.
  • Develop desired qualities of an effective teacher in the elementary level who is gender sensitive and environment conscious.
  • Undertake research activities to improve quality instruction in the elementary.
  • Disseminate research result to teachers and other concerned individuals and institutions.
  • Provide relevant and innovative instructional materials for effective teaching.
  • Conduct continuing non-formal education and other relevant extension activities for the improvement of life in the community.

Bachelor of Secondary Education

The BSE program aims to:

  • Produce competent teachers in the secondary level equipped with relevant pedagogical skills and content.
  • Provide prospective teachers opportunities to conduct and disseminate educational researches.
  • Inculcate in the students positive attitude and desirable values to become role models in the community.
  • Undertake relevant extension services through the conduct of continuing and non-formal education programs.
  • Spearhead curriculum changes to meet the needs of a dynamic society.
  • Produce graduates capable of passing the Licensure Examination for Teachers.

Bachelor of Culture and Arts Education

The BCAEd program shall have graduates that are able to:

  • Teach effectively and efficiently culture and arts by applying the learned principles and theories in education.
  • Preserve and understand local culture and arts of the diverse community of the province through the duplicate of inherited art forms.
  • Manage development programs and projects that promote the local converging culture and arts of the lowland and upland communities of the province.
  • Conduct researches on the historic culture and arts to create new knowledge.
  • Create new art forms from the dynamic and developing culture of the community.


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

The BSBA Program aims to:

  • Equip the students with critical and analytical thinking skills that enable them to internalize and put into practice the concepts, principles, and theories in the world of business;
  • Inculcate in the minds of the students the vital role of business organizations in promoting social   interaction in attaining economic sufficiency and   stability;
  • Provide students first-hand experiences of office work   through practicum in order to experience the real   world in the business profession;
  • Produce graduates who will lead in the promotion and growth of business for social and economic   development; and
  • Instill research – orientedness among the students that enables them to solve problems and issues besetting the industry.

Bachelor of Science in Office Administration

The BSOA program aims to:

  • Equip students with knowledge, skills, competencies, values, and attitudes that shall enable them to meet the demands of evolving global market in office administration;
  • Develop students to exercise critical thinking through research, extension, and production;
  • Inculcate in the students consciousness positive concept, values, and attitudes in job search and in the office world;
  • To produce graduates who will excel and lead in the business world/in in the field of Office Administration;
  • Provide students a first-hand experience of office works through practicum or on the-job-training.
 Dr. Rogelio T. Galera  OIC – Office of the President
 Dr. Estrella C. Gaerlan  Vice President for Academic Affairs
 Dr. Lanie B. Tiu  Dean, College of Teacher Education
 Dr. Nora H. Soliven  Dean – College of Business Education
 Prof. Maribel C. Ibañez  Dean – College of Arts and Sciences
 Dr. Lanie B. Tiu  Department Chairperson, BSE
 Mrs. Aileen V. Galang  Department Chairperson, BEED
 Mrs. Rosemarie C. Detran  Department Chairperson, Criminology
 Prof. Amelia C. Antonio  Department Chairperson, Midwifery
 Mr. Ramil T. Batin  Department Chairperson, BSCS
 Prof. Vicky C. Albayalde  Department Chairperson, BSBA
 Mr. Joey C. Abella  Program Chair, AB Political Science
 Prof. Yolanda Suzima V. Ablang  College Secretary
 Mrs. Marife D. Alviento  Director, Research and Extension
 Mrs. Maribel M. Gagto  Director, Quality Assurance and Accreditation
 Mrs. Olive Shower P. Basabas  Director, Gender and Development
 Prof. Joselita E. Viado  Director, Culture & Arts
 Mr. Rico G. Gagto  Director, NSTP
 Mrs. Erna C. Cabañero  Director, Sports
 Prof. Honeylyn G. Pacquing  Guidance Counselor
 Dr. Ryan Victor G. Abaya  Coordinator, Disaster RIsk Reduction Management
 Mrs. Leslie G. Agbulos  Coordinator, Research & Extension – CAS
 Mr. Andy Mamerto O. Terredaño  Head, MIS


For New Entrants

  • Original and photocopy of Form 138
  • 2 copies of 2×2 recent picture in red background with name tag
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character
  • Original and photocopy of PSA Birth Certificate
  • PSA Marriage Certificate (if married women using husband’s family name)

For Transferees 

  • Official Transcript of Record or Certification of Grades
  • 2 copies of 2×2 recent picture in red background with name tag
  • Honoral Dismissal/Permit to transfer
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character
  • Original and photocopy of PSA Birth Certificate
  • PSA Marriage Certificate (if married women using husband’s family name)

For cross enrollees, students will present his/her permit to cross-enroll upon enrolment.

Student Admission to the College

The college implements the “open admission” policy to all students who are willing to take any of the degree and non-degree programs every school year.

Admission to Courses with Board Examinations

Programs where graduates shall undergo board examinations may be implementing stricter admission policies to entrants. The following shall be observed:

  1. Teacher-education students must pass the Teaching Aptitude Test (TAT) at the end of their second year in order to proceed to their third and final year in their respective courses, that is, Bachelor in Elementary Education and Bachelor in Secondary Education.
  2. Entrants to the Midwifery Program should have at least 82% in their Science subjects in high school.
  3. All entrants must pass the interview with the dean concerned prior to their enrolment to the programs with board examinations.

Admission of Transferees

  1. Transferees for the first year and the second year level may only be admitted to the college upon submission of the following requirements:
    1. Honorable Dismissal from the school of the origin
    2. True Copy of the Certificate of Grades
    3. NSO-issued Birth Certificate
    4. Notice of Acceptance from teh Dean concerned
    5. Certificate of Good Moral Character
  2. A transferee may not be granted admssion to the college on the following grounds:
    1. He/She has already competed more than 75% of the unit requirements of the course to be enrolled in.
    2. He/She is unable to comply with the requirements for admission.

Admission of Cross-Enrollees

For cross enrollees, students will just present her/his permit to cross-enroll upon enrollment.


The metamorphosis of North Luzon Philippines State College (NLPSC) as a public higher education institution in the Second District of Ilocos Sur can be traced in its humble, yet glorious history.

The institution evolved in 1975 from a small community college known as Candon Community College (CCC) which offered non-degree courses, the midwifery and the secretarial course.

Through a bill sponsored by then-Congressman, Hon. Eric D. Singson, Candon Community College sought integration to the University of Northern Philippines in Vigan, Ilocos Sur; hence, Republic Act 6744 effected the establishment of CCC-University of Northern Philippines Branch on August 11, 1989.

As CCC-UNP, it strived to provide quality education offering additional courses such as Bachelor of Arts (AB), Bachelor in Elementary Education (BEEd), Bachelor in Secondary Education (BSE), Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), and Bachelor of Science in Criminology (BSCrim) aside from the pioneer non-degree courses in midwifery and secretarial. The secretarial course has been enhanced into two new certificate programs: the Associate in Office Management (AOM) and the Associate in Medical Office Management (AMOM).

Realizing the vision of Hon. Eric D. Singson for Candon to have a college of its own during his long years as dynamic political leader in the municipality, he sponsored a bill that amended R.A. 6744 and helped establish a new college in the province. Through Republic Act 10085, otherwise known as “An Act Separating the CCC-University of University of Northern Philippines Branch from the University of Northern Philippines in the City of Vigan, both located in the province of Ilocos Sur, converting it into a State College to be known as North Luzon Philippines State College and Appropriating Funds Thereof”, North Luzon Philippines State College started to operate as a public higher education institution on May 5, 2010.

In pursuance to Republic Act 7722, otherwise known as the “Higher Education Act of 1994” and RA 10085, Acting Director IV of the Commission on Higher Education Regional Office, Dr. Caridad O. Abuan, was designated as Officer-in-Charge of the College on August 11, 2010 by CHED chairperson, Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan. Dr. Abuan ensured a smooth transition of operation and management of the college from the University of Northern Philippines. Formally in 2010, NLPSC set itself to work. A new course, the Bachelor of Science in Office Administration (BSOA) was offered in the Business Education Department.

On August 16, 2012, CHED Chairperson, Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan designated Dr. Elizabeth M. Gacusana as the new Officer-in-Charge of the College.

With regards to its curricular mandate, NLPSC has consistently proven its adherence to quality education.

In August 2012, the first 25 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) takers from the BEEd Department garnered a 100% institutional passing rate. This is the first time in the history of the institution that a program got a sterling one hundred percent. The national passing rate was 49.29%. Succeeding board examinations showed NLPSC’s excellent performance by obtaining an institutional passing rate higher than the national passing rate. Other board programs such as the BSE, Midwifery and BS Criminology also showed satisfactory performance in the board examinations.

In August 2014 LET, 52 out of 61 examinees (85.25%) passed the exam for BEEd and NLPSC set its record in its history as the Top Ten Performing School (tenth place) nationwide besting the 1,313 Higher Education Institutions in the country. The following year (2015), BEEd LET takers duplicated the achievement when 53 out of 63 takers (84.13%) also passed the said board examination. NLPSC was then awarded for the second time as the Top Ten Performing School in the entire country.

On September 19, 2015, NLPSC had its first SUC President in the person of Dr. Elizabeth M. Gacusana. She has set various innovative moves for the College to respond to the demands of time through her SIRIG-BETH institutional and academic agenda for NLPSC. She strategized and envisioned a culture of excellence and dynamism in all endeavours and service-oriented programs and activities for the college during her term until 2019.

Today, NLPSC has made enormous achievements not only in its academic quests but more so in its physical development. Many infrastructure projects equipped with facilities have been completed and many projects are still ongoing with the very able leadership of the College President.

NLPSC has lived to its motto of excellence, dynamism and service by producing top ranking examinees in Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET), having Mr. Loyd Angelo G. Diana who ranked 10th in the National Level BEED category in 2016 and Mr. Adrian C. Doctolero, who ranked 4th in the National Level BSE category in 2017.

NLPSC has evolved from humble beginnings and continues to soar high with the steadfast dedication and commitment of its workforce.

Office of the President
2/F Administration Bldg.
North Luzon Philippines State College
San Nicolas, Candon City, Ilocos Sur
Contact Nos: 644-0210 | 09175020684
Email: [email protected]

Office of Admissions and Scholarships
1/F Administration Bldg.
North Luzon Philippines State College
San Nicolas, Candon CIty, Ilocos Sur
Contact Nos: 674-0992 | 09166853308
Email: [email protected]

For Inquiries on PBB: Mrs. Jessica D. Guitba
1/F Administration Bldg.
North Luzon Philippines State College
San Nicolas, Candon CIty, Ilocos Sur
Tel. Nos: 674-0992 | 09361078102

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