By Nelpa N. Capio, Asst. Quality Management Representative
Misamis University, then, Misamis Colleges, pioneered in Northern Mindanao, the opening of the College of Criminology in school year 1971-1972, as a four year baccalaureate program. Four years thereafter, the program was granted a government recognition No. 001 series of 1975 from the Department of Education and Culture. In 1985, the college offered a two-year Associate in Criminology course.
Further, the college is one of the most formidable opponents in athletics and academic competitions, even in non-academic activities in the university. The thrust of the college is not only in producing competent graduates but more so in building character, who is loyal, honest and ultimately, become a decent productive human being endowed with the values ingrained by its caring and competent faculty and staff.
- Forensic Ballistics
- Crime Scene
- Mock Trial Court Room
Thus, since SY 2007-2008 up to the present, the results of Board Performance have significantly improved and have consistently performed above the national passing percentage. The College is proud that it has gained prestige by producing topnotchers in the Criminologist Licensure Examinations given by the Professional Commission Regulation namely: Leonilo Biadnes – 18th in placer in 1989, Reynaldo C. Demoni – 9th placer 1996, Melcon Lapiña – 4th placer in 1996, Glenn A. Tabamo -8th placer in 1997 and Rocky O. Bangcoyo – 4th placer in 2007.
In touch with the demands of the changing market needs, in the school year 2007-2008, the college applied and now offers the ladderized program for Security Services NC 1 & NC II qualification with the Technical Vocational and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), under the Certificate of TVET Program Registration pursuant to Republic Act No. 7796 and in accordance to the Board Resolution 98-03 dated January 23, 1998.
As the demand for Criminologist far reaches worldwide, the ability to communicate: to be understood as to understand, become one of its prime objectives. Thus, in April 2011, the college adopted the Job Enabling English Proficiency (JEEP), a computerized program to aim enhance the English proficiency of Criminology.
In July 2010, fortified with experience, strong Faculty Development Program and complete and updated crime laboratories, the college pursued accreditation with PACUCOA. The Criminology Program was granted Level 1 accreditation status in July 2011. The accreditation status accorded the college the priority of administrative support in terms of program development, faculty development, full administrative deregulation, freedom from regular monitoring, authority to revise curriculum without CHED approval, and priority in the awards of grants/subsidies or funding assistance from CHED.
We are the first and still is one of the best Criminology Schools in Northern Mindanao.