Balanga History

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Located at the heart of the City of Balanga, the Balanga Campus (BC) is the smallest campus in terms of land area, but the biggest in terms of enrollment.

From its humble beginnings in 1970, BC was known as the Bataan Community College (BCC). Created to provide the youth of the province access to higher education at minimal cost, BCC opened its door to the public by offering the first two years of the following courses: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration , Bachelor of Science in Education, and Bachelor of Arts. In 1974, two-year courses were offered such as midwifery and junior secretarial. As years progressed, the institution grew in numbers in terms of students, faculty and staff. In 1984, the Board of Trustees renamed the campus into Bataan Colleges.

In 1991, the campus took a bold step when it offered BS Nursing program, which was the first nursing course in the province during that time. With the labor of all the people behind BCC, the nursing program gained recognition both in the domestic and international scenes. The campus has made a tradition of producing topnotchers in licensure examinations for nurses and midwives, thereby putting itself among the line-up of respected universities and colleges in the country.

Through the years, BC has been  fervent in addressing the needs of the community by providing relevant and responsive education to the youth. And with the same zeal towards service, the Balanga Campus will undauntedly face the challenges of the unfolding future.