Hizon eyes creation of new courses in City College of San Fernando

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO —Vice Mayoralty Candidate Angie Hizon is eyeing  to introduce new courses at the City College of San Fernando that will greatly improve its enrollment and provide more students with the opportunity to choose courses. 

Hizon said  the City College of San Fernando is the 8th city college in the entire region and the school has helped increase the number of college graduates through its scholarship programs.

She added that students from poor families can get access to education through the said institution.

On its tenth year now, the City College of San Fernando continues to be the only institution in the city that provides reasonable education to the city’s poorest students.

In 2017, it had a total of 471 students enrolled in courses B.S. in Information Technology, B.S. in Accounting Technology, B.S. in Business Administration major in Financial Management and Marketing Management, Bachelor in Elementary Education, and Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English, Math and Biological Science.

Hizon said that identifying new course offerings will greatly diversify the college.  She added that new course offerings should reflect the needs of the local community as well as those of the business sector.

“There should be courses that respond to the needs of the local industries. The City of San Fernando has a growing commercial and industrial sector. The manpower needed by these industries should be addressed by courses offered at the City College of San Fernando,” Hizon said.

Hizon, who is running for city vice mayor, said that she will push and support measures for the establishment of institutionalized scholarships for students of the city.

She added that institutionalized scholarships will enable readily available slots for educational scholarships for the poor and insulate the program from being used in local politics.

“We need more scholarship grants available. 

The number of students just keeps on getting bigger each year. 

The availability of such grants will enable more students to access opportunities for education,” Hizon said.