Founded: March 21, 1983
SNCAT was converted into college on March 21, 1983 by virtue of Batas Pambansa Blg. 358 “An act converting the Mainit National Agricultural High School in the Municipality of Mainit, Province of Surigao del Norte, into a college of Agriculture and Technology to be known as the SURIGAO DEL NORTE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY and appropriating funds therefore”. Since 1972 when it was created as an agricultural school, it regularly offers technical courses and skills training services aside from its usual instruction, production, extension and research functions.
As a lone agri-fishery college in the province of Surigao del Norte, SNCAT is very instrumental in catering the training needs of agri-fishery and agro-tourism-industrial fields. In a bid to take part in the strengthening of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), SNCAT opted to be with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) by offering more technical courses that are responsive to the needs of the farmers, fisher folks and other constituents of the community. SNCAT is under TESDA by virtue of RA 9162 otherwise known as the General Appropriations Act of 2002.
Through this policy shift, it is generally perceived that SNCAT could be in better position to serve its clienteles, stakeholders, partners and providers more effectively and progressively. To date, the school has three campuses in the provinces of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands. It offers 23 UTPRAS registered programs and community-based technology programs.
Further, SNCAT is also responsive to the need of the industry and the call of TVET Institutions to offer no-training cost technical education with the quality training and instructions to sons and daughters of farmers, fishermen, and other clienteles. To complement the mismatch labor supply in the local and global market, the college readily prepared its trainer’s to deliver the Competency-Based Training of instruction and is now ready to implement the program of the administration catering free assessment and certification ensuing job ready TVET graduates.
Finally, SNCAT has the full responsibility in carrying out the task of TESDA as embodied in the Republic Act 8435 (Agriculture and Fishery Modernization Act of 1997) and the implementation of the proposed K+12 program of the Department of Education (DepEd).