About ASC


The College traces its roots to a formerly known Conner Vocational Hight School in 1971.Established through Republic Act 4928 under the sponsorship of the late Congressman Juan M. Duyan.It started with five(5) faculty member,four(4) personnel and twenty four (24) students.It was temporarily housed at the defunct Municipal Building at Ripag,Conner,Kalinga-Apayao.

Later,the School was relocated at the hilltop of Malama in response to the growing interest of the community towards education.The school site was donated by the late Albert Bengan and Sabas Gorospe .The first building of thee school was inaugurated on August 24,1975 through the initiative of Dr. Lorenzo J. Tadios,who was the assigned to change the former principal.In 1978 with the offering of post secondary Courses which is more in skills development the status and name of the school was changed to Kalinga-Apayao School of Arts and Trades(KASAT).A degree program was offered to give better service to the community.KASAT has successfully presented the first batch of Bachelor of Secondary Education in 1992.

AS the offering of other courses became inevitable the school administration headed by Dr. Lorenzo Tadios,the school superintendent,together with the help of Congressman Elias K. Bulut Sr. pushed for the enactment of R.A 7853 of house bill no. 8179,changing the name of KASAT to Apayao Institute of Science and Technology (AIST).New course then were added in the offering of the School:Bachelor of Science in Computer SCience and Bachelor of Science in Architecture were offered in 1995,Bachelor of Science in Forestry came later in 1997.In order to widen the service of the school,another campus was created in San Isidro Sur Luna,Apayao.

AIST became Institute to a fast turning into a chartered College.with the unending support of the Father of Apayao,Congressman Elias K. Bulut Sr.,R.A 8563 was enacted in 1998 changing AIST into a state College,the Apayao State College.Today,ASC continues to serve the people of Apayao and nearby province through its four fold functions in instruction,Research,Extension and Production.