In answer to a felt need for education, the Laguna Northwestern institute was conceived by the Entila family of San Antonio, San Pedro, Laguna, and formally inaugurated on May 28, 1978.
Classes started on June 13, 1978 with 192 students, on the first year and second year levels. The following school years heralded the opening of more classes, third year and fourth year, then Kindergarten, and grades one to four.
Tertiary level education was opened in S.Y. 1981-82 with Liberal arts, then Secretarial courses, and Commerce, in addition to elementary and secondary offerings. Vocational – Technical education courses were opened in S.Y. 1982-83, followed by electronics in S.Y. 1986-87.
Government recognition was granted by the Department of education, Culture and Sports in the following years:
1981 - Elementary and Secondary Program (Day)
1982 - Kindergarten Program
1984 - Two Year Junior Secretarial, Five months Typewriting , Stenography, Office procedures, One-year General Clerical, Liberal Arts, One-year
Practical Electricity, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.
1985 - One-year Auto Mechanics, and Secondary Program (Night)
To keep abreast with the demands of industry, considering that by virtue of it''s location, Laguna Northwestern College is at the gateway of CALABARZON, several areas of specialization were added to the approved curriculum. With the focus on health related courses, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the two- year Midwifery course was opened in 1991. The Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy were offered in S.Y. 1993-94. For students who will assist in the delivery of health Services, a Nursing Aide Program and a two-year Therapy Assistance course were offered.
With the establishment of resort facilities in the Laguna, Batangas, and Cavite provinces, and the strengthening of tourism programs, an Associate Program in Hotel and Restaurant Management was opened. The BS Program in HRM was recognized on S.Y. 1997-98.
The trend of development is in the Southern Luzon area.
Residential housing complexes abound in San Pedro, Binan, Sta.Rosa, and towns in Laguna. Thus, to cater to the needs of the residents of these subdivisions Laguna Northwestern College embarked on a system style of expansion. In S.Y. 1996-97, LNC-Pacita Complex was established and LNC- Corinthian Center in Sta.Rosa, soon after. S.Y. 1996-1997, LNC- La Annunciata Montessori Center in Sta.Mesa, Manila was established. In 1997-98, a satellite school was opened in Siniloan, Laguna.
Graduate education was given emphasis in answer to the insistent demands of teachers, government offices, and employees, business practitioners, and others interested in professional advancement. The center for Graduate Studies was established in June 1997. The offered were Master of Arts in Education, Major in Educational Management, Early Childhood Education, and Master in Business Administration. Currently the Masters Programs in public Administration are in process with the Commission of Higher Education.
The Inexorable march to development has begun, and Laguna Northwestern College will leave in the hearts and minds of Laguna residents, whether original families, or transferredpopulation, the legacy of quality education, the formation of SPIRITFILLED leadership, and enhancement of the educational potential of the young citizens.
We believe in the deep reality that because each individual is a son/daughter of God, he/she possesses the potential for multi and infinite possibilities.
We believe that education for NEW KNOWLEDGE brings out and nurtures the individual''s genius that is in each and every child and individual.
We believe that the school has the potential and power to bring about creativeness and innovativeness in each individual.
We believe that in an environment of freedom, excellence and relevance, we can develop and catalyze the constructive use of the full potential and capabilities of Filipino men and women to become decisive, competitive, critically thinking and active individuals.
We believe that we can progress and bring about change only if we work together.
We believe that living out our mission is our dynamic response to the needs and realities of our time.
Regionally and Globally, Laguna Northwestern College would have established it''s place as a spirit-filled institution for creative learning and new knowledge producing, leading in basic, secondary, tertiary, and Graduate education.
Immersed in a society where educational institutions abound and yet the stark realities of social conflicts and change calls for new ways and patterns of living and being. We declare that our mission is TO BE KNOWLEDGE.
In fidelity to our mission we commit our selves to:
Cultivate dynamic learning environments in search for NEW KNOWLEDGE that is responsive and relevant to the dynamically changing domestic and international environments.
Motivate and develop high level professionals who will provide leadership in search for NEW KNOWLEDGE.
Cultivate and inculcate moral and Spiritual foundation.
Actively participate in the major Thrust of the Commission on Higher Education according to our Capacities and programs:
- Quality and Excellence which meet international standards.
- Provide, improve, maintain, excellent and efficient infrastructures supportive of quality education.
- Realization of Filipino identity and a strong sense of national pride.
- Education for and promotion of justice, peace and ecological concerns.
We of the Laguna Northwestern College are to be- in Society.
(NEW KNOWLEDGE) Bagong karunungan
GOAL I - QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE
Provision of under graduate and graduate education which meet international standards or quality and excellence,
- Established the departments of Liberal Arts, education, and Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy as Centers of excellence.
- Establish and commit to accreditation as a mechanism of attaining excellence in the college.
- Strengthen graduate education and research.
- Identify and establish the context of and improve the quality of and delivery system of extension service.
- Increase Graduate''s percentage passing in all government licensure examinations.
- Strict enforcement and adherence to standards of quality education.
- Continuous institutional capability building.
- Institutionalize quality assessment for all programs, including peer evaluation for all programs.
- Institutionalize research as an integral part of the academic preparation of faculty and students.
- Provide support and intensity effective implementation of extension program.
GOAL II - RELEVANCE AND RESPONSIVENESS
Generate and Diffuse knowledge in the disciplines relevant and response to the dynamically changing domestic and international environment.
- Conduct and sustain relevant innovative research and extension service for the enrichment of scholarship and community development.
- Improve/ enrich educational curricula and undertake educational innovations or reforms to cope with emerging needs and demands of the global village.
- Support programs, which are relevant and responsive to national and international development.
Modernize instructions, facilities, and equipment of identified priority programs.
Increase the number of graduates in priority programs. One hundred percent employment absorption of graduates employed and self-employed by the year 2003.
GOAL III - EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS
Optimization of Social, institutional, and individual returns and benefits derived from the utilization of the college''s education resources.
- Rationalize location, programs, and utilization of resources in the of expansion of LNC.
- Develop rational distribution scheme of funds and resources in the development of programs.
- Promote local/international linkages for greater collaboration and partnership in the development of the college.
- Develop a system of planning and resource allocation in the College.
- Develop a system of incentives culture that encourages the creativity and commitment of employees and members in fulfilling the LNC Mission, Goals, and objectives.
- Develop and implement compensation and appraisal system that attracts and retain qualified and dedicated individuals.
- Fully integrate its beliefs in and commitment through its governance, programs, and affiliations.
PERFORMANCE/ SUCCESS INDICATORS:
- Prioritize resource allocation among the departments / programs.
- Implement an internal efficiency program in terms of student survival/completion of program by about 90% of total enrollees at the of the program by the year 2005.
GOAL IV- ACCESS AND EQUITY
Broaden the access of deserving and qualified Filipinos to Educational Opportunities:
- Expand financial assistance to poor but deserving students toward greater access to education.
- Institutionalize the 3 given system in the payment in of tuition and other fees.
- Provide for study grants and other student financial assistance programs to all priority program offerings of the college.
- Increase in the number of recipient of scholarship grants and financial assistance by at least 2 percent annually.
PERFORMANCE/ SUCCESS INDICATORS:
- Two percent (2%) annual increase in the number of recipients of scholarship grants and financial assistance.
- Institutional 3 gives System for tuition payment.