MATS College of Technology is a private and non-sectarian institution of higher learning, fully committed to promote and inculcate quality education accessible to all. It envisions producing the community of holistically developed individuals who are locally, nationally, internationally competent and knowledgeable in its service and leadership. It integrates Godly values with respect to diversity of cultural and religious background of the members of the community.
MATS College of Technology aims to primarily mold and develop students into responsible, dynamic, progressive, innovative, proactive and skilled professionals as will as leaders who posses ethical values, globally responsive in the fields of aviation, business, criminology, education, engineering, maritime, and technological-vocational education. It characterizes itself as always open to change for the good of clientele.
Early in 1970’s when Atty. Senforiano B. Alterado Sr., formerly the Chief of the Enforcement Office of the Civil Aeronautics Administration came and tried his luck in Davao City where known to be the largest city in the world and the home of the Philippine Eagle, with the dream to establish the first Flying School in Mindanao. It was his passion to give opportunities of the young people to experience the challenge to conquer their future through meaningful education. The journey that very Mindanaoans worth to be proud of.
Atty. Alterado who is popularly known to his colleagues and friends as Simpoy have had discovered a simple place in Bangoy where it will become a humble beginning of every young achiever in this part of the region. It was difficult to immediately construct a building, although he had been earlier granted right to occupy a hectrait portion of the F. Bangoy Airport compound,
he decided to deeper the construction of the building including the Hangar for the aircraft, and instead rented a bungalow owned by the Bangoy Family.
So the first home of the Philippine Flying School, now the Mindanao Aeronautical School, was located about two thousand meters away from its present training center for the Aviation students. On July 28, 1970, the first batch of flying students more than ten of them, started to attend classes in rented bungalow. Some of them who come to learn the theoretical aspect of flying were Don Monolo Garcia, Fred Jhonson, Jhon Jhonson and Joyce. All of them are now professional pilots.
In 1972, the school move away from the school compound and finally occupied the present training center. A new Hangar is finished and their sides were four classrooms and an office, which also house the first library. The school expanded the offering for the first time, to include aircraft maintenance in Engineering. About sixty pioneering students enrolled in the newly opened course has started to rise more than twenty students. The name of the school is change. This time the President name Philippine Aeronautical Technical School. The old name Philippine Flying School becomes irrelevant to it referred only to the flying course.
The first batch of graduates from the aircraft maintenance Engineering, a two year course held it commencement exercises on March 20 at the Davao Y Gym. Since they were the first batch of graduates, a review were given to them to make sure that they make good in the examination for licensing purposes given by the Civil Aeronautics Administration. Before the first batch could take the exam, most of them got employed either by the Philippine Agricultural Aviation Corporation or the Philippine Airlines while were others were contentedly finishing their apprenticeship in any local aviation concerns, such as the pacific Airways Corporation and UNAIR. Surprisingly, two ended up working with the Davao Lights and Power Corporation. Most these people are now licensed
holders, having passed the board on top the rest. Indeed d it was an achievement.
In the same Year, Aviation Electronics Communication Technician Course (Avionics) was added and the population rose to more than six hundred and for the first time more than forty women enrolled in the avionic course. On June 5, 1975, the classes were transferred to the present main campus along R. Castillo St., Agdao Davao City. A well-painted semi concrete building, with twenty four classrooms was completed just in time to house the first time of the B.S. in Maritime Transformation and Marine Engineering students. The people of the city of Davao started to notice the sudden growth of the School.
From a very small Philippine Flying School, Mindanao Aeronautical Technical School had a population that came close to a thousand. In the first civil-military parade on July 28, 1976, the folks of Davao saw the maritime students together with the aviation students in their respective uniforms marching through the downtown streets, with their faculty and office staff leading them. Colorful floats attracted the attention of the discriminating viewers of the city of Davao. New course were later added, and in the success ding school year 1976-1977, the school applied for a new name that is MATS College of Technology. Now the Once so small aviation school and counted among the most prestigious college in Davao City, with its graduates in AME topping CAA exam.
Seventeen courses allied to either Aviation, Maritime and electronics make MATS a real Technology College in the City of Davao. A College that now rings a bell to those who are looking for a school they can proudly call their own, College with a name to protect and institution that’s means hard work for proposes of preparing for the lifetime employment. An Alma Matter for those who will one day role the skies and dominate the seas or lead others in technological endeavors. The first batch of Maritime graduates could be counted as one of the best, and the proof of this is their performance as they go through life’s rough edges.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Atty. SENFORIANO B. ALTERADO, SR.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Madame VICTORIA ILAGAN-ALTERADO
Executive Vice President
ERIC HENREY ALTERADO
Member / President
Palawan Polytechnic College
Dr. EMILIE A. VERSOZA
Member / President
Alterado General Hospitals
SENFORIANO I. ALTERADO, Jr.
Member / Director
MATS Training Center
EDUARDO I. ALTERADO
Trustee / BOT Secretary
AMIE THERESA ALTERADO-BAUTISTA
Member / President
Mindanao Medical Foundation College
ERNIE I. ALTERADO
Member / President – MATS Main High School
President – MATS College of Technology
EDWIN I. ALTERADO
Member / President – Davao Del Norte Agricultural Foundation, Inc.
Academic and Administrative Support Group
Dr. RAYMUNDO P. PENDOR Dr. MA. CORAZON T. FERNANDEZ Consultant Research and Community Extension VICTORIA I. ALTERADO College Registrar
Dr. MA. CORAZON T. FERNANDEZ
Consultant Research and Community Extension
VICTORIA I. ALTERADO College Registrar