The BOT Resolution No. 96-08-17-04 series 1996 created the School of Engineering and Computer Science, which offered degree and non-degree engineering and computer science programs as follows:
3-year Associate in Geology;
Mining Engineering ;
Geodetic Engineering and
2-year Associate in Computer Science
These courses were offered in the school year 1996-1997 with a total enrollment of 118 students. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science was delivered the following year and enrolled 92 students. In that same year (SY 1997-1998), students enrolled in the first three programs shifted to the Geodetic Engineering program. Students foresaw the tremendous demand for Geodetic Engineers in the region. The School of Engineering and Computer Science also introduced the 2-year Diploma in Computer Software Applications to supply the region's computerization needs.
In 2000, the college replaced the Diploma in Computer Software Applications with a 2-year Diploma in Computer Technology. The college was later renamed the College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT), which offered a 4-year Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program. In the same year, the college was also given recognition by the Commission of Higher Education as the Regional Nodal Center for Information Technology. Through the Countrywide Development Fund, the former Senator and chairperson of the Senate Committee on Higher Education, Ms.Tessie Aquino-Oreta, donated one (1) million pesos to upgrade the Information Technology facilities of the college. Likewise, the National Computer Center tapped the college as the region that leads institution for Information Technology.
In 2001-2002, the college introduced the following degree programs: the 4-year Bachelor of Science in Mathematics major in Computer Mathematics, 5-year Bachelor of Science in Information and Telecommunication Engineering, and 5-year Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering. Ref. Res. No. 05-06-05, s. 2006. The BSITE program changed the name to Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering (BSECE). Renaming the BSITE gave the future graduates of this program the eligibility to take the ECE Licensure Examination since BSITE is not a registered program under the Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC).
The CEIT offered the following programs: 5-year Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, 5-year Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering, 5-year Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering, 3-year Associate in Material Science Engineering, 4-year Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, 4-year Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and 2-year Diploma in Computer Technology.
Under Executive Order 358, different curricular programs of NORMISIST, now Caraga State University, were ladderized to satisfy both the standards of TESDA as contained in the Training Regulations and the Policies, Standards, and Guidelines of CHED. This ladderization allows learners to progress between Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Higher Education (HE)
The CEIT has been operating for almost 23 years since 1996, per BOT Resolution 96-08-17-04 as School of Engineering and Computer Science; and was later renamed as the College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT).
The CEIT comprises two (2) departments, namely: Engineering Sciences Department and Information Technology Department. It has eight (8) programs: four undergraduate programs under the Engineering Sciences department and three (3) undergraduate programs, and one (1) graduate program in the Information Technology department.
CEIT supports the mandate of Caraga State University to provide advanced education, higher technological, professional instruction and training in the fields of agriculture and environmental studies, fishery, engineering, forestry, industrial technology, education, law, medicine and other related health programs, information technology, arts and sciences, and other related courses.
CEIT plans to expand through offering additional engineering and information technology programs. A committee was created to draft a proposal for the creation of two (2) colleges. The proposal was presented during the CEIT workshop at Cabadbaran City on April 5-6, 2018.
The final draft was presented and approved by the CEIT faculty members during the Faculty Assembly on June 18, 2018.
Resolved, upon the majority of the CEIT faculty assembly members, endorses the proposal to create the College of Engineering and Geo-Sciences (CEGS) and the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CCIS).