The Batanes School of Arts and Trades was established in 1967 by virtue of R.A. No. 4009. It was opened on August 7, 1967 with an initial appropriation of PhP 250,000.00 Permanent buildings were constructed out of the capital outlay duly appropriated by the national government.
In 1969-1971, the school was accredited to offer post secondary trade technical courses. Graduates of this course were confirmed with the title of Associate in Industrial Technology.
The school opened the BSAT Annex in Uyugan in 1982. On August 22, 2000, the annex school was separated from the mother school and was converted to General Comprehensive High School by virtue of R.A. No. 8854.
On March 1, 1995, the school was converted to Batanes Polytechnic College by virtue of R.A. No. 7921. The college indefinitely closed the non-ladderized courses and offered degree courses. On June 11, 2001, the college was granted full authority by the Regional TESDA Office under TVET Program to offer this two-year Computer Programming course.
On August 7, 2004, Republic Act No. 9314 converted the school into Batanes State College.
Batanes State College, a globally competitive higher learning institution
The College is committed to provide holistic education relevant to business and industry, supportive of sustainable development for world class human resources who are self-reliant for better quality of lives and preservation of Ivatan and Filipino culture.
Produce highly trained and globally competitive manpower in Information and Industrial Technology, Agriculture, Hospitality Management and Teacher Education.
Relevance and Responsiveness
Offer new programs responsive to the requirements for the growth and development of Batanes, the region, and the country.
Establish a strong research and extension services in the college.
Efficiency and Effectiveness
Rationalize program and resource allocation.
Strengthen the Management Information System (MIS) to improve the utilization of information.
Generate resource to support new development.
Access and Equity
Rationalize and expand student financial assistance