|Carlos Hilado Memorial State College|
|Motto||"He who hath a trade, hath an estate"|
|Endowment||2006 (Php) 85,461,829.92|
|Location||Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines|
|Campus||Urban, 5 hectares|
|Former names||Negros Occidental School of Arts and Trades
Paglaum State College
Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC) is a public, state-owned college, the main campus of which is in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. It provides higher technological, professional and vocational instruction and training in science, agriculture and industrial fields, as well as short-term or vocational courses. It is notable for being the only state college in the province of Negros Occidental.
In 1954, the Representative of the Second District of Negros Occidental, Carlos A. Hilado authored a bill creating the first trade-technical school in the province, the Negros Occidental School of Arts and Trades in the then town of Talisay.
In 1984, Paglaum State College was established by virtue of Batas Pambansa No. 477, which caused the merger of three educational institutions in the province of Negros Occidental: Negros Occidental School of Arts and Trades in Talisay, Provincial Community College in Fortune Town, Bacolod City and Bacolod City National Trade School in Alijis, Bacolod City. Paglaum is a Hiligaynon word which means "hope".
In 1994, Paglaum State College was renamed Carlos Hilado Memorial State College by virtue of Republic Act No. 7707 authored by Congressman Jose Carlos V. Lacson of the Third District of Negros Occidental to honor Congressman Carlos A. Hilado.
On November 24, 2000, Carlos Hilado Memorial State College acquired another satellite campus with the integration of the Negros Occidental School of Fisheries in Binalbagan, Negros Occidental into the state college.
- Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, Talisay – administrative seat in Talisay City, Negros Occidental
- Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, Alijis – satellite campus in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
- Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, Fortune Town – satellite campus in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
- Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, Binalbagan – satellite campus in the town of Binalbagan, Negros Occidental
- Official website
- Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines: Accredited programs of Carlos Hilado Memorial State College
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