Mandate and Function
Republic Act 6764 (October 13, 1989) was passed into law converting Tarlac College of Technology-College of Arts and Trade (TCT-CAT) into a university, now known as Tarlac State University (TSU). This law mandates TSU to expand the technology and agro-industrial projects and programs to advanced instruction in literature, philosophy, the sciences, engineering and the arts to include professional and technical training courses.
TSU is further mandated to expand its programs diametrically its quadruple functions: instruction, research, extension and production in response to national and global needs and demands.
House Bill 1006 (1959) : converting Tarlac Trade School (TTS) to Tarlac School of Arts and Trade (TSAT).
R.A. 4337 (1965): converting TSAT to Tarlac College of Technology-College of Arts and Trade (TCT-CAT).
R.A. 6764 (1989): converting TCT to Tarlac State University