Saint Joseph Institute of Technology (SJIT)
is a private school along Montilla Boulevard, Butuan City
. It was founded by Dr. Nicomedes Salas
in 1971 as a technical-vocational institution. From holding classes for 130 students in a two-story building, the school expanded to having five- to six-story buildings catering to thousands of students. Basic and higher education programs also opened later on; at present, SJIT provides programs from the preschool to the post-graduate level.
SJIT offers undergraduate courses under six departments: Arts and Sciences; Business and Information Technology; Criminal Justice and Education; College of Education; Engineering and Architecture;
and, Marine Academy
. The institution also has a Graduate School
department with degree courses in Management and Education. Under the basic education department, Senior High School (SHS) students can choose among the ABM, GAS, HUMSS,