College Degrees for High School Graduates with Work Experiences via ETEEAP

Kung hindi ka nakapag-college dahil nagtrabaho ka agad, at nakapag-work ka na for at least 5 years, puede kang makakuha ng college degree related sa work mo through the Expanded Tertiary Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

What is ETEEAP?
This is a program where you can be awarded with a college degree with the same rights and privileges as those college graduates who attended classes and completed requirements through 4 or 5 years of formal higher education.

Who can qualify for ETEEAP?

Basic Requirements:

- You are a Filipino citizen
- You are at least a high school graduate, or you passed the Philippine Education Placement Test (PEPT) for  entry to college
- You are 22 years old or older
- You have accumulated at least 5 years of work experience in the industry related to the degree you plan to apply for

Basic documents:

- High school diploma or Form 137A card, or PEPT test result or Transcript of Records
- NSO-authenticated birth certificate
- Certificate of Employment with Job Description
- Certificates of Relevant Trainings or Seminars Attended
- ETEEAP Application Form (Get from CHED or from any ETEEAP-accredited college or university, or download and print)
- Different colleges or universities have their own additional documentary requirements and additional application forms, such as recommendation letters from employers, personality assessment results, medical certificate, awards received from institutions, proficiency certificates, and NBI clearance.

What are the initial steps in applying?

1.  First, think of your work experiences and the possible college degrees that match your job experiences.

Kung gusto mong kumuha ng BS in Business Administration degree, isipin mo kung ang mga jobs mo ba ay related sa business management? Meron ka bang documents to prove your work experiences?  Meron ka bang certificates of business trainings and seminars attended?

2.  Research the school where you can apply for ETEEAP.
    Anong schools ang nag-o-offer ng ETEEAP at ng degree na gusto mo? How much are the fees? 
Visit school websites and check their ETEEAP requirements. Make phone  inquiries.

I-consider mo rin baka puede kang kumuha ng ETEEAP sa ibang province, kung halimbawa mas mura ang school fees doon at mababawi mo rin naman yong fares mo papunta doon, dahil hindi ka naman araw-araw pupunta doon.

3. Visit your chosen school, make further inquiries and get their list of ETEEAP documentary requirements.

4. Do all ETEEAP activities and accomplish all requirements, according to your chosen school's ETEEAP program.

How long is the ETEEAP program?

An applicant can finish the program in one or two semesters or more, depending on the applicant's ability to complete all requirements.

What does an ETEEAP applicant gets after successfully completing the program?
 - College diploma
 - Transcript of Records

College graduate ka na !!!  Puede ka pang sumali sa college graduation rites sa PICC or any other performance center para magpa-picture at merong ma-upload sa Facebook at Instagram!  At maipa-frame at mai-display sa living room!



Colleges and Universities in Caloocan City

Here's an alphabetical list of colleges and universities in Caloocan City:

ABE International College of Business & Economics - Caloocan

AMA Computer College - Caloocan
Samson Road
PRC School Code: 1691

Asian College of Science and Technology - Caloocan

Asian Institute of Computer Studies

Child Jesus College
Bagong Silang
PRC School Code: 1616

Divine Mercy College Foundation
PRC School Code: 1528

Holy Rosary College Foundation
PRC School Code: 0146

Immaculada Concepcion College
PRC School Code: 1472

Informatics College
- Caloocan

Interface Computer School - Caloocan

La Consolacion College - Caloocan
PRC School Code: 1209

La Consolacion College - Deparo

Lady of Lourdes Hospital & Colleges of Caybiga
PRC School Code: 2258

Manila Central University - Caloocan City
PRC School Code: 0729

Martinez Memorial College
A.Mabini St.
PRC School Code: 0556

Metro Polytechnic College
Bagong Silang
PRC School Code: 1964

St. Clare College of Caloocan
PRC School Code: 1532

Saint Dominic Savio College
Pangarap Village
PRC School Code: 1078

STI College - Caloocan
PRC School Code: 1793

Systems Plus Computer College - Caloocan
10th Avenue
PRC School Code: 1314

Tasashyass College
Also written as Tasasyass College

University of Caloocan City
formerly Caloocan City Polytechnic College
PRC School Code: 0271

University of the East - Caloocan
Samson Road
PRC School Code: 0730

World Citi Colleges - Caloocan
formerly Holy Trinity School
Grace Park
PRC School Code: 2255

Only one of the schools above is a public school -- the city-government-funded school University of Caloocan City, which was formerly the Caloocan City Polytechnic College.



Most Popular College Courses in the Philippines, 2010

Here are the most popular college courses in the Philippines as of 2010, based on the number of enrolled students in various disciplines in both private and public colleges and universities in the school year 2009-2010, as published by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on its website.

Business Administration 724,215
Medicine and Health Care 440,335
Education and Teaching Training 352,046
Information Technology 348,462
Engineering 344,662
Other Disciplines 117,448
Maritime 88,450
Social and Behavioral Sciences 76,546
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries    59,692
Service Trades 36,355
Mass Communication 30,994
Humanities 28,089
Natural Science 24,127
Architecture 20,441
Law and Jurisprudence 20,144
Fine Arts and Applied Arts 16,682
General 14,198
Mathematics 12,154
Religion ang Theology6,943
Home Economics 5,149
Trade, Craft and Industrial3,833
TOTAL 2,770,965

Business Administration courses accounted for 26% of all college courses in the school year 2009 to 2010.
Medical and allied health courses accounted for nearly 16% of all courses in the same school year.