LA TRINIDAD, Benguet November 03 – The Department of Education central office recently approved the provisional permit of the Cordillera Career Development college (CCD) here to offer three tracks of senior high school, specifically academic, technical-vocational and sports, during the implementation of senior high school next year.
Under the academic track which is a ground for preparing students to enter college, CCDC will be offering the four major strands which include Accountancy and Business Management (ABM), Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS), and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Accountancy and Business Management (ABM) will prepare students who would be pursuing the degree courses: Accountancy, Accounting Technology, Entrepreneurship, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Office management, Real Estate Management, and other related courses like Financial Management, Business Administration, and Tourism Management.
Humanities and Social Sciences (HumSS) will prepare the incoming senior high school students for the degree courses such as: Criminology, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Social Work and other related courses like Psychology, Political Science, Philosophy, and Mass Communication.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) will prepare students who would be taking the degree courses such as: Nursing, Midwifery, Medical Technology, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Forestry, and Engineering among others.
For the Technical- Vocational Livelihood Track which would enable students to be ready for work, the school will offer the three major strands; The Home Economics which will offer Front Office, Household Services, and Beauty Care among others. The Industrial Arts will offer Carpentry and Automotive Services among others. The Specialized Strand will offer Security Services, Bookkeeping and Dental Hygiene.
The sports track will be able to prepare the graduates to work as coaches or referees upon finishing the track.
Government will offer vouchers for grade ten students of public high schools. Vouchers are certificates which students receive indicating an amount approximately P17, 500 per year for those in Benguet. The voucher will be presented by the students in the school. For those finishing grade ten from private schools under Education Service Contracting (ESC) program, government subsidies are available through Fund for Assistance to Private Education (FAPE), which is approximately 80% of what students from public schools receive.
All fourth year high school graduates in 2015 or earlier, who did not yet enroll in college but would like to pursue studies in 2016 will be required to undergo Senior High School starting first semester 2016 to 2017. Last enrolment for college without going through senior high school will be second semester SY 2015 to 2016 or January 2016.
Early registration for senior high is ongoing until November 13, 2015 as posted. MARFRELYN HABADO