• Academic

  • General Academic Strand

    This strand is ideal for SHS students who have not yet decided on a particular specialization. It will offer subjects selected from the different academic strands.

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Strand

    For students who are inclined towards or have the aptitude for Math or Science or Engineering studies.

  • Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM) Strand

    It is for those who plan to take up business-related courses in higher education or engage in business, entrepreneurship, and other business-related careers.

  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) Strand

    For students who intend to pursue the study of the following:

    • Language, both modern and classical
    • Linguistics
    • Literature
    • History
    • Jurisprudence
    • Philosophy
    • Archaeology
    • Comparative Religion
    • Ethics
    • The history, criticism and theory of the arts
    • Those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods
    • Study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life.
  • Sports

  • Sports Track

    The Sports Track is for students who are interested in sports-related careers like:

    • Athlete
    • Development
    • Fitness Training
    • Coaching
    • Officiating
  • Arts and Design

  • Arts & Design Track

    The Arts and Design Track covers a wide range of art forms:

    • Theater
    • Music
    • Dance
    • Creative Writing
    • Visual Arts
    • Media Arts

    This track is for students who have an aptitude for the arts and its forms.

  • Technical Vocational Livelihood

  • Agri-fishery Arts with Specializations

    Agricultural Crops Production (NC II)

    This module covers the skills and knowledge required to support horticultural and nursery production under supervision. It requires the ability to prepare materials, tools and equipment for horticultural production and nursery work practices; ensure hygiene and quality control; undertake routine production assistance work; handle materials and equipment; and perform thorough cleanups upon completion of the work. Supporting horticultural and nursery production work requires knowledge of safe work practices relating to:

    • basic crop and nursery plant maintenance activities
    • basic stock control procedures
    • propagation and handling techniques—including planting, maintaining, picking and packing, loading and unloading, and
    • using associated farm tools and equipment.

    Agricultural Crops Production (NC III)

    This is a specialization which leads to an Agricultural Crops Production National Certificate Level III (NC III). It covers basic competencies for third level certification and core competencies, such as:

    • undertaking preparation of land for agricultural crop production,
    • implementing a post-harvest program,
    • implementing a plant nutrition program,
    • controlling weeds, and
    • preparing and applying chemicals.

    In agronomy, it covers the following core competencies:

    • establishing agronomic crops,
    • undertaking agronomic crop maintenance activities,
    • undertaking agronomic crop harvesting activities,
    • saving, preparing and storing agricultural seed, and
    • implementing vertebrate pest control program.

    Animal Health Care Management (NC III)

    This specialization course on Animal Health Care and Management leads to National Certificate Level III (NC 3). It is designed for students to enhance their knowledge, skills and attitudes in accordance with industry standards. It covers basic competencies such as:

    • leading work place communication,
    • leading small team,
    • developing and practicing negotiation skills,
    • solving problems related to work activities,
    • using mathematical concepts and techniques, and
    • using relevant technologies.

    The core competencies include the skills, such as:

    • restraining and handling livestock,
    • applying bio-security measures;
    • administering drugs and biologics;
    • handling and storing drugs and biologics; and
    • collecting and handling specimen.

    Animal Production (NC II)

    This is a specialization course which leads to Animal Production National Certificate Level II (NC II). It covers a core competency in poultry raising that a high school student ought to possess. The preliminaries of this course include the following:

    • discussion on the relevance of the course,
    • explanation of key concepts relative to the course, and
    • exploration of career opportunities.

    Aquaculture (NC II)

    This is a specialization course which leads to an Aquaculture National Certificate II (NC II). It covers one core competency that a high school student ought to possess: conducting pre-operations aquaculture activities.

    The preliminaries of this specialization course include the following:

    • discussion on the relevance of the course;
    • explanation of the key concepts relative to the course and;
    • exploration of career opportunities

    Artificial Insemination (Ruminants) (NC II)

    This Module is an ADVANCED component of Senior High School – Animal Production which leads to an Artificial Insemination–Large Ruminants National Certificate Level II (NC II). It covers four core competencies that the high school student ought to possess:

    • establish readiness of cow/buffalo for artificial insemination,
    • prepare for artificial insemination,
    • perform artificial insemination, and
    • prepare artificial insemination documentation and reports.

    The preliminaries of this advanced course include the following:

    • discussion on the relevance of the course,
    • explanation of key concepts relative to the course, and
    • exploration of career opportunities.

    Artificial Insemination (Swine) (NC II)

    This module is an ADVANCED component of Senior High School AFA – Animal Production which leads to an Artificial Insemination-Swine National Certificate Level II (NC II). It covers four core competencies that a high school student ought to possess:

    • confirm readiness of sow/gilt for artificial insemination,
    • collect boar semen,
    • perform artificial insemination on sow/gilt, and
    • prepare documentation and reports on sow/gilt artificial insemination activities.

    The preliminaries of this advanced course include the following:

    • discussion on the relevance of the course,
    • explanation of key concepts relative to the course, and
    • exploration on career opportunities.

    Fishing Gear Repair and Maintenance (NC III)

    This is a specialization course which leads to Fishing Gear Repair and Maintenance NC III. It covers the basic, common and core competencies that a student ought to master. Basic competencies include skills in:

    • leading workplace communication,
    • leading small teams,
    • developing and practicing negotiation skills,
    • solving problems related to work activities,
    • using mathematical concepts and techniques, and
    • using relevant technologies.

    Common competencies cover skills in:

    • applying safety measures in operations,
    • using tools and equipment, and
    • performing estimation and calculation.

    On the other hand, core competencies include skills in:

    • supervising unloading and loading of net,
    • evaluating net mending, and
    • administering and monitoring net mending activities.

    Fish-Products Packaging (NC II)

    This curriculum guide on Fish-Products Packaging leads to National Certificate Level II (NC II). This guide is designed for students to develop and enhance their knowledge, skills, and attitudes in Fish-Products Packaging in accordance with industry standards. It covers core and specialized competencies that a learner must achieve to pack fishproducts by vacuum packing, poly bagging, bottling and canning. It also covers lessons on Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies (PECS) and Environmental and Market that maximize their skills into a marketable venture.


    Fish Wharf Operation (NC I)

    This is a specialization course which leads to a Fishport/Wharf National Certificate I (NC I). It covers one core competency that a high school student ought to possess— namely, operating a fishport/wharf. The preliminaries of this specialization course include the following:

    • discussion on the relevance of the course,
    • explanation of key concepts relative to the course, and
    • exploration of career opportunities.

    Food (Fish) Processing (NC II)

    This a course which leads to the specialization on Food (Fish) Processing National Certificate (NC I), it covers (4) four of the (7) seven core competencies that a high school student ought to possess, namely:

    • implement sampling procedure;
    • inspect and sort materials and products;
    • dispense non-bulk ingredients; and
    • prepare raw and packaging materials and supplies for processing

    Horticulture (NC II)

    This is a course in HORTICULTURE leading to National Certificate Level II (NC II) consisting of the core competencies that a person must achieve on conducting prehorticultural farm operations, in producing major lowland and semi-temperate vegetables, in producing fruit bearing crops.


    Horticulture (NC III)

    This is a specialization which leads to Horticulture National Certificate Level III (NC III). It covers basic, common, and core competencies for third level certification, such as:

    • leading workplace communication,
    • leading small team,
    • developing and practicing negotiation skills,
    • solving problems related to work activities,
    • using mathematical concepts and techniques, and
    • using relevant technologies for basic competencies;
    • applying safety measures in farm operations,
    • using farm tools and equipment, and
    • performing estimation and basic calculation for common competencies;
    • preparing land for horticultural crop production,
    • implementing a postharvest program,
    • implementing a plant nutrition program,
    • controlling weeds and
    • preparing and applying chemicals for core competencies (general). Under the core competencies in horticulture, it includes:
    • establishing horticultural crops,
    • coordinating horticultural maintenance program,
    • coordinating horticultural harvesting,
    • undertaking field budding and grafting, and
    • undertaking propagation activities.

    Landscape Installation and Maintenance (NC II)

    This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of an individual in the field of landscaping in accordance with industry standards. It covers core competencies such as: perform site inventory and analysis, planning, site clearing and grubbing activities, perform rough grading operations, perform site preparation activities, install plants at designated locations as designed, install plant support, trim and prune landscape plants, perform weeding and cultivation, apply fertilizer(nutrition), water plants, control and prevent plant pest and diseases, provide plant support, perform lawn-grass maintenance, perform re-planting activities and collect, dispose and utilize organic wastes.


    Organic Agriculture (NC II)

    This is a course in Organic Agriculture leading to NC II Qualification consisting of the core competencies in organic agriculture that the high school student must achieve.


    Pest Management (NC II)

    This course covers the skills, knowledge and attitude required of the high school student in Pest Management. It includes the competencies of:

    • conducting field assessments,
    • applying bio-control measures,
    • applying cultural management strategies,
    • applying physical control,
    • applying chemical control measures,
    • monitoring results of pest management activities, and
    • providing feedback.

    Rice Machinery Operation (NC II)

    This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of a high school student for Rice Machinery Operations. The core competencies are as follows:

    • preparation of rice land machinery and equipment,
    • operation of rice crop establishment machinery and equipment
    • operation of rice crop care machinery and equipment,
    • operation of rice harvesting and threshing machinery and equipment,
    • operation of rice drying machinery and equipment, and
    • operation of rice mill machinery and equipment.

    Rubber Processing (NC II)

    This qualification is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and desirable attitudes in Rubber Processing.

    Common competencies:

    • applying safety measures in farm operations;
    • using farm tools and equipment; and
    • performing estimation and calculations, and

    Core competencies:

    • receiving latex and lumps;
    • producing blanketed rubber sheet; and
    • performing rubber drying operation.

    Rubber Production (NC II)

    This qualification is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and desirable attitudes in rubber production.

    Its Basic Competencies:

    • participating in workplace communication,
    • working in a team environment,
    • practicing career professionalism, and
    • practicing occupational health and safety procedures

    Common Competencies:

    • applying safety measures in farm operations.
    • using farm tools and equipment; and
    • performing estimation and calculations

    Core Competencies:

    • Establishing rubber budwood and seedlings nursery,
    • planting rubber trees/rubber seedlings,
    • performing budding operation, and
    • harvesting latex.

    Slaughtering Operation (NC II)

    This course covers the knowledge, skills and attitude needed in managing an abattoir and leads to a Slaughtering House Operations National Certificate II (NCII).

    The core competencies are processes performed to the animal and its carcass such as:

    • stunning and bleeding,
    • scalding and dehairing/gambrelling/singeing/cutting chest bone,
    • eviscerating,
    • cradle processes,
    • splitting and quartering,
    • washing, trimming and weighing, and
    • grading, labeling and stamping.
  • Home Economics

    Attractions and Theme Parks (NC II)

    This curriculum guide on Attractions and Theme Parks Operations with Ecotourism that leads to National Certificate Level II (NCII) is designed for high school students to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to perform the task on attractions and theme parks operations with ecotourism. It covers core competencies that a person must achieve to promote, prepare, operate and close down rides, games and animal exhibits in attractions and theme parks. It includes competencies on attractions and theme park activities such as: providing on-site information and assistance, monitoring entry to venue, providing a site briefing or commentary, and operating rides, games and animal exhibits. It also includes competencies about computer operations and occupational health and safety procedures.

    The preliminaries of this specialization course includes the following:

    • Explain core concepts in tour guiding services;
    • Discuss the relevance of the course
    • Explore on opportunities for a Tour Guide as a career.

    Barbering (NC II)

    This curriculum guide on Barbering NC II leads to National Certificate Level II (NC II). This course is designed for students to enhance their knowledge, skills and attitudes in barbering in accordance with industry standards. It covers core competencies, such as performing pre-and-post hair care activities, hair and scalp treatment, basic hair coloring, haircut, shave and style of beard and moustache and chair spot massage. Performing basic hair perming, hair relaxing and men’s hairpiece attachment, styling and maintenance are also added as electives.


    Bartending (NC II)

    This curriculum guide on Bartending National Certificate II (NC II) is designed for students to develop their knowledge, skills and attitude required in effective bar and beverage services. It reflects the role of a “bartender” and/or a utility/back and may be part of the role of a bar attendant.

    It covers four core competencies namely:

    • cleaning bar areas,
    • operating bar,
    • preparing and mixing cocktails and non-alcoholic concoctions, and
    • providing basic wine services.

    The preliminaries of this specialization course include the following:

    • explaining the core concepts in bartending;
    • discussing the relevance of the course; and
    • exploring the opportunities for a bartender as a career.

    Entry Requirements: Enrollees of this course/ specialization must pass the medical examination. Age must be 18 years and above.


    Beauty/Nail Care (NC II)

    Beauty Care, one of the specialization courses offered in TLE, leads to TESDA qualification standard for National Certificate Level II (NC II). This covers the development of the learner’s knowledge, skills and attitude required in performing:

    • hand spa;
    • foot spa and;
    • manicure and pedicure.

    Bread and Pastry Production (NC II)

    This curriculum guide on Bread and Pastry Production course leads to National Certificate Level II (NCII). This course is designed for high school student to develop knowledge, skills, and attitude to perform the tasks on Bread and Pastry Production.

    It covers core competencies namely:

    • prepare and produce bakery products;
    • prepare and produce pastry products;
    • prepare and present gateau, tortes and cakes;
    • prepare and display petit fours and
    • present deserts.

    The preliminaries of this specialization course includes the following:

    • Explain core concepts in bread & pastry production;
    • Discuss the relevance of the course
    • Explore on opportunities for a Baker or Commis as a career.

    Caregiving (NC II)

    This is a TLE Home Economics mini course, CAREGIVING, consists of common and core competencies that a high school student must achieve namely:

    • to implement and monitor infection control policies and procedures,
    • effectively respond to difficult/challenging behavior,
    • apply basic first aid,
    • maintain high standard of patient services,
    • maintain healthy and safe environment,
    • clean living room dining room, bedroom, toilets, bathrooms and kitchen, and
    • wash and iron clothes, linen and fabric.

    Commercial Cooking (NC III)

    This curriculum guide on Commercial Cooking National Certificate Level III (NC III) is designed for students to develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes to perform the tasks of commercial cooking. It covers the following core competencies:

    • planning and preparing food for ala carte and buffets;
    • planning and controlling menu-based catering;
    • organizing bulk cooking operations;
    • preparing pates and terrines,
    • planning, preparing and displaying a buffet;
    • selecting, preparing and serving specialized food items;
    • selecting, preparing and serving specialty cuisines;
    • monitoring catering revenues and costs;
    • establishing and maintaining quality control;
    • applying cook-chill-freeze production processes. It also includes provision for work immersion in Commercial Cooking.

    The preliminaries of this specialization course include the following:

    • explaining the core concepts of commercial cooking;
    • discussing the relevance of the course;
    • exploring opportunities for a cook/Chef de Partie as a career.

    Course Entry Requirements: Provide Medical Certificates: Chest X-ray and Hepa B screening.


    Cookery (NC II)

    This curriculum guide on Cookery leads to National Certificate Level II (NCII). This course is designed for a high school student to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the performance of Cookery tasks. It covers core competencies, namely:

    • cleaning and maintaining kitchen premises,
    • preparing appetizers,
    • preparing salads and dressings,
    • preparing sandwiches,
    • preparing desserts, and
    • packaging prepared foods.

    Dressmaking (NC II)

    This curriculum guide on Dressmaking leads to National Certificate Level II (NC II). This course is design for a high school student to develop knowledge, skills, and attitude to perform tasks on Dressmaking. It covers three competencies that a grade 10 Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) student ought to possess namely:

    • Produce ladies skirt;
    • Produce ladies blouse and
    • Produce ladies trousers.

    The preliminaries of this specialization course includes the following:

    • Explain core concepts in dressmaking;
    • Discuss the relevance of the course
    • Explore on opportunities for dressmaking as a career.

    Events Management Services (NC III)

    This curriculum guide on Event Management Services National Certificate Level III (NC III) is designed for students to enhance the knowledge, skills, attitude and motivations to perform the tasks in accordance with industry standards. It covers the basic, common and core competencies required for the NC III level in developing and coordinating events, namely:

    For basic competencies:

    • Leading in workplace communication,
    • Leading small team,
    • Developing and practicing negotiation skills,
    • Solving workplace problem related to work activities,
    • Using mathematical concept and techniques, and
    • Using relevant technologies.

    For Common Competencies, it include:

    • Developing roster staff,
    • Controlling and order stock,
    • Training small groups,
    • Establishing and conducting business relationships.

    For Core Competencies, namely:

    Event planning services, it includes:

    • Planning and developing event proposal or bidding,
    • Developing an event concept,
    • Developing an event program,
    • Selecting event venue and site,
    • Developing and updating event industry knowledge

    On-site event management services, it includes:

    • Providing on-site event management services,
    • Developing and updating knowledge on Protocol, and
    • Managing contractors for indoor events.

    Entry Requirements: Trainees or students who wish to enter this course should be able to communicate fluently in English both oral and written communication (foreign language is an advance)


    Fashion Design (Apparel) (NC III)

    This curriculum guide on Fashion Design National Certificate Level III (NC III) is designed for a student to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitude to be a fashion designer in accordance with industry standards. It covers six (6) basic, six (6) common, and six (6) core competencies a senior high school student should possess such as:

    • Leading workplace communication,
    • Leading small teams,
    • Developing and practicing negotiation skills,
    • Solving workplace problem,
    • Using mathematical concepts and techniques,
    • Using relevant technologies,
    • Carrying out measurements and calculations,
    • Setting up and operating machines,
    • Performing basic maintenance,
    • Maintaining an effective relationship with clients/costumers,
    • Managing own performance,
    • Applying quality standards,
    • Creating garment design,
    • Calculating and procuring garment materials,
    • Supervising garment prototype preparation and mass production,
    • Evaluating finished products,
    • Supervising packaging and dispatching of finished garment, and
    • Performing promotional activities for fashion products and/or services, with a total of 62 outcomes.

    Food and Beverage Services (NC II)

    This curriculum guide on Food and Beverages leads to a National Certificate Level II (NCII). This course is designed for a high school student to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude to perform the tasks required by the Food and Beverage service. It covers the core competencies of:

    • planning the food and beverage program of client/s,
    • providing preliminary services to client/s,
    • applying food and beverages techniques, and
    • providing advice on food and beverage services.

    The preliminaries of this specialization course include the following:

    • core concepts in food and beverage services,
    • the relevance of the course, and
    • exploration of career opportunities as a Food Attendant or Chef de rang.

    Front Office Services (NC II)

    This curriculum guide for Front Office Services leads to National Certificate Level II (NCII). This course is designed for a high school student to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes to perform the tasks on Front Office Services. It covers core competencies, namely:

    • receiving and processing reservation,
    • operating a computerized reservation system,
    • providing accommodation reception services,
    • conducting night audit,
    • providing club reception services, and
    • providing porter services

    The preliminaries of this course include the following:

    • discussion of the relevance of the course,
    • explanation of key concepts relative to the course, and
    • exploration of career opportunities.

    Hairdressing (NC II)

    This curriculum guide on HAIRDRESSING leads to a National Certificate Level II (NCII). This course is designed for a high school student to develop the knowledge, skills and attitude to perform the services related to hairdressing. It covers the core competencies of:

    • hair care and scalp treatment,
    • hair perming, and
    • hair cutting.

    The preliminaries of this specialization course include the following:

    • core concepts in hairdressing;
    • discussion on the relevance of the course, and
    • an exploration of career opportunities in hairdressing.

    Hairdressing (NC III)

    This curriculum guide on Hairdressing leads to a National Certificate Level lll (NC lll). This specialization is designed for students to develop their knowledge, skills, and attitude in order to effectively perform the services related to Hairdressing. It covers the basic, namely:

    • leading workplace communication,
    • leading small team,
    • developing and practicing negotiation skills,
    • solving workplace problems related to work activities,
    • using mathematical concepts and techniques, and
    • using relevant technologies;

    Common competencies:

    • maintaining an effective relationship with clients/customer,
    • managing own performance,
    • applying quality standards, and
    • maintaining a safe, clean and sufficient work environment.

    Core competencies:

    • performing advance and creative hairstyling,
    • hair cutting,
    • hair coloring,
    • hair perming,
    • performing advance make-up,
    • performing hair extension,
    • performing hairpiece attachment styling and maintenance, and
    • performing prosthetics and special effect make-up.

    Precaution: Chemical sprays and airborne pollutants are required in this specialization. The learner is advised to consult their physicians for medical advice just in case allergies, asthma, dermatitis, and other side effects occur.


    Handicraft (Basketry, Macrame) (Non-NC)

    This course is designed for a high school student to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude to perform the tasks for macramé and basketry. It covers the core competencies of:

    • comprehensive knowledge of tools, commercial and indigenous materials, techniques and products in macramé and basket production;
    • procedures in the production of products;
    • macramé production; and
    • basketry production.

    The preliminaries of this specialization course include the following:

    • core concepts in handicraft (macramé and basketry),
    • discussion on the relevance of the course, and
    • exploration of career opportunities as a craftsman.

    Handicraft (Fashion Accessories, Paper Craft) (Non-NC)

    This curriculum guide in Handicraft (Fashion Accessories and Paper Craft) course is designed for a high school student ought to develop knowledge, skills, and attitude to perform the tasks on Fashion Accessories, Paper craft and Recycling. It covers core competencies namely;

    • creating fashion accessories;
    • production of paper craft projects – origami (vases/frames); and
    • production of fashion accessories.

    Handicraft (Needlecraft) (Non-NC)

    This curriculum guide on Handicraft (Needle Craft) course is designed for a high school student to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes to perform the tasks on Needle Craft. It covers core competencies namely:

    • Understand concepts and terms of the different types of Needlecraft;
    • Perform basic and advances stitches of the different types of Needlecrafts;
    • Develop a project plan;
    • Create marketable and presentable product package for the Needle crafted articles and
    • Observe proper posture, safety and precautionary measures while working on a Needlecraft project.

    Handicraft (Woodcraft, Leathercraft) (Non-NC)

    This course is designed for a high school student to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude for the tasks required by leathercraft and woodcraft. It covers the core competencies of:

    • preparing tools and materials for leathercraft and woodcraft production,
    • application of procedures and techniques in leathercraft and woodcraft production,
    • producing leathercraft products, and
    • producing woodcraft products.

    The preliminaries of this specialization course include the following:

    • core concepts in handicraft (leathercraft and woodcraft),
    • discussion on the relevance of the course, and
    • exploration of career opportunities as a craftsman.

    Household Services NC II


    Housekeeping (NC II)

    This curriculum guide on Housekeeping leads to National Certificate Level (NCII). This course is designed for a high school student ought to develop knowledge, skills, and attitude to perform the tasks on Housekeeping. It covers five core competencies, namely:

    • providing housekeeping services;
    • preparing rooms for guests;
    • cleaning premises;
    • providing valet/butler services; and
    • launder linen and guests clothes.

    The preliminaries of this specialization course includes the following:

    • Explain core concepts in housekeeping;
    • Discuss the relevance of the course
    • Explore on opportunities for a Room or Cabin Attendant as a career.

    Local Guiding Services (NC II)

    This curriculum guide on Tour Guiding Services leads to National Certificate Level II (NCII). This course is designed for a high school student to develop knowledge, skills and attitude to perform the tasks on Tour Guiding Services. It covers core competencies namely:

    • research information relevant to tour itinerary;
    • managing tour arrangements for visitors; and
    • accompanying visitors in accordance with the tour itinerary.

    It also includes provision for on-the-job training in Tour Guiding Services. The preliminaries of this specialization course includes the following:

    • Explain core concepts in tour guiding services ;
    • Discuss the relevance of the course
    • Explore on opportunities for a Tour Guide as a career.
    Course Entry Requirements

    The student enrollee of this course must possess the following:

    • Excellent communication skills (must be proficient in the Native Language/s, English, and/or Foreign language/s);
    • Computer literacy;
    • Good visual impact and pleasing personality; and
    • Perfect vision (20/20) or with contact lenses but not beyond (20/30)

    Tailoring (NC II)

    This curriculum guide on Tailoring leads to a National Certificate Level (NCII). This course is designed for a high school student to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude to perform the tasks of Tailoring. It covers the core competencies of:

    • sewing athletic shorts,
    • sewing jogging pants,
    • sewing athletic shirts, and
    • sewing athletic jackets.

    The preliminaries of this specialization course include the following:

    • core concepts in tailoring,
    • relevance of the course, and
    • exploration of career opportunities in tailoring

    Tourism Promotion Services (NC II)

    This curriculum guide on Tourism Promotion Services that leads to a National Certificate Level II (NCII) is designed for a high school student to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes for the tasks related to tourism promotion. It covers competencies that a person must achieve to operate an automated information system, source and provide destination information and advice, access and interpret product information, and promote tourism products and services. The preliminaries of this specialization course include the following:

    • core concepts in Tourism Promotion Services,
    • relevance of the course
    • career opportunities as a Tourism Promoter.

    Travel Services (NC II)

    This curriculum guide on TRAVEL SERVICES leads to National Certificate Level II (NC II). This course is designed for a high school student to enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of a learner in tour servicing in accordance with industry standards. It covers specialized competencies such as: book travel-related reservation, administering billing and settlement plan, and issuing air sea land tickets and multipurpose documents.

    Course Entry Requirements

    The student/enrollee of this course must possess the following:

    • Excellent communication skills (must be proficient in the Native Language/s; Filipino, English, and/or Foreign language/s)
    • Computer literacy
    • Good visual impact and pleasing personality
    • Perfect vision (20/20) or with contact lenses but not beyond (20/30)

    Wellness Massage (NC II)

    This curriculum guide on Wellness Massage leads to National Certificate Level II (NCII). This course is designed for a high school student ought to develop knowledge, skills, and attitude to perform the tasks on Wellness Massage service. It covers core competencies namely:

    • plan the wellness massage program of client/s;
    • provide preliminary services to client/s;
    • apply wellness massage techniques; and
    • provide advice on post-wellness massage services.
  • Industrial Arts with Specializations

    Automotive Servicing (NC I)

    This course leads to a specialization in Automotive Servicing NC Level I. It covers two (2) core competencies that a high school student should possess:

    • servicing automotive battery, and
    • servicing the ignition system and Entrepreneurial concepts

    Automotive Servicing (NC II)

    This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of an individual in the field of Automotive Servicing in accordance with industry standards. It covers the remaining core competencies which are not included in Automotive Servicing (NC I) such as:

    • servicing automotive battery,
    • servicing ignition system,
    • testing and repairing wiring/lighting system,
    • servicing starting system,
    • servicing charging system,
    • servicing engine mechanical system,
    • servicing clutch system,
    • servicing clutch and differential and front axle,
    • servicing steering system,
    • servicing brake system,
    • servicing suspension system,
    • performing underchassis preventive maintenance and overhauling manual transmission.

    Carpentry (NC II)

    This is a specialized course which leads to a Carpentry National Certificate Level II (NCII). It covers three core competencies that a high school student ought to possess:

    • preparing/staking out building lines,
    • fabricating formworks, and
    • installing formworks components.

    The preliminaries of this specialized course include:

    • discussion on the core concepts in carpentry, and
    • explanation and observation of key concepts relative to the course.

    Carpentry (NC III)

    This is a specialized course which leads to a Carpentry National Certificate Level III. It covers six (6) basic competencies, five (5) common competencies and four (4) core competences that a student should possess, such as:

    • leading workplace communication,
    • leading small team,
    • developing and practicing negotiation skills
    • solving workplace problem related to work activities,
    • using mathematical concepts and techniques,
    • using relevant technologies,
    • performing mensuration and calculations
    • interpreting technical drawing and plans,
    • preparing construction materials and tools
    • observing procedures, specifications and manual of instructions
    • maintain tools and equipment
    • installing architectural ceiling, walls/sheats/ panels and floor finishes,
    • fabricating/installing door/window jambs and panels,
    • installing stair components and/or pre-fabricated stairs assembly, and
    • installing built-in/pre-fabricated cabinets with a total of forty three (43) learning outcomes.

    The preliminaries of this specialized course include the following:

    • discussion on the core concept in Carpentry NC III, and
    • analysis on the practices and observation of key concepts relative to the course.

    Construction Painting (NC II)

    This curriculum guide on Construction Painting leads to National Certificate Level II (NC II).This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, positive attitude, and work values of a painter in accordance with international standards. It covers core competencies in preparing tools, painting materials and equipment, preparing surface for painting, and performing painting works.


    Consumer Electronics Servicing (NC II)

    This is a standards based curriculum leading to a TESDA Qualification Standard for a Consumer Electronics Servicing National Certificate Level I (N II). It covers two (2) core competencies that a high school student should acquire:

    • assembling and disassembling of consumer electronic product and system, and
    • maintaining and repairing electronically controlled domestic appliances.

    The preliminaries of this course include the following:

    • discussion on the relevance of the course,
    • explanation of key concepts relative to the course, and
    • exploration of career opportunities.

    Domestic Refrigeration and Airconditioning (DOMRAC) Servicing (NC II)

    This is a specialization course which leads to a RAC Servicing National Certificate Level I (NC I). It covers two (1) core competencies that a high school student ought to possess:

    • domestic refrigeration and air-conditioning unit installation, and
    • service and maintainance of window- type air-conditioning / domestic refrigeration units.

    The preliminaries of this specialization course include the following:

    • discussion on the relevance of the course,
    • explanation of key concepts relative to the course, and
    • exploration of career opportunities.

    Driving (NC II)

    This course is designed to equip the individual with the desirable attitudes and skills of the land transport light vehicle driver in accordance with industry standards, including the regulatory requirements issued by appropriate regulatory bodies, government and/or private. It covers the following four (4) core competencies:

    • carrying out vehicle maintenance and servicing,
    • driving light vehicles,
    • obeying and observing traffic rules and regulations,
    • and implementing and coordinating accident/emergency procedures.

    This course is also designed to equip the individual with the basic and common knowledge, skills and attitudes of the land transport light vehicle driver in accordance with industry standards. The basic competency will be integrated in delivering the common and core competency. This course will lead to National Certificate II (Driving Light Vehicle NC II).


    Electrical Installation and Maintenance (NC II)

    This is specialization course which leads to an Electrical Installation and Maintenance National Certificate Level II (NCII). It covers three core competencies that a high school student ought to possess:

    • preparing electric and hydraulic tools,
    • performing roughing-in and wiring activities for bus and under floor ducts, and
    • installing wiring devices for floor and ground fault current interrupting outlets.

    The preliminaries of this exploratory course include the following:

    • discussion on the relevance of the course,
    • explanation of key concepts relative to the course, and
    • exploration of career opportunities.

    Electric Power Distribution Line Construction (NC II)

    This curriculum guide on Electric Power Distribution Line Construction NC II covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes to operate and maintain power distribution line tools and equipment in accordance with industry standards. It covers the core competencies, such as:

    • operating and maintaining power distribution line tools and equipment,
    • erecting distribution line pole,
    • climbing the pole and installing pole assembly conductors,
    • installing distribution line equipment and devices, and
    • installing consumer services connection facility.

    Instrumentation and Control Servicing (NC II)

    This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of a learner on core competencies such as installation, calibration, and configuration of instrumentation and control servicing in accordance with TESDA Training Regulations. Work Immersion is incorporated within the school year to enhance the learning experience of the learner in a workplace environment.


    Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) (NC II)

    This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of students in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) in accordance with industry standards. It covers core competencies such as welding carbon steel plates (1G-4G) and pipes (2G-6G) using GMAW


    Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) (NC II)

    This unit covers the skills, knowledge and attitudes required in setting up Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) in carbon steel plates 1F-4F and 1G-4G positions and pipes in 2G, 5G and 6G positions using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process.


    Machining (NC II)

    This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, desirable attitudes and skills of a machinist in accordance with industry standards. It covers the following core competencies: performing bench work operation (basic and complex), turning work piece (basic and intermediate), milling work piece (basic and intermediate), and grinding work piece (basic and complex).


    Masonry (NC II)

    This course is composed of the core competencies which lead to a Masonry National Certificate Level II (NCII). It covers performing basic masonry works and preparing masonry materials. This also covers the knowledge, skills and attitude required to perform basic masonry works and prepare masonry materials.


    Mechatronics Servicing (NC II)

    This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of a learner on core competencies such as installation, configuration and adjustment of mechatronic devices in accordance with TESDA Training Regulations. Work Immersion is incorporated within the school year to enhance the learning experience of the learner in a workplace environment.


    Motorcycle/Small Engine Servicing (NC II)

    This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of an individual in the field of Motorcycle/Small Engine Servicing in accordance with industry standards. It covers core competencies such as:

    • performing periodic maintenance, and
    • performing repair services or trouble shooting on small engine systems which include carburetor and fuel system, lubricating system, ignition system, suspension system, brake system, wheels and tires, clutch system, electrical system, final drive, and cooling system.

    This course is also designed to equip the individual with the basic and common knowledge, skills and attitudes of the motorcycle/small engine mechanic in accordance with industry standards. The basic competency will be integrated in delivering the common and core competency. This course will lead to National Certificate II (MOTORCYCLE/SMALL ENGINE SERVICING NC II).


    Plumbing (NC I)

    This is an exploratory and introductory course which leads to leads to a Plumbing National Certificate I (NCI) It focuses on the core competencies that a high school student ought to possess:

    • preparing pipes, tools and equipment for installation; and
    • cutting and threading ferrous pipes.

    Plumbing (NC II)

    This is a Training Regulation-based TLE course which leads to a Plumbing National Certificate II (NC II). It focuses on the core competencies that a high school student ought to possess. The course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, positive attitude and work values in accordance with workplace standards. The core competencies are:

    • performing single unit plumbing installation and assemblies, and
    • performing plumbing repair works.

    Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (Packaged Air-Conditioning Unit [PACU]/Commercial Refrigeration Equipment [CRE]) Servicing (NC III)

    This qualification covers the basic competencies required for a third level qualification, such as:

    • leading in the dissemination and discussion of ideas, information and issues in the workplace,
    • leading small teams,
    • developing and practicing negotiation skills,
    • solving problems related to work activities,
    • using mathematical concepts and techniques and
    • using other relevant technologies.

    It also covers the common competencies such as:

    • preparing, materials and tools,
    • interpreting technical drawing and plans,
    • observing procedures, specifications, and manuals of instruction,
    • performing mensuration and calculation,
    • performing basic bench work,
    • performing basic electrical works,
    • maintaining tools and equipment,
    • performing housekeeping and safety practices for refrigeration servicing, and
    • documenting work accomplished.

    This unit also covers the core knowledge, skills and attitudes in conducting survey site for installation of equipment, piping, air distribution and electrical controls and wiring for package-type air-conditioning/commercial refrigeration units.


    Shielded Metal Arc Welding (NC I)

    This is a specialization course which leads to a SMAW Certificate Level I (NC I). It covers one (1) core competency that a high school student ought to possess,-- namely, performing fillet welding on carbon steel plates. The preliminary of this introduction which leads to specialization include the following:

    • discussion on the relevance of the course,
    • explanation of key concepts relative to the course, and
    • exploration of career opportunities.

    Shielded Metal Arc Welding (NC II)

    This curriculum guide is a competency-based leading to TESDA qualification standard for National Level I Certificate (NCI). It covers competencies in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) that a high school student should acquire. The content of this curriculum guide for Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) includes Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies (PECs), Environment and Market (EM), and Process and Delivery (PD).


    Tile Setting (NC II)

    This course consists of core competencies which lead to Tile Setting, National Certificate Level II (NC II). It covers laying and repairing of wall and floor tiles. This also covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required by a high school student to lay and repair wall and floor tiles, and tile corners.


    Transmission Line Installation and Maintenance (NC II)

    This curriculum guide on Transmission Line Installation and Maintenance NC II is designed to develop and enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of a transmission line lineman in accordance with industry standards. It covers the core competencies, such as:

    • erecting pole,
    • performing overhead transmission line work,
    • performing coldlive-and ground maintenance work,
    • installing emergency restoration structure (ERS), and 5) operating and maintaining transmission line tools and equipment.
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT) with Specializations

    Animation (NC II)

    This is an introductory and specialization course which leads to an Animation National Certificate Level II (NC II). It covers Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies (PECs); Environment and Market; five (5) Common Competencies; and one (1) Core Competency that a high school student ought to possess to produce clean-up and in-between drawings.

    The preliminaries of this specialization course include the following:

    • discussion on the relevance of the course;
    • explanation of key concepts of common competencies;
    • explanation of core competencies relative to the course; and
    • exploration of career opportunities.

    Broadband Installation (Fixed Wireless Systems) (NC II)

    This curriculum guide is designed to develop and enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitudes ought to possess by a student as fixed wireless broadband installer, in accordance with industry standards. It covers the core competencies such as installing mast and accessories, laying-out of cables, installing and configuring the CPE, and rendering service excellence to customers.


    Computer Hardware Servicing (NC II)

    This is a specialization course which leads to a Computer Hardware Servicing National Certificate Level II (NC II). It covers two core competencies that a high school student ought to possess:

    • installing computer systems and networks; and
    • diagnosing and troubleshooting computer systems.

    The preliminaries of this specialization course include the following:

    • discussion on the relevance of the course;
    • explanation of key concepts relative to the course and;
    • exploration of career opportunities.

    Computer Programming (NC IV)

    This is a specialization course that leads to a Computer Programming National Certificate Level IV (NC IV). It covers Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies (PECs), Environment and Market (EM), five (5) Common Competencies, and two (2) Core Competencies that a high school student ought to possess, namely:

    • designing program logic, and
    • applying program development approach.

    The preliminaries of this specialization course include the following:

    • discussion of the relevance of the course,
    • explanation of key concepts of common competencies,
    • explanation of core competencies relative to the course. and
    • exploration on career opportunities.

    Contact Center Services (NC II)

    This is a specialization course that leads to a Contact Center Services National Certificate Level II (NC II). It covers two (2) core competencies that a high school student ought to possess, namely:

    • performing basic computer operations and Internet navigation, and
    • demonstrating an understanding of local and international geography and cultures.

    The preliminaries of this specialization course include the following:

    • discussion of the relevance of the course,
    • explanation of key concepts relative to the course, and
    • exploration of career opportunities.

    Illustration (NC II)

    This is a specialization course that leads to an Illustration National Certificate Level II (NC II). It covers three (3) core competencies that a high school student ought to possess, namely:

    • using lines to produce volumes,
    • creating drawings according to proportion, and
    • sourcing out of concept for own drawings.

    Medical Transcription (NC II)

    This is an introductory and specialization course that leads to a Medical Transcription National Certificate Level II (NC II). It covers Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies (PECs), Environment and Market (EM), five (5) Common Competencies and two (2) Core Medical Transcription Competencies that a high school student ought to possess, namely:

    • using business technology to respond to customers’ needs, and
    • using medical terminology to carry out tasks.

    The preliminaries of this specialization course include the following:

    • discussion of the relevance of the course,
    • explanation of key concepts of common competencies,
    • explanation of core competencies relative to the course, and
    • exploration of career opportunities.

    Technical Drafting (NC II)

    This is a specialization course that leads to a Technical Drafting National Certificate Level II (NC II). It covers five (5) core manual drafting competencies that a high school student ought to possess, namely:

    • architectural layout and details,
    • structural layout and details,
    • electrical and electronic layout and details,
    • sanitary and plumbing layout and details, and
    • mechanical layout and details.

    The preliminaries of this specialization course include the following:

    • discussion of the relevance of the course,
    • explanation of key concepts relative to the course, and
    • exploration of career opportunities.

    Telecom OSP and Subscriber Line Installation (Copper Cable/POTS and DSL) (NC II)

    This is a specialization course that leads to a Telecom OSP and Subscriber Line Installation (Copper Cable/POTS and DSL) National Certificate Level II (NC II). It discusses six (6) core competencies that a student ought to possess, namely:

    • installing pole hardware, cable terminal, line wire and accessories,
    • performing main cable installation,
    • splicing/joining cable terminal to main aerial and/or underground copper cable splice,
    • performing basic troubleshooting and correction of cable fault and error,
    • installing POTS subscriber line, and
    • installing digital subscriber line (DSL).

    The preliminaries of this specialization course include the following:

    • discussion of the relevance of the course,
    • explanation of key concepts of common competencies,
    • explanation of core competencies relative to the course, and
    • exploration of career opportunities.

    Telecom OSP Installation (Fiber Optic Cable) (NC II)

    This is a specialization course that leads to a Telecom OSP Installation (Fiber Optic Cable) National Certificate Level II (NC II). Two (2) core competencies that a student ought to possess are identified, namely:

    • installing and splicing/joining aerial/underground fiber optic cables, and
    • performing optical testing and repair.

    The preliminaries of this specialization course include the following:

    • discussion of the relevance of the course,
    • explanation of key concepts of common competencies,
    • explanation of core competencies relative to the course, and
    • exploration of career opportunities.
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