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International School of the Arts, the Languages and the Academe

International School of the Arts, the Languages and the Academe is an institution accredited by TESDA that offers Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programs (TVET) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

International School of the Arts, the Languages and the Academe

Address: #23 D. Samonte St., Brgy., 18, Laoag City, Philippines
Telephone Number: 077-607-0718

TESDA Approved Programs

Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “International School of the Arts, the Languages and the Academe” in the province of Ilocos Norte.

List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs

TESDA Course Authorized Duration
Special Fine Arts NC I, II 1 Year

General Education

AP101: Anatomy & Physiology 101
Credit Hours: 3.00

This course covers an introduction to anatomy and physiology of the body systems. The systems
covered will include muscular, skeletal, integument, cardiovascular, immune and respiratory. The structure and function of the major organs of each system will be discussed and how they relate to the overall status of the body.

BIO101: Microbiology
Credit Hours: 3.00

In this course, students learn a branch of biology dealing with microscopic forms of life. They will learn how microorganisms on humans can be both beneficial and harmful. Students will have an insight on different viruses and how they affect humans, the environment and the future of genetics.

ENG110: English Composition
Credit Hours: 3.00

In this course, students will focus on writing as process of sentence structure and paragraph development. Through instruction and practice, students will improve their grammatical skills and enhance their writing ability and style.

CT101: Critical Thinking
Credit Hours: 3.00

This course covers the fundamentals of critical thinking such as identifying claims and arguments, constructing good arguments, evaluating premises, and reasoning from experience. Students complete writing and practice exercises that demonstrate critical thinking processes. This course is designed to improve a student’s ability to make decisions clearly and effectively.

ALG110
Credit Hours: 3.00

In this course, students will be taught a blend of beginning and intermediate algebraic topics. The course will begin with basic graphing concepts and beginning algebraic equations, which are integrated throughout the course.

PSY101: Psychology
Credit Hours: 3.00

This course provides a broad overview of the diverse field of psychology. Throughout the course, discussions and exercises are used to relate psychology to common experiences and practical problems in daily life. The course is designed to promote interest in human behavior and to encourage critical thinking.

SOC101: Sociology
Credit Hours: 3.00

This course covers major sociological perspectives; research methods, culture, social structure and interaction; deviance and crime; stratification and social class; politics and government in global perspectives, family, religion, education, population and urbanization, health, health care and disability; social movements and change.

CS101: Computer Science
Credit Hours: 2.00

This course provides instruction in the basic operation of personal computers Windows® applications, and word processing software. The student will explore and practice basic functions necessary for the creation of typical documents in a Windows®environment. Students will also be introduced to the internet including basic searching and use of information. Essential skills are presented relevant to the operation of a personal computer to help the student become confident in its use.

Advanced Courses:

VN102: Personal & Practical/Vocational Concepts
Credit Hours: 2.00
This course introduces the student to the role of a student, basic skills for success, nursing history and trends, nursing ethics, legal aspects of nursing, practical relationships in healthcare, including the role of the practical/vocational and professional nurse, and nursing education.

VN 102: Foundations of Nursing
Credit Hours: 2.00
This course introduces the student to basic nursing concepts and principles. The student is given a broad overview of the nurse-client relationship, principles of therapeutic communication, and the cultural diversity of clients. Patient care is discussed through the life span, including care of the geriatric client. Death and dying concerns are introduced and discussed. The steps of the nursing process are presented as the framework for determining and meeting client needs within the scope of practice.

MATH 110: College Mathematics
Credit Hours: 3.00
This course covers principles and applications of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, proportions, measurements, statistics, basic algebra and geometry. The metric system, the apothecary system, and conversion between systems are presented. Allied health applications are discussed.

AP110:Foundations of Anatomy & Physiology
Credit Hours: 3.00
This course introduces the student to the structure and function of the body. Directions, geometric planes, and cavities of the body are presented. Cells, tissues, organs, and systems are discussed. The major organs of each system and how they relate to the overall status of the body are covered.

PHARM110: Pharmacology
Credit Hours: 3.00
This course focuses on dosages, applications, side effects, toxicity and laboratory tests performed to monitor actions and effects of specific drugs. Issues involved with I.V. (intravenous) monitoring will be covered. Drug calculation examinations must be passed with a score of 85%. (Prerequisite: Math110)

VN103: Clinical Practice 1
Credit Hours: 3.00
This course provides the student with the opportunity to learn and practice in the skills, laboratory basic nursing principles, and procedures related to meeting the daily needs of clients. Safety as a key element in care is introduced. The nursing process is integrated with emphasis on all components utilizing standardized nursing language. Nursing skills include gathering data related to vital signs, bed/bath of the client, skin care, standard precautions, asepsis, basic care procedures, and activities of daily living (ADL) support skills. Documentation is emphasized in this course. And the student is introduced to providing appropriate client information. The nursing student is introduced to computers and the Windows environment. The student is given the skills necessary for basic Life Support certification (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – CPR).

MED-SURG121:Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing
Credit Hours: 2.50
This course introduces the student to head-to-toe client data gathering, care of the pre- and post- operative client, and care of clients with self-care deficits. Asepsis, elements of the infectious process, cause of disease, basic intravenous (I.V.) practicum (site rate, solution identification), and the body’s normal defenses are discussed. The student learns to incorporate the nursing process in the care of pre- post-operative clients, as well as those with self-care deficits. (Prerequisite: PN/VN 102)

NUT122: Nutrition
Credit Hours: 3.00
This course covers the functions and food sources of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, and identifies current recommendations for intake of each. A discussion is included of the changes in nutrient needs throughout the life cycle and suggestions to ensure adequate nutrition during each stage of life. The student is introduced to standard diets and modifications of diets for disease processes.

VN123: Mental Health Nursing Care
Credit Hours: 1.00
This course emphasizes nursing care of the client and family, which includes assisting them in achieving satisfactory and productive ways of coping with daily living and lifestyle changes. The course includes discussions of eating disorders, alcoholism, drug addiction, anxiety, defense mechanisms and major mental disorders.

VN124: Integumentary Nursing Care
Credit Hours: 1.50
This course emphasizes common diseases and disorders of the integument system, including related treatments, and pharmacological agents used. The student is provided the knowledge necessary to utilize the nursing process in caring for clients with integumentary problems. (Prerequisite: AP110)

VN125: Clinical Practice II
Credit Hours: 4.50
This course presents nursing care and procedures in the skills laboratory and the use of nursing process while providing client care in clinical setting throughout term 2. The student will apply knowledge learned in the classroom to the skills in laboratory scenarios and in clinical setting with related client assignments. The hours of skills laboratory and clinical setting are designated and concurrent with each course.

VN131: Cardiovascular Nursing Care
Credit Hours: 1.50
This course emphasizes common diseases and disorders of the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems. It includes common related treatments, and pharmacological agents used. The student is provided the knowledge necessary to utilize the nursing process in caring for clients with cardiovascular and lymphatic diseases and disorders. (Prerequisite: AP110)

VN132: Respiratory Nursing Care
Credit Hours: 1.50
This course emphasizes common respiratory system disease processes. It also includes related treatments, and pharmacological agents used. The student is provided the knowledge necessary to utilize the nursing process in caring for clients with respiratory problems. (Prerequisite:AP110)

HUMGRO133: Human Growth and Development
Credit Hours: 3.00
This course identifies and discusses all stages in the life span from infancy through late adulthood. Cultural considerations, types of families, changes affecting modern families and family patterns, and qualities of functional families are presented. Related nursing considerations to the various stages of life are included.

VN134: Genito-Urinary Nursing Care
Credit Hours: 1.50
This course emphasizes the common disease processes, treatments, and pharmacological agents used for disorders of the genito-urinary and male reproductive systems. Sexually transmitted diseases are introduced. The student is provided with knowledge necessary to utilize the nursing process in caring for clients with renal/urinary and male reproductive problems. (Prerequisite: AP110)

VN135: MusculoSkeletal Nursing Care
Credit Hours: 1.50
This course emphasizes the common disease processes, treatments, and pharmacological agents used for disorders of the musculoskeletal systems. The student is provided with knowledge necessary to utilize the nursing process in caring for clients with musculoskeletal systems.

VN136: Clinical Practice III
Credit Hours: 4.00
This course presents nursing care and procedures in the skills laboratory and the use of the nursing process while providing client care in clinical setting throughout term 3. The student will apply knowledge learned in the classroom to the skills laboratory scenarios and in clinical setting with related client assignments. The hours for skills laboratory and clinical setting are designated and concurrent with each course.

VN140: Gastrointestinal nursing Care
Credit Hours: 1.50
This course emphasizes the common disease processes, treatments, and pharmacological agents used for the gastrointestinal disorders. The student is provided the knowledge necessary to utilize the nursing process in caring for clients with gastrointestinal problems.

VN141: Neuro-Sensory Nursing Care
Credit Hours: 1.50
This course emphasizes the common disease processes, treatments, and pharmacological agents used for neuro-sensory disorders. The student is provided the knowledge necessary to utilize the nursing process in caring for clients with neuro-sensory problems and disorders of the special senses. (Prerequisite: AP110)

VN142: Endocrine Nursing Care
Credit Hours: 1.50
This course emphasizes the common disease processes, treatments, and pharmacological agents used for endocrine disorders. The student is provided the knowledge necessary to utilize the nursing process in caring for clients with endocrine problems. (Prerequisite: AP110)

VN143: Immune System & Oncology Nursing Care
Credit Hours: 1.50
This course focuses on diseases caused by disorders of the immune system. The student is provided the knowledge necessary to utilize the nursing process in caring for clients with immunodeficiency disorders. The course will include oncology, its disease process, diagnostic procedures, and treatment modalities. Psychosocial aspects of immuno deficiencies and oncology are considered. (Prerequisite: AP110)

VN144: Community Health Nursing Care
Credit Hours: 1.00
This course explores the role of the Practical/Vocational Nurse in community settings. Home health, Hospice, and Skilled Nursing are discussed. The student is introduced to concepts of terrorism and bio-terrorism. The student is provided the knowledge necessary to utilize the nursing process in the delivery of comprehensive nursing care as a member of the healthcare team.

VN145: Clinical Practice IV
Credit Hours: 4.50
This course presents nursing care and procedures in the skills laboratory and the use of nursing processes while providing client care in clinical settings throughout term 4. The student will apply knowledge learned in the classroom to the skills laboratory scenarios and in clinical setting with related client assignments. The hours for skills in laboratory and clinical settings are designated and concurrent with each course.

VN150: Maternal & Child Health Nursing Care
Credit Hours: 2.50
This course emphasizes the common disease processes, treatments, and pharmacological agents used for the female reproductive disorders. Included is a study of the childbearing process from pregnancy to birth and postpartum period. Content reviews normal pregnancy, and stresses the high-risk client with each phase of pregnancy. The student is provided the knowledge necessary to utilize the nursing process in the care of female clients with reproductive system disorders, normal pregnancy, and high-risk pregnancy. Common childhood diseases and disorders, treatments, pharmacological agents, and the use of nursing process in the care of the ill child from infancy through adolescence are covered. (Prerequisite: AP110, & HumGro133)

LEAD151: Leadership
Credit Hours: 1.00
This course introduces management principles and the role the practical/vocational nurse as a leader and member of the healthcare team.

VN 152: Clinical Practice V
Credit Hours: 4.50
This course presents the nursing care and procedures in the skills laboratory and the use of nursing process while providing client care in clinical settings throughout term 5. The student will apply knowledge learned in the classroom to the skills laboratory scenarios and in clinical setting with related client assignments. The hours for skills laboratory and clinical setting are designated and concurrent with each course.

VN154: NCLEX Review
Credit Hours: 1.00
This course presents a review of the Practical/Vocational Nursing program with the emphasis on NCLEX questions and the critical thinking necessary for successful completion of the test.

Program Summary
Semester Credit Hours: 62.0
Total Class Hours: 645.0
Clinical Hours: 955.0

Basic Requirements for TESDA Courses:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • At least High School Graduate
  • Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
  • With good moral character
  • Undergone a pre-training assessment
  • Can communicate both orally and in written form

Training Fees and Schedule

The cost of training and tuition fees may vary depending upon the specific course of interest and the school offering the training. Training centers also may have slightly different syllabus to teach to students in a class.

For inquiries, tuition fees, enrollment procedures, class schedule and other concern, it would be better that you visit their school/training center and inquire for other documents they may need.

Location and Contact Information

For further information, please contact the school directly at telephone number 077-607-0718. You can also visit International School of the Arts, the Languages and the Academe. The assessment center is located at #23 D. Samonte St., Brgy., 18, Laoag City, Philippines.


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