Osmeña Colleges 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).
Address: Osmeña St., Masbate City, Philippines
Telephone Number: (056) 333-4444; +63 56 333 2778
Osmeña Colleges stands as the realization of the dream of its founder, Dr. Anacleto R. Peliño, Sr., to bring higher education within the reach of Masbateños, who could not afford to send their children to other places for a college education.
The school was founded in June 1948, holding classes in a rented building, at the corner of Mabini and Danao Streets in the capital town of Masbate. It was first known as Osmeña Junior College, and shortly thereafter changed to Osmeña Colleges in honor of then President Sergio Osmeña, Sr. whose ideals, visions, and aspirations became the epitome of what the school stands today.
The school initially offered education subjects leading to the Elementary Teacher’s Certificate (E.T.C.) and Associate in Arts (A.A.).
In 1949, Osmeña Colleges purchased an eight-hectare sprawling land where it constructed an Administration Building, together with a Physical Education and Basketball Court Plaza, to meet the increased enrolment of students.
In 1965, Osmeña Colleges pioneered and operated the first Radio Station (DYVP) in the province. It linked Masbate to the rest of the Philippine archipelago. It gave Masbateños listening pleasure to music, culture and arts as well as giving them up to the minute reports of news and events as it unfolds.
From its humble beginnings, offering courses in Teacher Education, Osmeña Colleges expanded to offer a complete basic
education (Elementary and High School) to cater to the needs of Masbate’s youth.
Among its tertiary course offerings to date include Liberal Arts with majors in Broadcasting, Journalism, Mathematics, English, History, Political Science, Home Economics; Arts and Sciences with majors in Accountancy, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Criminology, Computer Education (One-Year Programming Course, Two-Year Programming and Technology Course, Four-Year Computer Science Course; Short courses in Computer Softwares, Business Bookkeeping, Accounting for non-accountants.
It also offers review class for Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) and Criminology Board Examination.
Osmeña Colleges also boast of a strong Graduate School Program in Master of Arts in Educational Management (M.A.Ed.), Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), Master in Public Administration (M.P.A.), Master in Business Administration (M.B.A.), and a Post Graduate Program in Doctor of Education (Ed.D.).
It is the first educational institution in the Province of Masbate that offered computer science courses and access to internet for its students and faculty. Internet use is likewise integrated in all courses offered in Osmeña Colleges. Aside from its computer laboratory, it has an Internet research center & wifi-zone available to its faculty and students.
Since 1948, the college has continued to expand and develop its facilities to keep up with the latest educational and technological advancement within the reach of the Masbateños.
Osmeña Colleges also operates RN 107.1 FM Station as part of its laboratory for communication arts students.
TESDA Approved Programs
Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “Osmeña Colleges” in the Province of Masbate.
List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs
|Barangay Health Services NC II||560 Hrs.|
|Caregiving NC II||776 Hrs.|
|Computer Hardware Servicing NC II||2 Years|
|Computer Hardware Servicing NC II||356 Hrs.|
|Food & Beverage Services NC II||738 Hrs.|
|Household Services NC II||300 Hours|
|Housekeeping NC II||436 hours|
|Programming NC IV||2 Years|
|Programming NC IV||252 Hours|
|Security Service NC I||1 Year|
|Security Service NC II||2 Years|
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 (056) 333-4444. You can also visit Osmeña Colleges. The assessment center is located at Osmeña St., Masbate City, Philippines.