Baguio City School of Arts and Trades (BCSAT) 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).
Baguio City School of Arts and Trades
Address: Upper Session Road, Baguio City, Philippines
Telephone Number: (074) 444-8459; (074) 444-9161
BCSAT was formally opened for students in June 16, 2007 by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority – Cordillera Autonomous Region (TESDA-CAR) under the management of only a handful of personnel. Under the flagship program the two-year Food Preparation and Service Technology (FPST)there were only 23 enrollees, 11 of which graduated in the year 1999. During this time, the courses offered was also growing, with the addition of Basic Hotel Operations (BHO) as requested by Rotary Club of Metro Baguio and the PLAN International for BCSAT.
This course was especially offered for the benefit of out-of-youth scholars who needed skills that will make them employable. Among the skills taught in the course incude bartending and waitering as well as baking and food processing. Likewise, more technical skills are also taught such as repairing electrical appliance and building wiring installation. By year 2007, the school has produced a total of 67 regular program graduates, and an astounding 692 certifications were given in the short-term courses.
The school is unique in its utilization of the Dual Training System (DTS), a competency-based vocational education that aims to use both the school and the workplace as venues for learning for the students. Currently, there are thirty (30) industry partners of BCSAT in and around the city, helping to hone the students skills in a hands-on way.
To date, BCSAT is quickly realizing its vision of becoming a leading Center of Excellence in Vocational Education and Training. The schools mission: to provide quality instructions and practical experiences to high school graduates, out of school youths, and unemployed adults through effective networking with stakeholders to ensure customer satisfaction.
As of 2008, BCSAT offers the following courses:
National Certificate programs: Housekeeping, Front Office Services, Food and Beverage Services, Baking & Pastry Production, Commercial Cookery, Bartending, Caregiving, Household Services
Competency Certificate Programs: Leading to Housekeeping, Leading to Commercial Cookery, Leading to Food and Beverage Services, Leading in Baking/Pastry Production, Leading to Bartending, Certificate in Barista Finishing Course, Leading to PC Operations
Community-Based Technology Training Program: Competencies in Baking/Pastry Production, Competencies in Commercial Cooking, Competencies in Food Processing, Competencies in Beauty Care, Competencies in Hair Dressing
TESDA Approved Programs
Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in Baguio City School of Arts and Trades in the province of Benguet.
|List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs||Duration|
|Barista (Finishing Course) NC II||119 Hours|
|Bartending NC II||286 Hours|
|Bread and Pastry Production NC II||141 Hours|
|Caregiving NC II||786 Hours|
|Commercial Cooking NC II||436 Hours|
|Commercial Cooking NC III||244 Hours|
|Food and Beverage Services NC II||336 Hours|
|Food and Beverage Services NC III||124 Hours|
|Food Processing NC II||568 Hours|
|Front Office Services NC II||436 Hours|
|Household Services NC II||216 Hours|
|Housekeeping NC II||436 Hours|
|Masonry NC II||168 Hours|
|Tour Guiding Services NC II||196 Hours|
|Trainer Qualification: 1 Trainer/Assessor||264 Hours|
|Travel Services NC II||196 Hours|
Basic Requirements for TESDA Courses:
- At least 15 years of age
- Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
- Certificate of Good Moral Character from last school attended.
- 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 (074) 444-8459; (074) 444-9161. You can also visit Baguio City School of Arts and Trades. The assessment center is located at Upper Session Road, Baguio City, Philippines.