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Tesda Courses in Stella Maris College of Oroquieta

Stella Maris College of Oroquieta 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).

Stella Maris College of Oroquieta

Address: Pob. 2, Independence St., Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines
Telephone Number: (088) 531-1675

Stella Maris College (formerly Holy Rosary School) in Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental is administered by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, a religious institute of women founded on January 6, 1877 by Helene Marie Philippine de Chappotin, better known by her religious name, Mother Mary of the Passion. Her missionaries came to the Philippines in 1912 to help in the task of evangelization and development of the Filipino youth.

Holy Rosary School was founded on June 16, 1930 by Father Henry Irwin, S.J., the parish priest of Oroquieta. He converted part of the rectory basement into a parochial school and opened the first and second grades with approximately sixty boys and girls. The Holy Rosary Parochial School made a steady growth, with one grade to educational ladder.

In June, 1937, Franciscan Missionaries of Mary took over the administration of the school and have been administering it ever since. Their mission work continued until the outbreak of World War II when the School was temporarily closed. The school reopened after the war. The High School Department was opened in June, 1946. The succeeding years saw a notable increase in enrolment, thus requiring the erection of an additional building to house the increasing population.

In response to public clamor of asking the Sisters to offer higher levels of learning, the College Department was opened on August 3, 1964, with a total number of seventy –three students enrolled in the Liberal Arts, B.S.E. and B.S.E.Ed courses. During its first year of existence, the College Department was exclusively for female students. The following year, with the approval of the proper authorities, male students were accepted and other courses were offered. In 1966, Holy Rosary School was re-christened Stella Maris College.

At present, Stella Maris College is serving the educational needs of 1,568 students from Oroquieta and the neighboring towns. Oroquieta is a very small city in Misamis Occidental, a third class province. Most of the people are poor for there is not much opportunity for employment. The economic situation of the people has not kept pace with the rising cost of living. Stella Maris College has been serving the educational needs of mostly poor youths in Oroquieta and its neighboring towns for the past seventy-five years.

To meet the students’ needs for meaningful learning activities, assuring quality education, transforming experiences, physical resources, such as improved school site, renovated school buildings, classrooms, library, science laboratories, two computer rooms with thirty unts (30 units/room), home economics laboratory, air-conditioned/non-aircon Audio Visual Room, chapel, peace centers, Quonset Hut (Gymnasium) of 300 seat, canteen are adequately available.

TESDA Approved Programs

Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “Stella Maris College of Oroquieta” in the Province of Misamis Occidental.

List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs

Course Authorized Duration
Baking and Pastry Production NC II 116 hours
Commercial Cooking NC II 436 hours
Computer Hardware Servicing NC II 416 hours

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 (088) 531-1675. You can also visit Stella Maris College of Oroquieta. The assessment center is located at Pob. 2, Independence St., Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines.


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