University of Southern Philippines Foundation 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).
The University of Southern Philippines Foundation was founded by men and women who felt the need of establishing a private, non – sectarian educational institution that would offer relatively high standards of instruction within the reach of the average man in the community. These men and women were: Agustin Jereza, a civil engineer from the State University of Iowa; Virgilio Gonzales, a doctor of medicine from the University of the Philippines; Miguel Sanson, a practicing attorney; Mrs. Natividad Villa – Albino, a school teacher; Felipe Ouano, Fructuoso Ramos, and Hipolito Andrada, businessmen; and Dr. Jose Mirasol, a chemist and a former dean of the Cebu Junior College, then the Cebu branch of the University of the Philippines. Dr. Mirasol served as the first director of the school.
The University of Southern Philippines Foundation, was first called Southern Institute at the time it was founded in 1927. The institute began by offering a complete elementary course and the first two years of secondary education. In response to public demand, the secondary course was made complete with the addition of the third and the fourth year levels. At first, classes were held in a residential house on Colon Street. With the increase in the school population, the school moved to a more spacious location on Mabini Street.
University of Southern Philippines Foundation
Address: Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines
Telephone Number: 414-8773
TESDA Approved Programs
Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “University of Southern Philippines Foundation” in the province of Cebu.
List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs
|Associate in Hotel and Restaurant Service Technology (DTP)||2 Years|
|Baking and Pastry Production NC II||186 Hours|
|Barista NC II||119 Hours|
|Bartending NC II||316 Hours|
|Caregiving NC II||786 Hours|
|Commercial Cooking NC II||456 Hours|
|Food and Beverage Services NC II||366 Hours|
|Food and Beverage Services NC III||124 Hours|
|Front Office Services NC II||419 Hours|
|Hilot (Wellness Massage) NC II||120 Hours|
|Household Services NC II||216 Hours|
|Housekeeping NC II||536 Hours|
|Tour Guiding Services NC II||196 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
Location and Contact Information
For further information, please contact the school directly at telephone number 414-8773. You can also visit University of Southern Philippines Foundation. The assessment center is located at Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines.