Q: What is CITE?
A: CITE stands for the Center for Industrial Technology and Enterprise. It is the only technical school that offers a 3-year technical diploma course in Industrial Technician Program with specialization in either Electromechanics Technology or Information Technology.
Q: What is Industrial Technician Program?
A: The Industrial Technician Program or ITP is a course which prepares students to become competent technicians in the industries.
ITP combines theoretical and practical skills training with values formation component that guarantees on-the-job exposure or employment even before graduation.
Q: Which specialization will I take?
A: Under ITP, you can choose to specialize either in Electromechanics Technology or Information Technology.
Q: What is Electromechanics Technology?
A: Electromechanics Technology is a technician program which combines three technology majors: Electrical, Mechanical, and Electronics Technology.
Graduates of this course will become building maintenance personnel, machine operators, test and repair technicians, computer-aided designers, process technicians, or even plant supervisors.
Q: What is Information Technology?
A: Information Technology is a technician program which specializes in computer programming, computer networking, and multimedia designing.
Graduates of this course will become system administrators, helpdesk and technical support personnel for call centers, computer technicians, or multimedia designers.
Q: How does your training differ from courses offered in universities?
A: Our courses focus on skills training and values formation. Our program is delivered under Dual Training System or DTS. By the term “dual”, you will be trained in two venues: the school and the industry.
You will be trained for 1 ½ years in CITE providing you all the necessary theories and skills training. When you are ready, you will be exposed to the industry for the next 1 ½ years so you can apply your skills and knowledge in a real work environment under the supervision of a plant coordinator and with corresponding allowance. However, you are required to report to school once a week to enrich your working experience with theories and keep your formative aspect in check.
Given this set-up, we always see to it you bear the proper set of work values so you can study effectively and work efficiently at the same time.
Q: How affordable is your tuition and fees?
A:. We don’t call it tuition and fees. Our school offers a unique payback scheme. We call it Study-Now-Sponsor-a- Scholar-Later Program or SNSSLP. Since your education is already paid in full by an alumni, you will have to pledge an amount for the student who comes after you. Your pledge depends on your family’s financial capacity and generosity. Whatever amount your parents have pledged will be used to cover the cost of education of your future scholar thus, the term “sponsor a scholar later”.
Q: Does it mean I will have no other financial obligations?
A: Not entirely true. You will have to pay for your school uniforms, school ID, PE uniform, and some school projects may be required by your course. You will have to support your transportation and meal expenses and rental fee if you are staying in a boarding house.
Q: Do you offer other scholarships?
A: Yes we do. We offer different forms of scholarship to ensure that you stay in the program. One is the non-academic scholarship afforded to students in need of help to pay up for their school uniforms, transportation, and board and lodging expenses. Another is the academic scholarship which is offered to performing students. We also seek scholarship assistance from local government units, civic groups, and private individuals to provide you educational assistance in any form.
Q: What other assistance do you provide?
A: We have a very dynamic program and unique support system. We provide you each a mentor and a class adviser who make sure that you will have positive and successful experience as a student. We reach out to your parents or guardians for close coordination and partnership. We encourage you to join school clubs to foster friendship, develop values, and have a sense of community. Our regular formative activities aim to strengthen your character and develop your sense of professionalism. During your industry exposure, we keep tab of your in-plant training through plant visits and close coordination with our industry counterpart. We put importance on your overall welfare in order to make you ready for the work challenges in the near future.
Q: Who can apply at CITE?
A: Any male high school graduate or graduating in high school not more than 24 years old upon enrollment is legible to apply. He must have average if not excellent grades in Math, Physics, and English. His parents have an annual income not more than P100,000. Graduates of Alternative Learning System or college level students are also welcome to apply.
Q: I’m interested. How can I apply?
A: Take the admission test first. CITE conducts admission tests on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. Testing fee is P50.00. Present a duly filled-out application forms which can be obtained from the information desk of the school. After taking the test, you can request for a quick tour to our facilities to have a glimpse of the school. The result of the exam will be announced a week after. You may call telephone no. 346-1611 and ask for the results. If you passed, you will be asked to come for the summer technician orientation program. Otherwise, you may take the examination again after one year.
Q: What is Summer Technician Orientation Program?
A: Since CITE can only take 450 students every school year, we have a screening process that singles out the most qualified trainees among thousands of applicants. The process is called Summer Technician Orientation Program or STOP. All passers of admission test will be asked to report for a week at CITE. They will attend classes for five days in subjects like Math, English, Electricity, Machine Workshops, and Drafting. Applicants will be screened through medical and physical examinations. Applicants and their parents will also be interviewed and visited at home. Only the top 450 students who earned the highest points in the screening process will be officially enrolled. Students will be assigned in any of the three entry points: June, September or January.
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