For almost a decade of operation since school year 2011-2012, the two-storey constructed center located at the 3rd floor of St. Monica Building continuously provides a venue for the applicants and candidates to enroll in the different programs offered by the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP).
Upon the approval of the San Sebastian College-Recoletos, Manila School Board in SY 2010-2011, the center was established in accordance with RA 7722 and pursuant to CHED Memo No. 330 to offer programs via the ETEEAP. The center caters to the educational needs of qualified individuals for the college degree programs such as:
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majors in Business Management,
- Legal Management, Financial Management, Marketing Management, Human Resource Development Management;
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology;
- Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication; and
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
The ETEEAP Center, managed by the registration and records management staff members and the director, is under the Vice-President for Academic Affairs.
Through ETEEAP, industry practitioners, who have at least five (5) years of aggregate work experience but non-college degree holders, can seek equivalency of learning. Equivalency is examined using the applicant’s nature of work vis-à-vis the applied program or discipline.
The completion of at least secondary education or its equivalent, a Filipino citizen, and at least 25 years old are the other qualifications required for admission in the program. A bachelor’s degree holder may also be allowed to apply for equivalency and accreditation of prior and word-based learning. Provided, however, that such sources of learning are related to the 2nd degree being sought under the ETEEAP.
Candidates of the program undergo a documentary assessment, comprehensive assessment tests (hands-on and written), skills demonstration, and personal and panel interviews. The ETEEAP panel of assessors and faculty experts, convinced of the knowledge, skills, and prior learning obtained from formal, non-formal, and informal education experiences give equivalent credits, award certificates and confer the appropriate college degree to the candidates.