Accreditation and Certification

Status of Accredited Programs

The following programs were granted Level III First Reaccreditation Status by the Federation of Accrediting Association of the Philippines (FAAP) through Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA).

LETRAN CALAMBA PACUCOA ACCREDITED PROGRAMS

As of May 2018
PROGRAM EFFECTIVITY

LEVEL III First Reaccredited Status
Elementary May   2018-2021
High School (BEC) May   2018-2021
High School (SSC) May   2018-2021
Industrial Engineering May   2018-2021
Nursing May   2018-2021
Psychology March   2017-2020
Information Technology March   2017-2020
Computer Science March   2017-2020
Hotel and Restaurant Management March   2017-2019
Business Administration March   2017-2019

LEVEL II
Master in Business Administration May   2018-2023
Bachelor of Elementary Education October   2015-2020
Bachelor of Secondary Education October   2015-2020
Computer Engineering November   2014-2019

LEVEL I
AB Communication May   2018-2021
Tourism Management May   2018-2021

Benefits of the accreditation levels:
1. Level I and II Status
(Ref: Source: CMO 1 s. 2005 Revised Policies and Guidelines on Voluntary Accreditation in Aid of Quality and Excellence in Higher Education):

  1. Full administrative deregulation, provided that reports of promotion of students and lists of graduates are available for review by CHED at all times;
  2. Financial deregulation in terms of setting of tuition and other school fees and charges;
  3. Authority to revise the curriculum without CHED approval provided that CHED and Professional Regulation Commission minimum requirements and guidelines, where applicable, are complied with the revised curriculum is submitted to CHED Regional Offices;
  4. Authority to graduate students from accredited courses without need for Special Orders;
  5. Priority in the awards of grants/subsidies or funding assistance from CHED;
  6. Right to use on its publications or advertisements the word ACCREDITED pursuant to CHED/DepEd policies and rules; and
  7. Limited visitation, inspection and/or supervision by CHED/DepEd supervisory personnel and representatives.

2. Level III

  1. All benefits of Level I and II
  2. Authority to offer new courses allied to existing Level III Courses without need for prior approval, provided that the concerned CEHD Regional Office (CHEDRO) is duly informed.
  3. Privilege to apply for authority to offer new graduate programs, open learning/distance education, and extension classes without need for prior approval by CHED provided that the concerned CHEDRO is informed.

Gawad Labore AY 2016-2017

Gawad Labore, the Colegio's Quality Award, was conferred on August 7, 2017 at Fra Angelico Gymnasium. The activity started with a Eucharistic Celebration at 10:00 am presided by Rev. Fr. Arthur B. Dingel, O.P., Rector and President.

Gawad Labore was presented to Accounting Department for passing the criteria set for Client Satisfaction Survey, 7S, Evaluation Chart, Evaluation of Quality Procedures and Process Maps and Work Instructions, and Internal Quality Audit

They received a Letran Calamba Quality Award Plaque and Performance-Based Incentive Bonus amounting to Php 20,000.00 as the Gawad Labore awardee.

Compendium of Best Practices

QMD released its 4th volume of compendium of Best Practices dubbed as Angking Galing Volume IV in May 2018. The compendium is a compilation of strengths or positive feedbacks and good practices noted by auditors and accreditors from Internal Quality Audit, Philippine Association for Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA), and 7S.

Quality Visits

Quality visit at the faculty room was continued by the department to ensure compliance with ISO 9001:2015 standards in October 2017. E-grading records, Consultation Reports, and Syllabi Verification were evaluated by the QMR/QMD Director.

Progress Notes, which summarize the objective findings and areas for improvement, were forwarded to academic heads.

Client Satisfaction Survey June 2017 to May 2017

A total of 11,154 clients assessed the services of the Colegio. Further, an average of 930 clients assessed services monthly.

Generally, the Colegio's client satisfaction survey rating from June 2016 to May 2017 was Highly Satisfactory (mean = 4.75). About 86% of the departments were rated Highly Satisfactory from June 2016 to May 2017.

7S Audit

The 7S Methodologies of Letran Calamba is on its 3rd year of implementation. The project intends to sustain the accreditation and certification efforts of the Colegio by ensuring a quality and safe work and student environment for all its stakeholders.

For AY 2017-2018, schedule for the 7S Audit is charted on the following dates:

  • July 7, 2017 (announced visit);
  • October 2017 (unannounced visit);
  • January 15, 2018 (announced visit); and
  • April 2018 (for departments which received consistent excellent ratings; unannounced visit).

The community was notified of the 7S scheduled on May 12, 2017 (AP:03-00-ME-46). The 7S Evaluation Plan was distributed to all departments and offices. All departments and offices were audited using the 7S Work Area Evaluation Form. Student areas such as classrooms and laboratories are evaluated using 7S Student Area Evaluation Form.

The 7S Auditors for AY 2017-2018 were:

  • Ms. Rodelyn Badulis, Academics Officer;
  • Ms. Alma Leonora Bernardo, OIC, Auxiliary Business Department;
  • Ms. Evelyn Carait, Records Officer;
  • Ms. Sheryl Casunuran, Admissions and Scholarships Officer;
  • Ms. Jenalyn Quiatchon, Stock Inventory and Fixed Assets Accountant; and
  • Ms. Elizabeth Pegano, Administrative Assistant II, Office of the Vice President for Research and Development.

The audit process and auditors were evaluated excellent by the departments and offices.

Table 8. Clustering of departments/offices for 7S

Cluster Department/Office
Cluster 1
(1-50 sqm)
CMDPL, MKTNG, OVPRD, OVPREMI, OVP Admin., RED, SSO
Cluster 2
(51-150 sqm)
AD, ASPO, CESD, CMD, GCSO, GSPS, HRD, LCFEA, MAFSD, MDC, OVPF, OVPA, ORP, RKMD QMD
Cluster 3
(151-700 sqm)
ADSCO, ABD, CAD, MISD, REGD, SBMA, STADD
Cluster 4
(701-2000 sqm)
LSD, FSD, SEAS, SN
Cluster 5
(2,000-5,000 sqm)
BED, SCST, SE, STHM

Table 9. The following departments and offices topped the 7S Audit, AY 2017-2018.


Cluster 1 (from 1 to 50 sq.m)

Rank Department Rating
1 Office of the VP for REMI 4.95
2 Center for Development Management and Professional Leadership 4.93
3 Office of the VP for Research and Development 4.91
4 Office of the VP for Administration 4.79

Cluster 2 (from 51 to 150sq.m)

Rank Department Rating
1 Accounting Department 4.98
2 Office of the VP for Finance 4.96
3 Human Resource Department 4.93
4 Medical and Dental Clinic 4.93
5 LeCFEA 4.90
Research and Knowledge Management Department 4.90
6 Quality Management Department 4.81
7 Campus Ministry Department 4.88
8 Management Accounting and Finance Services Department 4.84
9 Guidance and Counseling Services Office 4.82
10 Community and Extension Services Department 4.80
11 Office of the VP for Academics 4.77

Cluster 3 (from 151 to 700 sq.m)

Rank Cluster Rating
1 Registrar's Department 4.89
2 Admissions and Scholarship Office 4.84
3 Auxiliary Business Department 4.81

Cluster 4 (from 701 to 2,000 sq.m)

Rank Cluster Rating
1 Library Services Department 4.74

Cluster 5 (from 2,001 to 5,000 sq.m)

Rank Cluster Rating
1 School of Computer Studies and Technology 4.88
2 School of Tourism and Hospitality Management 4.63

Internal Quality Audit

Evaluation of Quality Procedures and Process Maps and Work Instructions for AY 2018-2019

Generally, 72.71% of the processes audited were strictly complying with the following auditable elements. A decrease of 12.32% from the AY 2017-2018 audit result was noted

  • With approved written quality procedures and process map and work instruction;
  • With evident output of the quality procedures and process map and work instruction (accomplished forms/ reports);
  • All concerned personnel (faculty, staff, and administrators) are aware and well-informed of the quality procedures and process maps and work instructions;
  • With evaluation mechanism (qualitative, i.e. minutes of the meeting or quantitative i.e., survey with narrative report) of the quality procedures and process maps and work instructions;
  • With action taken to address evaluation findings of the quality procedures and process maps and work instructions; and
  • All statements indicated in the approved quality procedures and process maps and work instructions are strictly implemented by the process owner.

Following are the departments, which have 100% compliance in their development and implementation of quality procedures and process maps and work instructions:

  • Accounting Department;
  • Student Affairs and Development Department;
  • Admissions and Scholarship Office; and
  • Center for Development Management and Professional Leadership.

About 27.50% (11/40) departments/offices had achieved 90-99% compliance.

  • Medical and Dental Service Unit (97.61%);
  • Registrar's Department (96.96%);
  • Auxiliary Business Department (96.66%);
  • Culture and Arts Department (96%);
  • Office of the Vice President for Religious Education, Mission, and Identity (93.33%);
  • Library Services Department (92.59%);
  • Management Information System Department (91.66%);
  • Community and Extension Department (91%);
  • School of Engineering (90.74%);
  • Athletics and Sports Office (90.48%); and
  • Human Resource Department (90%).

About 25% (10/40) departments/offices had achieved 80-89% compliance.

  • Guidance and Counseling Services (88.1%);
  • Management Accounting and Finance Services Department (87.27%);
  • School of Computer Studies and Technology (87.03%);
  • Quality Management Department (86.11%);
  • Senior High School (84.6%);
  • Office of the Vice President for Finance (83.33%);
  • Campus Ministry Department (83.33%);
  • Research and Knowledge Management Department (83.33);
  • Preschool to Grade School (80.95%); and
  • Planning and Development Department (80%).

About 20% (8/40) departments/offices had achieved 70-79% compliance.

  • Office of the Vice President for Academics (78.57%);
  • Junior High School (78.57%);
  • Office of the VP for Research and Development (78%);
  • Religious Education Department (77.78%);
  • Office of the Vice President for Administration (75%);
  • Graduate School (75%);
  • School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (73.96%); and
  • School of Nursing (71.43%).

About 17.50% (7/40) departments/offices had achieved below 69% compliance.

  • School of Education, Arts and Sciences (68%);
  • Safety and Security Office (64.58%);
  • Facilities and Safety Department (60.42%);
  • School of Business, Management, and Accountancy (53.7%);
  • Marketing Department (44.44%);
  • Office of the Vice President for External Affairs (0%); and
  • Internal Audit (0%).

It is noteworthy to report that the following departments have significantly improved in terms of their process performance from AY 2017-2018 to AY 2018-2019.

  • Human Resource Department (from 69.7% to 90%; 20.3% up);
  • Senior High School (from 66.67% to 84.6%; 17.93 up);
  • Athletics and Sports Office (from 73.81% to 90.48%; 16.67 up); and
  • Culture and Arts Department (from 81.67% to 96%; 14.33 up).

Awards Received from PACUCOA

  1. Second Highest Number of Accredited programs in the Philippines, 2018.
  2. First High School (Special Science Curriculum) program to have been granted LIII Reaccredited Status in Region IV.
  3. First Place, PACUCUOA Poster Making Contest 2018.
  4. Second Place, Case Study Contest 2018.
  5. Special Citation for ISO 9001:2015 Certification;