Polytechnic College of the City of Meycauayan

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March 24, 2022

Polytechnic College of the City of Meycauayan is Public Education Institution that offers Free Tuition Fee for various degree programs and courses administered and regulated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The Polytechnic College of the City of Meycauayan was established in 2003 and is located at Pag-asa Street, Malhacan, City of Meycauayan, Bulacan, Philippines.

Polytechnic College of the City of Meycauayan

Address: Pag-asa Street, Malhacan, City of Meycauayan, Bulacan, Philippines
Contact No: (044) 258-1008; (044) 228-5442
School Head: Hon. Catherine C. Abacan – Head
Year Established: 2003
Sector: Public
Type: LUC’s
Website : https://pccm.edu.ph

Courses Offered

Teacher Education Program

In accordance with the pertinent provisions of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 7722 otherwise known as the Higher Education Act of 1994, and in pursuance to   the   CHED and DepEd joint Enhanced K to 12 Transition Program and Curriculum within the frameworks of the 21st Century Philippine Teachers Education, National Development Goals and ASEAN Integration aligned with CMO No. 46 s. 2012 or the Competency-Based Quality Assurance System, Standards Outcomes-based Education and D.O. 42, s. 2017 also known as the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST) thereby the Polytechnic College of the City of Meycauayan (PCCM) Teacher Education Program adopts and promulgates the following provisions guided by its vision-mission and goals.

Bachelor of Secondary Education with specializations in English, Mathematics and Social Studies will prepare students with the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST) to keep pace with the demands of the local, national, and global competitiveness. The Teacher Certificate Program also offers to meet the equivalent degrees of the professional education courses by completing twelve (12) units from the four (4) clusters and six (6) units from the professional education courses prepared by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

CHED Memorandum Order 17, Series 2012, provides the students with the opportunities to attend educational related tours; social awareness activities, and seminars such as PAFTE III, INSET and in-house review classes. Among the curriculum requirements in providing students with the best possible understanding of the key concepts on educational theories and practices on the essential components of the New Teacher Education Curriculum per CMO No. 30 s. 2004. The following are Field Study observations, which cover one hundred and two (102) hours in the duration of the program, and whereas the Practice Teaching covers three hundred (300) hours. These are supported with a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the SDS (Schools Division Superintendent) and other TEIs (Teacher Education Institutions) to guarantee pre-service teachers get the maximum benefits and exposures from their experiential learning. BLEPT review classes are also administered to prepare students in meeting the demands and requirements of the course and to ensure high passing rate in the National BLEPT.

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) Major in English
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) Major in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) Major in Social Studies

Hospitality Management Program

  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (BSHM)

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management in consonance with the fast-paced trends set by the industries will equip students with the National Competency Standard in pursuance to the requirements and policies provided by CHED stipulated in the CHED Memo 62 series of 2017 and TESDA.

The Program requires 600 hours of On-the-Job Training (300 hours for Food and Beverage and 300 hours for Housekeeping) for more enhanced learning experiences.  To meet global demands, students are required to have Industry exposure (E.g., Educational tour, Hotel/Restaurant Familiarization, and seminars/trainings). Students are also encouraged to compete in all Regional and National competitions to fully acquire required competencies in their chosen field of specialization.

To ensure that the graduating students have the sufficient knowledge, skills, and right attitude towards work, it is a must for them to decide on any four (4) from the eight (8) areas of specialization and obtain the National Competency from TESDA.


  • Bartending (NC II) – Qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve to operate a bar, prepare, and mix cocktails and non-alcoholic concoctions and provide basic wine service to guests in all food and beverage service providers except for “Specialty Coffee Shops.”
  • Bread and Pastry Production (NC II) – Qualification consist of competencies that a person must achieve to be able to clean equipment, tools and utensils and prepare, portion and plate pastries, bread and other dessert items to guests and hotels, motels, restaurants, clubs, canteens, resort and luxury line/cruise and other related operations.
  • Food and Beverage Services (NC II) – Qualification consist of competencies that a person must achieve to provide food and beverage service to guests in various food and beverage service facilities.
  • Barista (NC II) – Qualification consist of competencies that a person must achieve in the deliverance of good quality coffee in commercially operated cafes or specialty coffee shops. This qualification is specific to a person who specializes in coffee beverages.
  • Cookery (NC II) – Qualification consist of competencies that a person must perform/achieve including preparing hot, cold meals and desserts for guests in various food and beverage service facilities.
  • Events Management Services (NC III) – Qualification consist of competencies that a person must achieve to coordinate events, functions and/or conferences which may be held in conference centers, hotels, motels, restaurants, clubs, resorts and luxury liners. It includes competencies on event planning such as planning and developing an event proposal, concept, and program, selecting a venue and site, and updating event industry knowledge, as well as competencies on on-site event management such as providing on-site management services, managing contractors and updating knowledge on protocol.
  • Front Office Services (NC II) – Qualification consist of competencies that a person must possess in order to be able to conduct the process of making a reservation, registering and checking-in and checking-out a guest in commercial accommodation establishments.
  • House Keeping (NC II) – Qualification consist of competencies that a person must achieve to prepare guest rooms, clean public areas and equipment, provide housekeeping services, provide valet services, handle intoxicated guest, and laundry linen and guest clothes to a range of accommodation services.

Graduates of this course may work in a Hotel as Commissaries, F&B Service Attendants, Bartender/Bar Attendant, Housekeeping Attendant, Front Office Agent/Front Desk Clerk, Assistant Cook, Head Waiter, Housekeeping Supervisor, Front Office Supervisor and Banquet Supervisor.

Office Administration Program

  • Bachelor of Science in Office Administration (BSOA)

The Bachelor of Science in Office Administration Program is a four-year course that prepares the students for a career in an outcome-focused technology, rich, professional environment.

Courses in the curriculum are those that will thoroughly familiarize the students with the current techniques in office practice and procedures, developments in office systems and technology, good team-working and management skills, and application of the principles of good human relations and communications to prepare them to be key players in day-to-day office operations. Lessons in writing routine reports and correspondence and speaking effectively to employers, employees, and the general public are provided in selected courses. The BSOA Program also trains the students to work independently, without need for on-site supervision. (Reference: CMO 19 s. 2017).

The Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC) No. 042, series 2020 was granted by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED in conformity with the pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) No. 7722, otherwise known as the Higher Education Act of 1994 and by the virtue of CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 10, s. 2017 “Revised Policies, Standards and Guidelines for Bachelor of Science in Office Administration” Program strengthened by the Board Resolution 2019-06 and City Resolution No. 2019-083.


Polytechnic College of the City of Meycauayan is offering Technical-Vocational Education and Training accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) courses that are designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitude of the students in accordance with industry standards. These programs provide the basic, common and core competencies needed by the students to qualify as the future workforce of the Hospitality and Tourism Industry, Technology and Electronics Industry (Service sector), and Construction Industry (Electrical Sector).

TESDA is mandated to provide Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) whereby TVET provides education and training opportunities for students and clients in preparation for employment. It is also offered to those part of the labor market looking to improve or develop new competencies to enhance employability in their chosen fields.


  1. Provide technical and professional training in the various fields of Hospitality, F&B, Technology and Electrical and Electronics (Service Industry), Visual Graphic Designs among others to fully develop the abilities and potentials, thereby providing immediate employment to students in accordance with industry standards.
  2. Equip the students with necessary skills and expertise (demonstrative competence) that would make them globally competitive, functional, useful, and productive members of the society.


  • Electrical Installation and Maintenance (EIM) – competencies in the installation and maintenance of electrical wiring, lighting and other related equipment and system.
  • Electronic Product Assembly and Servicing (EPAS) – competencies in the assembly of electronic products, preparation of printed circuit boards (PCB) modules, installation and servicing related to residential, commercial and industrial electronic products and systems.
  • Visual Graphics Design (VGD) – competencies in designing and development of visual graphic designs for print media, electronic media, product packaging, booth, and product window display.
  • Computer Systems Servicing (CSS: NC II) – Qualification consists of a set of competencies that a person must possess to enable to install and configure computer systems, set-up computer networks and servers and to maintain and repair computer systems and networks.
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW: NC I) – Qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve to weld carbon steel plates components as specified by layout, blueprints, diagrams work order, welding procedure or oral instructions using SMAW welding equipment.
  • Masonry (NC I-III) – Qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve and that will enable him/her to lay bricks/blocks for structure, plaster concrete masonry/concrete surface, install pre-cast baluster and handrail, apply special cement finishes to concrete and masonry surfaces and repair defective concrete and masonry surfaces.
  • Plumbing (NC I / NC II) – Qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve in installing multiple units of plumbing system with multi-point hot and cold-water lines for medium-rise buildings. It also includes plumbing repair and maintenance work.
  • Carpentry (NC II) – Qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve that will enable him/her to perform fabrication, installation and stripping of formworks, its components and support.
  • Technical Drafting (TD: NC II) – Qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve that will enable him/her to draft architectural layout and detail (structural, electrical/electronic, sanitary/plumbing, and mechanical) drawings using both CAD system and manual drafting methods.
  • Programming (JAVA: NC II) – Qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve to develop or write program codes using a personal computer or workstation as part of a system development team. It includes core competencies on programming language on Java, such as to develop command-line/console and desktop applications and to develop enterprise/web applications using Java technology.

PCCM Admission


  1. At least a High School graduate who completed a Bridging Program/K-12 with a general grade average or rating of not less than 85% from the previous school attended; (Nakatapos man lang ng Highschool (K-12/Bridging Program) na may General Weighted Average o Pangkalahatang Marka na hindi bababa sa 85.00% mula sa huling paaralan na pinasukan.)
  2. Be of Good Moral Character; (May katangian ng mabuting asal)
  3. Be of good health certified by a competent physician; (Nasa mabuti ang kalusugan na sertipikado ng isang may kakayahang manggagamot.)
  4. Have no pending criminal or civil charges or must not have been convicted for violation of any law. (Walang nakabinbin na kasong kriminal o sibil o hindi nahatulan ng kahit anong paglabag sa batas).


The applicants shall submit the following requirements:

  1. Report Card with GWA or its Equivalent (Form 138) Photocopy
  2. Good Moral Certificate (Photocopy)
  3. PSA Birth Certificate (Photocopy)
  4. Proof of Residency/Voter’s I.D. (Photocopy/Optional)
  5. Medical Certificate (Photocopy) Optional (Upon request)
  6. Two (2) I.D. Pictures (2”x2”)
  7. For Transferees, Transcript of Records and Transfer Credentials.


For purposes of admission, all candidates must: (Para sa mga layunin ng pagtanggap, ang lahat ng mga kandidato ay kinakailangang:)

  1. Fill-out e-application form (google form) using the link below: Google Form
    (Sagutan ang e-application form (google form) gamit ang link na nasa ilalim: Google Form)
  2. Submit all necessary scanned documents directly to [email protected];
    (Ipasa ang lahat ng kinakailangang na-iskan na dokumento direkta sa [email protected])
  3. The ranking system will be applied based on the General Weighted Average (GWA) of the applicants;
    (Ang Sistema ng pagrarango ay ilalapat base sa kung ano ang General Weighted Average (GWA) ng mga aplikante.)
  4. Based on the result the top five hundred (500) applicants will be qualified for enrollment.
    (Base sa resulta ang limang daan (500) na magiging pinakamataas ang magiging kwalipikado sa pagpapatala.)
  5. See the list of qualifiers which will be posted at the official online page portals of PCCM;
    Tignan ang listahan ng mga kwalipikado na ipapaskil sa opisyal na online page portal ng PCCM.)
  6. For admitted students, follow the registrar’s online enrollment procedures.
    (Para sa mga natanggap na mag-aaral, sundin ang online na pamamaraan ng Registrar.)

PCCM History

The groundwork of having a public college in Meycauayan started in the early years of the 90’s when the then Municipal Government of Meycauayan envisioned the establishment of an institution of higher learning that will equip the less privileged youth of the municipality the skills for employment. The desire continued and looked for avenues to establish the college together with some school officials of the province in 1998. Fortunately, that same year, a tracer study was conducted and found – out that most of the high school graduates were not able to pursue higher education because of financial constraints. This further encouraged and strengthened the municipal government’s commitment in establishing a local college.

In 2002, the establishment of the College began its course when Municipal Government sought the assistance of the Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) to conduct a feasibility study on the viability of having a public college in Meycauayan. The study was conducted from March 1 to May 31, 2002. The result of the study was accepted and became the fundamental document upon which the actions of the Municipal Government were based.

By virtue of Ordinance No. 2003-15, then the Municipality of Meycauayan was authorized to establish and operate MARIANO QUINTO ALARILLA POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE (MQAPC). On October 20, 2003, a resolution was passed authorizing the MQAPC to offer three ladderized technical courses namely (1) two-year Associate in Hotel and Restaurant management (2) three-year Electrical Engineering Technology and (3) three-year electronics and Communication Engineering Technology which was initially housed through “borrowing classrooms” at the Meycauayan National High School in Perez, Meycauayan, Bulacan for two years, and eventually on 2005, transferred to the old Municipal Hall Building in Poblacion, Meycauayan. The Polytechnic stayed there for five years (2005-2010) where the degrees on BSE and BSHM were established and added to its offered programs on June 2005.

The Mariano Quinto Alarilla Polytechnic College has moved to its new site occupying the Old Meycauayan College Annex grounds to cater to the ever-growing demand for free-quality education of the student constituents of Meycauayan. It has since been strengthened through revision of its charter (City Ordinance No. 2010-05) and approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Kapasyahan Blg. 040 – 2010.

It is on this same year the College has attained full recognition of its offered degree programs from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) en banc in accordance with the pertinent provisions of R.A. No. 7722 otherwise known as the “Higher Education Act of 1994” and by virtue of CHED Resolution No. 457-2008 series of 2008 hereby granted Government Recognition (GR) to the College to operate, Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (November 10, 2010) and Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English (December 14, 2010) and eventually, Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Mathematics (March 14, 2012) after complying with the requirements set by the Commission for the degree offerings. The College also has initiated additional course offering and completed equipment, tools, and materials, and hired qualified skilled instructors for its Technical and Vocational Courses.

July 30, 2010, pursuant to Ordinance No.  2010-05, the Local College in the City of Meycauayan to be known as MQAPC and granting its Charter, providing for the rules, regulations and pertinent guidelines for its establishment and operations, creating its organizational structure and staffing pattern, and appropriating funds which was further revised by virtue of Ordinance No. 2013-003 and approved on February 15, 2015, otherwise known as “An Ordinance enacting the revised City Ordinance No. 2010-05 dated 30 July 2010.”

On the 18th of July 2016, the Board of Trustees of MQAPC has approved a Board Resolution which served as the basis to the passage of Ordinance No. 2016-003 otherwise known as “An Ordinance Changing the Name of MQAPC to PCCM.” Rationale was that the National Historical Commission of the Philippines has no record of prior registration of MQAPC as a public entity.

Henceforth, on September 7, 2016, during the 9th Regular Session of the 5th Sangguniang Panlungsod approved City Ordinance No. 2016 – 003 titled, “An Ordinance Changing the Name of Mariano Quinto Alarilla Polytechnic College (MQAPC) to Polytechnic College of the City of Meycauayan (PCCM).”

The administration of the incumbent City Mayor, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Hon. Atty. Henry R. Villarica and later succeeded by his spouse Hon. Linabelle Ruth R. Villarica ensured immediate developments and infrastructure projects in the College to achieve full compliance to CHED requirements and recognition through the initiative of SP Chairperson for the Education Committee, Science and Technology of the Sangguniang Panlungsod headed by Councilor Catherine C. Abacan, authored the City Ordinance No. 2017-024 which was unanimously approved by the council titled, “An Ordinance Enacting the New Charter of a Local College in the City of Meycauayan, Bulacan known as the Polytechnic College of the City of Meycauayan (PCCM), and Providing The Rules, Regulations and Pertinent Guidelines for its Operations Thereof, Its Organizational Structure and Staffing Pattern, Appropriating Funds Therefore and for Other Purposes.”

On May 17, 2018, the Polytechnic College of the City of Meycauayan (PCCM) was among the eligible LUCs granted with the Free College Education under the R.A. 10931 otherwise known as the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act of 2017 (UAQTEA) by the National Government. Whereby, PCCM successfully complied with all the requirements for recognition by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

And in the same year, the Polytechnic College of the City of Meycauayan (PCCM) has complied with the requirements for the establishment and operations of a Higher Education Institution in pursuant to the provisions of CMO No. 31, series of 2006 otherwise known as “Policies, Standards, and Guidelines on the Establishment and Operations of Local Colleges and Universities,” as amended. Therefore, by virtue of the Commission en banc Resolution No. 473-2018 dated August 28, 2018, Polytechnic College of the City of Meycauayan (PCCM) is finally duly authorized and is granted the Certificate of Recognition (COR) dated October 22, 2018 by the National Government through the Commission on Higher Education (CHED); the College is now formally operating as one of the LGOPSEI – LUC Higher Education Institution in the country offering Hospitality Management Program and  Teacher Education Program with the following courses: Bachelor in Secondary Education Major in English (BSE English), Bachelor in Secondary Education Major in Mathematics (BSE Mathematics), Bachelor in Secondary Education Major in Social Studies (BSE Social Studies).

The fervor of the College to expand and offer additional degree courses to cater the growing demands of the community, PCCM through Board Resolution No. 2019-06 as approved by the College Boarddated March 29, 2019 do hereby authorize and endorse PCCM to the Sangguniang Panlungsod for the approval to offer and to operate new Degree Course (Bachelor of Science in Office Administration / Office Management – BSOA) for A.Y. 2021 – 2022 and therefore, coordinate with CHED for the application, recognition, and accreditation for eligibility to grants / subsidies, and other relevant programs provided by the Agency.

On September 22, 2020, PCCM submitted its application and prescribed reportorial documents in compliance to the requisites of the CHED-RQAT Review and Evaluation Committee. And on October 29, 2020, the Commission on Higher Education granted the College with the Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC) No. 042, series of 2020 for the operations of Bachelor of Science in Office Administration effective A.Y. 2021 – 2022.

On January 22, 2021, the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) was again granted to PCCM to avail of the benefits under R.A. No. 10931 (UAQTEA).

TESDA National and TESDA Provincial (Bulacan) has approved PCCM to offer TESDA – TVET Courses with NC level-II and level-III certifications since 2019 and continuously thereafter. The following short courses namely, Visual Graphic Designs (VGD) and Electrical Installation and Maintenance (EIM) are offered. Future operations already in the pipeline are the TESDA-TVET 3-Year Diploma Courses leading to Degree Courses.

During the onset of the CoVID-19 contagion, the College formulated its intervention and exigency action plans addressing the impact of the pandemic to the Local College. Thus, the College devised the PCCM Flexible Learning Arrangements (FLA) Guidelines for the New Normal Standards. This is compliance with the mandates of CHED CoVID Advisories Nos. 1-10 to address the effects of the pandemic in the academic and socio-emotional aspect of the students, and of the faculty.

This is in accordance with the pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) No. 7722, otherwise known as the Higher Education Act of 1994, and the Republic Act (RA) No. 11469, otherwise known as the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, and by virtue of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) hereby adopts and promulgates the Flexible Learning Arrange Guidelines to be implemented to all public and private Higher Education institutions (HEIs). HEIs shall develop their learning continuity plan which reflects the framework and system for the transition and integration of flexible learning approaches anchored on the existing tools and resources of the institution, capability of staff and faculty members, and capacity of students, among others.

The College through the Research and Development Office and the Guidance Office conducted a research study dated May 2020, titled: Summary of Data Collection Survey of Polytechnic College of the City of Meycauayan on Flexible Learning Arrangement. This is in consonance with the directives of CHED to all HEIs pertaining to the capability, accessibility, and readiness of the College in the program implementation of Flexible Learning options come the opening of classes for A.Y. 2020-2021. With this, the study provided conclusive results for the College to redesign, re-establish and modify the conventional teaching-learning approaches to online and remote dais to fit with the new normal paradigm.

As rationale, the College correspondingly aims to meet its vision and mission and to continuously shape individuals in becoming more responsible and resilient citizens in the time of the pandemic. PCCM shifted its teaching-learning process into Flexible Learning Arrangement, the College’s (FLA) adheres to redesign the courses’ instructional strategy and learning delivery options to directly address the students’ needs in terms of available learning modalities, learning pace, and learning assessments. Complementary to this, the College also provides the students with the most flexible class schedules, learning content and assessment using digital and non-digital platforms or any other alternative delivery modes whenever face-to-face or in-campus learning condition is not viable.

Emissaries from the Commission on Higher Education Technical Working Group (CHED-TWG) represented by the CHED Main Office, for HEI Operations, CHEDRO-3 Director, and LGU-DICT visited the College dated July 3, 2020, for their scheduled monitoring and evaluation as regard to the readiness of SUCs / LCUs in the implementation of Flexible Learning Arrangements (FLA) paradigm shifts to the New Normal Standards come A.Y. 2020-2021. Currently, PCCM has managed to remain ready and resilient in the challenges of the new normal in education. The College has done significant changes, adopted protocols, and made recalibration of its institutional policies and guidelines in consonance with the Flexible Learning Arrangement, Learning Continuity Plans and Remote Learning Modalities aligned with the new normal paradigm.


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