HomeTIP Research Journal Manilavol. 5 no. 1 (2000)

A Proposed Competency-Based Process for the College of Information Technology Education Students of TIP Manila

Charlemagne G. Laviña | Melchor G. Erise

Discipline: Education, Study and Teaching



The continuing increase of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) graduates in the country each year should encourage IT Educators to improve the level of competency of their graduates in order to get ahead in the job market. Competence is defined as having the required knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to function in a given role and setting. The Commission on Higher Education’s Technical Panel for Information Technology Education (CHED-TPITE) states that competency refers to specific skills, knowledge and attitude that may be demonstrated through performance. Performance therefore, is the initial evidence of a competent student or employee.

The competency of an employee may be demonstrated through his/her performance with regard to his/her duties and responsibilities. Managers, supervisors and immediate heads usually consider their subordinate employees competent when the latter’s performance is higher than what is expected of him/her. On the other hand, the competency of a student may be demonstrated through his/her performance in competency courses wherein professors are accurately measuring his/her knowledge, skills and attitudes using an appropriate assessment method.

The general objective of the study was to design a Competency Based Process (CBAP) for the College of Information Technology Education of TIP Manila. Competency courses were determined which served as drivers for ITE students in developing their personal, interpersonal and technical skills.

The descriptive method – case study design of research was used in this study. The case study was also applied to normal or well-adjusted individuals, well-organized communities or schools, which aid in understanding the normal situation or well-adjusted condition.

A performance test should be provided for ITE students prior to every major examination. The results of these performance tests should be taken into consideration in the preparation of the major examination.