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Central Colleges of the Philippines

Central Colleges of the Philippines
Former names
  • Polytechnic Colleges of the Philippines
Established January 18, 1954
Type Private
President Attorney Crispino P. Reyes
Location Quezon City, Philippines
Campus Urban
  Crimson and Gold
Nickname CCP Bobcats
Mascot Lundvél Bob
Affiliations Colleges and Universities Sports Association

The Central Colleges of the Philippines (CCP) is a coeducational educational institution located in Quezon City, Philippines. Formerly known as the Polytechnic Colleges of the Philippines, CCP was established on January 18, 1954 with an enrollment of 300 students. CCP has eleven academic programs or colleges at present.


CCP started its operations upon its establishment on January 18, 1954 with an enrollment of 300 students. It was then known as the Polytechnic Colleges of the Philippines. It was established by a group of educators with Gonzalo T. Vales as its first President. In 1960, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business Administration were established.

In 1969, the Chairman of the School's Board of Trustees, Dr. Hermenegildo R. Reyes, changed the name of the school from Polytechnic Colleges of the Philippines to Central Colleges of the Philippines. More degree programs were added, such as Secretarial Administration, Agricultural Business Management, and Doctor of Optometry being offered during the tenure of Dr. Reyes. He held his position for 13 years until his death in 1982. His son, Attorney Crispino P. Reyes, succeeded his position.


Central Colleges of the Philippines is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED),[1] Philippine Association of Educators,[1] and Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA Level 2 re-accreditation).[1]


Majors in the Central Colleges of the Philippines include Accountancy, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Computer Studies, Education, Engineering, Nursing, Office Administration, and Optometry.[2]

Undergraduate studies


Architecture was first offered as a major in 1953[3] as a part of the College of Engineering. In 1975, it was separated from College of Engineering into its own program. The program is open to a maximum of 500 students. It is housed in a building that was completed in 1995. Sixteen faculty members teach the program. The degree earned is a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.[4]


The degree earned at the College of Accountancy is a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.[5]

Business Administration

Initially opened in school year 1960-1961, the College of Business Administration offers degree of Bachelor of Business Administration, major in Computer Management,[6] Banking and Finance, Marketing, Economics, and Management.[7]

Computer Studies

The College of Computer Science prepares students for employment in a computer intensive field or graduate study. Three bachelor's degrees and one associate degree are offered including Computer Science,[8] Information Technology,[9] Information Management,[9] and Associate in Computer Technology.[9][10]


The College of Education offers majors in English, Filipino (Tagalog), History, and Mathematics.[11]


The College of Engineering offers five bachelor's degrees: Civil, Computer,[12] Electronics and Communications,[13] Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical.[14]


The College of Nursing offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing, in which it was initially offered since school year 2003-2004. CCP has a five-storey nursing building that includes a nursing skills laboratory, mini hospital, and public health settings. There are classrooms and laboratories to facilitate the academic and hands on skills needed to learn anatomy, physiology, microbiology, parasitology, chemistry and physics.[15]

Office Administration

The College of Office Administration has two levels of study. The two-year course provides the student with general knowledge of business principles and computer fundamental techniques to gain an entry-level position in office management. The degree obtained is Associate in Office Administration.

The four-year course provides the student with business principles geared toward an office management position. The degree earned is a Bachelor of Science in Office Administration.[16]


The College of Optometry offers the degree program for Doctor of Optometry. Originally obtainable after 4 years of studies,[17] its obtainability after 6 years of studies was started since school year 1998-1999.[18][19]

Graduate studies

The Graduate School of CCP was established in 1979. It offers four graduate programs: MBA, MPA, MAED and MAT, and has its own library. The School for Graduate Studies is headed by Dean Christopher Macabuhay, who holds three doctorates: EdD, DPA and DBA. He is a banker, financial consultant and chairman of the board of Peoples Bank. Faculty members include Dr. Rodolfo John Teope. He has three doctorates (PhD, EdD and DM), is a public administrator and legislator, was a municipal councilor of San Mateo, Rizal, and assistant secretary of the Office of the President of the Philippines.


CCP has two campuses, the main campus and the extension campus.

The Main Campus houses the following.

  • The Don Paulino Reyes (PR) Hall houses the College of Arts and Science, Education, Accountancy, and Business Administration. It has the admission office, Guidance and Counseling Office, P.E. department, and the typing rooms.
  • The Gonzalo Vales (GV) Hall houses the College of Engineering and Optometry.
  • The Herminigildo R. Reyes (HR) Hall (Also named as CCP Computer Science Building) houses the College of Computer Studies and Architecture. It also houses the DynEd laboratory room, CTC laboratory rooms, AutoCAD room, Chemistry and Physics laboratory, Drawing Rooms, President's Office, Cashier's Office, Accounting Office, and Studio Theater.
  • The CyberPort houses the canteen and the CyberPort — a laboratory where the students can do their research and communicate with their friends for free.
  • The Antonino Hall has the school's library and the Registrar's Office.

The Extension Campus houses the Consorcia P. Reyes Hall, which houses the High School Department, College of Nursing, gym, and ELC (English Learning Center). It will house the College of Hotel and Restaurant Management and the College of Tourism in the future.


[20] Athletics includes badminton, basketball, cheerleading, chess, karate, table tennis, and volleyball.[20]

The men’s volleyball team won the 2005-2006 CUSA Volleyball Championship. They defeated St. Jude College 3-1 in a best of 3 finals. CCP has won 6 championships (1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2002-2003, and 2005-2006)[21]

CCP Karate Club works under the Shotokan Karate International Federation (SKIF). The Karate team has been associated with SKIF since 1994. In 1992 the Karate Club won their first IWABUCHI CUP. From 1993-1994 the Karate Club won consecutive championships of the Private Schools Athletic Association.[22]

CCP Cheering Squad won the back to back (2007 and 2008) at the National Cheerleading Championship held at the Philsports Arena. CCP won with just 0.5 advantage against the University of the Philippines. CCP Cheering Squad won the 2009 World Cup Cheerleading Champions held in Brisbane, Australia. CCP Cheering Squad won second place 2010 World Cup Cheerleading held in Australia.

CCP plans to join NCAA this coming 2010 waiting affirmations.


There are three (3) libraries in CCP: the Main Library (Antonino Hall), Graduate Studies Library (Antonino Hall), and the Nursing Library (Consorcia Reyes Hall or the Extension Campus).[23]


  1. ^ a b c
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  3. ^ How did this happen that a certain major was initially offered before CCP was established on January 18, 1954?
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  6. ^ Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Computer Science was initially offered in school year 1985-1986. It was renamed to Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Computer Management since school year 2004-2005.
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  8. ^ Initially offered since school year 1987-1988.
  9. ^ a b c Initially offered since school year 2003-2004.
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  12. ^ Initially offered since school year 1985-1986.
  13. ^ Initially offered since school year 1984-1985.
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  17. ^ Its last set of students started in school year 1997-1998 and they graduated on March, 2001.
  18. ^ Its first set of graduates of Optometry graduated on March, 2004.
  19. ^ CCP: College of Optometry.
  20. ^ a b
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Further reading

  • Official website
  • Library
  • Nursing Directory
  • Athletics

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