Dr. Adelina S. Patriarca, President of the Association of Local Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (ALCUCOA), conducted an orientation seminar on accreditation at Mabalacat College last June 18, 2012. The seminar aimed to familiarize selected members of the Administration and Faculty to the rudiments of ALCUCOA accreditation. Mabalacat College aimed to be accredited with ALCUCOA in its bid to become a university in the next fifteen (15) years.
ALCUCOA evaluates an institution’s capabilities in ten (10) areas: Governance and Administration; Faculty; Curriculum and Instruction; Student Development and Services; Entrepreneurship and Employability; Community Extension Services; Research; Library; Laboratories and Physical Plant. Among others, the benefit of accreditation is the assurance of delivering quality education at par with other accredited local colleges in the Philippines.
Dr. Patriarca encouraged the College to start thinking about accreditation this early so that a culture of quality may be developed. She is very positive about Mabalacat College’s success in this endeavor. In another event, Dr. Leonardo C. Canlas, the College President, said that the College will apply for accreditation within the next five (5) years.