Our Lady of Lourdes College Foundation

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Our Lady Lourdes College Foundation
Established 1977 by Abundio P. Palencia
Type Private
President Joaquin G. Palencia, MD
Location Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines
Campus Suburban
Colors blue and white
Website www.ollcf.org

Our Lady of Lourdes College Foundation (also known as OLLCF) is an educational institution located in Daet, Camarines Norte in the Philippines.

History[edit]

In 1960 a practicing surgeon put up a small medical clinic at Daet, Camarines Norte. Initially the clinic attended to varied cases. Barely two years, after its establishment, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital expanded to 25 bed capacity. In 1965, it further expanded its bed capacity to 40 and in 1977 into a 100 bed capacity hospital.

Dr. Abundio Palencia, saw the need of opening a school Midwifery which he envisioned would help produce the manpower resources urgently needed by various health agencies.

Nineteen seventy seven (1977) saw the birth of the Our Lady of Lourdes College Foundation School of Midwifery with an initial enrolment of eighty (80) and a faculty force of ten (10).

The school of midwifery made a name for the school by producing board topnotchers through the years: 69% School Passing Average (S.P.A) in 1988; 79.7% S.P.A., 62% National Passing Average (N.P.A), in 1992; 88% S.P.A in 1993.

Our Lady of Lourdes Foundation embarked on the offering of other para-medical courses in 1989, namely: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Certificate in Health-Aide.

The year nineteen eighty nine was a milestone in the life of OLLCF. The three- storey concrete school building was put up on a four-hectare lot at Vinzons Avenue 600 meters away from Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, the original school site.

By 1991 the whole school transferred to the new site. Now with more than enough classrooms and campus space, Administration was further challenged to open more courses to give the youth of Region 5 more opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills and empower them-selves with degrees which for many years were only available to those who could afford to go to the cities.

Nineteen ninety two marked the opening of more courses namely: B.S. Medical Technology, B.S. Physical Therapy (5 years), B.S. Radiologic Technology, Associate in Radiologic Technology, B.S. Computer Science, B.S. Commerce, B.S. Secondary Education, B.S. Elementary Education, B.S. Tourism, B.S. Secretarial Administration, Associate in Computer Science, Computer Secretarial and in 1993, the High School Department was born with General Science and Computer Oriented Classes (I-IV).

In June 1993, the first batch of Nursing Graduates passed the National Board Exam with a School passing average of 73% (the national passing averaged is 63%) and in December 1993, the second batch of graduates made it again with a school passing average of 89.9% while the national passing average was 64%.

In 1994, the College of Midwifery made it again to the 13th Board Topnotcher, with S.P.A. of 72% while the N.P.A. is 53%.

The passing average of the School of Midwifery in the 1995 Board Examination, first batch was 93%. The school produced a second Placer. The College of Nursing produced a thirteenth placer in the June 1995 Board Examination.

In 1995, Bachelor of Science in Criminology was offered to provide opportunities to the youth of Camarines Norte who are aspiring to be a part of the country’s peacemaking process.

Two years after, the construction of a new building to accommodate both the pre-school and elementary departments was started. When the construction was finally completed in 1998, the institution pioneered the opening of a pre-school Montessori department. The department offers socialized tuition fees to accommodate those who want to avail of quality Montessori education but cannot afford its cost.

The first batch of criminology graduates took the board exams in August 1999 and ranked First Place throughout the Bicol Region in the 15-25 Examinees category. In the same school year, both the Medical Technology and Physical Therapy Department passed the board exams with passing average at par with the national passing average.

School year 1999-2000 marked the opening of the Elementary Department. A graduate school in consortium with the Philippines Women’s University was also opened. The department offered one Doctoral and four Master degrees.

To provide the Lourdenian family with a comfortable venue for programs, conferences and athletic activities, the construction of the first ever private Gymnasium was started in 2002. After its completion, it not only catered to the needs of the institution but was opened for public use as well.

In 2004, Our Lady of Lourdes College Foundation was able to forge stronger ties with the University of the Philippines by becoming the testing center for the graduate and certificate programs of the University of the Philippines Open University. Now with two distance learning programs, OLLCF was able to open the doors of graduate school to the community. In the same year, CHED granted the institution the permit to operate Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation and Bachelor of Science on Marine Engineering Programs. To attain international recognition especially by the International Maritime Organization, OLLCF applied for and was granted ISO 9001:2000 certification on January 2005.

June 2005 placed OLLCF again in the Professional Regulations Commission Board Topnotchers’ List with two students placing tenth and one 5th placers in the Nursing Licensure Examinations. This affirmed the institutions reputation of being a producer of board passers and board topnotchers.

In line with its physical plant development program, the institution continued to expand its land area which has reached 12 hectares in 2006. This provided for ample space where the basic Education building was constructed and where the academic square is being developed.

Today, Our Lady of Lourdes College Foundation has embarked on a strong faculty development program and massive development of its other areas of operation, namely: instruction, library, laboratory, physical plant, student service and community outreach program to continue to give its best to the development of the youth of Region 5.

Academics[edit]

College[edit]

OLLCF has nine colleges, each having its own structure consisting of a dean, administrative staff, and a teaching faculty.

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts major in Psychology and Economics
  • Associate in Communication

College of Applied Medical Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

College of Business Administration

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Management

College of Computer and Engineering Studies

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Certificate in Computer Technician
  • Certificate in Computer Programming

College of Criminal Justice Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology

College of Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

College of Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management

College of Maritime Studies

  • Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation
  • Certificate in Welding Technology

College of Nursing

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Midwifery
  • Certificate in Health Care Services

College of Medical Technology

  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology

Accreditation[edit]

OLLCF is currently in the process of becoming a university. The Requirements for becoming a University in the Philippines are as follows:[1]

  • 1. LEVEL III ACCREDITATION OR EQUIVALENT UNDER CHED POLICIES FOR AT LEAST FOUR (4) OF ITS UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS, ONE IN LIBERAL ARTS AND ONE IN THE SCIENCES, AND TWO (2) OF ITS GRADUATE PROGRAMS;
  • 2. RATIO OF QUALIFIED FULL-TIME FACULTY WITH REQUISITE DEGREES TO NUMBER OF STUDENTS;
  • 3. ADEQUATE LIBRARY AND LABORATORIES;
  • 4. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OUTPUT OF PRACTICAL AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATION TO THE COMMUNITY;
  • 5. RELEVANT LINKAGES AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS THAT ARE MINDFUL OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY; AND
  • 6. RELEVANT ACADEMIC POLICIES, SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES.

Our Lady of Lourdes currently has: 1 Program with Level III Accreditation

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - Announced during the 2014 Nursing Capping And Pinning ceremony Sept 2014
    • Our Lady of Lourdes is to begin offering its first Masters Program in Nursing Starting first semester June 2015

3 program with Level II Accreditation

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd)
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd)

Other Courses Currently offered are Level I Accreditation unless otherwise noted

Basic education[edit]

Admission and financial aid[edit]

Admission Requirements[edit]

  • New First Year Enrollee
    • Certification of Good Moral Character
    • NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate (Photocopy)
    • Expanded Folder Long (1pc)
    • Brown Envelope Long (2px)
    • Postage Stamps (6pcs) with (3pc) long letter sized envelope
    • 2x2 Pictures with background(4pc)
    • Medical Certificate (Urine, Stool, CBC, X-Ray, Psychological Test)
    • Additional Requirements for College of Criminal Justice Education
      • Police and/or Narcom and/or NBI Clearance
    • Additional Requirements for College of Maritime Education
      • Ishihara/Color Perception Test/ HEaring Exam Exam
    • NSO Authenticated Marriage Contract (if married)
  • Transferee
    • Certification of Grades
    • Transcript Record
    • Honorable Dismissal
    • Certification of Good Moral Character
    • NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate (Photocopy)
    • Expanded Folder Long (1pc)
    • Brown Envelope Long (2px)
    • Postage Stamps (6pcs) with (3pc) long letter sized envelope
    • 2x2 Pictures with background(4pc)
    • Medical Certificate (Urine, Stool, CBC, X-Ray, Psychological Test)
    • Additional Requirements for College of Criminal Justice Education
      • Police and/or Narcom and/or NBI Clearance
    • Additional Requirements for College of Maritime Education
      • Ishihara/Color Perception Test/ HEaring Exam Exam
    • NSO Authenticated Marriage Contract (if married)
  • Old Students / Returnees
    • Verification Slip
    • Class cards with Grades
    • Course Curriculum Evaluation for Graduating Students

Scholarships[edit]

Coming Soon

Culture, events[edit]

General Acquaintance

Foundation Week

  • Lourdes Got Talent
  • Ms Lourding
  • Mr and Ms Lourdes

References[edit]