A typical baccalaureate degree takes 4 to 5 years of study. It takes time and money to obtain a college degree.
Tesda Courses are the best alternative if you have neither the time nor the money to take a full four or five years of study.
Tesda is a government agency regulating the operation of vocational schools in the Philippines.
Its task is to manage and supervise technical education and skills development in
Tesda programs are generally offered by private vocational schools and courses offered directly by Tesda in its facilities or training centers.
If you would like to learn automotive mechanic for instance, you need to inquire from the nearest vocational school in your location if it offers that course or the nearest tesda office if that course is available for study in its training center.
If your intention is to take a Center Based Programs (Tesda) and not from a vocational school, here is the lists of tesda regional and provincial training centers from where you can direct your inquiry. Check if your intended course is available.
If the Tesda program you want is not available in the Vocational School in your area, then you may inquire in the list of Tesda Administered Schools.
There are 57 Tesda Administered Schools. 19 are agricultural schools, 7 are fishery
schools and 31 are trade schools.
The Following are the most popular Tesda Courses based on the number of graduates:
Food and Beverage Services
Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Bread and Pastry Production
Electrical Installation and Maintenance
Computer Systems Servicing
Tesda Courses Tuition Fee or the Cost of training is way cheaper than taking the course from a private vocational schools.
For instance, Enumerated hereunder are the cost of taking a Tesda Program in the Regional or Provincial Training centers of Tesda:
Agricultural Crop production – P8000
Poultry/Chicken Production – P10,000
Aquaculture – P10,000
Horticulture – P10,000
Organic Agriculture – P10,000
Rice Machinery Operations -P8,000
Automotive Body Repairing – P5,000
Automotive Servicing – P4,000
Automotive Body Painting – P5,000
Motorcycle/Small Engine Servicing – P6,000
Automotive Electrical Assembly – P5,000
Carpentry – P7,000
Heavy Equipment Operator (Backhoe) – P15,000
Heavy Equipment Operator (Bulldozer) – P15,000
Masonry – P5,000
Plumbing – P7,000
CNC Lathe Machine Operation – P5,000
Machining – P5,000
Transmission Line Installation and Maintenance – P10,000
Computer System Servicing – P7,000
Footwear Making – P8,000
Dressmaking/Tailoring – P3,500
Food Processing – P5,000
Slaughtering Operations – P20,000
Medical Transcription – P10,000
Web Development – P30,000
Cookery – P8,000
Driving – P5,000
For the complete and updated lists of Tesda Courses and Costs offered in the Tesda Regional and Provincial training center in your area, visit or call their listed telephone numbers.